I have several of these shirts, some with hood, some without. I liked the River Camo pattern, but the new Riparian Camo is even better! I fish on some hard-fished waters where the fish have become rather spooky as the season goes on. I feel the various camo patterns (Cloud Camo Grey or Blue is perfect for a drift boat!) allow me to get closer to the fish without being detected. I've had fish feeding within a rod-length of me, both on the surface and below, while guys above and below me were moving nothing. I've been able to stalk large fish on big rivers like the WB Delaware and get within a short cast of their position because these camo patterns really bland in to the background. Pair the shirt with a matching or complementary sun gaiter and cap, wade carefully and you will be surprised how close you can get to fish!
Was once the best shirt of its kind on the market, until the collar style was changed
This would be a 5-star review but for one deficiency. The older version of this shirt had a high (1" plus) collar that provided sun protection to the back of the neck. This newer model has a regular t-shirt type collar. Hope Simms will offer the high collar in this shirt again. The shirt will then merit a 5-star rating again.
These performance shirt are the BOMB! I grew up fishing in Florida where the sun is blistering hot. Not surprisingly, I've developed skin cancer as I got older and now I try to cover up as much as possible and still be comfortable. These shirts are the answer ... they block the sun and yet you don't feel hot wearing a long sleeved shirt during the summer.