- Sep 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm #3490475
AT GrimaldiBPL Member
@atgrimaldiLocale: East Bay
So I am getting ready for my first trek to PSR. I have been watching alot of endurance athletes in desert and alpine environments to get an idea of how they strip weight, stay hydrated, stay fueled and regulate body heat.
So, I see a lot of people hiking wearing a tech t-shirt with sun sleeves to protect from the sun and give warmth during the morning. They are easy to take off, without taking off your shirt.
I also have a dozen or so fishing-style synthetic shirts with roll up sleeves. I know they will cover me from the sun, but, man, can they get hot sometimes.
I am wondering if having the ability to put on, take off the sleeves easily might make sense.
Anyone have any feedback?
PSR Trek July 5 to 17, 2018Sep 12, 2017 at 5:22 am #3490511
John S.BPL Member
Some hikers do that, like cyclists do, but I only wear loose fitting nylon, long sleeve, button down shirts.Sep 12, 2017 at 8:49 am #3490545
TAG in AZBPL Member
I use sleeves when I’m hiking here in Arizona. They are great for mornings that start cool, but quickly warm up. I start with the sleeves on, then push them down as I warm up – eventually taking them off.
I considered taking a set with me to PSR, but decided against it. I’m glad I did. Other than the day we summited Baldy, I don’t think I would have used them. Most mornings were not that cold and I quickly warmed up.
I did take a long sleeve, button front shirt which I quite enjoyed. I used it as sun protection when we weren’t moving and it was my 1st layer on when it the sun went down. I liked the light weight and the flexibility (buttoned or not) that I had with the shirt.Sep 13, 2017 at 6:49 am #3490747
Jeffrey PetersBPL Member
I used Long sleeved tech t-shirts. Our trek was in the South at the end of July and we had many cool mornings. I would start the day with the sleeves down and end with them pushed up.
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