7 BRILLIANT SUN HATS FOR SUMMER

05/07/18

7 BRILLIANT SUN HATS FOR SUMMER

The recent warm weather is a pleasant change from a 'typical' British summer (grey and rainy) but with this prolonged period of hot temperatures comes the risk of sun burn and dehydration. It’s important to remember to take on lots of fluids and replace electrolytes when outdoors or doing sports, especially for young children. The other risk of sun burn should be tackled with plenty of sun cream, that has a high SPF & UVA rating, appropriate clothing and sun hats.

Here’s seven of our favourite sun hats that are going to keep you cool this summer.

Craghoppers NosiLife Desert Hat

Craghoppers NosiLife Desert Hat

  • NosiLife insect repellent technology
  • Anti-bacterial treatment
  • Wicking and cooling inner headband
  • Fold-away neck protector
  • Vented sides
  • Cord adjustment
  • Classic fit
  • UPF 50+
  • 75g

Built to protect you from harsh summer sun, this lightweight cap has a foldaway neck protector and is made from UPF50+ protective fabric. And because it’s Nosilife the hat naturally helps keep bugs and insects away.

Tilley Organic Airflo Broad Brim Hat

Tilley Organic Airflo Broad Brim Hat

  • Sueded organic cotton for a worn-in look
  • 2% Spandex adds a little stretch
  • Mesh band around top of hat for ventilation
  • Broad brim
  • Packs down easily
  • Secret pocket
  • Wind cord
  • Floats
  • UPF 50+

One of the original summer hat makers, Tilley build hard-wearing and durable hats for adventures that are backed up by their lifetime warranty. This model is specific to extreme temperatures with extra ventilation at the top, UPF50+ rating and if you drop it in the sea it floats.

The North Face Youth Sun Stash Hat

The North Face Youth Sun Stash Hat

  • Superlight polyester fabric is reversible
  • Stashes into button envelope pocket
  • Embroidered logos
  • UPF 50

This bright and fun bucket-style hat is great for your little ones. It has a protective UPF 50 rating, has a reversible design and packs away into it own stash pocket when not in use.

Lifesystems Mosquito Head Net Hat

Lifesystems Mosquito Head Net Hat

  • Lightweight pop-up hat with brim
  • Ultra-fine black mesh netting
  • 1001 holes per sq. inch
  • Toggled drawcord
  • Stuff sack
  • One size
  • Weight: 100g

If you are heading to Scotland this summer, this hat is a must have. Between June and September there is a ridiculous number of midges that will devour any exposed skin.

This lightweight hat from Lifesystems has an ultra-fine mesh attached to it that is going to keep out any unwanted insects and when not in use it packs down into a portable stuff pack.

The North Face Youth Horizon Hat

The North Face Youth Horizon Hat

  • Nylon ripstop fabric
  • Adjustable clip closure
  • Soft mesh sweatband
  • UPF 50

A classic cap design, made from a lightweight UPF+50 fabric that is cool and quick to dry. This is the perfect essential for kids to play in this summer; and it is excellent value for money.

Craghoppers NosiLife Sun Hat

Craghoppers NosiLife Sun Hat

  • NosiLife insect repellent technology
  • Anti-bacterial treatment
  • Wicking and cooling inner headband
  • Concealed inner pocket in top of hat
  • UPF 50+

With a wicking and cooling inner headband and a lightweight wide-brim - this sun hat is a great all-rounder for warm weather. The hat comes with Craghoppers’ NosiLife treatment (anti-insect repellent technology) and has an anti-bacterial layer to help keep things fresh.

The North Face Horizon Hat

The North Face Horizon Hat

  • Nylon ripstop fabric
  • Unstructured front panels
  • Shallow crown height
  • Soft mesh sweatband
  • Adjustable clip closure
  • UPF 50
  • Low-profile fit

The adult version of the The North Face Horizon cap comes with a soft mesh sweatband to keep moisture out of your eyes, is UPF 50 rated and has a low profile fit that works well with any outfit.

 

About the Author:

Pete Fletcher - Outdoor Expert

Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A decade later and you're most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding or making a mean coffee.

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