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When I was a kid, I used to bake in the sun.
Swim all day without any sunscreen, lay out on a beach chair until my knees got so dark they turned black.. lets just say I regret that now.
With tons of sun damage on my face and more moles than I can count, I'm religious about applying sunscreen and even more vigilant about covering up.
My summer must have?
A sun hat for extra protection around my face and neck!
Here are some of the best sun protection hats so you can keep yourself looking as young as possible, for as long as possible!
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Best Hats for Sun Protection
Thankfully, wearing sun hats are now in vogue. But whether you want something purely functional or a more stylish gigantic floppy hat, there's a sun hat out there for you.
We've rounded up some of the best sun protection hats below!
Best Sun Hats for Women
Best Sun Protection Hats (2021)
Best Fishing Hat with Sun Protection: Columbia
This fishing hat has a wide brim to protect your face and is built with UPF 50 sun protection technology. It shields your skin from both UVA and UVB rays and is made from a sweat wicking fabric to keep you cool.
We brought this sun hat on our trip to South America, when we knew we'd be out all day in the jungle fishing for piranha. It's basic, but functional and light to pack!
It's also unisex, so you can insist your boyfriend or husband wears it on their next fishing trip. The mesh hat has an adjustable drawstring and toggle to fit any size head.
Most Packable Sun Hat: Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research makes high quality clothing and accessories and their Oasis hat line is one of the best – with factor 50 sun protection built in.
With an adjustable hat band, adjustable (and removable chin strap), and durable ripstop fabric, this cute sun hat does nearly everything!
Why we love it: The rainbow of pastel shades that this cute hat comes in!
We think the lilac shade would be perfect for gardening.
Cutest Straw Sun Hat: L*Space
Spending a day at the beach and want to look stylish?
Then give this roll up visor from L*Space a go!
It has a cute palm tree leaf design on the front and is made from a stylish straw texture. Best of all, it's super packable as it rolls up for easy transport!
Now there's no excuse to go without sun protection.
Best Bucket Sun Hat: Nike
Best Sun Visor: Sunday Afternoons
If you're looking for a timeless visor that will last you summer after summer, you'll want to pick up this Sunday Afternoons option.
The visor can roll up for easy-on the go packing and best of all? The brand offers a lifetime guarantee!
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