Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt

Columbia Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt

This sun-repelling, quick-wicking shirt features Insect Blocker® technology to keep bugs at bay so you can stay cool, dry, protected and pest-free while you enjoy adventures in the great outdoors.
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19 out of 22(86%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
Review 1 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good sun block; poor wicking

PostedSeptember 11, 2013
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trailhiker
Location: Washington
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
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Runs Very Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I bought this shirt mainly to block the sun while hiking above tree line, and for that it functions well. I like the fitted shape and the quality of the fabric. However, it is very hot to wear on warm, sunny days. It does not wick moisture well enough to wear under my back pack.
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Review 2 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice shirt

PostedAugust 25, 2013
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Smiley46
Location: Walker, Mn
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
It does run small. Advised to order next size larger if you don't like a snug fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great shirt!

PostedAugust 25, 2013
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mlousus
Location: vermilion, ohio
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Yet to be tested on repelling mosquitoes but this shirt has a nice fit, love the fabric and travels well....will buy more!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very Happy

PostedAugust 19, 2013
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Mule
Location: Earlysville, VA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for my wife who was being eaten by all kinds of insects in the garden. The shirt is well made, lightweight and breathable and does a fantastic job of keeping the bugs away!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

insect blocker

PostedAugust 18, 2013
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rebboss
Location: space coast fl
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
have only tried on have not used outdoors yet
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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4 / 5
4 / 5

What I was looking for...

PostedAugust 14, 2013
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sherman
Location: World Traveler
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice overskirt - a bit pricey but I got it on sale.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best shirt

PostedJuly 29, 2013
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GmaR
Location: upper midwest, USA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My husband says it is the most comfortable shirt he has ever worn in the summer and because he is small-framed, it fits him perfectly. He loves the fabric, the extra space for movement, the pockets are fully functional, the tail is long enough to tuck and stay tucked. The sleeves are an exact length-wise fit unlike most shirts whose sleeves cover part of his hands. He asked for more shirts. The mosquito repellent fabric made walks on our wooded property possible in warm weather! And he stayed comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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4 / 5
4 / 5

It runs large!

PostedJuly 18, 2013
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Correlations
Location: Wish I was in Seattle, Maryland.
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was so amazed to see that people thought this shirt ran small. It's really big on me and my coworkers.
I'm usually a small or medium but blimey. I need an XS and I'm not that small. I'm pretty busty and the shirt is huge on my waist.
Aside from the sizing...It's a great shirt.
(Maybe I"m used to wearing tighter shirts...)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Sizing an Issue

PostedJanuary 25, 2013
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SarahinCharleston
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Nice shirt, but after reading the reviews I ordered an XL instead of a M. The sleeve cuffs are still tight. This shirt needs to be redesigned.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice shirt, white is blinding white, arms are tight

PostedJanuary 2, 2013
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MartyR
Location: Berkeley, CA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Well designed shirt. Bought a medium for my wife. Like other reviews said, the arms are tight. In addition, white is an understatement. It is blinding white. Returned it for a large in stone and now my wife is happy (although she still thinks the arms are a bit tight compared to the rest of the cut). I have used the bug repellant shirts in prior versions and they work incredibly well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Sleeves are too narrow, had to return

PostedNovember 27, 2012
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sbou
Location: Hillsboro OR
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I was hoping to be able to take this shirt travelling this spring, but could not get the sleeves over my arm when rolled up. Barely fit when the sleeves were rolled down. The rest of the shirt feels true to size, but this didn't work out. I am sure an XL would way too big in the body. If you don't have thin arms, this would not work out.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cute, functional

PostedOctober 11, 2012
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Lee5
Location: Colorado
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought four of these as an award for my employees. They love them and I ended up getting one for myself too. They do fit a tad small. I'm generally between a small and a medium depending on the kind of shirt. I have very square shoulders and am slim and not real busty, so I bought the medium based on other reviews and it fits perfectly! Love this shirt. Great for the office or a hike.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great shirt - color off

PostedOctober 9, 2012
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JMAXWE
Location: Portland
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Love the detail of this shirt - Burnt Henna color looks kind of muddy in the picture on the site but it's actually a bright, almost firey color which I love.
FIT is small -- I normally can buy Med Tall in Eddie Bauer and this required an XL and the sleeves are so tight at the cuff that I can't button the sleeves up. Bummer to lose that functionality.
Fabric has a good feel and washes nicely. I'm happy to have it for an upcoming trip since I'm allergic to mosquitos!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Disappointed

PostedAugust 3, 2012
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agallain
Location: Atlanta, GA
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I love all my Columbia gear, including another bug shield shirt I purchased so I decided to purchase this online. Unfortunately, the rolled up sleeves were too tight to really be functional for what I needed it for so I had to return it. The good news is that I received fee shipping by signing up for Columbia rewards, and was able to return it at a local outlet store so the return process was painless.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

lovely

PostedJuly 15, 2012
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OregonKacie
Location: Portland
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Breathable, dried quickly when I accidently took a dip, and appeared to keep the bugs away.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Fits small

PostedJuly 10, 2012
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VictoriaLC
Location: Pearl, Mississippi
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm approx. 5'5" 135 lbs 36D, and I ordered a size Small. I'd tried on the Tamiami II Long Sleeve in Bass Pro to determine what size I would need. The Small fit loosely with no trouble rolling up the sleeves. So, I ordered a Small in the Bug Shield thinking it would fit the same way. Not so. It's a very flattering fit, I just needed to have ordered a Medium most likely. I cannot roll up the sleeves while wearing the shirt. I have to roll them up and then put the shirt on. The sleeves are fairly tight on my arms while rolled up. The shirt fits slightly loosely around my midsection but is a tad to snug on the chest area (gap b/w buttons gapes open slightly).
I can't speak to the functionality of the shirt yet b/c I just got it in today. Overall I would recommend this shirt but would suggest ordering a size up.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Insect repellent shirt

PostedJuly 3, 2012
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Weaka
Location: Lakeside CA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Buying larger size was perfect advise, I like to wear it as an overshirt in the summer. Easy care can tote it along anywhere, really like this shirt. May need to get another.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Keeps those bugs away

PostedJune 14, 2012
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Paulsa
Location: Van Nuys
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Already have this shirt in a different color, works great. It looks good but is slighly tapered at the waist, so if you want it to fit comfortably order the next size up from what you normally wear or review the sizing chart.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Good for sun and bugs

PostedMay 31, 2012
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elia
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good item to have for golf
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Insect Blocker™ Long Sleeve Shirt
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5 / 5
5 / 5

"Must have" shirt

PostedMay 22, 2012
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rainyday
Location: coastal north carolina
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
All outdoor persons should have Bug shield clothing in their arsenal. It works! Customers who have been on an African safari have provided unsolicited rave reviews.
Because it's also an excellent UPF shirt makes it a great investment.
One point about the fit, though, if you're busty you will need to go up a size.
I would recommend this product.
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