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Extreme Layering: Hot-Weather Clothing

From the Grand Canyon to sunshine-pounded Colorado peaks, stay cool and comfortable with this ultralight system.

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The North Face Breeze Brimmer
This lid earned the ultimate stamp of approval when one tester refused to share it. After wearing the Breeze Brimmer while sea kayaking in Mexico and hiking in New Mexico, he said: “For coverage in bright sun, I’ve never tried anything better.” The breathable, quick-drying, and crunchable lid has a three-inch brim. $28; one unisex size; 3 oz.; thenorthface.com. Reader service #111

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