Sun protection hats play important role in your overall sun protection, i.e. combined with your sun protection clothing and sunscreen. All sun safety tips recommend wearing one as they can reduce your risk of getting skin cancer, sun poisoning, or heatstroke.
It is though not only about sun safety tips. Good sun hat can help to keep you feeling cool and comfortable on hot days.
It can also play an important role in your beauty regimen as one of the biggest causes of premature aging is due to the cumulative damage of the sun over the years. Good sun hat also protects your hair, as hair can get dry, brittle, and cracked from too much sun exposure.
The best sun protection hats, i.e. the ones that give you the maximum sun protection, should have a UPF rating of at least 50 and the hat brim should be no less than 3 inches (7.7 cm). The brim should ideally be angled downwards, i.e. to give you more hours of protection as the sun moves (ascends to descends) during the course of the day.
Waterproof sun protection fabric is also preferable, and for travelling, you will want to be able to pack your sun hat, i.e. not have to wear it on a plane. So look for hats that pack easily.
Magellan's offers good range of quality good-looking Sun Protection Hats for both sexes, made from sun protection fabric with UPF 50 rating or higher. We have chosen some of our favorite Magellan's sun protection hats for your convenience.
The Western-Style Tilley Unisex Sun Protective Hat has so much going for it. The sun protection fabric has UPF rating of 50+ and blocks 98% of the UVA/UVB rays.
It has broad brim to protect you face, while the under-brim filters absorbs glare from water, sand and pavement. It has soft, quick drying Hydrofil sweatband that wicks perspiration from your forehead. It also has mesh crown and Airflo panels for additional cooling effects.
It is rain repellent and it floats on water. You can roll it up for easy packing. It even has hidden interior security pocket so you can store away some of your valuables.
It comes with a comprehensive product manual - teaching you how to take good care of your Tilley sun protection hats. Like one happy Magellan's customer describes it “You can shape it, you can crush it, you can throw it anywhere”.
The Tilley Airflo Vented Hat is an unisex sun protective hat that offers similar features as the Western-Style Tilley hat.
The main difference is that this hat has a mesh panel in the crown instead of full mesh crown. This makes it more suitable for people with less hair while still providing good ventilation.
The hat ties on with adjustable, tuck-away cords and has a snap-up 3-inch brim.
The Tilley Airflo vented hat comes with lifetime guarantee. It is highly recommended by Magellan's customers (having received 5 out of 5 stars at the time of writing).
The Tilley Outback Hat is another great Tilley product. This unisex sun protection hat offers similar features as the previous Tilley hats.
It is very lightweight and handcrafted in strong laminated, waterproof nylon (Tilley Nylamtium). It has the same mesh panel in the crown as the Tilley AIRFLO vented hat but has broader brim at the front.
It also comes with lifetime guarantee and is replaced for free if it ever wears out, shrinks or falls apart. It is even insured against loss for 2 year, i.e. they will replace your hat at 50% of the catalog price.
Sydney Diva Packable Sun Hat is another stylish looking sun protection hat for women. It is made from sun protective fabric with UPF rating of 50+ and the brim is 3¾ wide.
It is stylish and feminine, and comes in beautiful natural colors. It also rolls up easily for packing, making it a great travel companion.
It comes in one size and has a hidden drawstring that adjusts the fit. It is highly recommended by Magellan's customers (having received 5 out of 5 stars at the time of writing).
Ps. For recommended Sun Protection Clothing have a look at the examples on the right hand panel.
Sun Protection Wrap
This stylish cover up garment that looks great over casual wear while elegant enough for evening wear as well.
With UPF rating of 40+ it is ideal for travelling.
Magellan's customers rate this product 5 out of 5 stars (at the time of writing).
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Bugsaway Ziwa Convertible Pant
These are the ideal travel pants. They are lightweight, packable, fast drying, easy to care for and can be converted into shorts.
They also offer you protection from nasty bugs and harmful sunrays.
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Bugsaway Long-Sleeve Shirt
Comfortable long sleeve shirt that wicks moisture, resists wrinkles, dries fast and offers bug and sun protection (30+UPF).
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