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Visiting a middle eastern desert in the summer time

Need some suggestions about a paclite jacket suitable to wear in a middle eastern desert in september/october time frame. While you are at it, perhaps some suggestions on shirts and pants as well

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@pepbrow thanks for reaching out to us with these questions! A few thoughts on this:

  • Because this question is about a unique international geography, it might make sense to also pose it to the broader community, perhaps on the Adventure Travel board, to cast the widest net on the community's expertise - we would also encourage you to include the specific desert where you're headed, as the weather and temperatures may vary significantly, and the specifics of your travel - will you be recreating? If yes, what kind and how?
  • Although we don't have a specific trip in a Middle Eastern desert, you might look at a few gear lists on our REI Adventures trips, specifically those that are occurring in desert areas elsewhere in the world, or call our REI Adventures team at (800) 622-2236, as they are our experts on international travel
  • Typically lightweight quick-dry material with UPF protection is ideal for hot temperatures - you can find a few examples here.

Hope this gets you started!

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