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The Best Sun Hats for Summer

Protect yourself when playing outside

We’ve gathered some of the best looking and highest rated beach hats on the internet into a single list to help keep you protected from the sun this summer. (littlehenrabi/iStock)
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Protect yourself when playing outside

A proper sun hat should protect your face, eyes, and neck without making you look like you’re an avid birder on a safari. We’ve gathered some of the best-looking and highest-rated beach hats on the internet into a single list to help keep you protected from the sun this summer. Happy beachgoing!

Dakine Indo Surf Hat ($35)

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I’ve lost so many baseball caps to embarrassing wipeouts. The Indo fixes that problem with a poly fabric that floats and an optional chin strap that keeps the hat tight on your lid. There’s even a deployable neck cover if you want extra coverage.

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Pistil Suzette ($42)

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A wide brim obviously offers more coverage and is absolutely appropriate at the Kentucky Derby, but sometimes the occasion calls for a more stylish fedora. The Suzette is a 100-percent straw hat that’s super low-key for when you want some sun protection without looking like a Southern debutante. We dig the soft interior headband that eliminates any straw scratchiness.

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Patagonia Wavefarer Bucket Hat ($39)

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The Wavefarer has that classic ’60s surf-film aesthetic but adds some handy elements like a UPF 50+ rating and a foam brim that provides a bit of structure while helping the hat float if something goes awry. You can also roll it up and pack it away without doing any structural damage, making it a must-have for any beach bag.

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O’Neill Sonoma ($20)

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Get full coverage and a fun “where’s the party” vibe with the Sonoma. It’s made from 100-percent sea straw and has a soft inner brim and headband, as well as a drawcord that locks down in case of heavy winds.

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Prana Dora Hat ($42)

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The Dora gives you full coverage from the sun in a surprisingly chic package that folds up so you can pack it in a beach bag. The five-inch brim goes all the way around, is made from 100 percent straw, and has a UPF 50 rating.

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