Most Popular Summer Hats for Men

Now that we have all the technical information covered on the quality of fabrics and the selection of hats for the tropics, I would like to provide you with recommendations for some great summer hats for men.

Generally speaking men prefer a more conservative look than women, and men tend to look for practical aspects: does the fabric get dirty fast; how easy is it to clean; does it have good ultraviolet sun protection; is it light weight; is it comfortable to wear, can it be folded without damage to the hat, and does it have a wide brim to protect the ears, face and neck.

Our Top Picks for Summer Hats for Men

The choices below are only a small sample of what can be found online or in stores. These are the top picks for the most popular summer hats for men:

  1. Fedora Hat – Coolibar 
  2. Fedora Hat – Indiana Jones 
  3. Boonie Wide Brim Sun Hat
  4. Baseball Cap
  5. Trucker Cap
  6. Bucket Sun-Fishing Hat – Without Neck Flap
  7. Bucket Sun-Fishing Hat – With Neck Flap
  8. Aussie Breezer Hat

 

 

1. Men’s Crushable Ventilated Fedora Hat with UPF 50+ Sun Protective – Brand: Coolibar Store

This lightweight cotton/polyester canvas hat is cool to wear as it has a meshed ventilated crown to allow air flow into the hat. The fabric has a water repellent finish and internal elastic band to provide a snug fit. The chin strap is made of leather and can be adjusted in windy weather. The hat is very comfortable and easily cleaned. One reviewer stated “This hat kept me cool in 90+ degree weather in the Sahara (Erg Chegaga in Morocco) and earned the ire and embarrassment of my teenage son. It keeps it shape pretty well after being crumpled.” The hat comes in 3 sizes: (S/M) with a circumference of 22 1/2 inches (L/XL) 23 inches (XXL) 24 inches.

This hat has rave reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars from 387 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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2. Men’s Indiana Jones Wool Felt Water Repellent Outback Fedora Hat – Brand: Dorfman Pacific Store

This brown felt hat is made of 100% wool, is hand washable, crushable and water repellent. Ideal for any outdoor adventures or just relaxing on your patio. The hat has a 3 inch (7.6 cm) brim and 4 inches (10 cm) high with an Indiana Jones trademark grosgrain band and ribbon. This hat has received many reviews and it is esteemed to be very comfortable. The hat protects the face, neck and ears well, and the tight-knit weave prevents UV rays from getting in. If dirty, it must be washed by hand.

This hat has many excellent reviews on the Amazon website. One customer stated “It’ s well-made, and you really can fold it up and pack it (they call it crushable), ‘cuz it goes right back into shape when you put it on.” This hat has rave reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,492 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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3. Boonie Waterprooof Sun Hat for Men/Women with UV Protection SPF – Brand: EINSKEY Store

This waterproof polyester hat is fully sizable to most heads with a head circumference of 22-24 inch (56-61 cm). The brim is  3.7-3.9 inches (9-10 cm) wide and there is an adjustable chin strap for windy days. There is a large breathable mesh lining on either side of the hat to keep you cool even in the hottest weather. This hat is designed for the outdoors and is ideal for fishing, hiking, safaris, gardening, boating, etc.

The hat is foldable, washable and resistant to stains, and is recommended for all outdoors activities. The fabric has UV protection from the sun’s damaging rays.  If dirty hand wash with cold water and detergent. Do not bleach and tumble dry as it is made of polyester.  The price is very reasonable for the high quality of the product, and it has received great reviews, 4.6 out of 5 stars from 14,131 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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4.  Men’s 518015-010 Tech Swoosh Cap – Brand: Nike

This classic Nike baseball cap is popular for men and women of all ages.  The cap is made of six panels using a tight weave of 100% cotton. Each panel has an air hole to allow ventilation.  The cap has an adjustable strap at the back to accommodate the wearer’s head size. 89% of people buying the hat say that it fits true to size. This cap come in 9 colors and is popular for all outdoor activities from sports, hiking, driving, boating, etc.

The cap is foldable and has a visor at the front to protect the face from the hot sun. If dirty then it is best of it is hand washed. This cap has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 out of 2004 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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5.  Trucker OSFA Baseball Cap – Brand: R. Richardson Store

This 100% polyester cap is very popular because of it large ventilation mesh that keeps you head cool in hot weather. The cap is adjusted by a snap closure system at the back of the hat. The front panels and visor are made of cotton twill, while the mess is in the back half of the cap. The cap has solid stitching throughout to give you a durable high quality product. The cap can be ordered in a very wide variety of colors.

This hat has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 out of 1,452 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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6. Outdoor Bucket Fishing Hat with UPF 50+ Sun Protection – Brand: OUTFLY

Outdoor bucket hat by OUTFLY is lightweight, crushable polyester which is easy to clean and has UPF50+ sun protection. The head size ranges from 22 – 23.6 inches (55.9 – 60 cm) and can be adjusted using a draw cord at the back of the hat. An adjustable chin strap keeps the hat on your head in windy weather. The upper sides of the hat have polyester mesh to allow for good air flow within the hat and the inner edge of the hat has a sweat band to keep sweat from your forehead and eyes. This hat is great for any outdoor activity, such as gardening, camping and hiking, attending sports events, or enjoying an BBQ at home with family and friends.  The hat comes in six colors.

This hat has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 out of 78 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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7. Outdoor Mesh Sun/Fishing Hat with Wide Brim, Neck Flap and UPF 50+ Sun Protection – Brand: Home Prefer Store

This sun hat with wide 3.25 inch (8.3 cm) brim and a special feature, a long flap that is stored in the hat. When the sun is too hot, the 10.5 inch (26.7 cm) flap can be let down to cover the neck. A breathable mesh is also sewn into all sizes of the hat to allow for maximum air flow. The hat is made of a premium polyester-nylon blend, which is lightweight, breathable, quick to dry and very comfortable. The fabric is also protection by UPF50+ coating which blocks 98% of the sun harmful rays. This hat is ideal for any outdoor activity like camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, gardening, cycling, etc. The hat comes in nine colors.

This hat has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 out of 3,476 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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8.  Aussie Breezer 5310 Cotton Mesh Hat – Brand: Henschel Hats

This hat is made of 55% polyester and 45% cotton, and has a large mesh which covers all sides of the hat to allow for easy air flow and cooler temperatures inside the hat.  The brim of the hat is 3 inches (7.6 cm) wide. It comes equipped with a chin strap to fasten in times of high wind. A soft sweat band is found on the inside of the hat to prevent perspiration buildup. The hat is crushable and comes in 5 colors and 7 sizes.

This hat has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 out of 2,787 global reviews as of 20 May 2021.

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A selection of top picks for women is provided in the following post entitled ‘Most Popular Summer Hats for Women‘ and top picks for kids is found at ‘Summer Hats for Kids‘.  More detailed information on the characteristics of several of the most common fabric types is discussed in the blog ‘Tropical Island Clothing – The clothes you choose for your vacation‘.
 

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