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Updated by Diana Gatlin on Jan 11, 2015
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Best Hats for Hiking

Sun Hats for Hiking - Choosing the Best

Walking around all day in the hot sun can really cause problems for your poor brain and its always a good idea to wear the right sun hats for hiking. Choosing a suitable hat is easy enough as long as you take care with the type and color of the material.

The Tilley T3: A Good Hat for Backpacking, Flyfishing, and Everything Else!

Ever since I got into ultra-light backpacking and fly fishing, I have been constantly thinking about which pieces of gear I can do away with and which ones I find multi-use and indispensable. Recently, I turned my attention to my hat.

That's A Pretty Hat: What hat to wear hiking the Adirondacks

What Hat to Wear Hiking the Adirondacks Hat: Outdoor Research Sombriolet Bucket Hat in "candy" Blue Top: ExOfficio (Orvis) Fishing Shirt My bucket hat kept the sun and bugs off of my head and face during the hike.

The Best Hiking Hats

Look for ample ventilation and a cool, comfortable material when choosing a hiking hat. A good sweat band will wick moisture from your brow. A full-brimmed hat or hat with side protection will provide sun protection from all angles when hiking in open areas like deserts or prairies.