These 5 wide-brim hats offer full coverage from the sun’s harsh UV rays

wide brim hats

Wide-brim hats are ultra-protective *and* statement-makers.

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On a high UV-index day, it’s possible to be sunburned in as little as 15 minutes. Even if you apply sunscreen liberally and often, it’s important to protect yourself during what, for most people, is at least four straight hours in the sun. A wide-brim hat can help, especially when it comes to covering your ears and the back of your neck.

Wide-brim hats offer 360-degrees of protection, and are worn on Tour by players like Charl Schwartzel and Joel Dahmen. Most models are lightweight, breathable and feature fabric with UPF sun protection too. Check out our five favorite styles below, and while you’re at it, take a scroll through the rest of the items on offer in GOLF’s Pro Shop.

Adidas UPF Sun

The UPF Sun Hat will protect your head and neck from the sun’s rays. It is made of 100% polyester double weave and provides UPF 50+ protection. Since the brim is so wide, protection extends to your neck and below. A removable drawstring cord helps keep the hat comfortable and secure.
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Callaway Sun

The Callaway Sun hat has the classic bucket look with a wide brim, lightweight fabric and an easily adjustable fit.
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Johnnie-O Lifeguard

The Johnnie-O Lifeguard straw hat is a new-age twist on the bucket hat. The straw hat is designed with a woven logo patch, a toggle rope, and a loop label at the brim. It’s time to get some shade.
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Titleist Tour Aussie Golf

Stretch material and adjustable internal closure ensures a custom fit, while an interior pocket provides a place for small item storage. Also includes a removable adjustable chin strap.
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Ping Boonie

This 100 percent polyester hat features laser-cut holes and mesh for increased ventilation as well as an adjustable draw cord for a snug fit.
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