ExOfficio® BugsAway® Baja Shirt®

This men's insect-repellent shirt from ExOfficio is ideal for any outdoor adventure.


Tackle the hot sun in a lightweight and breathable shirt originally designed for fly fishing the tropical flats. Pleated back gives room for movement. Aeromesh-lined yoke circulates air. Roll-up sleeve tabs convert long to short sleeve. Quick-dry fabric. 30+ UV block. Insect Shield Insect Repellent Apparel repels insects. Wrinkle resistant. Reinforced bellows pockets, one security zip. Polyester/cotton. Do not dry clean. Washable. Imported.
Sizes: XL(46-48).
Shipped to contiguous 48 states only.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 17 reviews


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

  • 4/5

    Great Value - 7/19/2013
    By: from St Albert, AB, Canada

    Shirt is as it claims to be. Comfortable, lightweight and bug-free. Worn on hot days and is well ventilated and not too heavy for heat and humidity. A pleasure for my fly fishing trips. Will be purchasing others.

  • 5/5

    By: from MI

    Ordered this shirt for my husband to wear on our upcoming safari. He loves the air vents on the side and the built in SPF. He hasn't worn it yet, so unsure of field performance, but overall a great shirt.

  • 2/5

    read washing instructions - 9/19/2012

    The instructions say wash separately. I inquired and it was suggested not to wash with other garments. Not practical.

  • 5/5

    Awesome! - 8/4/2012
    By: from San Jose, CA
    Top 10 Contributor

    I recently bought this for a trip to Alaska, knowing this shirt was going to be put to the test against some serious mosquitoes. I am proud to report that I almost never found a mosquito on the shirt during the week I was there. My friends were covered with mosquitoes and I was free from any. Absolutely amazing. It is also a very nice-looking shirt that is functional in the field and is also something you can wear to dinner that evening. The wrinkle-resistancy is also a very nice attribute to the shirt.

  • 1/5

    Shirt is very large - 3/23/2012
    By: from Buffalo, NY

    I ordered a medium but it quite large. They did not have a small, and so I spent a lot of money on postage in both directions with no shirt to show for it.

  • 5/5

    Wow - great shirt - 2/28/2012
    By: from Buffalo NY

    I wore this shirt off and on in Costa Rica for more than a week and not only was I bug free but it stood up to packing and wearing with minimal wrinkles! I couldn't ask for more.

  • 5/5

    A Maine guide loves this shirt - 9/18/2011
    By: from Norther Maine

    I purchased this shirt to contend with black flies and other lovely insects that inhabit the north Maine woods in the spring, summer and fall. The shirt does all it's supposed to do and that is wonderful. In addition, the shirt is lightweight and that is just as wonderful on hot days when I'm working in the woods. I see they're on sale now. I'm going to buy another.

  • 5/5

    Definitely What You Need - 8/23/2011

    This is the second Ex Officio Baja Insect Shield shirt I have purchased, and if it came in any other colors than the two I now have, I would buy still another. Based on the great fitting and many-featured Baja long-sleeve shirt, this shirt goes one better. The Insect Shield technology really works. This has been a mosquito season to challenge any insect-repelling system and this shirt works almost like armor plate. No bites through the shirt or near the collar or cuffs, and fewer mosquitos just hanging around to annoy. After multiple washings the repelling effect seems undiminished and Ex Officio says it should last up to 70 washings.

  • 5/5

    Insect Shield Shirt Casting Shirt - 7/14/2011

    This is the second insect shiled shirt I purchased. These things are super! With ticks and mosquitoes carrying West Nile, EEE, and Lyme disease any protection you can get helps. It helps to reduce the use of bug repellant on your skin. This product works well as I can say I have a lot less trouble with insects wearing it. It also has the bonus of deep pockets, and sleeve tabs to tie the sleeves back. I hope they modify a future version with additional pockets and a "D" ring or two. I'd use it in place of a vest or chest pack for quick trips to a local stream or stopping by the roadside to fish for an hour or so. PS- I also own the insect shield hat and will get another when available. Unfortunately, the pants were just too long for me or I'd have those too.

  • 4/5

    Good Garden Shirt - 9/30/2010
    By: from Levittown, PA

    This shirt does seem to help keep the mosquitoes away. I had to order a man's because there were no ladies' sizes available, so it is a bit sloppy-looking. In fact, my husband says it looks like I bought it in a thrift store. As long as it keep the "biters" away, I don't care how it looks. Bugs have been ruining my gardening time so I bought the shirt in desperation. I am a Penn State Master Gardener so I spend much time in the out of doors and I don't like sprays.

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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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