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Top 8 Product Ratings

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Editors' Choice Award
The Best Overall sun shirt in this test, the Patagonia's Capilene Cool Daily Hoody is a great base layer, sun-blocker, and daily shirt for summer.
Best Buy Award
Affordable at under $40 and super light for its feature selection, the Silver Ridge Lite by Columbia competes with the most technical outdoor brand names.
Top Pick Award
Buy the Patagonia Sol Patrol II for the field, train, and plane. It carries what you need, blocks the sun, and feels great doing it.
Top Pick Award
Very comfortable with a good balance of features and functionality, the Mountain Hardwear Canyon looks great on and off-trail
More pack-friendly than wallet-friendly, the OR Astroman is designed for climbers, but can work for fast-packers and light travelers.
The Columbia PFG Terminal Tackle Hoodie is perfect for those who fish, work outside, and want a wallet-friendly option.
Compared to other, more technical shirts in this test, the Hanes simply can't compete, despite its smart fabric choices.
The Eddie Bauer Atlas Exploration long-sleeved shirt is good for sun protection.