You know those guys who have the Air Strip™ in every color and pattern? Well, there's a reason for that. Our iconic Men's Air Strip™ Long-Sleeve Shirt has delivered superior sun protection for decades. The easy-care, lightweight fabric dries fast and features built-in UPF-30 sun protection. Two chest cargo pockets, one chest security zip pocket, and a slot for your pen or sunglasses provide all the storage you need. A shoulder-to-shoulder back vent and internal mesh yoke keep the breezes flowing, while a 3-position sun collar keeps your neck from burning.
Product Weight:0lbs 8.22 oz (233 g)
Main Fabric:73% Nylon 27% Polyester Dryflylite® Plain Weave 2.30 oz/yd²
Center Back Length:29in
Rated 2 out of
Poor fitI have used the airstrip shirt for fishing, sightseeing and traveling throughout the world for years and the new fit does not give the comfort and allowable movement that made this shirt famous. You need to bring back the unrestricted, lose fit that made this shirt a staple in every seasoned travelers wardrobe. Your brief description of updating should not be geared to a slim fitting shirt for style. For those that outings are styled for the coffee shops there should be other alternatives. This shirt is a premier workhorse on and off the road that requires a lose fit that is functional for the adventure traveler and the sportsman.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of
I wore only two ExOfficio Air Strip shirtsFor 114 days I led the first expedition in history to raft and kayak the first full descent of the entire length of the Blue Nile. During the entire adventure, all 3,300 miles of class 5-6 rapids, 14 foot crocodiles, blinding sandstorms and marauding bandits I wore only two ExOfficio Air Strip shirts. After 114 days of daily washing in the muddy Nile (and drying in three minutes in the Sahara air) they arrived at the end of the trip in perfect condition. Of all of the equipment I have ever used on an expedition, from the summit of Mount Everest to the Nile, no other product of any type has ever held up as well as my ExOfficio shirts.
Date published: 2009-04-10
Rated 1 out of
NOT the Airstrip of olde......I check back to the ExOfficio site from time to time hoping that they have brought back the ORIGINAL Airstrip. I've returned their knock-off, not knowing that they had changed the design. I agree with the other men on their reviews, and I'd like to add that my two original shirts were 55% Cotton and 45% Nylon. The new (and NOT improved) style has NO cotton in it. Sweat and water does not dry off the new versions, because the synthetic materials do not absorb moisture. The newer shirts look great but are not practical if you are going to actually USE them in the outdoors. If you wear construction boots-and have never lifted a hammer. If you wear cowboy boots and have never ridden a horse, then the NEW version of the Airstrip will be perfect for you. Sorry to see the old model go.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 3 out of
Somewhat DissappointingI loved the older style of this shirt. I think like most reviewers we prefer these shirts to be stylish AND functional, yet I lean more or the side of functionality. This shirt is more of a slim cut than its predecessor. If you are active you will notice the loss of functionality and the cut actually feels like it slows down my movements when I need to get to something. It is a good shirt, but no longer an exceptional shirt.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 2 out of
Andrew Saine from
Updated Version SucksDear Exofficio,
I wanted to provide some customer feedback on your new “Updated” Air Strip shirt. I have worn the Air Strip shirt for many years and was very pleased with the technical features. I recently purchased two new Air Strip shirts and discovered that you had made changes in the design. Your new version is lacking in the front pockets. The old version allowed me to carry significantly more items because the pocket was billowed and wider. The new version limits the items that I can carry and that is a significant issue.
I don’t know “who” suggested these updates but I can tell you that it wasn’t your customers. The Air Strip shirt is a fashionable shirt but it must contain the functional elements for outdoor usage.
Recommendation: I suggest that you produce the old version of the Air Strip shirt as well as continue to produce the new “updated” version. This will allow your customers to decide if they really want the “slimmer fit” and “smaller front pockets.” I believe that you will be surprised to find that customer were very happy with the old version.
Like the saying goes, “Don’t fix what is not broken.”
My additional comments:
The old shirt had a "single" Velcro closure on the front pockets that was easy to open/close. The updated shirt has "two" Velcro closures that are difficult to open with one hand. As stated above, the old front pockets were much larger, were bellowed, and could carry much more items.
The old shirts had a durable fabric that was color fast and could take much abuse. The updated shirt is subject to fading, especially when a fabric cleaner (OxiClean spray) is used before washing. I have 6 old shirts that I have worn for almost 5 years with "no fading." I have 2 updated shirts that were only two months old and experienced significant fading.
The old shirts had lots of room in the shoulder area for turning, bending, etc. The updated shirt with the "slim" design causes restrictions in movement.
I do NOT recommend this shirt for anyone who really needs the technical features of the original Air Strip shirt.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of
Better fit for average guysI have a batch of Air Strip shirts from around 2014. They were great, but the fit was always off. I'm 6'2" 180. The medium size was a bit too short, occasionally creeping up above the waist belt and showing off some belly. I was swimming in a large. The new slim design of the L/S in medium is about an inch longer than before, and now it's perfect. The pockets seem to be the exact same size as my old shirt, and the fabric mix is the same (73% nylon/27% polyester).
It seemed like the old shirts were made for big fellas, so I can see why they'd be upset. For me, it's a great improvement.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 4 out of
"Updated" disappointmentI am a 15 year customer, one with every exo color in my closet. The fabric blend in this shirt is terrific, it's lightweight, without wrinkles and breathable. And they have quit sewing the top button with green thread. However, the new "updated" streamlined size is a disappointment, they should have left it alone and roomier for physical activity.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of
I love these shirtsAs I write this review, I am wearing one of these shirts. I had someone compliment me on it and asked where they could purchase one because they liked the material it was made of. When I went to this website, I was dismayed that it actually had a low review. All of my ex officio shirts have lasted well over ten years - and I abuse them. I have used one to tie bikes down on a roof rack only to get to our destination and don it on for the ride home. I used one for several months as a cover for water to keep mosquitoes from spawning in the water supply. Then as winter approached, I just threw it in the wash and still wear it today. They are a little pricey but if I keep them on an average of ten years plus for each shirt, it really isn't a huge price to pay. I wear my shirts from working on my Vanagon (unfortunately a common occurance) to attending church on Sunday. I have worn ex officio shirts on five different continents and wouldn't travel, work, or live in any other brand. Sure I buy cheaper shirts as well but they get replaced due to wear and tear. I highly recommend the brand and this shirt in particular. I might be a little biased, but you will be to once you purchase your first ex officio shirt.