When you have planned to have an adventure, a hat may not on the top of your list. You must have prepared some essentials for your travel, such as clothes, cameras, sunglasses and other things. For most men, a hat may not as important as these things. But it is a good way to protect you from the sun and the UV radiation. No matter you are going to a sunny tropical place or a snow-covered wonderland, a hat may become a sun-protective tool, and also can be a decoration for your outfit.
Before you pick up a travel hat, there are several things that you need to notice.
Packable and Foldable
It is best to choose a crushable and packable hat for travel, as you can pack the hat into your pocket without damaging its shape. The bucket hats for men are ideal for you to go traveling. They are often made from lightweight material which is crushable and packable so you can throw them in your suitcase, handbag or backpack. Materials like nylon, cotton and polyester are all durable, which they will keep their shape for a long time. Of course, they will get some wrinkles and creases around the crown or the brim. Actually, the hat will recover its shape even after being packed into the bottom of the suitcase.
Sun-protective & Waterproof
The primary goal for a travel hat is to protect your skin and eyes from the hot sun and harsh sunlight. Sun hats with a high UPF rating would be more effective for keeping you away from harmful UV rays. The UPF rating is range from 15 to 50, and a hat with a UPF 50+ would be better than the normal hats. If you want to go a cold and rainy place for travel, you’d better find a water-repellent hat. Although it cannot cover your whole body, at least your head and face will be protected from the rain and the water. Sometimes, the hat can also keep you warm.
When you pick up a travel hat, you should take its brim into consideration. A wide-brimmed hat can offer you maximum sun protection for your face, eyes, ears even your neck. Some people may not like the wide-brimmed hat for they feel it’s too cumbersome. If you are one of these people, you have not to worry. You can choose a bucket hat with moderate brim that can be rolled up and down: when the weather is hot, you can turn the brim down; when the sun is hot so bright, you can turn the brim up. Besides, you can choose a hat with shorter brim that will shield your face and eyes.
Style & Color
Our first impression of a hat may decide whether we buy this hat or not. You may want to take a lot of pictures as the memory of your travel. Therefore, you must think of the style and color of the hat. Whether it matches with your clothes or makes you look stylish is important for a travel hat. This depends on your preferences and your styles.