The Best Sun Hat for Hikers
Updated Dec 10, 2022
Any time you recreate outside—on the trail, in a canoe, or just in your own backyard—you should protect your skin from the sun, and that includes the skin on your head and neck. After interviewing three dermatologists, an ultra-runner, and four ultra-hikers, and field-testing for a total of 200 hours, we’re convinced the sun hat that works best is the one you’ll actually wear. A unanimous favorite among our testers, the Sunday Afternoons Ultra Adventure Hat provides the best balance of coverage and breathability, and is unobtrusive enough that you can forget you have it on.