We dressed smartly and hiked daily. Things I learned – cover everything, wear sun protection clothing, make sure it is lightweight enough to allow you to survive 103 degree temps and make sure it is hotel-sink-washable so you can do it all over again the next day.
I have to admit I shopped wisely and asked questions along the way so my clothing would perform and of course be somewhat stylish so the digitals would not end up in the delete file.
Here are the top six BA50 summer body concerns that come across my desk and a few sun protection options that also offer up the benefit of disguising the liabilities!
1. I want to be covered but comfortable in the heat.
Solumbra – By Sun Precautions
Women’s Ruched Pullover – Made of Solumbra IV fabric and boasts a stylish boat neck, generous raglan sleeves and a soft waistband hem.
Athleta – Fashionable Activewear
Breathable UPF 50+ Wick-It fabric in a longer-length hoodie cover-up to protect more of your skin.
Solumbra by Sun Precautions
Designed to flatter every figure with slightly flared legs, and a comfortable midrise. Perfect for summer touring.
Athleta – Looks that take you through all your warm weather adventures
Lightweight, breathable, and transparent. Wear it long-sleeved or zip off the top portion and wear it as a vest. I hiked with this jacket last week and used the top portion only to keep my shoulders and arms protected from the sun.
5. I am a victim of the baby oil/reflector generation – give me a bucket hat!
Coolibar – Sun protection you wear
Crochet Beach Hat – Hidden drawstring for a custom fit, UPF 50+
Shapeable Sun Catcher Hat – Travel friendly, packable, crushable with a moisture wicking sweatband.
6. My arches fell years ago – I need a bottle of Advil after a day of sporting flat sandals.
Merrell Shoes – ready, set, explore
Terran Post – Natural flex and arch supports fights fatigue & disguises the bunions!
Veranda Ribbon – Elevate your outdoor style without sacrificing your comfort sensibility.
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