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Backpacker Magazine – September 2008

Extreme Layering: Hot-Weather Clothing

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

by: Annette McGivney, Photos by Sethhughes.com

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Mountain Hardwear Advance Short Sleeve Crew
Mountain Hardwear Advance Short Sleeve Crew
Outdoor Research Foray
Outdoor Research Foray
Sierra Designs Boundary Short
Sierra Designs Boundary Short
Patagonia Wool 4 Hoody
Patagonia Wool 4 Hoody
The North Face Breeze Brimmer
The North Face Breeze Brimmer

All weights are for men's large (unless otherwise noted), on BACKPACKER scales.

For more in-depth apparel reviews, check out our exclusive online Apparel Guide supplement.

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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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Hugh
Nov 18, 2010

Extreme heat. Neither the Mt. Hdw or North f website list the shirt or hat you recommend. Can you help?

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