Packable hats are a classic win-win situation when it comes to a vacation. Sun protection is so much more than just a high SPF, and with our hat picks you’ll be (literally) covered. Plus, you’ll look properly chic while doing so. What makes the perfect packable hat? It has to cover your entire face and scalp. That means no visors or baseball hat. Bonus points for some neck coverage, too.
The Commando Raffia Hat from Lola Hat’s stands out amongst the usual fedora silhouettes. With thoughtful design touches like an adjustable leather band and an elegant, structured look, it’s a clear favorite. Halogen’s packable hat has a silhouette that feels a little more rakish, with fun details like a braided raffia band.
Looking to have a full blown fashion moment by the pool? Get your diva on with Eric Javits extra extra large hat. It’s glamorous and, well, extra in all the right ways. On the more affordable side of the spectrum, J.Crew’s large floppy hat has just as much style, even if it’s slightly more casual.
If the natural straw color isn’t doing much for you, there’s a ton of colorful options too. Madewell’s terra-cotta hat with a blush pink band is the perfect color palette to bridge the end of summer and beginning of fall. It would look just as good with a cardigan and jeans as a cover-up and swimsuit. It also comes in black, if that’s your thing.
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