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Posted: 3/16/2018 11:22:40 PM EDT
Had the joy the other day of having to push through brush of Southwest Texas desert with a short sleeve shirt on now my arms are all cut up from the plant life. So I have been searching for a good long sleeve shirt one that is light and breaths but can hold up to all the things that want to stick you. Only thing I can think of is BDU tops but there has to be something better out there that I might not know about so thats why I'm looking for advice! Thanks
Link Posted: 3/16/2018 11:25:26 PM EDT
leather
Link Posted: 3/17/2018 9:20:02 PM EDT
Best compromise I've found between being protective from brush and not too hot and heavy is cotton canvas in the weight offered by Carhartt, and similar fabric in various camo patterns.
Link Posted: 3/18/2018 11:42:03 AM EDT
I would look at upland game hunting shirts .I think they are also called briar shirts. Also when Im down hunting and hiking in South Texas I just wear a long sleeve shirt similiar to a brush popper over a t shirt. It served me well during some 118° days in Vanhorn,Tx. Also when I was working in Phoenix in July and August.
Link Posted: 3/18/2018 10:39:53 PM EDT
Rock climbing shirts.
Link Posted: 3/24/2018 11:27:12 PM EDT
I use outdoor research for my hiking shirts. They have held up fine in Alabama brush
Link Posted: 4/7/2018 9:49:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thallo:
I would look at upland game hunting shirts .I think they are also called briar shirts. Also when Im down hunting and hiking in South Texas I just wear a long sleeve shirt similiar to a brush popper over a t shirt. It served me well during some 118° days in Vanhorn,Tx. Also when I was working in Phoenix in July and August.
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I like them but do they have anything other then that bight cowboy style?

Originally Posted By tveddy:
Rock climbing shirts.
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Interested like to know more about what brand or name they are under!
Link Posted: 4/8/2018 12:32:53 AM EDT
This style may be worth looking at. Thicker arms, moisture wicking chest/back.

https://tacticalgear.com/tru-spec-nylon-cotton-ripstop-combat-shirts-multicam-coyote

Note: Not necessarily the preferred vendor or best price, just the first thing I found on google. I got a lightly used one from a surplus store for ~$30.
Link Posted: 4/8/2018 10:35:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tayous1:

Interested like to know more about what brand or name they are under!
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Originally Posted By tayous1:

Originally Posted By tveddy:
Rock climbing shirts.
Interested like to know more about what brand or name they are under!
Mountain hardware and outdoor research
Link Posted: 4/11/2018 8:27:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2018 8:29:57 AM EDT by Nick_Adams]
HUK fishing shirts, in particular the ICON hoodie which comes in a variety of Kryptek camo colors.

Intended for long days under the sun, plus you get the 'hoodie' for keeping the sun's rays off that bald spot that's growing on top rear portion of your noggin'.

Worn by cool-guy outdoor types everywhere:

https://www.hukgear.com/products/huk-kryptek-icon-hoodie?variant=1282370535438
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 7:58:11 AM EDT
Look into the Columbia PFG shirts. They have a few different weights to chose from, I have some that are a hardier fabric but they are still light and breathable.
Link Posted: 5/8/2018 8:50:09 PM EDT
I’ve got 2 HUK shirts, but Simms fits me better and is my preferred long sleeve sun shirt
Link Posted: 5/9/2018 7:35:11 AM EDT
I'm not sure what you're dealing with, but I really like these for hiking in central Texas woods. Most of mine have about 150 miles (hiked) on each with no rips, but they're just getting hit by the occasional leaves and branches (and thorns once in a while).

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YZKTBR/?coliid=I1FLA85G7OAR6H&colid=2WVDTN1LLEZX9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Link Posted: 5/9/2018 3:38:34 PM EDT
I use a white vented MTN Hardwear long sleeve shirt, it lets you breath, and covers exposed skin from the sun.
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