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  • Lightweight nylon/polyester blend wicks moisture off skin and dries quickly
  • UPF 30+ sun protection
  • 3-position sun collar shades your neck from the sun's searing rays
  • Integrated Airomesh ventilation system on back yoke and side seams allows cooling airflow
  • Sleeves roll up and secure with button-closure tabs
  • 2 front chest pockets with hook-and-loop closures stow trail items; zippered security pocket under right chest pocket holds small valuables
  • Utility tab above the left pocket
  • ExOfficio Air Strip Shirt has a slightly slimmer fit through the torso and upper sleeves to create a comfortable yet modern silhouette


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Best Use Hiking, Fishing
Shirt Style Button-front
Fabric 73% nylon/27% polyester
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 30
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Sleeve Length Long Sleeve
Gender Men's
Weight 8.2 ounces

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor fit I have used the airstrip shirt for fishing, sightseeing and traveling throughout the world for years and the new fit does not give the comfort and allowable movement that made this shirt famous. You need to bring back the unrestricted, lose fit that made this shirt a staple in every seasoned travelers wardrobe. Your brief description of updating should not be geared to a slim fitting shirt for style. For those that outings are styled for the coffee shops there should be other alternatives. This shirt is a premier workhorse on and off the road that requires a lose fit that is functional for the adventure traveler and the sportsman.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wore only two ExOfficio Air Strip shirts For 114 days I led the first expedition in history to raft and kayak the first full descent of the entire length of the Blue Nile. During the entire adventure, all 3,300 miles of class 5-6 rapids, 14 foot crocodiles, blinding sandstorms and marauding bandits I wore only two ExOfficio Air Strip shirts. After 114 days of daily washing in the muddy Nile (and drying in three minutes in the Sahara air) they arrived at the end of the trip in perfect condition. Of all of the equipment I have ever used on an expedition, from the summit of Mount Everest to the Nile, no other product of any type has ever held up as well as my ExOfficio shirts.
Date published: 2009-04-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from New Version I have been buying Ex Officio products for years. This shirt is about my fourth or fifth Air Strip shirt. My sense is that this updated shirt may appeal to more fashion conscious men, but it doesn’t appeal to me: the pockets in this version are too small for the notebook and glasses that I liked to carry in them. My sense is that, oddly, the button holes are slightly smaller. Not sure about this, but the buttons seem harder to fasten. I cannot either recommend or not recommend the shirt. What to ? For me, two stars. For someone else?
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Update of AirStrip shirt I have liked Ex Officio products for years. The update to the AirStrip shirt made problems for me: 1.The pockets are shorter and less capacious. A serious problem for me because of what I carry in those pockets--a date book and a glasses case. 2. The sleeves may be longer than the original? 3. The button holes may be slightly smaller than those of the original? Makes buttoning the shirt a little harder. Not a big problem
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Updated Version Sucks Dear Exofficio, I wanted to provide some customer feedback on your new “Updated” Air Strip shirt. I have worn the Air Strip shirt for many years and was very pleased with the technical features. I recently purchased two new Air Strip shirts and discovered that you had made changes in the design. Your new version is lacking in the front pockets. The old version allowed me to carry significantly more items because the pocket was billowed and wider. The new version limits the items that I can carry and that is a significant issue. I don’t know “who” suggested these updates but I can tell you that it wasn’t your customers. The Air Strip shirt is a fashionable shirt but it must contain the functional elements for outdoor usage. Recommendation: I suggest that you produce the old version of the Air Strip shirt as well as continue to produce the new “updated” version. This will allow your customers to decide if they really want the “slimmer fit” and “smaller front pockets.” I believe that you will be surprised to find that customer were very happy with the old version. Like the saying goes, “Don’t fix what is not broken.” My additional comments: The old shirt had a "single" Velcro closure on the front pockets that was easy to open/close. The updated shirt has "two" Velcro closures that are difficult to open with one hand. As stated above, the old front pockets were much larger, were bellowed, and could carry much more items. The old shirts had a durable fabric that was color fast and could take much abuse. The updated shirt is subject to fading, especially when a fabric cleaner (OxiClean spray) is used before washing. I have 6 old shirts that I have worn for almost 5 years with "no fading." I have 2 updated shirts that were only two months old and experienced significant fading. The old shirts had lots of room in the shoulder area for turning, bending, etc. The updated shirt with the "slim" design causes restrictions in movement. I do NOT recommend this shirt for anyone who really needs the technical features of the original Air Strip shirt.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shirts As I write this review, I am wearing one of these shirts. I had someone compliment me on it and asked where they could purchase one because they liked the material it was made of. When I went to this website, I was dismayed that it actually had a low review. All of my ex officio shirts have lasted well over ten years - and I abuse them. I have used one to tie bikes down on a roof rack only to get to our destination and don it on for the ride home. I used one for several months as a cover for water to keep mosquitoes from spawning in the water supply. Then as winter approached, I just threw it in the wash and still wear it today. They are a little pricey but if I keep them on an average of ten years plus for each shirt, it really isn't a huge price to pay. I wear my shirts from working on my Vanagon (unfortunately a common occurance) to attending church on Sunday. I have worn ex officio shirts on five different continents and wouldn't travel, work, or live in any other brand. Sure I buy cheaper shirts as well but they get replaced due to wear and tear. I highly recommend the brand and this shirt in particular. I might be a little biased, but you will be to once you purchase your first ex officio shirt.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Updated" disappointment I am a 15 year customer, one with every exo color in my closet. The fabric blend in this shirt is terrific, it's lightweight, without wrinkles and breathable. And they have quit sewing the top button with green thread. However, the new "updated" streamlined size is a disappointment, they should have left it alone and roomier for physical activity.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh... I had several of these shirts under the old sizing. The old XXL can be had by ordering XXXL. But why did they need to change anything in the first place? The material seems quite a bit thinner, as well, so I'm concerned about long-term durability. If these 2 new ones don't last, I'm not paying $80 each to replace them. Moderately disappointed but we'll see.
Date published: 2014-12-12
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How much does it weigh?

Asked by: Picky with my Gear
​The Air Strip Shirt​ weighs 8 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-29
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