Summer Packer Hat by Filson
While Kilimanjaro’s weather is always a crapshoot, you’ll inevitably contend with harsh sunlight. Blame the altitude—thin atmosphere and a lack of cloud protection magnify the sun’s glare, and unprotected skin can roast quickly. Fortunately, I wore the Filson Summer Packer Hat, which comfortably shaded my head and neck on sunny days while also shielding rain throughout the cloud forests at the mountain’s base. Pro tip: Get the chinstrap—it can get windy up there—and err on the side of sizing up.
($71 with strap, filson.com)
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