I’ll admit it: umbrella hats look ridiculous. In fact, you might have thought (as I did) that they were just a novelty item. Then, I learned from a family member that he had an umbrella hat that he wears to fish in when the weather turns. It made me rethink the strange items. These hats work in the exact same way as a normal umbrella except they allow your hands to be free which is great if you get caught in the rain and need to, say, carry a child to a dry spot. They’re excellent for gardening, the beach, and anywhere where you need to keep your head cool and dry.
Further, many of these umbrella hats are made with the sun in mind as well. You can find them with UV protection for those ultra sunny days. They offer plenty of utility rain or shine. If you can get past the look of these mushroom hats, you should consider getting one for protection from the elements. Take a look at some excellent options below.
$16.99 at the time of publication.
This is the umbrella hat that made me rethink things. Do I look like a giant mushroom while wearing it? Yes. Does it keep the sun out of my face when I garden? Yes. There is a double layer with the top one flipped up in the above image. That’s how you wear it in the sun to allow cool air to pass through so you don’t get too hot. Easily flip it down when it rains for hands-free comfort. The entire thing weighs less than one pound so it’s lightweight and delivers on its promise to keep you dry in the rain and cool in the sun.
$8.99 at the time of publication.
Here’s a much smaller umbrella hat that will still keep you dry and the sun out of your face. If the other one looked like to wide of a brim, consider this smaller, more compact option that would be ideal for commuting or just keeping your person dry.
$11.98 at the time of publication.
Here’s an umbrella hat with an updated design that’s unlike many others on the market. It’s made to be operational in both rain and shine situations but it’s best for those looking for protection from the sun. It has a more shallow design so that you get plenty of coverage but have better visibility.
$9.99 at the time of publication.
Are you looking for an umbrella hat for kids? This one has a rain cap that fits over the head with a brim that keeps the rest of the body dry sitting on the shoulders. Clearly, this one is meant only for rain.
$15.29 at the time of publication.
Here’s another umbrella hat that’s extremely well-rated that’s similar to the first one we showed you. The main difference between the two is the different colors (it comes in a variety for you to choose from). The hate is outfitted with a silver coating to really reflect sun and heat off of the umbrella hat to keep you cool in a sunny situation. Again, the top part of the double layer flips up or down depending on what weather you’ve encountered.
There you go! Now, you have five excellent umbrella hat options that will help you fight the heat and sun this summer and keep you dry all spring. These hats might look goofy but they do really allow you to free your hands up while your working outdoors. Further, they are great for commuters as they easily break down and fold up when you’re in a cool, dry spot.
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