The 6 Best Packable Sun Hats for Stylish Coverage All Year

Learn all about the importance of sun hats for the entire family as well as our 6 best packable sun hats to keep you stylish and sun-safe all year long.
Baby in a UV Skin'z sun hat

If you're planning a sun-filled vacation and looking for just the right hats for your family, you've come to the right place. All our sun hats for men, women, and children are rated a UPF 50+, so you can stay in the sun for as long as you'd like without worrying about sun damage.

In addition to protecting you and your kids from the sun's harmful rays, our sun hats are also stylish and versatile and match well with our other UPF clothing and swimwear. 

Today, we go over the 6 best packable sun hats for stylish coverage all year, including our favorites: bucket hats!

Best Sun Hats

Junior Explorer Sun Hat

Junior Explorer Sun Hat

The junior explorer sun hat will keep your kids dry and comfortable whether they're at the beach, swimming in the pool, or running around the park. This kids' sun hat is swim-friendly, easy to maintain, and offers the best in sun protection for your little one. 

With this sun hat, kids get the sun protection they need. This hat's circular brim provides a good amount of shade and protection from the sun, perfect for protecting your kid's face and back of their head, and neck. With the hidden interior drawstring and matching chin strap, you won't need to worry about it staying on or losing it. 

Kids' Play Sun Hat

Kids' play sun hat


Our best-selling kids' sun hat, the kids' play sun hat is designed with unique sun protection features. It has a UPF rating of 50+ and is designed especially for children with a stain- and water-resistant finish. And you won't need to worry about it taking up a lot of space because it packs flat. So, you can easily fit this in an overnight bag, suitcase, or carry-on for travel. 

Designed with a floatable foam core, these kids' sun hats have mesh ventilation openings, allowing air to circulate freely, keeping your kid cool. This sun hat's full-neck cape protects the back of the neck from harsh sun rays, which is always a problem when kids are out for the day. And the hat has a breakaway chin strap that adjusts to fit your child, so they can wear it when it's windy or out running and playing.

Parents know the importance of protecting their kids from getting too much sun. Available in seven gorgeous colors, this sun hat for kids is fun, practical, and one of the best items in sun protective wear for your children that money can buy.

Girl's H2O Snap Back Hat

Girl's H2O snap back hat


This sun hat is unlike any other trucker hat you've seen, thanks to its UPF 50+ sun protection, breathable mesh backing, and woven sweatband. It is certified to block more than 98% of the sun's damaging UVA and UVB radiation. The classic girl's H2O snap-back hat gives your kids' outfits a nice retro touch and is comfortable to wear thanks to the adjustable snap-back structure and the comfy fabric.

And you won't have to worry about wear and tear with this sun hat for girls. This sun hat has been specially treated to protect against damage, including salt water and chlorine. 

Baby Girl's Reversible Sun Hat

Baby girl's reversible sun hat

A reversible design and a wide brim make this baby girl's bucket hat perfect for any outdoor adventure. Available in a variety of cute colors and fabrics, our baby girl's reversible sun hat is adjustable and offers extra coverage for your child's head and face.

This baby bucket hat is available in six playful color choices and styles, so you can be sure your kid will find one they like. This baby hat rolls up easily and fits into any bag, making it the perfect travel sun hat for your kid. 

Wide-Brim Field Hat

Wide brim field hat

One of the reasons this sun hat is the top choice for many hat lovers is the 50+ UPF rating, which goes a long way in protecting your skin from sun damage. This hat, like all our products, has been third-party tested to block over 98% of the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

Available in two colors, khaki, and tan cream, our wide-brim field hat is perfect for covering your neck, ears, and face from the sun, so you can enjoy all the outdoor activities you love without worrying about skin damage from the sun.  

The clinching strap at the crown of this sun hat provides a better fit, with a slit for your sunglasses on the side of the hat when they're not in use. Now that's convenient! And along those lines is the stowaway crown pocket hidden at the hat's crown, which is perfect for securely holding personal items.

UPF Outback Hat

UPF outback hat

Shade your eyes and keep cool in any landscape with our men's sun hat, the outback hat. This UPF outback hat is designed to help you take on any challenge you can face outdoors. These hats are durable, packable, and always hold onto their shape. And they have enough style to pair with a casual shirt and pants or even a suit in neutral colors to own the look.

The adjustable, internal drawstring offers a custom fit, and you'll love the classic look of the hat. It's the best outback hat you'll ever wear! It's lightweight, breathable, and dare we say it, one good-looking hat!

Frequently Asked Questions About Sun Hats

What Sun Hat Is Best for Sun Protection?

You want a UPF 50+ sun hat that covers your head, ears, face, and neck for ultimate sun protection. It is the easiest and best way to shield your skin from the sun's dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation and keep yourself safe and healthy. Broad-brimmed, bucket-style hats offer the best protection. 

What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Sun Hat?

Here are our favorite benefits that a sun hat offers:

  • Prevents sunburn on your face, head, and scalp.
  • Shields your eyes from the sun, reduces glare and protects your eyes.
  • Keeps your hair safe from sun damage. 

Are Sun Hats Good for Sun Protection?

Sun hats can protect your eyes, ears, head, face, and neck from the sun, so they are great at providing sun protection. In fact, the quantity of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that reaches your eyes can be cut in half by wearing a hat!

Remember that while hats are essential for sun protection, not all offer the same level of UPF protection. Find a sun hat with a UPF 50+ rating and be sure to put sunscreen on the tips of your ears if they aren't covered by that hat. 

Why You Should Wear a Sun Hat

Sun hats not only keep you cool but also provide the best sun protection you can find - only if they're rated at a UPF 50+ - the highest UPF rating out there. 

Choose one of our sun hats to keep your family protected from the sun all year long.