sierrastar wrote a review of Patagonia Sol Patrol Shirt - Long-Sleeve - Women's on June 25, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
I have been searching for a long sleeve shirt to wear for backpacking that will keep me cool and protect my arms from the sun. First, let me set the record straight: I run HOT - I just turned 50, and my internal temp has skyrocketed! I have other long sleeve shirts but I get so hot wearing them while I hike. I would prefer to hike in short sleeves but I get too much sun hiking 10 hours a day in the backcountry. So enter the Patagonia Sol Patrol shirt. I held off for awhile as I was not sure about the light colors and backpacking, but finally pulled the trigger and I am glad I did! The light color (I got the Ion Blue) really helps keep you cooler than a darker shirt. Yeah, it gets dirty but so does everything when backpacking. The side panels really vent and the best feature of all is the SNAPS!!! Oh snap! No more fooling around with buttons with cold fingers at 5am in the morning in the tent! The snaps seem very durable and work awesome. Okay now for sizing - I feel this shirt runs big. I ordered a medium and it is a little big on me which is ok since I like it that way for backpacking. I am 5'3" and 128 lbs and a 36C-D and the medium has PLENTY of room and is a little long (which I also like). The sleeves are a little long on my arms, but I am a shorty. The Ion Blue is like a light glacier frosty blue (I was worried it would be a gray shade but it is not). Hope this helps someone! Thanks Backcountry and Patagonia!