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7 Best Sun Shirts of 2024

Sun shirts are becoming increasingly popular because they provide consistent and complete coverage – as long as you’re wearing it, you’re protected, and (unlike with sunscreen) there’s no chance you’ll miss a spot. You need to wear a shirt anyway, so why not make it a top that keeps you protected?

The CleverHiker team has logged over 5,000 miles in 20 of the best sun shirts on the market to narrow down this list of our top picks. In this guide, we’ll use our experience to help you find the top that fits your budget and protection needs to keep you happy and healthy on your next sun-kissed adventure.

If you want full body coverage, we also recommend checking out our favorite hiking pants for women and men. However, if you’re set on showing some skin for the sake of keeping cool, be sure to layer on the sunscreen and find your perfect pair of hiking shorts (men’s and women’s) among our favorites.

Casey Handley gives great detail on some of the best sun shirts of 2024 here.


March 15, 2024

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