RE: [John Muir Trail] light weight sun shirt
- Sure you can scramble up the bucks. Just consider it an investment that will prolong your hiking life, both from the weight savings and the sun protection. : )
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:38:39 -0700
Subject: RE: [John Muir Trail] light weight sun shirt
5.9 oz for a long sleeve looks pretty good. Can I scramble up $84 plus shipping to save 2.5 oz? SPF 30+. OK John will i get burned in an SPF 30 shirt?
Actually 8.4 oz. for a long sleeve shirt is not bad. Try looking at fishing shirts-usually nylon, quick to dry and have an SPF rating. One popular brand is Rail Riders.
I met a guy on the PCT wearing one of their eco-mesh shirts and seemed to be staying cool and protected in the 80 degree weather.
- Using stakes or anything else in a "T" configuration is known as a dead-man.It's often used for winter time or mountaineering tent pitches, when stakes, trekking poles, skis, or ice axes are used as "dead man" anchors for shelters.