Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and having a long sleeved light nylon shirt makes outdoor activities work for me. I carry a Wallaroo hat (made in Boulder, CO) with me everywhere. They crush up to almost nothing, so you can jam them in a bag or purse. Unsquashed, they are really cute. I actually bought 2 extras after I found my first one, because I love it so much and I wanted to be sure that I have some a zillion years from now if the company ever goes under. I also especially love the company because it is built by women, and some of their proceeds go to cancer foundations.