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View Poll Results: Do you prefer 100F in the shade for 3 hrs or 85F in the sun for 3 hrs
3 hrs at 100F in the shade wearing shorts, t-shirts, sandals 17 62.96%
3 hrs at 85F in the sun wearing shorts, t-shirt, sandals 10 37.04%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Ok, this is similar to my previous poll, but I wanted to eliminate the "suit" factor. It seems many people are averse to wearing a suit in any condition and I didn't want that to sway them.

This time assume you wear the same in each situation, you have time to change into shorts, t-shirt, and sandals. Assume standard policies at the ballpark, i.e. no icepacks or umbrellas allowed but sunscreen usually is. I will allow a baseball cap too as that seems reasonable in this situation at a ballpark.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Still would rather be in the shade. The sun can do too much damage.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Paris
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I'd still go for the shade. Can't think of any issue coming from just sitting in the shade at 100°F, while under the sun at 85°F, sunburn and sunstroke are possibilities. Plus the first proposition is still more comfortable to me.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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I'm assuming that the 85F is still humid and the 100F is still dry. I'd still pick the dry 100F in the shade over the humid 85F in the sun, though it is close, and both would be quite uncomfortable. Plus I still get bragging rights with the triple digits.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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In this situation, 100 shade please. However 85 in the sun isn't bad, I just wouldn't want to sit idle in direct sun at 85 degrees for 3 hours straight.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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85f as I love sun.

Plus it is in Los Angeles which means low humidity.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm assuming that the 85F is still humid and the 100F is still dry. I'd still pick the dry 100F in the shade over the humid 85F in the sun, though it is close, and both would be quite uncomfortable. Plus I still get bragging rights with the triple digits.
No, both were dry even in the original post. The 85F was in LA which is usually dry and the 100F was in Dallas after a "cold front" which in summer just means a wind direction change from humid southerly to dry northerly.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Ok, this poll is more evenly distributed: 3 to 3.

So this is stating that 85f sun = 100f shade. I chose 85f sun in this scenario as that is quite comfortable to me. With sunscreen I'd get a nice tan and plenty of water to drink so no dehydration.

I guess there's not many people that have been to Wrigley Field on a summer's day with temps in the mid 80s? Usually it is quite packed there or for many a Dogers game with temps in the mid 80s. Even the Ballpark in Arlington has usually been packed pretty nicely in the last few years, although most games are in the evening there to avoid the heat.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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Still going with the shade at 100. It's less burny.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I guess there's not many people that have been to Wrigley Field.
No, I've never heard of it.
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