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Gear Review: Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody

A long-sleeved shirt built for hot and sunny weather.

Heading to Death Valley—in July? Get the Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody. This long-sleeved shirt uses a lightweight hood to shield your neck and head from intense UV exposure, and thanks to thumb holes at the cuffs, even the backs of your hands stay protected. And the polyester knit feels “cool and silky against skin,” says one tester. Best for: anyone who wants to cover up instead of lotion up. $59; 9 oz.; patagonia.com

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