Men’s Sun Hats

Getting a sun hat can be a great way to protect yourself while enjoying a summer vacation, working out in the backyard, or any other outdoor activity where the sun is particularly intense. People who are sensitive to sunlight should especially be in the market for a good, quality men’s sun hat.

There are a few things you should know about men’s sun hats before you go out and purchase one. One of the most important decisions will be how much UPF you want out of your hat. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and the standard for sun hats is around 50. This is great for most outdoor situations where you’ll be outside for a few hours every day. If you plan to be using the hat at higher elevations though you might want to look for a higher protection factor. The sun will be more intense the higher your elevation.

Another thing to be aware of is the brim width. This is measured from the “cap” of the hat to the edge and is essentially how far out the brim extends from the hat. The standard here is usually 3-4 inches and again will be enough for almost every situation. You should get a hat with a cord if you plan to be using it in windy conditions such as boating, etc or even just windy days.

Some men’s sun hats even include a band along the cap to absorb moisture which will keep sweat out of your eyes and your head cooler and dryer. Other hats will pack easily by collapsing in on itself. There are a variety of customizations and features available that can allow you to find the perfect match for your needs. Just remember to check the UPF rating and the brim width. A UPF rating below 30 or a brim width below 3 inches is going to provide little protection against the sun and should be considered more of a fashion statement than a protective item.

Thanks for reading and good luck with your personal search for the perfect one of all the available men’s sun hats. I hope you’ve found the information here useful and that it will help you with your final decision when you do get a new hat.