ExOfficio® Air Strip Shirt

This men's lightweight summer shirt offers UV protection.


Year in and year out, the most popular travel shirt we sell. You'll never be cooler than in this lightweight shirt made of Drylite™. Its special nylon/polyester blend is soft, wicks moisture, and the construction sports vents to allow air circulation. Adjustable three-position sun collar and 30+ UPF for UV protection. Pleated bellows pockets. Hidden security zip pocket. Handy roll-up sleeve tabs and utility tab. Nylon/polyester. Washable. Imported.
Sizes L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 20 reviews


17 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Mens travel shirt - 7/17/2014
    By: from East Greenwich, RI

    I bought this shirt for an October trip to Italy and Israel. This will be a perfect shirt to travel in any climate.

  • 5/5

    Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt - 1/16/2014

    the shirt was purchased to use in the Caribbean; it worked out just fine. The garment is very well made along with the fabric being soft to touch. the sleeve straps work well if you want to wear the sleeves rolled up. the pocket with the zipper is a good feature while the other pocket opens too easy when you bend over. Look forward to using it again on future fishing excursions.

  • 5/5

    fishing shirt - 1/16/2014

    The sleeves were adequate length. There was generous shirt tail.

  • 5/5

    Fishing shirt - 12/24/2013
    By: from Saratoga NY

    Great to wear outdoors and on the go. It washes nice as well.

  • 4/5

    Too Large - 8/12/2013
    By: from St. Louis, MO

    I like this shirt but I should have ordered one size smaller. They run large.

  • 5/5

    Great - 12/31/2012
    By: from Chapel Hill, NC

    I am addicted to double pockets and this shirt is a slightly cooler version of the other Ex Officio models. I love the comfort and the uses in multiple climates that these shirts provide. Would like to see this model in dark blue,

  • 5/5

    Go Fishing - 10/22/2012
    By: from Arkansas
    Top 100 Contributor

    When my wife told me I needed a new fishing shirt I turned to Orvis for a replacement. This shirt is light weight with adequate pocket space for fishing, more importantly my wife is happy to be seen with me wearing it.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Greatest shirt - 7/25/2012
    By: from Port Washington, Wi

    We have traveled literally around the world and this shirt or ones like it have always been in our suitcases. We wore them on our daughter's ECOtour in Toluk, Indonesia. It was 100 degrees and we were motoring down the river. We wore the shirt to ward off Malaria mosquitoes and the sun at the equator. Our skin was protected with the SPF 30. These also come in white which we also have. We have dressed them up and worn then to cover up in temples in Thailand and churches in Venice. They are a quick wash in sinks with a little soap and dry in a short while to be worn again. They also have hidden pockets which hide passports and money. If you aren't going around the world, they are a must for art fairs during the summer.

  • 3/5

    synthetics vs cotton - 5/16/2012

    This is an excellent shirt, light weight, easy to care for and the like. BUT, the trade off is the absence of cotton. Cotton is more absorbent,more hardy and seems to hold up better than the synthetics. Most of all the cotton "feels" natural, because it is.

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Packing Tips

Packing Light

Packing tips from Dave Parker of Orvis Travel

Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips on packing light.
Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips for packing light.

Here at Orvis, we put our travel clothing and luggage to the real-life test every day. Our Orvis Travel staff and product developers log thousands of miles a year to bring you the very best, most authentic travel experiences and gear.

With new airline regulations and fees, it’s more important than ever to pack wisely. We asked our own Dave Parker -- Managing Director of our in-house travel agency – for tips on how to pack to ensure you get the most out of your travels:

  1. Cotton/synthetic-blend fabrics are easy to wash and dry on the road.  If laundry service is a given, our pure cotton wrinkle-free shirts are a great choice for travel too. If you pack enough shirts for three days, you have enough for a week.  Also, plan to buy a shirt or two at your destination. It's one way to take home a practical souvenir.
  2. Choose a bag made of ballistic nylon cloth. They are strong, yet light in weight. If you start with a heavy bag, it's all downhill from there.
  3. Think about color schemes when you pack. Make sure everything you bring is in the same palette, so it all matches.
  4. Think layers. Instead of a single heavy jacket, for example, take light layers that can be added and subtracted according to the weather. For cool climes, take a base layer of merino wool, then a synthetic/cotton-blend shirt, a fleece vest, and then an outer layer shell to stop rain and wind.  For cold climates, use a warmer base layer and a thicker fleece with long sleeves.
  5. Ship ahead. It sounds extravagant, but if you're going to a single place where you need a lot of gear (e.g., waders, fly rods, skis, etc.), it’s wise to ship it. The parcel services all have good tracking systems, and you'll know where your bag is ahead of time. (I'm doing this for an Alaska trip in August. Who wants to carry waders?)
  6. Think ounces. Take the smallest container/amount of toiletries possible, especially if you can replenish at your destination. There’s no need to take 16 oz. of shampoo for a one-week trip. Get a couple of small, refillable plastic bottles, and fill them at home before you go.
  7. Stay organized. Use nylon bags or large, clear freezer bags to compartmentalize. Put all the socks in one bag, etc. Knowing what you have helps you avoid over-packing.
  8. Download a book to your mp3 player.
  9. Unless you're a professional photographer, take the smallest digital camera you can. The picture quality will still be excellent.
  10. Wear your biggest/heaviest shoes on the plane and pack the lighter ones.
  11. Don't forget to ask about rental gear before you pack. Some fishing lodges have everything you need, especially if they're Orvis-endorsed.

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ExOfficio: The leader in adventure clothing

Ex Officio Men's Air Strip Lite Shirt
ExOfficio Men's Air Strip™
Lite Shirt

Named for the Latin expression meaning “by virtue of the office held, or an elite member,” ExOfficio products are definitely leaders in the field of performance, outdoor, travel, hiking, and adventure apparel. Beginning with a fly fishing vest in 1987, the company has kept firm to its goal of “making adventures as comfortable as possible.” With innovative fabrics, features that enhance functionality, and collections that go where you want to go, ExOfficio apparel is designed to meet the demands of extreme adventures and everyday life.

The innovative choice for outdoor travel clothing

ExOfficio outfits your every endeavor with clothing that is moisture wicking and lightweight, odor resistant, anti-microbial, and UV protected. ExOffico’s insect-repellant clothing is treated with long-lasting Insect Shield® that keeps biting and stinging insects at bay so that you can enjoy more of your time outdoors. Their travel and adventure clothing packs easily and resists wrinkles, keeps you looking good and feeling great—wherever your travels may take you. Orvis is proud to offer this versatile and high-quality collection of clothing.

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