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These fishing hats will keep you shaded from the sun.
Sun protection is crucial for outdoor trips. Whether it's buying sunscreen, long-sleeve fishing shirts, or buffs, you're making a smart decision. Something anglers might be forgetting is a good fishing hat that keeps your face shaded from the sun's harmful rays. Here are 18 of the best fishing hats for scorching summer days.
We picked the best fishing hats that are comfortable, moisture-wicking, and of course, not too pricey. You'll enjoy wearing these hats for leisurewear as well.
Best Fishing Hats
Columbia is a great outdoor brand for all things fishing apparel. This Bora Bora Booney II hat is on sale for $22, and customers love it. It has over 600 positive customer reviews. The Omni-Shade and Omni-Wick technology will keep you cool and protected from the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Just like their fishing shirts.
There's an adjustable drawcord in the back, so make sure it fits to your liking.
A customer said, "Bought the blue and love it!! Good sun protection. Chin strap is helpful on windy days!! Enjoy!!"
Under Armour's CoolSwitch fishing bucket hat is one-size-fits-all. This lightweight hat is durable and quick-drying. The ArmourVent technology makes it breathable, stretchy, and comfy.
The fish hook logo is also neat. Get it for under $40.
A customer gave it five stars and said, "I have used this hat for the duration of my landscaping season. Compared to wearing a baseball cap, this hat really protects your face and neck from direct sun. It's light, comfortable, and stays on your head. It's held up to a lot of sweat and shows no signs of wear. No reason this product doesn't deserve 5 stars."
HUK's Camo bucket hat is a must for fishing season. One-size fits all, and it's stylish enough for days spent off the water.
Here's a top pick from Walmart. This sweat-wicking fishing cap is only $10.99, and anglers love it. The flap is perfect for keeping your neck protected from harmful rays. Wear it for all of your outdoor activities year-round.
This hat offers 360-degree protection from UV rays. (Kiss sunburns goodbye.) No need to go looking for your hat size, this hat is adjustable, and it fits most head sizes.
I highly recommend a hat with this much protection if you experience overheating on fishing trips.
Do the mosquitos just love you? It's because you're so sweet! If you fish in areas with bug problems, then consider this sun protection hat. It'll keep gnats out of your face so you can enjoy your fishing trip.
The Omni-Freeze technology lowers the temperature of the hat's material, keeping you cool all afternoon. The breathability level is unmatched.
Columbia customers also love this hat. Columbia's headwear is top-notch, so see what the cooling technology hype is all about. You'll want to pack this hat for your next fly fishing trip.
Not only does this hat have a flap in the back, but it also has a face flap. There are ventilation holes, so you don't have to sacrifice breathability.
This unisex hat has an adjustable chinstrap, terrific reviews, and is made from waterproof polyester material.
If you prefer ball caps, then consider this hat. It has a mesh vent in the back to keep your head cool.
RedHead's ultra-lightweight hat is on sale for under $10. It's a steal, and it has an Aquapel technology to repel water.
Home Prefer's hat is also a great pick. It's under $20 and has an airy mesh crown to keep you nice and cool.
Not into straw hats or bucket hats? Consider this $15 trucker hat. It does have that fitted hat look, but there is an adjustable snap back closure. Thanks to the mesh back panels, your head will be able to feel a breeze!
A customer gave it five stars and wrote, "The hat looks good and fits well. The plastic strap is easy to adjust. The back half is mesh, so this is very comfortable, especially in the Spring."
Here's another adjustable hat anglers love. There are many styles to choose from, which we love. Plus, the specs are fantastic. There's a built-in sweatband that keeps sweat drips out of your eyes.
Grab the camo hat for under $13.
Visit Bass Pro Shops for face masks, neck gaiters, beanies, and more fishing gear.
This post was originally published in 2019.