Great shirt for casual or light work. Well vented and the light weight rip-stop material is excellent. Great pockets. Nice color options. Size was true to other Carhartt shirts I own. One thing I found that bugged me was the restrictiveness in the shoulder and back region if working hunched or bending over. Otherwise a great shirt and I receive compliments nearly every time I wear it.
Active field work requires light weight garments even in the winter. However, arm protection is a must have if working in the bush. S0 give me the same Force in a long sleeve with a way to roll them up above the elbow and secure them until I need them.
This shirt is made strong, with excellent breathability. The fit was dead on, and looked good in any type of situation(work, casual, dress). I work in dirty environments and still have no stains. This is a good shirt.
This shirt works as hard as I do. It stays cool while doing a lot of heavy lifting, but it looks great when I just wear it having fun. I love the pockets ( I use mine for logging permits & topo maps), you can never have enough pockets.
I have worn and washed this shirt about 15 times and have found nothing to complain about. In fact, I find myself washing it between wash days just so I can wear it again. It fits good, has plenty of room to move around in, and is comfortable to wear. The pockets are functional and fairly easy to access. Best of all is it is Carhartt and being Carhartt, it is durable and functional.
The Force Mandan shirt is excellent. The fabric is durable yet light for summer wear. The two flap pockets work well and although I was worried that items might fall out of the non-secured flap closing the pocket, items did not slip out. A great feature is the zippered pocket for those items you absolutely do not want to lose. Fit is good and comfortable. The fabric washes well and the design includes a ventilation flap in back. All stitching, especially around button holes was substantial and heavy duty. Overall, well worth the cost,
I had the opportunity to test this shirt and purchased every color available after the first couple times I wore it. They really listened to the customer when they made this shirt. The only issue I have is they only have 3 colors available.
This shirt is very comfortable to wear. It is light weight but surprisingly durable. It has great moisture wicking capabilities. It was a great fit for me. I am 6'0" and 200 lbs with an average build. I ordered a large and had plenty of room in the shirt in both the trunk and shoulders. I didn't really use the front pockets but I like the way they look. I would recommend this shirt.
I got this shirt recently and am very impressed with the quality and design features. It is light, comfortable and the chest pockets are great! Overall this is a great Spring/Summer shirt and for the price it's a bargain compared to others like it.
A very comfortable,cool,lightweight feel. I work in the southern san jouquin valley of calif. the horizontal zippered pocket is cell phone user friendly.the chest pocket flaps are different,but functional. i'll buy another,,and see how they feel when we get 100 degree and over days.
I've worn this shirt at least 15 times and it very comfortable and wicks moisture very well. After 15 washings it is even more comfortable but does need a light iron to look crisp. The zipper pocket worked great to hold a passport secure during a trip. A drying loop on the back would be a great addition. Overall this is a nice shirt.
Wearing this shirt in the all ready hot temps of Las Vegas has proven to me that this shirt does exactly what is says it will do. It keeps you cool and wicks away sweat. The green color has not faded with wear in the sun or repeated washings and still looks great. I am 5'9" and weigh 175 pounds and the large size fits me well through the chest and shoulders. At first I thought it was a tad long but after wearing it more and more and speaking with my style consultant (the wife), it really is just fine. I recommend this shirt to anyone who wants to stay cool in the heat.
The shirt is very comfortable. The venting works very well. I work outside and was able to wear the shirt during some warm weather and it performed very well. I am the type that sweats standing still and the shirt stayed dry and was not clingy or sticky. I would like the shirt better either without the pocket flap or with a sewn in pen hole in the flap. I did not use the zippered chest pocket because I don't like the feeling of the pockets being overloaded.
Shirt was overall high quality. Loved the front pockets. Great for warmer weather. Might want to try one size larger next time as was a little snug across the shoulders. Other wise very comfortable and nice looking shirt!
I have the moss color and I love this shirt! It is very durable and lightweight. I have been wearing it a lot working on the farm and it dries very quickly if I get wet or if it is hot and I perspire. Repeated washings do not seem to degrade the shirt at all. The only thing I would like to see is a Velcro strip on the chest pockets because if I load them down they will gape open a little. This does not take anything away from the look or functionality of the shirt. I especially like the hidden zipper pocket on the left chest. It is a great place to securely carry many items. This shirt runs big so there is plenty of room to move around with no binding. I will be ordering a dozen of these shirts to embroidery my farm name and personal names on. My favorite shirt so far!! Please make it in long sleeve for working and fishing in the sun and for winter use when a lighter shirt will do.
This shirt is good looking, fits great and really breathes. I have ordered 2 more in different colors. I recently wore it to a outdoor cook-out and had every guy and a few of the ladies come up and comment "What a great looking shirt".
Carhartt has a winner! I would highly recommend this shirt.
I have worn this shirt doing many activities, from mowing the yard and other small projects around the house, to even more labor intensive work. I have even worn this shirt out to eat with the family; I revived many complements on how nice the shirt looked. The shirt fits good and kept me cool and dry during work activities. I would definitely suggest that you buy this shirt; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I have been testing this shirt out for Carhartt and work in the construction industry. Wearing and washing this shirt several times a week over a months time I feel I can give a decent review of the functionality and wear of the shirt. POSITIVES - nice durable light-weight "ripstop" material, like the shirt color (army green) easy top access front pockets, extra side-zip chest pocket, holds up to many washings and great stain release, breathes well/not hot. NEGATIVES - front chest pockets not wide enough, tough to get your hands/fingers to reach the bottom, restrictive across the back and shoulders if you are hunched over or raise your arms above your head, bottom button hole is horizontal and is a nuisance, the orange contrasting color on the neck ribbon material - shows dirt and sweat staining - black would be better. OVERALL I like the shirt and think it looks great. My biggest problem wearing it while working on the job was the restrictiveness across the shoulders and back. Afraid if I went a size larger I would be swimming in the shirt.
I have worn this about 6 or 7 times now and it just keeps getting better! The fit is classic Carhartt and the features are spot on. The material is cool and comfortable. The shirt looks great for work or casual wear! I'll probably end up getting one in each color before it's all said and done.
This shirt held up during the day when I was loading up some equipment and later when I had to meet some colleagues in a business setting. Later that evening, I then had to go to a Performing Arts performance. The shirt looked and worked great while transitioning from event to event. The three front pockets were extremely helpful. The positioning and size allowed me to store a music CD that I had purchased during the show and provided easy access to my pen during the day.
Received this shirt as part of the Groundbreakers panel & I have to say I am really happy & excited about this product!
Living in the desert southwest with March/April temperatures already in the 85-100 degree range this shirt was perfect for my outdoor projects.
The lightweight but very durable fabric breathed well in the heat & wicked & dried sweat quickly which is exactly what I want in a shirt of this type. The vented back is a nice feature that adds to it's cooling ability. Not only is this shirt great for working in, it would also make a great hiking shirt & I plan to use it for that as well.
I found the zippered chest pocket to be a perfect spot for my cell phone, up high & out of the way but quickly accessible.
If you work & live in the heat & want something more than just a plain T-shirt this is a great choice. Would LOVE to see it offered in a wide range of colors!
This shirt is an excellent choice wether you are going to work or going fishing. The material is awesome, it is lightweight and breathable and wicks sweat quickly. the fit is great and stays tucked in while doing the house hold chores. I would suggest this for anyone who needs an everyday shirt.
I've worn this shirt multiple times per week, for the last several weeks. Being in AZ, I really got to see the benefits of this design and the material used. MUCH cooler than similar products, and the look was great. I have a large build, and fit was exceptional, with no movement restrictions, even during heavy physical activity. Could tend to get a bit wrinkly, but this is a non-factor in my opinion. Love this shirt, love the 'Force' logo and line!
Yes and no. Depends if you leave it in the dryer after the cycle finishes. If you remove and hang shortly after cycle no....if left in dryer after you will have to iron. I own two of these shirts and love them even when wrinkled for work.
No, it does not have to be ironed, it is wash and wear. I have found that using my dryer's anti-static setting helps to keep all my "active" wear clothing from clinking together since this is all polyester type fabrics.