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SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2.5 inches shorter than regular sizes.
TALL: Some pants, shirts, jackets and parkas are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer, a parka body that is 2.5 inches longer and sleeves that are 2.5 inches longer than regular sizes.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for Hot, Humid Climates I owned two of these shirts one Slate Blue and one Atmosphere. I wore them frequently the 13 years that I lived in the tropical rain forest of Hilo, Hawai'i. The mesh vents help keep you cool on days when you need a long-sleeve shirt for protection from wind and sun. Unfortunately, I recently lost my Blue Slate one while visiting friends on Hawaii Island. Blue slate is now not available in my size (XL), but I will keep checking back because it was my favorite long sleeve shirt -- doubles as a lightweight jacket in spring & summer. This shirt is far superior to the Columbia line if you live are visit areas with hot humid climates.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shirt This shirt is great, I have worn it on a couple occasions and every time I am pleased. It is a very breathable and keeps me cool even in the long sleeve style. The vents keep the air flow circulating, which is great. I usually run very warm and this shirt kept me from sweating on a nice casual day out. For backpacking or hiking, this shirt is great. The sleeves can be rolled up for the warm days and kept down for the cooler ones. The durability is good as well. Have not had any snags or tears walking through brush. All in all this is a very very comfortable shirt that is versatile, cool and durable. I would highly recommend this shirt to any outdoor person.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great, drys okay I can say I sweated the must in my life on a resent 4 hour hike in the Amazon. This shirt looks great, has great air flow, and feels good but drys okay. I took it off 3 times to drain the sweat off, I don't blame the shirt but environment but it seemed to me the shirt held sweat more compared to other nylon shirts. I think it's the trade off being a thicker material which can be better for protection. Everything wants to bite, sting and poke you down there. I think this is a heavy duty shirt and I felt protected in it. I think this is why it didn't dry as fast as my other shirts. Great shirt for all seasons, avoid super humid areas.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor fit.... There are some glaring flaws in this shirt. I ordered a large and the quality seemed very good. Then I went to unbutton it. I have never had a shirt where the button holes were sewn so tight...seriously tight. That would loosen over time, but when I went to put it on there is another problem. The large was a little too tight, which is alright, as I could just order a XL. However, the sleeves are really tight on my arms...so much so it was hard to even roll down the sleeve that had been rolled up in the package. Understand that I do not have large arms at all, so for any guy with large biceps these shirts would be useless. I doubt that getting an XL would change this.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shirt for Outdoors or Indoors I now have four of these shirts and find them to be the most comfortable of this type of shirt. Better than comparable TNF, Columbia, Cabela's, etc..The roll-up and button-up arms are a nice option to shorten the sleeve. I like the underarm mesh area - that's where you need it on hot days. The 95% nylon 5% spandex shirt body is softer on the skin than these types of shirts that are polyester. The material also is resistant to wrinkles, just dry it on a gentle cycle and/or just hang it up to dry. I am 175lbs, 6'1", 36" waist and the large fits perfectly with a relaxed fit. Definitely recommend these shirts in both long and short sleeve.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shirt, with one problem I bought this at the Denver REI on Jun 22nd, and wore most days for close to two weeks while traveling around CO. About a week in I noticed that there was discoloration occurring on the shirt around the shoulders, possibly from pack straps. I loved the shirt itself. It was comfortable, cool, and quick drying. It also looks really nice. I would recommend the shirt with the caveat that it may discolor from pack strap wear. BTW it was a grey shirt that discolored. I'm hoping that another color won't.
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One shirt to rule them all Ok, heading to the North Rim, Grand Canyon via Las Vegas. Need a shirt that can do it all: look decent in a casino or restaurant, keep me cool in scorcher conditions, not smell funky after wearing it, wash easily at camp. This is THAT shirt. I wore it (nearly) every day, including into the canyon and back out. Washed it at camp with camp-suds, dried fast and even wore it on the return flight - wrinkle free. It paired awesome with a smart-wool ss tee. Even in the cool of night. If I had only one set of clothes to take on a trip, this is going with me. I settled on the dark blue, even though I know the tan color would be cooler when the sun is beating down. I will have to say - I didn't even notice "extra" heat due to the color. I didn't expect to be so impressed with this shirt, much less 5 starring it in a review, but I had to share.
Date published: 2014-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this shirt! I love this shirt. It's a little pricey but it's a great shirt. It has vents to help it breathe, is lightweight, and it looks great. If you want to have the sleeves all the way down for warmth or to protect you from the sun, you can wear it that way. If you want the sleeves rolled up, you an button them in the up position so you feel cooler. I have bought three of these shirts over the past year or so in three different colors and I love them.
Date published: 2014-05-02
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Questions & Answers

What's the point of the pocket on the sleeve?  I'd probably buy one of these if it wasn't there... seems pointless.

Asked by: jrowla2
The pockets on the sleeves of the Sahara Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt are designed to hold things like keys and other small items.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-30

Can you consider making the collar button down or button down from behind the collar. It is a great shirt but controlling the collar points will make it nicer for indoor activities. Spreads out such that it looks kind of sloppy.

Asked by: PLK804
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding the collar on this shirt. We have sent your comments on to the appropriate department.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-23

Is the material impervious to mosquitos and bugs? 

Asked by: METAMORPHOSIS
No, the Sahara Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt does not provide much protection from mosquitos and bugs. Permethrin can be sprayed on the shirt for protection. Also look for clothing that has "Bugsaway" or "Insect Shield" in the title for built-in bug protection.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

How wide are the sleeves around the shoulder area? As in, what is the circumference of the sleeve as it comes out of the shoulder?

Asked by: Isaac
The circumference of the medium sleeves are approximately 18 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-25

What material is the shirt made out of? The website specs list it as 95% nylon, but in store, the shirt tags say its a polyester/nylon blend with greater than 30% polyester. I want a nylon shirt, not poly/nylon as they tend to stink faster

Asked by: Jeff
This shirt is 95% nylon and 5% spandex. However, the mesh panels are 100% polyester.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-23

Does this shirt run true to size? I am 6 feet tall and typically wear a medium t-shirt. I have a similar REI shirt to this in a medium tall that fits well, but I don't see that you carry the tall any longer. Should I get a large or medium?

Asked by: Rodney B Hiking
We do still have the Sahara Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt available in the tall sizes. http://www.rei.com/product/862958/rei-sahara-tech-long-sleeve-shirt-mens-tall Based on feedback, the Sahara Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt runs true to size. If you wear a medium in REI shirts than we would recommend a medium in the Sahara.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-13

How much is the shirt?

Asked by: Joyce
​Select on the color and size to get the price.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

What does "underarm mesh panels" mean? No regular fabric? Mesh panels with the regular fabric? There should be a picture.

Asked by: bjedg
The underarm mesh panels are an area several inches in length by several inches in width that contain only mesh fabric for enhanced ventilation.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-23
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