Bucket Hats

Rayward Apparel Bucket Hats Versions

A lightweight bucket hat is a great year-round option for head, neck and face UV protection. The Rayward Apparel version of the bucket hat is a part of our Sun Ops Collection. This UPF 50+ Bucket hat blends performance with multi-season comfort and style. It’s a great summer hat, especially for long days sitting on the beach, thanks to its excellent UPF 50+ UV protection and breathability.

Advantages of a Bucket Hat

In other words, why bucket hats? We recommend a UPF bucket hat over other variations of hats for several reasons, the greatest of which is maximum sun protection. Continue below for more advantages for bucket hats versus other styles of headwear.

Bucket hats provide an incredible amount of sun protection and shade. For this reason, many people simply refer to bucket hats as shade hats. When looking for a quality shade hat, you want one that can provide exactly what the name calls for: a lot of shade! The Sun Ops bucket hats feature a 360-degree wrap-around brim surrounding the crown, supported by a soft, shapeable foam layer. This allows the wearer the ability to slightly angle the brim up or down to suit their specific sun protection needs. If a shade hat is what you are looking for, a wide brim bucket hat is the perfect choice.

With two different sizes (S/M or L/XL) and an adjustable drawcord, Rayward Apparel’s Sun Ops hat is the perfect men’s, women’s, boy’s and girl’s bucket hat. For men and women who might be looking for something on the larger end, we have our L/XL sized hats with a 62cm circumference with a drawcord to allow you to further tighten it as needed. Of course, we also have the S/M size with a 58cm circumference. Both sizes are available in gender-neutral colors like navy blue and light gray. In addition to the adjustable crown size, each Sun Ops shade hat features an adjustable chinstrap to provide an even more secure fit.

Summer hats need to be designed for the heat. This means in addition to providing shade, you’ll want your summer hat to be lightweight and breathable. Rayward Apparel’s Sun Ops bucket hat features a lightweight polyester/spandex blend to keep weight down. Better yet, this lightweight blend still keeps the sun out and provides excellent UV protection. The unlined interior serves as a vent, minimizing trapped heat and allowing your head to regulate its temperature. Additionally, the polyester blend helps wick moisture away from your head. Your sweat, therefore, will be drawn into the fast-drying fabric where it can quickly evaporate to keep you dry.

Last but not least, all of our products at Rayward Apparel are lab tested and UPF certified to meet and exceed the recommendations of the Skin Cancer Foundation for sun protection clothing. Everything we carry is lab tested to ensure adequate UV protection, and our bucket hats are no exception. All variations of our Sun Ops UPF bucket hat have been lab tested and certified at UPF 50+, providing the highest rated level of UV protection.

When choosing outdoor headwear, don’t make the mistake of neglecting or minimizing the value of UV protection. Unless you know a product’s certified UPF rating, it is safer to continue your search until you find a hat with proven, reliable sun protection. If that search is what brought you here, then rejoice and meet our Sun Ops UPF 50+ bucket hat!

Interested in Learning More?

For more information on our bucket hats and to view other available products, please visit our shop

At Rayward Apparel, our vision reaches beyond clothing. In fact, 5% of all online sales are donated to the Melanoma Research Alliance to help fight skin cancer. Your support makes this possible, and drives us to pursue our mission: 

More Adventure. Less Exposure.

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