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Looking for comments, insight on a sunshirt for backpacking. Heard good things about REI Sahara, wondering if there is more to know.

Long sleeves (able to roll up), good ventilation, a collar that can be worn "high" for a little more protection are on my want list (I'm typically having a broad brimmed Tilley airflow hat on at the same time, unless it is an hours long steep ascent and I need superman ventilation).

And, hopefully those features are compatible with having a pack on for long hours.

I've noticed Railrider sunshirts (with venting strip on torso, insides of arms). Their lack of collar puzzles me but am interested in hearing from any who have used them. I use Railrider pants and happy with them.


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The REI Mojave is similar to the Sahara, but has pit zips with mesh vents.  I have a couple of those (one very old, one kind of newish) that are my go-to shirts for the desert.  I also have a Railriders shirt (it predates their sunshirts) which has held up pretty well, but isn't quite as protective.  I love my Railriders pants.
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Bigload, thanks. I checked the Mojave and they are sold out for the season.
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I've got a Mountain Harwear Canyon shirt that I wear when I'm fishing, mowing the lawn, or hiking in the sun. No complaints - solid, works, fits well.

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for what its worth, I have a ton of "Natural Gear" river shirts that meat these requirements, I get em for under $20 each from Sam's club.\

Not the highest end sexy gear, but solid and cheap  :D  (sorta like me)
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I've got several Ex Officio shirts that I think work great. I wear them for paddling. They fit and wear well.
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I have a couple of Cabela's Guidewear long sleeve shirts. they have pit zips, extended collar, vent back. áThe one's I have are well made and have lasted several years of heavy use.

On sale now for $25.00


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I have an REI Sahara shirt and a similar one made by Columbia.
They work well for both sun and bug protection.
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I like the cabelas gxII fishing shirts.  UPF 40 rated,They are long sleeved with the roll up button hooks.  Nice and light, lots of ventilation especially in the backpanel and it is onsale now.  I own two of these.  they are actually a nice looking shirt as well.

http://www.cabelas.com/product....roducts
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I just bought one, and love it. I might buy another one in blue!

Hard to beat the price...



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I have a couple of Cabela's Guidewear long sleeve shirts. they have pit zips, extended collar, vent back. áThe one's I have are well made and have lasted several years of heavy use.

On sale now for $25.00

Just bought one, very nice. Can't beat the price...


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