The Four Best Sun Shirts for Summer Hiking

Beat the heat with these light, protective layers.

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.

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