It's no secret that harmful rays rapidly increase the aging process of your precious skin, resulting in visible sun-damage and in many cases one form or another of skin cancer. When exposure to the midday sun is unavoidable, wearing protective clothing such as a hat and using an effective sunscreen are especially important. The FDA advises that "for added protection from the sun wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head and face."
The UPF ratings for level of protection found in the fabrics are classified by ASTM International as follows:
Excellent UV Protection
blocks 97.5% of UV radiation
Very Good UV Protection
blocks 96.0–97.4% of UV radiation
Good UV Protection
UPF 15- 24
blocks 93.3-95.9% of UV radiation
On this page you will find a selection of hats that we've assembled specifically because they provide good sun protection and are UPF or SPF Rated.
We all know it now. If you love the outdoors and plan on spending a lot of time there – WEAR A HAT!
It's the law for school children in Australia and it's the commencement advice that Ted Turner gave to the Georgia State University graduating class adding "I'm going straight from here to a skin cancer operation."