The RailRiders Expedition Shirt reinvented. Our new Versatac Light Shirt is a expeditionary workhorse. Made from featherweight 1.5oz nylon / polyester blend, this shirt has features beyond features. They include: 2 front cargo pockets with flaps and zippers. 2 larger vertical zip pockets sit behind these cargo pockets to hold such items as maps, airline tickets, passports etc. Roll-up sleeves with lashes to stay put and invisible snaps under collar tabs to hold the collar points down. Ventilation panels run from 9 inches above hem into armpit and down sleeve to 3" before cuff. Back vent with cape adds additional ventilation.
Reason for Being: Our most technical shirt designed with the VersaTac pants to meet the specs of military professionals and professional adventurers.
Fabric: Our 1.5 ounce featherweight blend of 76% nylon/24% polyester.
UV Protection: Carries a sun protection rating of UPF 30+.
Pockets: The chest of the shirt has two large button-closure cargo pockets as well as two hidden zipper-closure pockets beneath. A 6” deep quick access utility pocket adds space for writing utensils, glasses, pocket knives, or a celebratory cigar.
Ventilation: The Versatac shirt carries side-mesh ventilation running from cuff to hem along the underarm and side of the torso, allowing you to breath and stay cool while still keeping the sun away. Back cape vent allows airflow and additional ventilation.
Roll-up sleeves: Has tabs/buttons to keep your sleeves rolled up when you want them to be. Also has hidden button closure on the collar.
I have been buying these shirts for 4 or 5 years now. I have a dark blue that has faded to light gray. I own 6 of them in all the colors but for Coral. I wear them 90 of the time Im dressed.The pocket set us is unique and perhaps the best in the shirt industry. Phones passports receipts pens wallet and on and on are swallowed up in these pockets. The roll up sleeves are great. The button down collar is perfect. I cant think of one time they have ever unsnapped while wearing the shirt and when you do need the collar loose the snaps are fail-proof and easy to use. I live in the Northwest on Whidbey Island wheres its a cool 55-60F most of the year and I wear them year round with jeans and cargo pants/shorts. But..........this past two years in our unseasonably hot weather ( 78 to 82 in around 5 pm with full sun ) they run hot Even with the vents the material does not breath. I have debated going to Wayfarer Shirts advertised as great in hot weather but i just cant get away from the supburb pocket set up the Versatac. Its really a 5 on 95 of the days I wear them but on the hot no breeze full sun days I gotta give it a four. Greg D
greg d., coupeville, Washington
Not sure how many revisions RailRiders have done since but I've had 3 of these shirts for 10 years now. Despite fairly harsh conditions they look just as good as the day I bought them. I've worn them in the jungles of Costa Rica the deserts of Israel/Jordan and the redwood forests of Cali. They even went great white shark diving with me off Guadelupe Island The shirts are perfect for flying and are just as comfortable on adventures as they are in "business casual" settings. They dry quickly and pack lightly. I can't really say enough about them...
Justin K., Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
I have a number of these shirts in various colors. Very comfortable. They are my go-to shirts for flying. The front pockets are deep enough to hold my glasses cases (1 on each side) securely. The hidden zippered pocket on the left breast holds my passport for secure easy access. The left Napoleon pocket holds my current boarding pass. The right Napoleon pocket holds my onward boarding pass. Given each has its own pocket I don't have to worry about losing one while pulling out another. Lightweight easy to wash and dries by the next morning no ironing required. Like the roll up sleeves with button tabs and the collar for neck sun protection. Don't leave home without at least one.
Lawrence ., Arcadia, California