My girlfriend and I are both active outdoor enthusiast and live in a high alpine environment. Wearing a SPF shirt with or without the hood helps protect me without the hassle of applying and re-applying sunscreen.  This season I tried the MegaTech shirts both with and without the hood and I loved them.  I’ve realized it is easier to stay cool by wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt than wearing a short-sleeve t-shirt and constantly applying sunscreen.  I used these shirts for biking, paddle boarding, floating, running, hiking and they performed well.  The construction is sold and has extra material where I need it, like the cuffs on the sleeves.  Give them a try and I’m sure you will be as happy as I am with the quality. – Sean Callan & Lilly Gallo