Thanks for the advice on ways to minimize using permethrin or DEET. I have been meaning on looking into better clothing coverage that could protect against mosquitoes and also reduce the amount of sunscreen I need.
Personally, I run "warm" when I'm hiking. Even in relatively cool temps, I usually end up in shorts and a t-shirt. A windbreaker (even a light one) would be way too hot for me for most summer Sierra conditions, except for early in the morning or late in the day.
Also, I am familiar with the trick of using convertble zip-off pants and opening the zippers part way for ventilation. Opening the zippers really helps. But even so, most of the time this would also be too hot for me.
I need to see if there are other options. If I could find a shirt that is long sleeve, very light and with excellent ventilation--maybe it would be competitive with t-shirts. Same thing with pants...
Something I've also thought about: Maybe cotton (nonwicking) long pants and a long-sleeve shirt might work. Because they would not wick like synthetics, sweat would wet them and provide an evaporative cooling effect. And have a set of dry synthetics to change into if temps go down.
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These are the type of long sleeve shirts that I like to wear. Plenty of ventilation and some have great pocket combinations along with buttoned straps to hold the sleeves in place if you roll them up.
https://www.sierra.com/simms-intruder-b ... g-shirt%2F
https://smile.amazon.com/Columbia-Baham ... s9dHJ1ZQ==
https://smile.amazon.com/Clothin-Roll-U ... ay&sr=8-16
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