Island Ninja T-shirt Sun Hood

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About: Tim Anderson is the author of the "Heirloom Technology" column in Make Magazine. He is co-founder of www.zcorp.com, manufacturers of "3D Printer" output devices. His detailed drawings of traditional Pacific...

Intro: Island Ninja T-shirt Sun Hood


Protect yourself from the sun.

Marshall Islanders invented this fine sun hood from a t-shirt. They call it "ninja style".
Here seen on the skipper of the chase boat of the 2000 national sailing canoe race at Majuro, Marshall Islands.

Just look out through the neck hole and tie the sleeves behind your head.
You're all set for a day on the water.
Works equally well covering mouth and nose or exposing them.

2nd picture is me with my own sailing canoe on an outer islet of Majuro Atoll.
A small or child's t-shirt is all you need, but any t-shirt will do.

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    mcflyalright

    8 years ago on Introduction

    This works well for biking in the winter too if you use a spandexy-base layer-workout kind of shirt; cotton gets wet and than makes you colder.

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    FlawlessCowboyIngerson

    Reply 12 years ago

    hahaha i saw that on a shirt at hot topic. i do it sometimes on my cross country runs at school. Actually, they think its funny. I was expecting less-friendly results.

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    mangycur

    10 years ago on Introduction

    IN THE DESSERT URINATE ON IT TO MAKE YOU COOLER! (TEMP)COOLER!

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    Whaleman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Turns out this is good for an area with lots of smoke too! I use this occasionally because it is sunny where I live. Kudos.

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    Aleksi

    12 years ago

    We don't ge that much sun in Finland but the same technique works well against mosquitos too.