- Light polyester ripstop body
- Stretch forearm reinforcements
- Relaxed fit
- Buttoned chest pockets
- 30 UPF sun protection
- Item #PAT00WI
- Q & A
220 lbs 5'10" fit guy , large fits great, not to long an nice an light , good fabric, as most shirts vary a little
5'10" 220lbs 11%bodyfat this shirt fits great, nice fabric,good over all length, happy with this shirt,great all around shirt
Fantastic General Use Shirt
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Small
New Mexico is a weird state. There's desert scrub and alpine ridges, often on the same hike. 1,000' of elevation gain in a mile is more of the norm than the exception. So I mean sure, you could go and fish the San Juan, shoulder to shoulder with all the other yahoos that just drive up and park right next to the river.
Or you can get out, get up, leave the crowds behind, and get into those wild cutties at 10,000'. That sort of blue line chasing is what the Patagonia Field collection excels at. The UPF factor and pop up collar keeps you from getting roasted at elevation. The lightweight fabric keeps you from overheating as you gain elevation while wearing waders. The tabbed sleeves let you work on your tan so your surfer girlfriend doesn't make fun of you quite as much, and the general burliness of the fabric helps protect you when you haven't seen a trail for miles.
I own two of these shirts now, and a pair of the Field Pants too. While I've used them extensively for fishing, with rolled sleeves and a pair of Stand Up Shorts you can totally get away with going to the farmers market and grabbing Sunday brunch without looking like too much of a tool. They travel in the bottom of duffels well and still look good when you pull it out. Quick drying is ideal for laundry in seedy hotel sinks, and I've even bagged a couple impromptu fourteeners while wearing them.
I'm 5' 10", 160# with broad shoulders and a long torso. I settled on size small, which is roomy enough for me to stick a mid weight base layer underneath while still loose enough to cast easily. The medium was baggy enough for me to stick a down jacket underneath it, which was a little absurd. If I have any complaints at all it's that Patagonia's sizing has been getting larger and larger. I realize most Americans (and certainly fly fishers) are fat, but come on, stay true to your brand. Seems like they're going in the right direction with the 2016 waders though.
This shirt has replaced several well worn shirts from other brands. It's versatile, high quality, and built to last. It's perfect.