Do you need a sun hat for protection from UV Rays?
According to cancer.org about 99 percent of skin cancers and 95 percent of melanoma are caused by an excessive amount of exposure to UV radiation. UV rays not only cause cancer but also premature aging of the skin, liver spots, solar elastosis and actinic keratosis.
Omitting visors and baseball caps from our list
We didn’t include visors or baseball caps in this list due to them being different kinds of hats. Visors and baseball caps do provide slight protection to a portion of a person’s head and face, but they do not offer as much as sun hats, which feature wider brims protecting more of the neck too. Visors and caps provide no protection to the back of people’s necks.
Features of good sun protection golf hat
There are different features of a good sun hat including its protective brim, how breathable it is as well as its portability.
Brims on golf hats vary in size and shape. Brims can be firm or floppy depending on preference. Firm brims are usually preferred because floppy brims can get in a golfer’s eyes and distract them when swinging. The brim’s shadow helps protect against the sun.
Breathability for golf hats is important in keeping a player’s head cool. It would be an inconvenience if you were trying to keep your face covered from the sun but had to deal with a super sweaty head with sweat dripping into your eyes. That’s why most golf sun hats feature small mesh holes that allow air to seep in.
A lot of sun bucket hats are sweat resistant that aid in wicking the sweat off someone’s head and helping to keep them dry.
Golf sun hats that are wrinkle resistant are very useful for transporting easily. A player can stuff them in their golf bag or backpack without worrying the hat appears all wrinkly.
Having a lightweight hat is also key because no one wants to wear something heavy on their heads while they navigate the course.