The main function of a hiking hat is to protect UV. Yet, don’t forget they also safeguard against cold conditions, bugs, pollen, rain, wind and lots more. For some people, they are an aesthetic preference. Just as having cool hiking boots can spur a person to get outside more often, buying a cool hat is another way to fully embrace the hobby.
A pair of sunglasses and a good sun cream. You should apply sun cream even in cloudy weather because up to 50% of sun rays efficiently penetrate through the cloud cover. Note that the potency of UV rays increases with the altitude and thus it is especially important to apply sun cream if you hike at high altitudes. Since you will most likely sweat during the hike, it is important to reapply sun cream at least every 90 minutes. The sun is, however, not only harmful for your skin but also for your eyes. Therefore, do yourself a favor and wear sunglasses that cover your eyes from all directions and provide good UV protection. This will also ensure that your eyes will not get so tired from the bright sun light.
Good hiking hats should be able to keep your face and neck protected from the sun, your head dry even during driving rains and should be able to help keep you warm or cool depending on the climate.
Perhaps no activity merits the use of a truly great hat like long-distance hiking: long hikes can take you through varied terrain and temperatures and can see the weather shift time and again. That means you need a hat that’s ready to perform no matter what you encounter along your trek! And as you might have guessed… we’re about to share a few of our favorite hiking hats with you.
If you’re looking for a basic, reliable hat that will keep the sun off your head and that lets a cool breeze blow across your scalp, this is a fine choice. It’s the hat you picture when you think about hiking: no bells and whistles, but a decent price point and quality materials. We recommended it last year and it’s still a solid choice. Take it on the trails, take it fishing, take it camping.
It’s always a challenge to look good while keeping the sun out of your eyes on the trail. This cowboy-style hat is completely crushable (as the name suggests) to pack into luggage and is built with a twill interior headband for an itch-free experience. The brim extends out just under three inches to provide optimal coverage and protection – not too little, not too much. It’s a looker and a relatively good deal as well.
This classic beret made of quality pu leather, super soft and comfortable, keep you warm in cold weather. Classic and casual artist beret,more elegant than a simple hat. Leading the top fashion, will never go out of fashion.It is a cold-weather fashion statement and keeps you looking stylish. Suitable for all seasons.