Great flannel. This is one of those burly shirts that inspires all sorts of manly outdoor activities. It basically asks you to chop some wood for the bonfire you singlehandedly created while guzzling down PBR. Is that a bear over there in the woods? Good thing you've got your trusty Dakota Grizzly Woodsman flannel on. In one swift move with that wood-chopping axe you're wielding, that bear quickly becomes the centerpiece hanging on the wall of your log cabin. [shirt not guaranteed to enhance bear-fighting/taxidermy skills. PBR on the other hand...]
The construction is bomber, thick cotton...making it durable and warm (warmer than your average flannel shirt). The cut is pretty big, I like my flannels a bit larger, so I got the XL...its a bit wider/bulkier than i would like (Large would have been perfect). So if you're thinking about sizing up, think twice.
In 2013 I made a resolution to wear more flannel and now that 20-13 has concluded I can put in that Dakota Grizzly has come out as the leader in this category. The woodsmen is everything that a flannel should be: thick, warm, and durable. Like everybody said, this does run very large. I was swimming in a Medium until I shrank it. I don't like shrinking clothing but I won the gamble on this one and the shrank down Medium fit perfectly and maintained its shape well through the process.
I've loved it and fits great. It will shrink in the wash, but it was a bit bigger than normal when it came so it all worked out for the best. Using wool wash helped a bit with the shrink factor, and if you don't machine dry it that will also help. Overall it's been one I take on every trip because of it's warmth and versatility. Get one, you'll probably like it.
I will second (or third) what's been said about sizing. I go between L and XL and I bought a L for this based on the previous reviews. I'm very glad I did. The arms are plenty long and I think the XL would be way baggy. It's a pretty heavy shirt which, in my opinion, is a good quality since it's a flannel. The mocha pic makes it look like it would appear to be only horizontal strips with the vertical stripes hardly being visible, but the vertical stripes are much more apparent in person. I also got the fire colorway and it is more subdued in person than it is in the pic. Overall, I'm very happy with the shirts.
EDIT: After washing the shirts, I've downgraded my review from 4 stars to 2. I followed the instructions. I used low heat on the first one when drying and it shrank a lot. I then hung the second one to dry it and it STILL shrank! I loved the fit of the shirts before washing them, but I can't recommend a shirt that is impossible to wash without shrinking it.
This shirt was great. Great brown and blue colors, great fit, not too baggy or small, and nice and heavyweight. But then I washed it. Even following the exact instructions listed on the label, the shirt shrunk more than a whole size. The medium fit my 5'11'' 140 lb athletic frame perfectly but now is just too small. I was forced to return it.
Loved the shirt when it arrived, but after I washed it, in COLD and dried on LOW, it shrunk to an unwearable size. I have never seen anything shrink so much. Instead of returning it, I gave it to a neighbor who is 2 sizes smaller than me. Fits him great.
My boyfriend was very happy with the fit and warmth of this flannel when he first received it. However, like other reviews, as soon as it was washed (as instructed) it shrunk a size or 2 and is now unwearable.
These shirts are the worst ever !!! They are made like crap and don't fit properly !!even the colors where off!!! Just plain old s***t
This is a pretty nice shirt but it's made for giants. Size down at least 1 size from what you normally wear when buying this shirt