We all know how harsh our New Zealand sun can be, and how important it is to select the correct hat for you to protect yourself from the elements. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. If you work outdoors or take part in any outdoor activities you should always wear a hat for sun protection.
Our hats have been independantly tested to the New Zealand standard AS/NZS 4399:2017 and rated UPF50+, the highest rating for excellent sun protection.
What is UPF 50+ all about:
The UPF rating indicates how well the material blocks ultraviolet radiation from the sun, also known as solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). The higher the UPF rating, the more solar UVR gets blocked by the material and the less exposure to solar UVR you will receive.
Classifications of UPF ratings:
Excellent 50, 50+
Sun protection tips:
If you are after the best sun protection possible we recommend our wide brimmed ladies and mens styles, wide brim wool hats, bucket hats and leggionaire caps, as these hats provide the most coverage and excellent sun protection for the face, eyes, ears, and the back of the neck. A brim size of 6cm or more is sufficient. Be sure to always wear sunscreen and cover up with correct clothing for the elements.