Little Donkey Andy Hiking Shirt Review
Planning a hiking trip soon? Going on vacation? Or are you just looking for a comfortable, functional, versatile shirt to wear anytime, anywhere? The Little Donkey Andy Hiking Shirt is perfect for hiking, working outdoors, going to dinner, or hanging out around the house.
This shirt can give you protection from harmful UV rays, bug bites, poison ivy, and scrapes. It is rated UPF 50+. And the sleeves can be full-length when your arms need protection from foreign objects. Roll them up when you’re too warm and in a safer environment.
The Little Donkey Andy Hiking Shirt is breathable, has an air vent on the back, is quick-drying, and has not one, not two, but four breast pockets. On each side of the chest is a buttoned pocket as well as a hidden side zippered pocket on each breast. This shirt comes at a very fair price with a return policy (depending on the retailer).
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Polyester is a great choice for hiking clothing for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s great at wicking moisture. Because of this, polyester is helpful in keeping you dry and at a comfortable temperature.
If your shirt becomes soaked, it will dry more quickly than cotton could. Because polyester is moisture-wicking and fast-drying, it can help immensely in cutting down the amount of chafing one experiences during hikes. Chafing happens when your skin is constantly rubbing against other skin or materials. When your skin or material becomes wet, it makes this problem worse.
Polyester is also more lightweight than cotton, making it a great material for hiking. And, when you’re hiking in cooler weather, wearing a polyester shirt such as this one will help to move sweat from your skin to the air. This way, your body doesn’t have to fully experience the side effects of evaporation. Evaporation has the ability to become dangerous when your body is trying to maintain its heat in cold weather.
If you have sensitive skin, you may not like the feeling of polyester against it. Those with sensitive skin tend to think polyester is too itchy and uncomfortable. Be sure you know if your skin is accepting of polyester material before you purchase.
The stretch is implemented throughout the shirt, giving you a four-way stretch that will make the shirt feel like it has a more custom fit and thus providing a more comfortable experience. When you’re hiking the trails in the mountains and valleys, your body is going to need to move in all kinds of funky ways. Why not make the trek go more smoothly with a shirt that has a bit of flexibility?
It is rated for UPF 50+ protection. The polyester material is tightly woven, letting only a small amount of light to pass through. This keeps your skin safer. Because this shirt can be a long-sleeve or short-sleeve style, you can protect yourself more when needed and roll your sleeves up when you don’t need as much protection.
Absorbing harmful UV rays before they reach your skin will help to protect you from sun damage and/or skin cancer. Darker colors protect your skin better, so if you’re going to be in the sun a lot, opt for the darker options. Don’t forget to protect your eyes too.
It’s got a simple design, no patterns, no camo, no extras. That’s what makes it so easy to blend in with almost any environment/occasion. Not to mention, you have the ability to wear it as a long-sleeve or short-sleeve shirt. Imagine the convenience of rolling down your sleeves when you’re cold or need protection and rolling them back up when you get warm or need to get your hands dirty.
The back of this hiking shirt features an air vent for more efficient airflow, keeping you drier. The fact that it is made with polyester material means that it is more capable of wicking away the moisture from your skin. The polyester will effectively wick up your sweat and then allow it to evaporate unless the humidity is too high.
Keeping your body drier will help to regulate your body temperature, eliminate chafing issues, and help to control odors caused by bacteria that are attracted to your sweat. And let’s face it, if you’re hiking, you’re going to be sweating. You may want to look into a breathable pair of pants as well.
The sleeves feature a button/loop system that allows you to roll your sleeves up and keep them up during hard work, challenging hikes, and hot afternoons. There are two buttoned breast pockets to keep your necessities close and accessible at all times. There are also two hidden side zippered pockets beside the buttoned pockets so that you can store your valuables like your ID and Driver’s License, credit cards, and cash.
It has seven buttons on the front closure system and a classic style lapel. You can expect comfort and convenience from the lapel. Have it folded down when you don’t need it or when you want to wear a tie. Pop it up when you need to protect your neck from wind, cold, rain, sun, etc. Take an extra precaution by wearing a hat.
Size small has a center back length that will fit between 28 ¼ - 29 ¾ inches. The chest will fit between 41 - 43 inches. The shoulder will fit between 18 ¼ - 19 ¾ inches. And the sleeve will fit between 22 ½ - 23 ¾ inches.
Medium has a center back length that will fit between 29 ¼ - 30 ¾ inches. The chest will fit between 43 - 45 inches. The shoulder will fit between 20 ¼ - 21 ¾ inches. And the sleeve will fit between 22 ¾ - 24 ¼ inches.
Large has a center back length that will fit between 29 ¾ - 31 ¼ inches. The chest will fit between 46 - 48 inches. The shoulder will fit between 19 ¾ - 21 ¼ inches. And the sleeve will fit between 23 ¼ - 24 ¾ inches.
Extra-large has a center back length that will fit between 30 ¾ - 32 ¼ inches. The chest will fit between 49 - 51 inches. The shoulder will fit between 20 ¾ - 22 ¼ inches. And the sleeve will fit between 23 ¾ - 25 ¼ inches.
Extra-extra-large has a center back length that will fit between 31 ¾ - 33 ¼ inches. The chest will fit between 52 - 54 inches. The shoulder will fit between 21 ¾ - 23 ¼ inches. And the sleeve will fit between 23 2/4 - 25 ¼ inches.
Lastly, a size extra-extra-extra large has a center back length that will fit between 33 ¼ - 34 ¾ inches. The chest will fit between 55 - 57 inches. The shoulder will fit between 22 ¾ - 24 ¼ inches. And the sleeve will fit between 24 ¼ - 25 ¾ inches.
The colors available are blue (appears to be a mint-tone), grey, khaki, light grey, navy, and sage. Pick your color based on UV protection (the darker, the better), how well it will match your wardrobe, or by the color that appeals to you the most. However you choose, you’ll be happy with any of these colors.
Amazon offers free returns on this item. You can return it, for any reason, in unused condition, for a full refund. Amazon won’t even charge you to ship it back to them. In order to determine if you’re still eligible for the return, navigate to your orders on your Amazon app or on their website. You will choose this item and it will take you to a new screen. There you can find the tab for returns and it will tell you your cut-off date.
People get excited about shirts with two breast pockets because the style used to be just one pocket on the left breast. Well, this hiking shirt has four breast pockets. Yes, four. There are two pockets that are the typical style with a buttoned closure. Beside those pockets are vertical zippers that hide two more pockets. You can now carry more essentials and keep the extra important ones safer.
The Little Donkey Andy Hiking Shirt is breathable, has a vent in the back, and includes spandex in its construction, making it more flexible. It is available in six color schemes and sizes small to extra-extra-extra-large (order a size up). At a fair price, and with free returns (to Amazon), there’s no reason not to try it.