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Ms Malihini Pataloha® Shirt

Kinda Small
December 30, 2022

Too thin and color not as vibrant than the photo

The shirt is very thin and lacks any kind of weight and therefore wrinkles easily. The colors are dull and it runs a little slim cut.

Response from Patagonia
January 11, 2023

Thank you for this review, Shirin. We're sorry to hear this lightweight shirt wasn't quite what you were looking for, and that the color (Jellyfish Flower: Birch White) wasn't what you were expecting. We wouldn't want you to hang on to something you wouldn't be happy with, so thank you for sending it back. We hope we can help you find something that will better meet your needs!

December 23, 2022

Perfect casual shirt

I really like the summer vibe of this shirt. It's great for vacations or just making a quick trip to the store. I highly recommend it

December 14, 2022

The fabric is too thin

The fabric is too thin for my taste. It would work in a tropical climate, but for most of the mainland its a bit fragile.

Response from Patagonia
December 20, 2022

We're sorry to hear this one was disappointing. You might prefer our regular fit [Pataloha Shirt]( with a 3.7-ounce organic cotton dobby weave fabric. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you'd like any assistance to return or exchange. Thanks for your review, Thomas!

November 30, 2022

Misses the mark 4 me

The review may be a bit low. Its not a bad shirt. Its nice and light weight but almost feels simply like a cheap shirt to me. I brought it along on a tropical vacation and didnt try it in b4 leaving. While my other Patagonia shirts of the same size fit great this did not. Was a waste of suitcase space for me as it was never actually worn. Maybe I c... Read Morean return it but I removed rags and it is wrinkled from being in a carry on. Try it on 1st. Dont expect it to fit like your other Pat Shirts

October 14, 2022

Fave shirts

I love the Pataloha line of shirts and was excited to see them back. I like this particular version because it is lightweight and ideal for the hot and humid summers that I experience where I live. I am on the chunkier side, but even with that the medium is a comfortable fit.

October 13, 2022

Hot weather excellence

Fit was true, colors elegant. Received compliments. Light and airy. Performed well in Puerta Vallarta.

October 11, 2022

Sadly disappointed

I was excited to receive this shirt in time for a weekend much so that I paid extra for express shipping to get the shirt in time. I was really disappointed in the quality of the fabric. So much so that I will be sending it back before the weekend event. I expected so much more at this price point. Note: I ordered this shirt knowing th... Read Moreat it was not going to be the same fabric or quality of the higher priced Patalokahi shirt. And even with these tempered expectations, I was sorely disappointed.

October 7, 2022

Had to exchange for larger size

I bought the shirt the day I heard Yvon Chouinard will donate the company to fight climate change. A very small contributing gesture on my part, I know. (Too small, had to exchange. Replacement shipped today.) I have other Patagonia items. All WAY GREAT!

October 5, 2022

Slim fit pataloha

The first slim fit pataloha shirt I have got its slim fit is true to my xxl size less baggy or as my friends says doesnt look like picnic table cloth.. lol

September 30, 2022

i order my shirt large

i order my shirt large and it feels size small which is why I had to exchange for 2xl . The size 2xl fits me well around the arms and chest. It feels perfect. only problem is to baggy now at the bottom.

Response from Patagonia
October 6, 2022

Thank you so much for writing this review, Milton! The reason this shirt may not fit exactly like the size you purchased is because this is a "slim fit" shirt. If you'd prefer something not so tight and small, we would recommend checking out our "regular fit" [Pataloha Shirt](!

September 30, 2022

This is my new favorite

This is my new favorite short sleeve shirt. Its extremely light & comfortable and the theme is pretty cool too. Its the perfect shirt for an evening out at the pub, or challenging your friends to an epic corn hole tournament. The dark ink is great vibe.

September 28, 2022

Surprised by the size

I own many Patagonia shirts of this style. I have been ordering them for years. XXL always fits me. The one I received was too short and very tight. It made me wonder if it was mislabeled. Too bad. I really liked the shirt, nice color and materials. I returned it (easy to do).

Response from Patagonia
October 6, 2022

Hi Sean! Thank you so much for writing this review. It's possible that this shirt may have been a bit smaller due to the fit. This specific Pataloha shirt is a slim fit so it will be a little tighter in all areas. With that said, we are very sorry this purchase led to a return. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service](*10ijqyv*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY2NTAxNDk0OC44NC4wLjE2NjUwMTQ5NTEuMC4wLjA.) at any time!

September 28, 2022

Nice shirt but the 2xl

Nice shirt but the 2xl fit smaller than others xl

September 28, 2022

Needs Ironing

Nice fabric. Shirt packed in small plastic bag. Could not wear without first ironing, even after letting it hang for several days. The ironing requirement takes the joy out of new shirt.

Response from Patagonia
October 5, 2022

We're sorry to hear about the wrinkles. For our 100% organic cotton Malihini Shirt, we recommend machine wash cold on a gentle cycle with mild detergent. Hang to let air dry naturally for best results but tumble dry on low heat and/or warm iron if necessary. We hope these product care tips help. You may also wish to take a look at our [Men's Go To Shirt]( which has a fabric blend of cotton and polyester. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any additional questions or concerns!

September 28, 2022

Environment doesnt have to suffer for me to be well dressed.

I like clothes that look and feel good, and Im an environmentalist by education, training and temperament . Ive worn Patagonia wear since the 70s. Patagonia helps make integrity easy.

September 27, 2022

changed proportions

loved the shirt, but I range between a L and XL depending on the shirt. I order in XL and it was tight across the chest unfortunately. I have several 'older' malahini Patagonia shirts in XL and they all fit. These the dimensions seemed to have changed slightly.....or I have....but my other Patagonia Malahini shirts fit fine.....nice shirt... Read More, but tight across the chest for the sizing (XL 46")

Response from Patagonia
October 5, 2022

Hi Jeff, we apologize for the fit issue. Please feel free to take advantage of our [free exchanges]( if you need a different size.

September 14, 2022

Uncomfortable see through cloth

I own a few Pataloha shirts. This year's shirt is the worst I've seen. The cloth is practically see through, it's scratchy on the skin, and won't survive many wash-wear cycles. Actually, I'm shocked that this shirt made the cut at Patagonia. I'm returning both of the shirts I bought. I recommend returning to the soft, ... Read Moredurable, thicker cotton Patagonia used to use when making the shirt. Till then, skip this on.

Response from Patagonia
September 27, 2022

Hey Christopher, we're sorry to hear that it didn't work out with this shirt and we're grateful for the feedback. We'll make sure our product team is aware of the points you've made in your review. With that said, this shirt was designed to be a lightweight option to our regular Patahola shirt. You can find the regular Men's Pataloha Shirt [here](

September 3, 2022

Very Feather Weight Fabric

I own and treasure several Pataloha shirts that I bought over the past 10 years ago and was excited that there were new offerings. I ended up buying three Malihini shirts. The designs/patterns and fit are great. The fabric is very feather-weight, much more than I expected. Makes me worried about how it will hold up to use and washing.

Response from Patagonia
September 9, 2022

Thank you for sharing this review. George. For this type of shirt we recommend machine washing on Cold, no bleach, and tumbling dry on Low. Warm iron if needed. If you follow these steps and the fabric doesn't hold up, please get in touch with us about returning it.

September 2, 2022

Way Too Small

I've worn Patagonia shirts for 35 years, always a medium. I could barely button this shirt. Why would there ever be a 'slim fit' Hawaiian shirt? They're supposed to be loose-fitting. Waiting now for a large.

Response from Patagonia
September 8, 2022

Thanks for your feedback, Al! We've got a Pataloha for everyone, and there are two ["regular" fit style Pataloha Shirts]( available for men at the moment. Please reach out to our team if you'd like any assistance. We'll be happy to help!

February 17, 2022


What a delightful design. It brings me to summer warmth right away. I cannot wait to wear it.

May 2, 2021

Nice Shirt

Beautiful. Fits perfectly.

February 18, 2021

Too small

This is a slim fit, which doesnt really mesh with relaxed island life. Needs to be ironed too which kinda sucks. But its cute so whatever, I dont regret it too much.

June 19, 2020

Good enough

Love the pattern!!!!! Feels like it will fall apart quickly...hoping to be proven wrong here.

November 21, 2019

Size should have fit...but was

Size should have fit...but was too small for L

October 16, 2019

Love this shirt!

Looks good and comfortable keeps me cool on hot days.

September 28, 2019


Aside from all the John Lasseter comments I got from my co-workers, really enjoy the shirt and the print. Getting it ready for my koh samui vacation at Christmass

August 21, 2019

Sweet shirt!

I am stoked on the purchase. The shirt is comfortable and keeps me cool on hot days, even in the black version. Stylish too, I have gotten lots of compliments on it already. Note: it is a slim fit so bump up a size.

August 10, 2019

Love this shirt

Looking for something for hot weather backpacking and hiking. Yes, “cotton kills”. But not at 90 degrees, when my synthetic sticks like glue and smells rank and even lightweight merino itches. The design is great, colors are great and it is super cool.

August 10, 2019

Hyped but going to have to tailor

Shirt is epic. Shirts in the past have been more slim fit though. I will just have to find a tailor and tighten it up around the belly area. Other than that! I’m a happy camper. I have a blue one with fish on it that line up at all the seams from 2-3 years back that is my all time is already tailored as a slim fit and still waiting ... Read Morefor a cut like that to pop back up.

August 6, 2019


Perhaps the coolest, most beautiful shirt I've ever bought, and it fits perfectly! Cut is on the slim side, but just right (just the right length, and not tight in the shoulders). Probably wouldn't use this for any sports or mildly strenuous activity - it's too nice and fancy - but perfect for a walk, travel, social gatherings, work,... Read More or any casual use during warm weather months and/or in hot climates. A lot of love must have gone into the design (love the Kalo: Ink Black design with the leaves) - a shirt that makes a statement for sure!

July 11, 2019

Great Shirt

Fits great and is super comfortable. I will definitely be buying another. (6' / 200lbs )

April 11, 2019

Malihini is the real Go To!

I own 3 of these and fully concur with others' comments about the superlative feel/weight of the fabric and the excellent fit. This is the only Pataloha shirt I will wear due to the slim fit and sad but true the other more traditional Patalohas make me look my age: approaching geriatric, avec paunch. Picture a moo-moo! :( A word about the de... Read Moresigns: I've been jonesing for quite a while for a deep-blue, marine or indigo-infused background shade in this shirt and was disappointed one didn't emerge for 2019. I would call the art/design department's attention to the baggy shorts you currently offer in the Parrots, Stone Blue version. That pattern screams "tropical " but is subtle and calming, would make a smashing Malihini and I bet would sell like hotcakes!

September 9, 2018

My favorite shirt

I’ve accumulated 15 or so Pataloha shirts over the years and my Malihini‘s are easily my favorites. The material, style, and fit are all spot on. I often find regular fit Patagonia tops a bit too baggy, so the slimmer Malihini‘s are perfect for me. I wear them all the time, from work to a night out. I’m 5’11”, a bit less than 140lbs, and always buy... Read More small Patagonia tops.

July 6, 2018

Great Shirt

This is a perfect Hawaiian shirt if you're into the more modern (not sure if that's the right word) style shirt. The other Pataloha shirts have flat collars and no top button. This shirt has the more standard button-up shirt features and is slim fit. The material is very soft and lightweight and I love the patterns this time around. I get... Read More a lot of compliments on this one. Fit - This shirt does not run small as other reviewers have said. It's slim fit so it just fits closer to your body. I'm 5'11" 190 and Large fits perfectly. Large is what I wear in all Patagonia Slim and Regular fit shirts and this one is no different.

June 28, 2018

Comfortable but runs a bit small

Looks good and light enough for even a hot summer day.

September 30, 2017

Super lightweight and soft,as well

First one of these shirts,and the fabric is both lighter weight and softer on the skin than I had expected. perect for warm weather strollong and hanging out,as well as travel. The cut is trim but not overly so,and works for ordinary middle-aged guys as well as buff catalog models and global expeditionary teams. I also really like the more sophisti... Read Morecated subtle colos of the blue/gray,tan and green Dogwood pattern,which is great for travel because it can go with multiple pants and doesn't scream or make a big statement. I'll buy more in a heartbeat if there are more patterns like that.

September 24, 2017

Fun and comfortable

Trimmer fit than my past Pataloha shirts but still comfortable and puts me in a fun state of mind!

September 16, 2017

Comfy shirt; very lightweight

It's a nice shirt,but it's a much lighter (thinner) fabric than most cotton Hawaiian shirts,so it drapes differently. It also needs ironing (along the front where the buttons and button holes are) if you want it to look "nice".

September 11, 2017


bought on sale at the outlet - great shirt - one of the most comfortable shirts I own,can wear with shorts,jeans,kakhis. don't even iron it after washing

September 10, 2017

Cute fish pattern

I liked this men's version fish pattern so much that I bought it... Even though I'm female. I'm 5'6" 34c-29-39 and ordered the men's S. The sleeves are a tiny bit long so I'll probably get them shortened a bit,but otherwise this shirt is great! Nice buttons.

August 5, 2017

comfortable and fun

my family loves it on me - we have not been fans of Hawaiian prints in the past

July 22, 2017

light and free wheeling

Ok,here's the deal,I retired 82 days ago. The comfort and lightness of this shirt helped me (mentally) make it on thru to the otherside,(retirement) side. I did order the large first but it was a wee bit tight. Returned for extra large and that made all the difference. Again,beautiful feeling shirt. to quote Jefferson Airplane," you are o... Read Morenly as pretty as you feel."

July 8, 2017

One of my favorite shirts

I have a hand full of these shirts now. As fun as tracking down vintage pieces on eBay can be,I prefer the more modern cut (slim fit) from the last few seasons. I'm 5'11',140lbs. As of late I've found the regular fit shirts and t-shirts too big and the slim fit t-shirts too slim through the shoulders. The slim Pataloha's ar... Read Moree perfect...not too big,not too small. I just purchased my second one of the season.

June 26, 2017

Great Shirt - RUNS SMALL!

Great prints and lovely weight,but these run smaller than Patagonia's traditionally solid sizing - important to think about going up one size.

May 27, 2017

wonderful quality and colors

I bought this shirt for my son. He absolutely loves it. It is perfect for him because he is a fish aficionado.

May 13, 2017

Beautiful,size up though.

If you like your shirts a little loose,order a size larger than you normally wear. It is the most vibrant of Hawaiian shirts I have and I have a few.

April 17, 2017

For slimmer guys

I loved the look of this shirt. I bought the one that's mostly white. It's a quality shirt,but doesn't look good on me. I'm pretty stocky (210 lbs / 5'11"),so it makes me look more like a party animal and it's not the look I was going for.

April 10, 2017

Great new addition!

Patagonia continues to struggle getting sizing right OR my body type continues to be a terrible fit for Patagonia (6'2" and 195 lbs)...BUT...this shirt is a much better fit for my body type than the other shirts/jackets/etc from Patagonia. A little tight through the shoulders but perfect fit through the chest and down through the bottom o... Read Moref the shirt. I would recommend getting multiple colors.

April 9, 2017

Pataloha shirt

Love the design,material and perfect fit. Retro design is nice - perfect for aloha Friday at work.

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