Sun Protection Hats

Wide-brim hats provide the maximum protection from Ultraviolet (UV) rays. The following data is from the Center for Disease Control:

Ultraviolet rays are a part of sunlight that is an invisible form of radiation. UV rays can penetrate and change the structure of skin cells. There are three types of UV rays: ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC). UVA is the most abundant source of solar radiation at the earth's surface and penetrates beyond the top layer of human skin. Scientists believe that UVA radiation can cause damage to connective tissue and increase a person's risk for developing skin cancer.

DelMonico Hatter makes the following recommendations to help you select a hat that will better protect your skin: Choose a hat that provides shade for all of your head and neck. For the most protection, wear a hat with a wide enough brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck. If you wear a baseball cap, wear clothing that protects your ears and the back of your neck, or use sunscreen with at least SPF 15.

Tightly woven fabric works best to protect your skin from UV rays. If you have a choice, select a fabric hat instead of an open weave straw hat. Look for hats with a stated ultraviolet protection factor (UPF)on the tag.

Tilley Hats are certified for Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+. The rating UPF 50+ is the maximum given. Hats with a UPF of 50 allow 1/50th of the UV radiation falling on the surface to pass through it. Stated another way, they block 98% of ultraviolet radiation.

DelMonico Hatter has sun-protection hats for all-weather wear. Even in the winter, sunlight can still cause sunburn, in some cases.

DelMonico New Mexico Panama Hat
Price: $130.00

The DelMonico New Mexico Panama Hat is as practical as it is flattering. This handsome teardrop crown hat is made of genuine panama straw, woven in Ecuador and made in the USA. A wide 3 1/2 inch ... Read more »
Tilley T4MO Tilley Organic Cotton Airflo Hat
Sale Price: $76.95    Price: $82.00

The Tilley T4MO- made of a soft, eco-friendly organic cotton with a ventilating mesh 3/4" crown to keep warm air out and cool air in. The brim measures 3 1/2" at the front/back and 2 1/ ... Read more »
Tilley T5MO Tilley Organic Cotton Airflo Hat
Sale Price: $76.95    Price: $82.00

The Tilley T5MO is made of organic, eco-friendly material. The ventilated crown helps move warm air out and cool air in, and the hat is machine washable so it will not shrink. Made of 98% cotton, ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables TH9 Hemp Hat
Sale Price: $78.95    Price: $84.00

The Tilley TH9 is made of hemp material- hemp is a fine fiber that remains durable over time. The wide brim is 3" at front/back and 2 3/4" at the sides and can be worn snapped upward or ... Read more »
LTM2 Tilley Airflo Nylamtium Hat
Sale Price: $74.95    Price: $79.00

The Tilley LTM2 is the widest brim hat in the Airflo series. The brim measures at 3 7/8" in the front/back and 3 1/2" on the sides. It weighs 3.5 ounces. The Tilley LTM2 offers superb v ... Read more »
LTM6 Tilley Airflo Hat
Sale Price: $74.95    Price: $79.00

The Tilley LTM6 Airflo(R) is a broad brimmed, down-sloping hat. The brim width is 3 1/4" in the front and back, and 2 1/2" on the sides. The weight is 4 oz - it is designed to be very ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables LTM5 Airflo Hat
Sale Price: $74.95    Price: $79.00

Great for City-Wear, Golfing, Traveling, and Fly Fishing; the LTM5 is a medium-brim Tilley Hat. The brim width is 2 5/8" in the front, 2 3/4 in back, and 2 1/8" on the sides. The weig ... Read more »
Scala 100% Cotton Sun Hat
Sale Price: $24.95    Price: $30.00

Best Selling Hat - Scala 100% Cotton Sun Hat - Rainbow of Colors. You'll look great in this Packable Sun Hat. The hat has a 3" brim turned-up at the edge. It is fully lined and has an adj ... Read more »
DelMonico Sun Protection Straw Hat
Price: $57.50

From Stefeno this is a straw weave sun block hat. There is material under the brim and inside of the crown to provide additional sun protection. This hat has Ultra-Violet Protection Factor (UPF ... Read more »
Akubra Snowy River Australian Hat
Price: $147.50

The Akubra Snowy River hat has a low 4 1/4" pinched crown, 3 1/4" rolled brim, a beautiful braided leather hat band and the signature "Aussie Dip" in front and back. The Snowy ... Read more »
DelMonico Kevin Panama Hat
Price: $97.50

DelMonico Kevin Genuine Panama Hat- Handwoven in Ecuador, Straw hats are ideal for keeping the sun at bay while still looking stylish, and the DelMonico Wide Brim panama hat is an excellent choi ... Read more »
Tilley R2 Medium Brim Raffia Hat
Sale Price: $98.95    Price: $105.00

The Tilley R2 is a premium Madagascar Raffia Hat designed for maximum sun protection, especially for women. The brim is 2 3/4" and can be worn up or down all around. There is a comfortable i ... Read more »
Tilley Tec-Wool Hat
Sale Price: $102.95    Price: $109.00

Tilley Tec-Wool Hat- From Fall to Spring, this handsome hat is designed to be a favorite in all types of weather. The Tec Wool Hat features all the usual Tilley perks- treated for rain and snow, ... Read more »
Tilley Montana Winter Hat
Sale Price: $102.95    Price: $109.00

The Tilley Montana Winter Hat is a stylish way to keep warm and dry in the coldest months. The hat features a pinch crown, a 3" wide sloping brim with decorative stitching, and a leather hat ... Read more »
DelMonico Panama Telescope Hat
Price: $97.50

DelMonico Panama Telescope Hat - Genuine Panama Hand-Woven in Ecuador. This Grade 6 Panama Hat is finished, blocked to shape, and trimed in the US. Crown is the popular telescope style measurin ... Read more »
Tilley R7 Town Hat
Sale Price: $98.95    Price: $105.00

The Tilley R7 Town Hat is a rain repellant raffia hat with a traditional fedora style and a wider brim that can be snapped up or down. UPF 50+ sun protection, as well as Tilley favorites like a s ... Read more »
Tilley T5CN Plaid Hat
Sale Price: $75.50    Price: $79.00

The Tilley T5CN Plaid Hat is the classic rugged Tilley hat dressed up in handsome plaid. Tilley's lightest hat ever, weighing only 2.8 oz., this smart machine washable cotton/nylon hat is treated ... Read more »
Tilley Women's Broad Brim Raffia Hat
Sale Price: $98.95    Price: $105.00

The Tilley R8 Women's Broad Brim Raffia Hat is a 4 1/4" brim soft straw hat with Tilley durability and unbeatable weather protection. This stylish hat offers UPC 50+ protection against the s ... Read more »
Stetson Open Road Straw Hat
Price: $58.95

Open Road is a popular Stetson shape worn by ranchers and presidents. We used to call it the LBJ hat. Material is shantung straw with a 2 3/4" brim. The hat has an interior sweatband and ... Read more »
Stetson Centerdent Panama Hat - 2 3/4" Brim
Price: $127.50

Stetson Genuine Panama Hat hand-woven in Equador and blocked in the US by Stetson. Black silk grosgrain band. Pinch-front crown. A fine mellow classic natural color panama hat that can be used fo ... Read more »
Borsalino 2 1/4" Brim Panama Hat
Price: $197.50

Borsalino Genuine Panama Hat. Panama Hat hand woven in Ecuador, hat manufactured and finished in Italy. Black silk grosgrain band with the Borsalino monogram embossed in gold on the bow. Interi ... Read more »
Borsalino Downbrim Panama Hat
Price: $225.00

Borsalino Genuine Panama Hat. The panama hat, hand-woven in Ecuador and manufactured in Italy, has a turned-down 2 1/4" brim. The crown is tapered and has a pinch in it. The hat has a han ... Read more »
Stetson Retro Panama Hat
Price: $58.95

The Stetson Retro is a Genuine Panama Hat hand-woven in Ecuador. This hat has a 2 3/8" brim and a black grosgrain hat band. The panama hat has the summer straw hat pinch in the crown. Thi ... Read more »
Borsalino Verdi Fur Felt Hat
Price: $335.00

Made in Italy by Borsalino, the Verdi is a fine quality fur felt hat with a 2 7/8" brim. The hat has a leather interior sweatband and a full satin lining. The Verdi has a grosgrain hat ban ... Read more »
Stetson Catera Gun Club Hat
Sale Price: $182.00    Price: $192.00

The Stetson Catera is a high Quality Fur Felt Hat included in the Stetson Gun Club Collection. Gun Club hats can be used for outdoor activities but they also look great when used for business or ... Read more »
Borsalino Quenca Fino Panama Hat - Med. Brim
Price: $275.00

Borsalino Quenca Fino Quality Panama Hat is a bleached panama hat hand-woven in Ecuador. The hat is manufactured in Italy by the world-famous hat maker, Borsalino. The medium width brim on this ... Read more »
Borsalino Quenca Fino Panama Hat - Wide Brim
Price: $275.00

Borsalino Quenca Fino Quality Panama Hat is a bleached panama hat hand-woven in Ecuador. The hat was manufactured in Italy by the world-famous hat maker, Borsalino. The brim width on this hat i ... Read more »
Borsalino Laredo Fur Felt Hat
Price: $250.00

The Borsalino Laredo is a Genuine Fur Felt Hat made in Italy by Borsalino. The Laredo Hat is a Safari Style with a Leather Hat Band. The Clasp of the Leather Hat Band is the Borsalino Medallion ... Read more »
DelMonico Sanibel Panama Hat
Price: $132.50

The DelMonico Sanibel is a Genuine Grade 8 Panama hand-woven in Ecuador and blocked in the United States especially for DelMonico Hatter. The hat is a bleached white color with a tear-drop crown ... Read more »
Borsalino Alessandria Fur Felt Hat
Price: $315.00

Borsalino has been manufacturing the world's finest hats in the City of Alessandria since 1857. This fine quality hat is named for Alessandria, the City where it was made. The hat comes with an ... Read more »
DelMonico Islander Panama Hat
Price: $97.50

The DelMonico Islander is a Genuine Grade 6 Panama Hat. The panama hat was hand-woven in Ecuador and the hat was manufactured in the USA. This is a great hat to wear in warm weather. It is per ... Read more »
Pantropic Panama Player Hat
Price: $87.50

Pantropic Panama Player is a Genuine Panama Hat is hand-woven in Ecuador. With its wide, 2 7/8" brim; this hat is great to wear on warm summer days. This brim is worn casual style, turned ... Read more »
Christys' Wide Brim Safari Style Panama Hat
Price: $192.50

Christys' of London Wide Brim Panama Hat is Grade 8 Quality. Hand woven in Ecuador this hat has a broad 3" brim for style and sun protection. The brim is Safari style worn turned down all ... Read more »
DelMonico Caprice Panama Hat
Price: $165.00

The DelMonico Caprice is a very high quality Grade 8 Panama. Patiently hand woven in Ecuador and skillfully finished in the USA, this hat has a broad 2 3/4" brim for sun protection. Speciall ... Read more »
Stetson Muldoon Straw Hat
Price: $47.50

Muldoon is very light-weight Bao Straw hat included in Stetson Golf Collection. Great for wearing on a warm summer day. This is a really light hat. Brim is 3 1/4" and rolls-up slightly Gambl ... Read more »
Christys' Outback Style Panama Hat
Price: $192.50

Cristys' Grade 8 Panama Hat Hand-Woven in Ecuador, finished in the USA. Hat is Outback style with the 3" brim shaped down front and rear. There are ventilation holes on each side of the crow ... Read more »
Christys' Snap Brim Balibuntal Hat
Price: $175.00

Christys' Balibuntal Straw Hat - New Style with 2 1/4" brim and center-dent crown. This hat is worn with the brim snapped-down in the front. Balibuntal is an extremely light weight straw. Yo ... Read more »
Indiana Jones Cloth Safari
Price: $39.95

Familiar Indiana Jones Shape in a Cotton Twill Hat. Hat has a 3" brim and is trimmed with a brown grosgrain hat band. There is a removable Indiana Jones pin on the hat band. IJ Cotton Twi ... Read more »
Scala Twisted Panama Outback Hat
Price: $97.50

Scala Twisted Panama Outback Style Hat- Teflon coated for added life. Hat has a 3" brim and is outback style with the brim shaped down in the front and back. Leather hat band and an interior ... Read more »
Stetson Wilson Hat
Price: $55.50

The Stetson Wilson is a weathered cotton fedora style hat with a sloped down brim and lightly pinched crown. There are ventilating grommets on the sides of the hat to allow a breeze through on ho ... Read more »
Stetson Paramus Cap
Price: $40.50

The Stetson Paramus is a hat made for the unexpected. The longer peak baseball style cap shades your eyes and is a smooth fitting classic cap style, but the added earflaps fold up or down dependi ... Read more »
Stetson Poulsbo Cap
Price: $40.50

The Stetson Poulsbo is a military inspired cap in comfortable faded cotton that is prepared for anything. The comfortable cap has a shorter peak for a modern look and is outfitted with ventilatin ... Read more »
Stetson Pompano Hat
Price: $55.50

The Stetson Pompano is a wide brimmed sun hat perfect for outdoor activities in the warm weather months. Made of sturdy breathable cotton, this hat features large grommets at the crown for extra ... Read more »
Stetson Rushmore Hat
Price: $55.50

The Stetson Rushmore is a wide brimmed rugged outdoor hat in tough garment washed twill. Available in sizes all the way up to 4XL! Ready to take on the toughest obstacles, the wider brim shades f ... Read more »
Stetson Tehachapi Hat
Price: $51.50

The Stetson Tehachapi is sturdy cotton canvas hat with a breezy mesh crown that is a great choice for summer. Light and cool, the solid wide brim shades your eyes from the sun. The brim has a bou ... Read more »
Stetson Rapid Falls Hat
Price: $45.00

The Stetson Rapid Falls is built for exploring. The wide brim protects from the sun while the flat topped crown is ringed with mesh to provide cooling air flow for hot weather. The hat band featu ... Read more »
Stetson Durango Hat
Price: $42.50

The Stetson Durango is a safari style hat in rugged garment washed twill. The downward sloping brim keeps the sun off while the ventilating grommets allow cool air to flow through. Trimmed in a n ... Read more »
Stetson Topeka Hat
Price: $42.50

The Stetson Topeka is a water resistant safari style hat perfect for drizzly days outdoors. The ventilating grommets keep it cool in warm weather, and the contrasting leather hat band and bound e ... Read more »
Stetson Cheyenne Hat
Price: $37.50

The Stetson Cheyenne is a wide brimmed garment washed twill hat that is great for keeping the sun off while outdoors. The sturdy fabric stands up to tough weather and the wide mesh grommets on th ... Read more »
Stetson Springfield Hat
Price: $55.50

The Stetson Springfield is a breezy summer hat ideal for your favorite outdoor activity. The open mesh crown keeps you cool and comfortable on the hottest days while the wide garment washed twill ... Read more »
Stetson Ava Hat
Price: $72.50

The Stetson Ava is a waterproof brimmed hat tough enough to wear in any weather. Dust, rain and wind repellant, this classic styled comfortable hat has a wide brim for shade in the sun and ventil ... Read more »
Stetson Olympia Hat
Price: $63.50

The Stetson Olympia is a rounded crown cloche-inspired hat. The long wide brim is asymmetrical and protects against sun, rain, and wind while the inner ties keep it securely in place in any weath ... Read more »
Tilley Winter Hat - Charcoal Grey (TW2)
Sale Price: $102.95    Price: $109.00

The Tilley Winter Hat will help to keep you warm even in very cold weather. Besides being warm in this hat, you'll look and feel great. Earflaps and a forehead warmer tucked away in the crown of ... Read more »
Borsalino Wide Brim Panama Fedora
Price: $205.00

The Borsalino Wide Brim Panama Fedora is a beautiful genuine Panama straw hat hand woven in Ecuador and finished in Italy. This wide 2 7/8 inch brim hat has an expertly formed center dent fedora ... Read more »
Kangol Taped Rain Lola
Price: $57.95

The Kangol Taped Rain Lola Hat is a feminine rounded crown hat with a wide downbrim that shades the eyes from the sun. This cute hat is as functional as it is flirty- the lightweight summer linen ... Read more »
Kangol Sheer Diva Hat
Sale Price: $49.95    Price: $58.00

The Kangol Sheer Diva Hat is a classic sun hat with a wide trendy floppy brim and rounded crown. Comfortable and casual but dressy enough for any summer occasion, this lightweight Sisal straw bra ... Read more »
Betmar Orchid Hat
Price: $69.95

The Betmar Orchid Sun Hat is a perfect hat for lying on the beach. UPF 50+ sun protection keeps you safe from sunburn, while the lightweight paper straw keeps things light and breezy on the hotte ... Read more »
Betmar Freesia Sun Hat
Price: $46.95

The Betmar Freesia Sun Hat is a romantic flexible braid hat with a wide rippled brim and a comfortable rounded crown. The hat has a slightly darker shade around the edge of the brim and is finish ... Read more »
Betmar Narcissus Hat
Price: $39.95

The Betmar Narcissus Hat is a soft sun hat with a wide brim in bold graphical stripes. Trimmed with paper braid, this flexible packable hat is perfect for throwing in the car or suitcase and head ... Read more »
Betmar Begonia Hat
Price: $46.95

The Betmar Begonia Sun Hat combines UPF 50+ sun protection with a wide 5 1/4 inch glamorous straw brim and soft rounded fabric ribbon crown for a comfortable and practical style that will keep yo ... Read more »