Originally Posted By 4evrplan
I'm a big fan of long pants and shirts in all weather. It's counter-intuitive but absolutely true that long sleeves can be cooler. I wonder if Arizona would agree, as he's the real expert in the heat and sun exposure department.

Absolutely, we always wear long pants, long sleeves, buffs for the neck and sun gloves for solar protection in all seasons with the widest brim Tilley hat to top it all off. The LMT2 Tilley makes a lot of shade and insulates against the sun with 1/8”:closed cell foam in the crown and the brim. We had a small group of friends in college and two of them are gone now from melanoma. I think ultimately it is cooler with full clothing than letting the sun beat down directly onto skin. Might dehydrate one less quickly and serve more for evaporitive cooling of the body too.