The Four Best Sun Shirts for Summer Hiking

Beat the heat with these light, protective layers.
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It might seem counterintuitive, but one of the best things you can do to prevent overheating on a summer trek is put on a full-coverage shirt. Hoods and sleeves make a huge difference when fighting UV rays, and can be the difference between reaching your destination or calling it a day. Our testers spent two weeks in sunny alpine conditions climbing three Cascadian volcanoes—Mts. Rainier, Baker, and Hood—to put these sun shirts to the test.