Best Sun Protection Hats

Review & Comparison, Last Update January 21, 2020
Sun protection hats ensure sunblock. These hats make sure you're able to prevent sunburns and walk without worrying about heatstrokes. These summer hats are also sometimes quite fashionable. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The Omni-Shade™ textured nylon poplin fabric is as tear-resistant as these fabrics get. You can customize the fit pretty much however you want. The headband effectively absorbs moisture, while the mesh vents quickly evaporate it. 

CONS

The hat's too floppy. 

OUR VERDICT

Columbia Bora Bora Booney Hat puts most sun protection hats to shame. It is more comfortable, more effective, and more adaptable than most hats. You can wear this thing anywhere you want. 

detailed parameters
Gender

Unisex

Size

One-size-fits-most

Materials

Omni-Shade™ textured nylon poplin (UVA and UVB protection) 

Extras

Mesh venting with Omni-Wick™ moisture management technology, adjustable drawcord, adjustable toggle at the back 

Care

Hand wash recommended 

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The nylon that the hat, face mask, and back flap are made from is water-resistant, so you won't have to worry about rain. The mask and the flap are removable. The back flap works wonders protecting your neck from sunburns. 

CONS

The fabric fades with time. 

OUR VERDICT

Ddyoutdoor™ 07-281 will let you roam deserts and hike the most unpleasant trails. The hat will let you enjoy hunting, camping, traveling, safaring, gardening, and more. You can easily fold this thing for transportation. 

detailed parameters
Gender

Unisex

Size

One-size-fits-most

Materials

Nylon (UVA and UVB protection)

Extras

Mesh venting, adjustable drawcord, adjustable toggle at the back, face mask and back flap included 

Care

Hand wash recommended

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Adopting a relatively wide brim, the hat will have no issues protecting the entire head (including the neck and face) from sunlight. The chin cord is able to secure the hat through the windiest days. The sweatband will let you comfortably remove sweat. 

CONS

The drawcord wears out pretty quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

EINSKEY Sun Hat can be recommended to most men and women. The hat looks mature and understated yet stylish and even somewhat elegant. You can combine the hat with most casual outfits. 

detailed parameters
Gender

Unisex

Size

One-size-fits-most

Materials

Polyester (UVA and UVB protection)

Extras

Mesh venting, adjustable drawcord, adjustable toggle at the back

Care

Hand wash recommended

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The available colors range from dark and light gray to khaki, red, aqua blue, and navy blue. The mesh vents work wonders dissipating heat and promoting airflow. The adjustable toggle will let you ensure this thing hugs your head just right. 

CONS

The neck flap is not removable. 

OUR VERDICT

Home Prefer HP0270-LG Hat will let you comfortably go camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, boating, and more. The seams are no joke, making sure that the hat is resistant to wear and tear. The wide brims are able to block more sunlight.

detailed parameters
Gender

Unisex

Size

One-size-fits-most

Materials

Polyester (UVA and UVB protection)

Extras

Mesh venting, adjustable drawcord, adjustable toggle at the back, back flap included

Care

Hand wash recommended

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The brim is long and wide enough to shade the eyes, cheeks, and the forehead from UVA and UVB rays. The drawstrings are elegant too, adding to the hat's aesthetics. Since there are no mesh vents and flaps here, the hat will be able to compliment most styles. 

CONS

The cotton takes quite some to dry. 

OUR VERDICT

Comhats CT1005 is much more elegant than most sun protection hats. At the same time, the hat's pleasant to the touch too. You can choose between large, medium, and small sizes. There are also many different color schemes available. 

detailed parameters
Gender

Women's

Size

S, M, L

Materials

Cotton (UVA and UVB protection)

Extras

Adjustable drawcord, adjustable drawstrings at the back

Care

Hand wash recommended

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Columbia Bora Bora

360-Degree Protection

Columbia Bora Bora Booney Hat is quite different compared to most sun protection hats execution-wise. On paper, the solutions are still the same but, here, they're executed much better than the companies behind most of these hats are able to do.

First, the company's signature wicking fabric boasts awesome sweat-wicking properties, so you remain dry and comfortable throughout the day. The Omni-Wick™ fabric spreads moisture across the surface, quickly evaporating sweat and keeping the clothes dry.

At the same time, the hat's UPF 50 sun protection rating means that this thing will be able to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. The hat's brim is wide, so you won't have to bring sunglasses with you.

These sun protection hats come equipped with adjustable drawcords and drawstrings more often than not. In addition to these solutions though, this product features an adjustable toggle at the back, so you'll easily be able to configure the fit.

The hat's flaws are limited to the fact that it is quite floppy, meaning that this thing loses its shape really quick.

Besides that, Columbia Bora Bora Booney Hat will keep you comfortable and protected no matter what. With this hat, you won't have to worry about the sun.

Review of Columbia Bora Bora Unisex Hat

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Ddyoutdoor 07-281

Mask Too

Ddyoutdoor™ 07-281 is somewhat different, as you can probably tell. This is not just a hat. In addition to the excellent hat that we'll cover in a moment, this thing comes equipped with a face mask and a back flap.

As you can imagine, the mask and the back flap will be able to provide 360-degree protection. The flap shields the neck from sunburn. You can remove this flap. You can also use the back flap as a separate hat. Meanwhile, the face mask will prevent you from breathing dust when the conditions get windy.

All these elements boast UPF 50+ rating, meaning that they're able to block somewhere around 98% of UVA and UVB rays.

The aforementioned hat's nice too. There are mesh vents that make sure your skin is able to breathe. The drawcord is adjustable, so you'll have no issues making the hat fit you as comfortably as possible.

The hat dries quicker than polyester and nylons hats, so you won't have to wait too long after washing it.

The product's downsides are more or less limited to the fact that the fabric, despite its UVA and UVB resistance, starts to fade with time.

Other than that, Ddyoutdoor™ 07-281 is lightweight and cozy. The hat will make sure you remain comfortable in any environment.

Review of Ddyoutdoor 07-281 Wide Brim Hat

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EINSKEY Wide Brim

As Unisex as They Come

EINSKEY Sun Hat is as unisex as these hats get. The hat will be able to complement and compliment most casual looks.

The one-size-fits-most design will have no issues fitting adult heads with circumferences between 22-24 inches (there are not too many people that are separated from this range).

At the same time, the hat's wide brim (3.7 - 3.9 inches) will be able to keep both the face and the neck safe from UVA/UVB rays.

Made from water-resistant polyester, the hat can be worn outdoors even when it is raining cats and dogs. Meanwhile, the two-side mesh vents will be able to keep the head nice and breezy.

Likewise, the chin cord does a good job holding the hat in place during windy days.

In addition to everything else, there's also the built-in sweatband that you can use to remove sweat from eyes and face.

There's not much here to complain about. The drawcord wears out pretty quickly and the people behind the hat recommend not using washing machines but that's always the case with these sun hats.

All things considered, EINSKEY Sun Hat is probably the most universal hat on this list. You can recommend this product to most adults, even without taking their style and preferences into consideration.

Review of EINSKEY Wide Brim Waterproof Breathable Packable

 

Home Prefer HP0270-LG

Fold and Go

Home Prefer HP0270-LG Hat can be taken and worn anywhere. You can easily fold the hat and stuff this thing into most bags. The hat's available in various colors, ranging from aqua blue, light gray, army green, and dark gray to khaki, navy blue, and red. In other words, you can combine the hat with various ensembles.

The hat's biggest upside and downside is the back flap. Of course, the flap protects the neck from sunlight, making this thing excellent for boating, fishing, and more. At the same time, the flap's not removable, meaning that you'll probably look quite weird wearing this hat to casual social gatherings.

Apart from that, there's nothing wrong with this hat. There are mesh vents that dissipate moisture and promote airflow. There's an adjustable toggle that you can use to configure the fit, making sure that the hat hugs the head nice and tight but not too tight. There's also an adjustable drawcord that lets you make sure the hat doesn't fly away when the conditions get somewhat windy.

To sum everything up, what we have here is an excellent product provided you weren't planning on wearing this hat to high-life shindigs. Though quite massive, the hat's surprisingly lightweight too.

Review of Home Prefer HP0270-LG Hat with Neck Flap

 

Comhats CT1005

Gentle and Elegant

Comhats CT1005 looks gentle and elegant, so we would recommend this summer hat to women first and foremost (although anyone can wear them). The company's hats come in small, medium, and large sizes, meaning you're more likely to find something that fits you perfectly but you will have to make sure you're purchasing the right size.

Passing the UPF 50+ test, the hat is able to block UV rays somewhere in the 98% vicinity. In other words, you won't have to use sunscreen and worry about sunburns.

The hat is lightweight and pleasant to the touch thanks to its cotton composition. That being said, this cotton composition is also what makes the hat slow-drying compared to most sun protection hats.

Somewhat offsetting this issue is the hat's wide (4.7-inch) brim that works wonders shading the forehead, eyes, and cheeks from sunlight.

You can use the adjustable drawcord to make sure the hat remains glued to the head through windy days. At the same time, the drawstrings at the back will let you somewhat customize the fit.

This cute hat for women comes without mesh vents, which is somewhat upsetting since those aid breathability but understandable considering that these vents also make the hat less attractive and this product banks on aesthetics as much as it does on comfort.

Review of Comhats CT1005 Womens Summer Flap Cover Cap

 

What Is a Sun Protection Hat?

With sun protection hats, everything is in the name, isn't it? Needless to say, these hats are designed to protect you from sunlight first and foremost. Sometimes referred to as bucket heads and summer hats, these wide-brim hats incorporate massive protection zones (massive compared to baseball caps and most standard hats).

They're able to protect the face from sunlight. They're usually able to protect the neck too. Sometimes, these hats come equipped with back flaps. When that's the case, you don't have to worry about sunburn around the neck area. They're able to provide even construction workers with neck protection.

Sometimes, these hats are fitted with face masks too, so you can go roaming deserts without swallowing dust. First and foremost, sun hats are all about UV protection, letting you go running, fishing, visit beaches, tend to the garden, and so on and so forth.

More often than not, sun hats come equipped with mesh vents to aid heat and moisture dissipation, making the hat breathable. Apart from that, take the drawcords/drawstrings into account since, when present, these will let you adjust the fit.

As effective as these hats are, sometimes they're not enough. That's where these clip-on sunglasses and sports sunglasses will be able to help.

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Publish Date: 2020-01-21 12:06:24