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: $150.00

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 T5MO Tilley Organic Cotton Airflo Hat
Price: $100.00

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
Price: $105.00

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 downward ... Read more »
LTM6 Tilley Airflo Hat
Price: $90.00

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 light. Th ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables LTM5 Airflo Hat
Price: $85.00

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 weight is abou ... Read more »
Scala 100% Cotton Sun Hat
Price: $28.00

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 adjustab ... Read more »
Akubra Snowy River Australian Hat
Price: $152.50

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 River is the premier ... Read more »
DelMonico Kevin Panama Hat
Price: $130.00

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 Tec-Wool Hat
Price: $100.00

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 »
DelMonico Panama Telescope Hat
Price: $130.00

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 »
Stetson Open Road Shantung Hat
Price: $64.95

Open Road is a popular Stetson shape worn by ranchers and presidents. We used to call it the LBJ hat. Material is smooth shantung with a 2 3/4" brim and 4 1/4 inch high crown at the low po ... Read more »
Stetson Centerdent Panama Hat - 2 3/4" Brim
Price: $155.00

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 »
Stetson Retro Panama Hat
Price: $69.95

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. ... Read more »
Borsalino Verdi Fur Felt Hat
Price: $375.00

The Borsalino Verdi is a fine quality fedora made from 100% fur felt.  This beautiful hat features a 2 7/8" brim, leather interior sweatband, full satin lining, and grosgrain hat band with l ... Read more »
Stetson Catera Gun Club Hat
Price: $203.00

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: $295.00

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: $295.00

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: $149.50

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 »
DelMonico Islander Panama Hat
Price: $130.00

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 »
Pantropic Trinidad Panama Hat
Price: $92.50

The Pantropic Trinidad hat is made from Genuine Panama Straw - Hand-Woven in Ecuador. The color is natural and it has a 3 1/4" brim. The hat is trimmed with a Black Hat Band and an Interio ... Read more »
DelMonico Caprice Panama Hat
Price: $180.00

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 5/8 brim for sun protection. Specially trea ... Read more »
Borsalino Wide Brim Panama Fedora
Price: $220.00

The Borsalino Wide Brim Panama Fedora is a beautiful genuine Panama straw hat hand woven in Ecuador and finished in Italy. This hat, just under 3 inches wide, has an expertly formed center dent f ... Read more »
Betmar Dunewood Visor
Price: $25.95

The Betmar Dunewood Visor is a lightweight natural straw visor perfect for spring or summer sun. This braided straw visor is lined inside with matching fabric for comfort and is trimmed with a gr ... Read more »
Bailey Montecristi Deep Dip Crown Panama Hat
Sale Price: $637.50    Price: $750.00

The Bailey Montecristi Deep Dip Crown Panama Hat is a high quality finely woven panama straw fedora in a bright crisp white bleach color perfect for summer. This beautiful hat has a flexible casu ... Read more »
Scala Big Brim Gambler Panama Hat
Price: $133.00

The Scala Big Brim Gambler Panama Hat is a genuine panama straw hat ideal for golf and other outdoor activities. With the classic gambler crown and a wide shady 3 3/4 inch brim, this hat is perfe ... Read more »
Akubra Cattleman Hat
Price: $149.50

The Akubra Cattleman is made from Akubra's Imperial Quality pure fur felt, and says a lot about its wearer. The Cattleman is produced for the Australian Cattlemans's Hall of Fame, chosen because ... Read more »
Akubra Stylemaster Hat
Price: $159.50

The Akubra Stylemaster Hat is a pinched telescope crown fedora perfect for work or evening wear. This fedora is 4-1/4 inches at the front, rising to 4-3/4 inches on the side and then down to 3-7/ ... Read more »
Dobbs Basino Gambler Hat
Price: $85.00

The Dobbs Basino Gambler Hat is a formal style summer hat made of lightweight shantung material. The gambler style 4" crown meets a 3" rolled edge brim for a fashionable look. Trimmed with a simp ... Read more »
DPC Global Trends Weathered Cotton Hat
Price: $36.00

DPC Global Trends Weathered Cotton Big Brim Hat. Weathered cotton brim width is 3". Crown is mesh on the sides and solid weathered cotton on the top. There is a leather chin cord and a weath ... Read more »
Solarweave Wide Brim
Price: $32.00

Best Selling DPC Outdoor Solarweave Treated Cotton Hat rated UPF 50+ to help protect you from the harmful effects of the sun. Hat has a 3" brim with a cotton chin cord. The underside of the ... Read more »
Pantropic Montecristi Panama Fedora Hat
Sale Price: $499.00    Price: $700.00

The Pantropic Montecristi Panama Fedora Hat is an exceptionally luxurious summer hat, made from the finest and tightest weave genuine panama straw for a feel almost like fabric. Montecristi hats ... Read more »
Tilley TMH55 Mash Up Hat
Price: $90.00

The Tilley TMH55 Mash Up Hat is a practical packable hat made from recycled fibers to create an attractive speckled look with a one of a kind pattern on each individual hat. With excellent 50+ UP ... Read more »
Akubra Hemp Balmoral Hat
Price: $120.00

The Akubra Hemp Balmoral Hat is a great outdoor hat for summer, with a very tight close weave that allows tons of flexibility and softness without sacrificing durability. Made from 100% sturdy he ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables  LTM3 Airflo Nylamtium Hat
Price: $85.00

The Tilley LTM3 Airflo Nylantium Hat- keep cool even on the hottest days with this breezy mesh crown hat. Weighing only 4 oz. it is lightweight but still durable; the Nylantium fabric is waterpro ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables LTM8 Nylamtium Hat with Mesh
Price: $90.00

The Tilley Endurables LTM8 Nylantium Sun Protection Hat with Mesh- for those looking for a lightweight breathable broad brimmed hat, the LTM8 is perfection. Made with a unique 3D Nylantium fabric ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables T3 Cotton Duck Hat
Price: $80.00

The Tilley T3 Cotton Duck- the Cotton Duck hats are very popular Tilley items and this medium brim version has a more versatile style while retaining the same unbeatable UPF 50+ sun protection ra ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables T5 Cotton Duck Hat
Price: $80.00

The Tilley T5 Cotton Duck- a stylish hat that can take you anywhere! Designed for adventures, this hat has a high crown for extra cooling ventilation, a darker underbrim color to protect against ... Read more »
Tilley Endurables TH5 Hemp Hat
Price: $85.00

The Tilley Endurables TH5 Hemp Sun Protection Hat- Hemp is an extremely durable but soft material that is resistant to mold, mildew and salt water. This hat has a UPF 50+ rating for the highest l ... Read more »
Tilley R11 Raffia Fedora
Price: $125.00

The Tilley R11 Raffia Fedora is a soft, flexible fedora with a low profile crown made from tea-stained Madagascar raffia. Trimmed with a brown leather hat band for a simple, versatile look, this ... Read more »
Stetson Stratoliner Special Edition Hemp Fedora
Price: $135.00

Stetson Stratoliner Special Edition Hemp Braid Fedora is the hemp braid style of the Stratoliner Special Edition Fedora. This vintage style Stetson has a 4 1/2" teardrop crown and a 2 1/2" brim. ... Read more »
Stetson Temple Hemp Fedora
Price: $125.00

The Stetson Temple Hemp Fedora is a hemp braid version of the classic Stetson Temple from the winter season. This hat has a brim width of 2 1/2 inches and a crown height of 5 inches. The hat h ... Read more »

Dobbs San Juan Shantung Hat
Price: $87.95

The Dobbs San Juan Shantung Hat is a bright, crisp look for summer. Made from tightly woven fine quality shantung straw, this handsome hat has a 4 1/4 inch high telescope crown and a wide 3 1/2 i ... Read more »
Stetson Digger Shantung Hat
Price: $37.50

The Stetson Digger Shantung Hat is a breezy casual hat made for warm weather. Lightweight shantung is shaped into a 4 inch high cattleman crease crown with a pinched front for a slight Western st ... Read more »
Stetson Grant Shantung Hat
Price: $92.50

The Stetson Grant Shantung Straw Hat is a handsome cattleman crown hat made of smooth tightly woven shantung. The high crown meets a classic curled 4 inch brim and there are ventilating grommets ... Read more »
Bailey Hanson Shantung Hat
Sale Price: $93.50    Price: $110.00

The Bailey Hanson Shantung Hat is a light Shantung fedora with a center dent crown and 2 1/2 inch snap brim. A crisp classic look, this hat is finished with a slim black ribbon hat band and a rem ... Read more »
Stetson Santa Monica Wide Brim Shantung Fedora
Price: $99.50

The Stetson Santa Monica Wide Brim Shantung Fedora is an ideal hat for sun protection! Featuring an extremely wide 3 1/2" brim and a 4 1/2" teardrop crown. Made from a firm finish shantung straw ... Read more »
Borsalino Aurora Panama Fedora
Price: $350.00

The Borsalino Aurora Panama Fedora is a stunning women's panama hat in the classic tradition of Hollywood starlets and European supermodels- a dramatic sweeping 4 1/2 inch brim can be worn up all ... Read more »
Wigens Regis Ivy Classic Cap
Sale Price: $115.00    Price: $135.00

The Wigens Regis Ivy Classic Cap is an all-weather cap made of 100% polyamide fabric with Gore-Tex and UV 40+ protection. This cap features a rounded side seam, mid-curved peak, and mesh lining. ... Read more »
Mayser Nizza Panama Straw Hat
Price: $227.50

The Mayser Nizza Panama Straw Hat is a beautiful wide-brim fedora hat with a brisa fino weave. This panama fedora features a 4" crown, 3 1/8" brim, grosgrain band, cloth sweatband, sewn logo pin ... Read more »