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7/10/2019
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Think its about time to start wearing something to protect from the sun and cats claw. Suggestions?

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7/10/2019
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Any REI, Columbia, Sunday Afternoon Adventures, or other similar brand travel/hiking shirt will work. I like collars for sun protection. Mesh side panels are nice. Front chest pockets are good for storing items. Loose and baggy is good for airflow but catches on more cacti and cat claw.

I buy close outs from past seasons, it doesn’t have to look good. My main complaint is too many shirts marketed as for hiking and sun protection are too dark.
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7/10/2019
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These Coolmax shirts are excellent. Wore the same shirt during the recent 2.5 day sheep count. Excellent breathability, granite and cactus-resistant. No collars ... but I wore a hat with a neck flap that took care of that.

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7/11/2019
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This what I got in tan color:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JQ08PZ6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Coolmax does the trick also.

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7/11/2019
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For the Condor and Coolmax, A couple questions. Hows the neck fit? I don't like tightness here. I'm tall narrow build with long arms so hows the shink once washed? I like both and my hat also has a neck flap. Thanks

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7/11/2019
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I noticed no shrinkage with the Coolmax in warm water and air-drying. Neck fit seems normal.

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7/11/2019
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ziphius wrote:
I noticed no shrinkage with the Coolmax in warm water and air-drying. Neck fit seems normal.



Thanks. Prob go with Coolmax. Support the small business vet.

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7/12/2019
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Britain wrote:
ziphius wrote:
I noticed no shrinkage with the Coolmax in warm water and air-drying. Neck fit seems normal.



Thanks. Prob go with Coolmax. Support the small business vet.


Britian, my shirts came within 10 days, backorderd, so be patient.

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7/14/2019
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I don't think any of mine have ever shrunk, if anything they tend to stretch a bit....but I use mine for years before replacing. Some people like cotton shirts that hold all your sweat, not sure why but I prefer these as they dry very quickly.

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7/16/2019
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Thanks for the input.

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7/29/2019
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ziphius wrote:
Britain wrote:
ziphius wrote:
I noticed no shrinkage with the Coolmax in warm water and air-drying. Neck fit seems normal.



Thanks. Prob go with Coolmax. Support the small business vet.


Britian, my shirts came within 10 days, backorderd, so be patient.


Got the shirts in. Like them. Next question is this. I've always hiked in Jeans. They're starting to chap the inside of my legs.

Suggestions for lightweight hiking pants?
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7/29/2019
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Britain wrote:
ziphius wrote:
Britain wrote:
ziphius wrote:
I noticed no shrinkage with the Coolmax in warm water and air-drying. Neck fit seems normal.



Thanks. Prob go with Coolmax. Support the small business vet.


Britian, my shirts came within 10 days, backorderd, so be patient.


Got the shits in. Like them. Next question is this. I've always hiked in Jeans. They're starting to chap the inside of my legs.

Suggestions for lightweight hiking pants?


Railriders are extremely-durable and comfortable.

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7/30/2019
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Britain wrote:

Suggestions for lightweight hiking pants?



I used to go with cheap White Sierra zip off pants, but lately I've started hiking with Prana pants. They are stretchy so scrambling is easier and they are tough. I usually destroy pants in about 6 months but these are lasting longer.
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8/2/2019
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Edit changed shits to shirts. Haha bad typing.

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8/3/2019
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I have also bought these, they work great also

Under Armour Men UA Tac Tech Long Sleeve Tee

for pants, I just use denim or camo pants of some sort, Pencott Badlands is my favorite pattern for sure but hard to find, A-TACS is another good pattern for the desert.

Helikon Badlands CPU Pants

Tru Spec A-TACS Pants


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8/20/2019
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Ok, I'll come clean. I admit to using old 100% cotton dress shirts for many expeditions in the past. They usually get torn to shreds when I go "off trail" or down in the drainage gullies with the dreaded cats claw. I am surprised there is no blood showing in this photo. Anyway, I now use the appropriate long sleeve shirts. Columbia is the current protection. Looking forward to getting back to the desert when the Sun moves South again.
Cheers




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rockhopper wrote:
Ok, I'll come clean. I admit to using old 100% cotton dress shirts for many expeditions in the past. They usually get torn to shreds when I go "off trail" or down in the drainage gullies with the dreaded cats claw. I am surprised there is no blood showing in this photo. Anyway, I now use the appropriate long sleeve shirts. Columbia is the current protection. Looking forward to getting back to the desert when the Sun moves South again.
Cheers




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Sure you didnt get attacked by a lion or something? smile I bought a small machete for that cats claw.

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28 days ago
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No lion, just some wicked cats claw in the upper reaches of Martinez canyon. I use a folding saw for branches. Cat's claw I try to avoid at all costs but sometimes we all have to push thru. I have a machete in storage somewhere collecting dust. While traveling down in the Amazon over 20 years ago, the number one injury was machete to leg injuries. You have to be super careful about the machete deflecting off branches and I am too accident prone anyway so I put it away for good.
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rockhopper wrote:
No lion, just some wicked cats claw in the upper reaches of Martinez canyon. I use a folding saw for branches. Cat's claw I try to avoid at all costs but sometimes we all have to push thru. I have a machete in storage somewhere collecting dust. While traveling down in the Amazon over 20 years ago, the number one injury was machete to leg injuries. You have to be super careful about the machete deflecting off branches and I am too accident prone anyway so I put it away for good.
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I've had mixed results with a machete. It worked great on soft vegetation and brush with thin branches, but was not very useful against small trees or larger. It's long so it stuck out the top of my pack and would often get hung in thick brush if I was trying to pass through or under. I won't take it out any more unless I know it will be effective in the area. Clippers have been a better general solution for me.
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25 days ago
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My machete is more like an oversized knife. But the clippers is a great idea.

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