In the Beginning
When the first hat was fashioned thousands of years ago, it was probably for protection from harsh elements, including the sun. Like so many poignant lessons from our ancestors, we seem to have forgotten the simple, healthy act of donning a hat. We’re here to help you choose a hat for the adventures that your life is made of, all with an excellent UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating.
Our Hat Materials Have Been Tested by the Experts
The Australian radiation protection and nuclear safety agency (ARPANSA) has tested all of our hats materials to assure to highest quality UV protection. You will find UPF ratings on our hangtags and here on our site. If there is no rating on a particular style, that is because we feel the brim is too small (2”and under) to give adequate protection, or the hat is made with a material that does not pass the UPF test and/or has some kind of mesh allowing ultraviolet rays through.
* Some hats with mesh are rated if there is a sun protective backing. *