Gear Review:

Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody

by Matt Walker

sunshade

I fear the sun. Really fear it. Too many sunburns as a kid. Too many sun burns in my 20s. Too many sun burns. 

I’ve tried all sorts of shenanigans in the mountains to hide from the sun (I’ve even used a parasol while teaching crevasse rescue skills…it doesn’t work very well FYI). 

Equipment List - Alpine Rock

Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 21:51

Situations: Generally a full day in the mountains with 2-4 hour approaches, conditions variable, with the weather ranging from harsh and wet to pleasant and sunny.

Clothing: Items that are breathable, allow flexibility, resist wind and water, and based on a layering system.
** Some of the clothing and gear below are season dependent especially in regard to the amount of snow and ice encountered on the approach and climb. Please confer with your guide about current conditions and/or if you have any questions.