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  • Lightweight nylon fabric dries fast and offers UPF 50+ sun protection
  • When things heat up, the sleeves can be rolled up and secured with button tabs
  • Back vent provides cooling airflow to keep kids cooler, drier and more comfortable
  • Shirt has a handy sunglasses loop on the chest
  • Pleated pockets give kids spots to stash a few things

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Shirt Style Button-front
Fabric Nylon
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Quick Drying Yes
Sleeve Length Long Sleeve
Gender Boys'

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for school, hiking and travel I bought 5 of these shirts for my son over the past 3 years and he is starting to outgrow them, so it's time to buy some new ones. I call these his Teflon shirts because he is a typical boy and gets typical stains and these shirts always look like new. He has worn them at school, hiking, and traveling to all 7 continents, and they still look terrific. They are perfect for travel because they look dressy (especially good for European travel), are lightweight, wash quickly in a hotel sink and dry very quickly. One shirt = two because the sleeves roll up, so it's a long sleeved and short sleeved shirt.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect thru-hiking shirt! I wore this shirt every day for 17 weeks while thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and loved it! I am a small female and bought the size XL (14-16) and it was a perfect fit (and much more affordable than the adult version!) I love the option to roll up the sleeves which I did often. This shirt lasted me all 2,650 miles with no damage. While I noticed other hiker's shirts around me getting damaged by the sun, sweat, and other elements, the REI Sahara shirt is as in just as good condition now than it was when I first bought it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive hiking shirt!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and durable shirt I bought this shirt for my son to wear to Boy Scout camp to be on horseback all week. He wore this shirt everyday for 5 days straight in (he had to, very little could be taken in the saddle bags). The shirt fit him well, was durable and he felt comfortable (he says he never got hot and the SPF kept him from getting sunburnt or tanned).
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Usable even in summer My 11 year old son loves this shirt and wears it whenever he can, particularly for scout events. It is lightweight, quick-drying, and provides screening from the sun without being hot to wear. Its nice enough for him to wear to restaurants too.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and versatile Perfect for the heat, quick drying and comfortable, but the seems can be a little scratchy.
Date published: 2017-05-18
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Is the fabric treated with any chemical (colorless dye) to enhance UPF rating?

Asked by: LiamNYC
No, the Boy's Sahara Long-Sleeve Shirts do not use chemicals to achieve the UPF rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-01

are the pockets big enough to hold a cell phone 5.5 or 6" long?

Asked by: kemsj
The left pocket is partially sewn shut and will not fit a phone. The right pocket does it a phone, but a 6" phone does stick out quite a bit from the top of the pocket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19

How much does the shirt weigh?

Asked by: ivko
​The Sahara shirt in a size medium weighs 5.3 oz.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for school, hiking and travel I bought 5 of these shirts for my son over the past 3 years and he is starting to outgrow them, so it's time to buy some new ones. I call these his Teflon shirts because he is a typical boy and gets typical stains and these shirts always look like new. He has worn them at school, hiking, and traveling to all 7 continents, and they still look terrific. They are perfect for travel because they look dressy (especially good for European travel), are lightweight, wash quickly in a hotel sink and dry very quickly. One shirt = two because the sleeves roll up, so it's a long sleeved and short sleeved shirt.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect thru-hiking shirt! I wore this shirt every day for 17 weeks while thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and loved it! I am a small female and bought the size XL (14-16) and it was a perfect fit (and much more affordable than the adult version!) I love the option to roll up the sleeves which I did often. This shirt lasted me all 2,650 miles with no damage. While I noticed other hiker's shirts around me getting damaged by the sun, sweat, and other elements, the REI Sahara shirt is as in just as good condition now than it was when I first bought it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive hiking shirt!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and durable shirt I bought this shirt for my son to wear to Boy Scout camp to be on horseback all week. He wore this shirt everyday for 5 days straight in (he had to, very little could be taken in the saddle bags). The shirt fit him well, was durable and he felt comfortable (he says he never got hot and the SPF kept him from getting sunburnt or tanned).
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Usable even in summer My 11 year old son loves this shirt and wears it whenever he can, particularly for scout events. It is lightweight, quick-drying, and provides screening from the sun without being hot to wear. Its nice enough for him to wear to restaurants too.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and versatile Perfect for the heat, quick drying and comfortable, but the seems can be a little scratchy.
Date published: 2017-05-18
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Questions & Answers

Is the fabric treated with any chemical (colorless dye) to enhance UPF rating?

Asked by: LiamNYC
No, the Boy's Sahara Long-Sleeve Shirts do not use chemicals to achieve the UPF rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-01

are the pockets big enough to hold a cell phone 5.5 or 6" long?

Asked by: kemsj
The left pocket is partially sewn shut and will not fit a phone. The right pocket does it a phone, but a 6" phone does stick out quite a bit from the top of the pocket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19

How much does the shirt weigh?

Asked by: ivko
​The Sahara shirt in a size medium weighs 5.3 oz.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02
  • y_2017, m_7, d_25, h_2CST
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