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SunShield Longsleeve Shirt by SmartPak

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Look smart in this form-fitting, long sleeve shirt and feel even smarter knowing that it is protecting your skin from 98% of harmful UV rays. This shirt's lightweight, Australian Versatex material offers the best sun protection available, so you can leave your sunscreen at home during those long summer days at the barn. The SunShield's athletic look and feel makes it a great asset to your riding wardrobe, whether at the barn or in the show ring. Add a sweatshirt or jacket and you can wear it to the barn in the winter, too!

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  • UPF rating 50+
  • 3/4 zip neck line

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    SunShield Longsleeve Shirt by SmartPak is rated 4.4505 out of 5 by 91.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want every color! I love this shirt. What a great feel and it fits perfect.
    Date published: 2013-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favorite Shirt I love this shirt. I don't sweat through it at all, and I ride in the South Florida summer heat and humidity. Fits great - not too tight, not too lose - and is so light and comfortable. Definitely buying another.
    Date published: 2013-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shirt! Love these! They keep my arms covered and yet are cool enough for me to wear on a hot day. I also like how, even though they are cool, they can still be worn on a cooler day without making me colder (like some of the other cool-wear tops). Have these in 3 colors now...maybe Smartpak can get some new colors -- navy and kelly green would be fun!
    Date published: 2013-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the jumper ring! Love this shirt for it's great fit and fun colors. Highly recco the Pinks (both the soft and the bright) and the Tropical Blue.... so pretty! Great quality and feel to the fabric, not so heavy as to be bulky but heavy enough to hold up to what us riders put our shirts through. Looks gorgeous in the jumper ring for shows and I added a custom monogram for that perfect show ring touch. Such a great all around piece to own. And fit is true to size, fitted in a good way and plenty long enough. I wear a 12 or large in almost everything and a large worked great.
    Date published: 2013-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sun Protection This shirt feels light and most importantly protects me from getting fried in the summer sun! Also cute enough to wear with jeans. May have to get a few more colours!!
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shirt; sizing odd The shirts feel great, keep me cool and look really good. I have gotten compliments. Only issue is that I purchased pink which fit great. Then I purchased turquoise which is MUCH larger in the same exact size. The pink size large was perfect, but the turquoise large is very baggy. Hmmm
    Date published: 2013-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super! I am quite heat intolerant. I threw this on today and after riding for 45 min in 85 degrees and muggy, I realized that I had not broken a sweat! This shirt is very soft and comfortable and it wicked away the sweat. Really kept me much cooler than I had thought. I'm buying more!
    Date published: 2013-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shirt With all of the talk going on about these shirts that are supposed to help you keep cool, I wanted to try it out and see if it was true without spending a fortune. Great shirt and it really does keep you cool. I would order a size up because after retrieving it from the dryer, it did shrink quite a bit. I've already placed an order doe another one in a differently color:)
    Date published: 2013-06-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sadly disappointed I made a trip to the store to try this shirt on because I don't like buying without trying. I had high hopes but was so disappointed. I'm allergic to the sun and really wanted this shirt to fit and it didn't.I took 4 different XL long sleeve shirts into the dressing room and all of them fit differently. One was tight, 1 wasn't centered on my body, all of them had puckered seams in the front where the slenderizing stitching was and the sleeves completely covered my hands and actually ended below my fingertips.Not all of us are tall and thin. Some of us have broad shoulders, a well sprung rib cage and muscular arms.I couldn't justify spending $70 on a shirt that didn't fit or lay well on my torso. SmartPak should consider maybe using realistic models or consider creating a petite line.I can't judge anything about this shirt except the fit. I talked to sales people in the store and also called the customer service line. Customer service said to review it anyway so I did.
    Date published: 2013-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite shirt Very comfy and breathable, perfect for protecting yourself from the sun while staying cool.
    Date published: 2013-05-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Everything a little "off" I'm the American average: 5' 6" healthy/slender build, not tiny, your average size 8-10. Although the top seemed true to size, I felt the fit and cut were just not attractive. The seeming in the photos looks nice, but ... I'm not sure that I received the same shirt. The color, blush pink, was more intense than a blush. The color is bright--more like a stuffed Easter Bunny pink. So I didn't think it was worth paying $70 for wearing a bright-colored, poorly designed shirt, when there are so many other summer protective/technical shirts out there now. I returned it.
    Date published: 2013-05-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shirt I haven't had a chance to wear it yet. I just had shoulder surgery. I like the feel and fit. Plenty large, which I like. The aleeves are a good inch or two too long. Will be good on cooler days when the bugs are out. Thinking about ordering a short sleeve for summer.
    Date published: 2013-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sun Shirt I hate wearing sunscreen. This shirt is great!I did not want a skin tight fit so I ordered the large. It fits perfectly.The sleeves are long enough to cover the back of my hands.I wore it on a 90 degree day and was very comfortable. Enough air passed through the material to keep me from sweating. Another plus - with the shirt zipped up I stayed bug free. The collar comes up high enough to protect the neck very well.I bought the shirt for riding but it is nice enough to wear anywhere.It did not come with washing instructions so I threw it in the washer (warm with cold rinse) and tossed it in the dryer on low. It came out beautifully. No wrinkles - just put it on a hanger and you're done.
    Date published: 2013-05-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice for Sun Protection I ordered a large because I thought it would run small...returned for a medium. Runs truer to size than I expected for a "house brand." I ordered the blue - nice color! Great fabric, but I haven't laundered it yet.
    Date published: 2013-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Protection After a close call with melanoma last year, I knew I needed to really increase the amount of sun protection I used, especially during the long hours spent at the barn. Sometimes I just get tired of putting on layers and layers of sunscreen every day, so I thought I'd give this shirt a try and see if it could not only protect my skin, but keep me cool in Florida's awful heat and humidity. I got one hot pink and one silver shirt, and wore the silver yesterday. I love it! I didn't feel suffocated in the long sleeves, despite the heat. I'm 5'7" and 125 lbs. It runs a little bit big, but I prefer to wear looser clothing, so I'm happy with the fit. I'm so excited to wear these shirts over the summer, not just at the barn, but everywhere. I highly recommend them!
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this shirt!!! Wonderful material, keeps me just as cool as if I were wearing a t-shirt, if not cooler since it wicks away moisture! Love all the colors and the fit is pretty normal. I normally wear an adult small and wear a small in these, but if you're a "fuller filly," do remember that these are athletic activity shirts, so they aren't meant to be real loose! Mine isn't skin tight--that would defeat the purpose of keeping you cool. But there isn't a ton of gap either, it really fits just right! Do be careful with the material, I probably wouldn't test it by rubbing rough velcro or wood across it, but again, it's an athletic activity shirt designed for wicking purposes, it's not going to be quite as durable as a cotton shirt! I've used mine for everything from lessons to clinics to horse trials to cubbing with our hunt club (we're allowed to hunt in polo shirts early on in the season). I have 2 right now and just ordered 2 more! Love love love it!
    Date published: 2013-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from In LOVE! I absolutely adore these shirts. I was unsure of what size to order, as some reviews claimed that they run small, but I went with my usual medium (5'4, 155, most of which is on the lower half!) and it fits perfectly. The shirt is extremely comfortable and lightweight, and doesn't itch when I start sweating.My only concern is the durability. I know there are lots of sun shirts out there (EIS, Wellington, Ariat, etc) but what concerns me about all of them-- Smartpak's included-- is the delicate fabric. I spend hours at the barn every day, and I worry about snags. I already have a small snag in this one, just from being worn twice. I feel like these should be reserved for lessons, clinics and horse shows. They just are't tough enough for those of us who are hard on our clothing.Overall, and excellent purchase. I'm excited to pick up more colors! Smartpak, can we please get a navy and a green?
    Date published: 2013-03-24
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from XS runs really big! I was really excited to get this shirt since it's a nice-looking alternative to the more expensive EIS shirts, but the fit was absolutely huge. I am a size 0/XS in regular clothes and ordered the XS, and I was swimming in it. It wasn't at all fitted on me -- fits like a S (or larger) in other brands. Unfortunately had to send it back.
    Date published: 2013-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Shirt Cool to ride in. Love the zipper at the neck line !!
    Date published: 2013-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable shirt I love this shirt. Its really comfortable and nice to wear while working at shows or at home. My only complaint is the arms run a little long but otherwise great shirt.
    Date published: 2013-01-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great riding shirt I bought this shirt in blue, size medium and liked the look, fit, and comfort so much that I ordered another one in white. The white size medium was too large, but SmartPak promptly exchanged it for a small. Beware of inconsistent sizing when buying multiples, otherwise, great shirt!
    Date published: 2012-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO comfortable This is now my favorite shirt. It is true to size and very comfortable. It is an all season top - layer in winter or keep the sun's rays at bay in the summer. Washes beautifully with no ironing necessary. I will get more in different colors.
    Date published: 2012-10-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst purchase ever I wear an XXL top. I ordered the top in a XXL and it fit tight=skin tight. I bought the silver color which I thought was horrible. I woud never wear this top in public. I sent it back 5 minutes after recieving it.I am 62 and a 38H for those of you who are interested.
    Date published: 2012-10-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst purchase ever I am an XXL in all my tops. I bought this in a XXL, it fit me skin tight. The white color was transparent. It looked on me like a cheap top from a second hand store.
    Date published: 2012-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from hard to clean I bought the silver/gray shirt and it worked out well during recent LA heatwaves. I hope it's protecting me from the sun--it doesn't stick if your sweating, seems to breathe but if your getting a bit dirty (grooming, feeding, bathing horses...) you might have a problem. I seem to get dirt on me and it's a little difficult removing some of it. Because I want it for it's SPF value, I'm afraid to use any strong cleaners or stain pre-treatments. So I have some blotches from who knows what. All that being said, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one (the blue one) next time they're on sale.
    Date published: 2012-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shirt Living in southern Arizona the sun is hard on the skin. My dermatologist is constantly after me to protect my arms and neck with more than sunscreen. I have two of these now and love them!
    Date published: 2012-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sunshield shirt Very nice and not too hot, easy to wash and dry for wearing again the next day.
    Date published: 2012-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shirt to ride in! I really like this shirt. I wish I had more than 1 so I could ride in it more often! It is really comfortable and keeps you cooler than a Tshirt would. It also looks great! I bought it in white and by the end of my day it usually is pretty dirty, however, this shirt does not hold a stain! It washes up great and looks brand new after! Oh and its great not worrying about sunscreen and skin damage on my arms!
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice late summer/early fall riding shirt I taught in this shirt all summer long; we had record breaking heat this summer, so I am not sure ANY shirt would have been "cool", but it was nice to have the option to forego turning into french toast by the afternoon. The zip up neck feature is really convenient, too. That said, I think this is best for late summer/early fall riding -100 degree plus temps really pushed the limits of the technical fabric as it would ANY fabric. Because it is tailored, it layers beautifully under other pieces. It does wick away sweat as promised. This shirt is an equestrian wardrobe staple!
    Date published: 2012-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I purchased this top in blue size medium. I am a size 4 or 6 in just about everything by US sizing charts. I ordered up because I have never worn a summer long sleeve sunblock type style and wanted to make sure that it would be large enough to let the air through and not stick to my skin in the super hot Texas weather. The top was comfortable immediately and it was exactly what I was wanting except, it was obviously large.The SmartPak customer service representative was very helpful and made the exchange from medium to a small fast and easy.I just recieved the small and it is a perfect fit. I tried it on and took the dogs out for a walk in 90 degree weather. The top was comfortable and I was pleased to not have to worry with sunscreen or bug spray for my arms. At first, I was ordering a sun shirt because "I should be" protecting my skin and do not care for the slight farmers tan that inevitatibly appears even with sunscreen. I was still a bit apprehensive about long sleeves and being cool. This top really does what it says it will and I will be ordering the white also! I'm looking forward to riding in it.This shirt is a fitted/tapered style and is made in a flattering true to size fit. The quality appears to be excellent. Although, I have just recieved the shirt, going by the previous reviews I expect it to be durable and versatile.Thank you for a offering this great product SmartPak!
    Date published: 2012-08-23
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