Sun hats are worn by people of all ages. But did you know, people have different reasons for why they wear their sun hats? To no surprise, some sun hat features are more important than others and what we found out might surprise you. Based upon reviews and ratings, here are the 10 best sun hat features.
#1 Best Sun Hat Feature: Head, Neck and Face Protection
The first best sun hat feature is head, neck and face protection. Sun hats protect you from the sun. Preventing the sun from beaming down on your head, neck and face not only keeps you cooler and more comfortable, but it protects you from the harmful UV rays of the sun which can cause sunburn, skin damage and can lead to skin cancer. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat has a broad 3.5 inch front and side brim and a long 7 inch back flap. Like a bucket hat with a long back flap, the Uvoider UV Explorer Hat does an extraordinary job of keeping the sun off your face and neck. This extra protection is crucial for outdoor enthusiasts as it protects both the direct sunlight as well as the indirect reflective sunlight that emanates from the ground and your surroundings. Remember, whenever the sun is out and even when it is behind clouds, you are still exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun and need to cover your head, neck, and face.
#2 Best Sun Hat Feature: UPF 50+ Sun Protection
The second best sun hat feature is UPF 50+ sun protection. It is not enough for your sun hat to just cover your head, neck and face. The fabric of your sun hat must be treated to provided UPF protection. Did you know that a loosely woven straw hat provides very little sun protection? Wearing such a hat puts you at risk of sunburn and skin damage. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and it represents the ratio of sunburn-causing UV measured without and with the protection of the fabric. For example, a fabric rated UPF 30 means that if 30 units of UV fall on the fabric, only 1 unit will pass through to the skin. Therefore, a UPF 30 fabric that blocks 29 out of 30 units of UV is therefore blocking 96.7%. In terms of UPF ratings, UPF 25 is considered very good, UPF 50+ is considered excellent. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat is rated at UPF 50+ offering you the highest level of sun protection.
#3 Best Sun Hat Feature: Eye-wear Grip
The third best sun hat feature is a grip on the hat for your glasses. Typically, when you are wearing a sun hat you are also wearing glasses or sunglasses. And from time to time, you need to take them off. So you put them on your hat and before you know it they have fallen off only to be stepped on or lost. This problem is solved with the Uvoider Explorer Hat on account of a unique feature called the Eyewear Grip™ which holds your glasses in place on the outside of your hat. Each side of the hat has a quarter inch wide rubber gripping strip that is sewn into the hat. This keeps your sunglasses firmly in place, your hat clean, and your head free from marks. When you wear your sun hat for hours on end, you will need to take your glasses off from time to time. The Eyewear Grip™ of the Uvoider Explorer Hat provides a convenient and reliable spot for you to easily place and then get your glasses.
#4 Best Sun Hat Feature: Lightweight and Comfortable
The fourth best sun hat feature is lightweight and comfortable. Sun hats need to be lightweight, otherwise they will be uncomfortable and likely to fall off your head. At just over 3 ounces, you will enjoy how the Uvoider UV Explorer Hat feels on your head. And when you need to take your hat off for a moment or pack it, it easily folds and can be tucked away.
#5 Best Sun Hat Feature: Water Resistant
The fifth best sun hat feature is water resistance. Whether you are enjoying a sunny day at the beach or on the lake, it would not be surprising to find yourself in the water and getting your hat wet. When your sun hat is exposed to water, you will want it to be water resistant so it will stay dry. Made of 100% nylon, the Uvoider UV Explorer Hat is water resistant, so when water splashes on your hat, as it inevitably will, it will remain dry.
#6 Best Sun Hat Feature: Quick Drying
The sixth best sun hat feature is quick drying. Whether getting caught in the rain or simply washing your sun hat, you will want it to dry quickly. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat is made of quick drying fabric. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat will protect you from the elements and then quickly dry once the sun comes out.
#7 Best Sun Hat Feature: Adjustable Buckle at Back of Hat
The seventh best sun hat feature is the adjustable buckle at the back of the hat. When wearing a sun hat, sometimes you want a loose fit and other times you need a tight fit. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat has an adjustable size buckle at the back of the hat that enables you to match the fit of your sun hat to your activity and needs. For windy days the adjustable size buckle can be tightened to the just right amount to keep it securely in place. And when it is cold outside, the adjustable size buckle can be loosened so that your can wear your hat over a bandana skull cap or beanie.
#8 Best Sun Hat Feature: Adjustable Chin Strap
The eighth best sun hat feature is the adjustable chin strap. For those extra windy days and for when your are zipping across the lake in your boat, you don’t want your sun hat to blow off your head. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat has an adjustable chin strap that can be tightened to keep your hat securely in place. And when the chin strap is not needed, it can be worn behind your head or under your hat so that you don’t even know it is there.
#9 Best Sun Hat Feature: Versatility
The ninth best sun hat feature is versatility. Most folks want a hat that can be worn for many different kinds of activities, rather than having to wear different hats for different occasions. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat can be worn for all kinds of outdoor sports and activities such as golf, tennis, fishing, hunting, hiking, bird watching, beach going, visiting parks and recreational areas, picnicking, sitting by the pool, going for a walk, attending outdoor events, and more.
#10 Best Sun Hat Feature: Stylishness
The tenth best sun hat feature is stylishness. Sure, function is most important. But if a sun hat doesn’t look good, nobody wants to wear it. The Uvoider UV Explorer Hat is very stylish. It is a unique and beautiful sun hat that is definitely eye-catching making it not just a style statement but a helpful aid to being spotted. In the event a member of your group gets separated from you, they will be able to easily spot you in your Uvoider UV Explorer Hat.
Everyone wears sun hats. This list of best sun hat features represents the top, most important features that sun hat wearers look for and want to have and the Uvoider UV Explorer Hat has them all. We invite you to give the Uvoider UV Explorer Hat a try. It will keep you well-covered and in style.
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