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Women's FlyAway Shirt

Item 670252

Women's FlyAway Shirt: Technically engineered for performance yet tailored for rest days, this performance shirt has micro-perforations for superb breathability and moisture wicking in hot, humid weather, and enough mechanical stretch for long bike rides into parts (and return times) unknown. Princess seams shape the look. Button-up front and long roll-tab sleeves with button cuffs. Hidden zip pocket at the right side seam secures a key or cash. 
  • UPF20+ sun protection
  • Polyester
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • Falls below the hip
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 28 reviews)

January 16, 2019
"This is a great fitting, easy wearing, cost-effective, beautifully colored shirt! Please bring them back. The fabric is great. The pocket is perfectly placed. 10 out of 10. "
August 01, 2018
"Still too heavy in the material. I think what i'm looking for is a silky polyester crepe. Item iswell made and colors rich and vibrant. Fit is good. Will work for Fall."
By Jeana
Thomasville, GA
July 14, 2018
"Very nice shirt. Perfect fit. Excellent material."
July 12, 2018
"Nice shirt for travel. It's a tailored fit so it's a little snugger than I prefer. Since it's white and somewhat see through I'll use it as a light jacket with a tee or tank underneath. It cane with deep packing wrinkles. I had to wash and iron twice to remove them."
July 07, 2018
"Just received my second shirt. First was the purple and I liked it so much I ordered the second one in the red. Both beautiful colors and fit is so flattering I would order another one if it were available in another color. It is fitted but not "too fitted". Runs true to size"
July 07, 2018
"Perfect shirt for travel and regular wear. I ordered a size S (5'4"; 130 lbs). Fit is perfect. Heads up: The red is a watermelon color, not a true red. Nice bright color to brighten any day."
July 03, 2018
"Really flattering style. -- not boxy but also not too fitted. I purchased the purple and liked it so much I purchased the red (a nice rosy red). I came back to the site to see if there were any other colors. I usually rolls the sleeves (it has tabs to make it neat) so the length of the sleeves doesn't really matter to me."
June 21, 2018
"As advertised! Fits well, love the safety pocket. Haven’t tried it for traveling but looking forward to it. "
By J
April 18, 2018
"Love the lines and breathability of this top. Size was accurate for me. I am a 12/14 and ordered a large. Unfortunately I ordered it in white and it is far too transparent. I had planned on using it for warm summer outings and it would require an additional cami or T to keep me covered. Perhaps i might try a colored one in the future. "
By Gena
Edisto Island, SC
March 03, 2018
"Great, versitle shirt. Fits true to size and lenth is perfect to cover a bit on the backside. I am ordering more colors! "
January 31, 2018
"I already had the shirt in a different color so I knew I would like it. When sightseeing in the summer, I like to have a long-sleeved but cool shirt over a t-shirt. The tiny holes in the fabric works to keep me cooler. I had a surprise when I the new shirt for the first time.... the eggplant color goes perfectly with stripes on the turtleneck I was wearing under it. "
By Kristine Szerenyi
Jacksonville, FL
December 28, 2017
"Awesome shirt! Not only does it have pockets but it's light weight and will travel wonderfully. I may order more after I wear this one a few times. Definitely a keeper."
November 16, 2017
"The shirt is very comfortable, but I didn't think it would be see through. I will keep it and be sure I wear the correct undergarments when I wear it. "
By Leslie
October 26, 2017
"Great looking, woman-shaped travel shirt. Looks crisp and neat. Washes nicely and dries overnight. Comes out of the dryer looking neat. Fit is very true to the measurements on the sizing chart (thank you, thank you, thank you!) The rose red is a lovely pinky red, the light blue looks just like the sky on a clear day. The hidden zipper pocket is a plus and doesn't add bulk to the appearance of the shirt. I like it so much that I bought a third color."
October 10, 2017
"Great shirt! When I washed the shirt it came out of the dryer wrinkle free, it is going to be great for my trip to the Amazon."
By vicki
san diego, CA
September 20, 2017
"Love the shirt it's very comfortable and keeps a neat appearance all day. I will be ordering different colors."
August 14, 2017
"I love love love this shirt! Comfortable, breathable and love the zip pocket on side. True to size. I just throw it in the wash, hang dry, put it on and go! "
By SRite
Springfield, VA
July 29, 2017
"I bought this shirt for our trip to the Amazon, Machu Picchu, and the Gallopagos Islands. True to size. Can wash in the sink, hang to dry, no wrinkles and dries overnight. Wore it in the Amazon and it was very comfortable because it is very light and breathable. In cooler climbs I wore a top under it because otherwise it isn't very warm! I only gave it 4 stars because the material will catch on things and pull threads. Have in white, blue and red. All nice rich colors. Recommended."
May 16, 2017
"Great fabric. Great fit. I love the length of the sleeves! I have long arms and this shirt has great length in the sleeves. I have had several compliments on the beautiful shade of blue. "
March 31, 2017
"Nice shirt but it runs very large. I wear a 4-6 and ordered a small. The bust is huge and also the sleeves were too long. I will return it. Wish it came in a smaller size and a petite length."
By Anonymous
September 08, 2016
"Flyaway Shirt - I just got this and am planning to take it on 3 week trip to Europe soon. I think it is going to be great. It fits well and the fabric has great body and structure. If you hold it up to the light you can see the micro-perforations in the fabric that make- I recommend this product."
By abakline209
August 25, 2016
"Not true to size - I am 5'4" and slender with "normal" length arms. This shirt had sleeves that went to the ends of my fingers. It was also a bit snug below the waist. Are there no shirts that fit older women who do not have the hips of a 25 year old?I would not recommend this product."
By djhovey
August 22, 2016
"Nice Shirt - The fabric has thousands of tiny holes to let the air go through. Wonderful in hot humid weather. The fit (small) is a little too big for my frame. The seaming helps keep it from being overly boxy. Works for travel, but would not choose to wear it at home- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 03, 2016
"Runs very large - My usual size is a 10 or Medium on a shirt. This shirt fit very large and was baggy on me. Otherwise a nice shirt. I am returning it for a smaller size. The sleeves were seriously LONG.I would not recommend this product."
By smbiddle
June 02, 2016
"The shirt is comfortable and seems to be light enough stay cool on hot days. I need to avoid the sun if possible. Haven't had a chance to try yet in full sun. It has been raining lately.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Mpls, MN
May 04, 2016
"Very nice shirt - I bought this shirt for an upcoming trip to Ireland. I wanted a shirt that did not look like I was going camping. This looks polished, yet has sun protection and can be easily washed in a sink and will dry overnight- It fits well, and will work over a tan- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Mpls, MN
May 02, 2016
"Very nice shirt - I just received this shirt in white and gray for an upcoming trip to Ireland. I wanted easy pack and wash but still want to look nice. I am 5'4", 150 lbs and the medium fit great (sleeves are a tad long but that is the story of my life.) It is a very nice- I recommend this product."
By edwardrock
April 21, 2016
"really like this shirt - Great fabric and fit. Cool but very stylish. Am very pleased with this purchase, as I have been with all my travelsmith purchases.- I recommend this product."