As the weather warms up and the school year comes to a close, many of us will be spending as much time as we can outdoors. While we enjoy some fun in the sun, its important to remember to take the proper precautions to keep us safe from the sun. When you reach for the sunblock and sunglasses, don’t forget to also grab a hat! The perfect hat combines the sun protection you need, with the style you want. We’ve compiled a list our favorite hats for the whole family below.
Hats are especially important to keep your little one safe and protected from harsh sun. It can often be difficult to get a child to keep sunglasses on, but a nice wide-brimmed hat can provide ample shade on a sunny day. You’ll want to choose a hat that has a brim all the way around to shade their necks and ears.
For extra protection – something especially important for children – you can look for a hat with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating. The UPF rating tells you how effective a hat is at blocking out harmful Ultraviolet light.
UPF 50+ hats only allow in 1/50 of the light, or 2 percent. This means it blocks out 98% of UV light. For young children with sensitive skin, this is a great way to combat sunburn, but still enjoy your time outside.
This Sun N Sand Girl's UPF 50+ Sun Hat with Chin Cord is tightly woven to keep out the UV light, and has a 3-inch wide, all-around brim needed to protect sensitive necks and ears.
Another benefit to this hat is the chin chord. It is important to tighten it to a comfortable fit, so the hat stays on as your child is on the move.
For boys, this Sun N Sand Kid's Rush Straw Lifeguard Hat with Camo Trim is vented for air circulation, and has an interior sweat band.
This 4-inch brim is lined with a cool camo fabric to block extra sun from your child’s face. This hat also features an adjustable chin chord.
While baseball hats and traditional sunhats may be a wardrobe staple for you, it may be time to pick something a little more adventurous. Level up your style game with this Angela & William Women's Wool Felt Fedora with Gold Buckle. The 3-inch brim provides more sun protection than a standard baseball cap, and the interior satin band is adjustable for the perfect fit. This hat will keep you cool in the sun, and Instagram-ready.
For the man who’s looking for something unique and stylish, a newsboy cap can be a great option. This Men's Patch Work Newsboy Cap from Epoch Hats Company is made of 100% cotton. It’s lightweight and breathable, so you can stay cool while looking cool. Newsboy caps complement a variety of outfits, so you can dress it up or dress it down however you like.