Do you know how to choose a sun hat, probably the first thing your look is that if this hat makes you look good? Well, most people do this, if the hat is not looking good, it will not get into their eyes. However, there are many factors which you should consider when choosing a sun hat, such factors including styles, colors, degree of sun protection and others.
As far as I’m considered, there are four important factors that we should pay more attention to are styles of hats, brims, comfort and breathability. These factors will make a big difference to your adventures.
If you are doing activities like backpacking and climbing, you may want to choose a smaller brim so that the hat won’t hit your back. Bucket hats with string have small brim that provides less protection. But they are favored by many active wearers, such as golfers and fishermen. Different hats have different types of brim. So you need to know what type of brim you want. They may differ in the shape and the degree of sun protection which they could offer. Wide-brimmed hats will protect the most part of your skin from the sun, while the smaller-brimmed hats could not give you full coverage to your face, ears and neck.
When it comes to sun hats, they may vary in the styles. If you want a hat that can give you the extreme protection, a cape style hat will meet the most of your needs for a sun hat. This cape style hat have a brim in the front and a cape that to protect the back of your neck from the harsh sunlight and the harmful UV radiations. It is very suitable for backpackers because it won’t bump into your backpack. Baseball caps are popular in recent years because they are stylish and without gender limitations. The defect is that the hat cannot cover your ears, neck and the sides of your face. For those who do not want a wide brimmed or a baseball styles hat, you can choose a bucket hat with moderate brim that can offer you good protection. Besides, the brim of some bucket hats can be flipped down and up, which means you will have two kinds of hats, a wide brim one and a narrow brim one.
Comfort may decide what kinds of activities you are going to do wearing the hat. If you have planned to go hiking, then you should find a wide-brimmed hat which offers the best sun protection during your long-time hiking trip. While if you are climbing, you may want a smaller brim so that it won’t fall off when you look up the mountains. If you like running, while the summer sun is really harsh even in the early morning, you can wear a bucket hat made of lightweight fabric that has good breathability. Therefore, you should choose a hat with good ventilation that allows air to pass through the fabric and keeps your head cool. Besides, you need to make sure the hat fits your head.