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Hiking hats with UV protection in Australia

melissa whillas

Posted on November 29 2023

Soaka Breeze Australian Made Sun Hat

Shady Companions: Hiking Hats with UV Protection to Beat the Aussie Sun

Hear, hear, fellow sun-loving hikers! If you're a true blue Aussie, you know that our beautiful land down under is blessed with endless sunshine. While that's fantastic for outdoor adventures, it also means we need to be sun smart, especially when hitting the trails. Today, we're diving into a must-have accessory for your Aussie hiking escapades - the good ol' hiking hat with UV protection.

  1. The Aussie Sun: Not to Be Messed With

Let's face it. You know it, I know it. The Aussie sun is no joke. It's as relentless as a bee after honey, and if you're not prepared, you might end up looking like a lobster after a day out. That's where a trusty hiking hat with UV protection comes in. It's not just a fashion statement; it's your shield against those UV rays that can turn a day of adventure into a week of regretful sunburn.

  1. Form Meets Function: UV Protection Hats

Now, we're not saying you have to sacrifice style for safety, because down here, we believe in having it all. UV protection hats are not only practical but downright trendy. Picture yourself rocking a hat that not only keeps you cool but also earns nods of approval from passing wallabies. Whether you're into wide-brimmed hats, legionnaire caps like the Jack Soaka, or bucket hats like the Dalston, there's a UV-protected option for every Aussie hiker's taste.

  1. Beat the Heat with Breathable Designs

Our hikes can get pretty intense, especially in the outback. That's why a good hiking hat not only protects you from the sun but also lets your head breathe. Look for hats made from lightweight, breathable materials like moisture-wicking fabric or ventilated panels, like our Breeze Mesh collection. You'll be as comfortable as a koala in a eucalyptus tree, even on the hottest Aussie summer days.

  1. Adventure-Ready Durability

Aussie trails can be rough, rugged, and sometimes downright wild. Your hiking hat needs to be a trooper, ready to withstand the challenges of the great outdoors. Opt for hats with durable materials that can handle a bit of rough and tumble. After all, you want a hat that can keep up with your Aussie spirit of adventure. For this, you can’t go wrong with our Tinnie Hat, made from our famous drywax.

  1. Don't Forget the Neck Flap: An Aussie Essential

Here's a little secret: the neck flap is your best mate when it comes to hiking hats in Australia. Not only does it provide extra sun protection for the back of your neck, but it also adds a touch of outback swagger to your look. It's like your hat saying, "I'm ready for anything this sunburnt country throws at me." From primary school and up, Aussies have always had a love affair of the long back style. For this, it's hard to go past the Jack Soaka, with Breeze Mesh and Soaka fabric.

  1. UV Protection: Because Your Skin Deserves the Best

UV protection isn't just a bonus – it's a necessity in Australia. With our harsh sun, your skin needs all the help it can get. Invest in a hiking hat with a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating to ensure you're getting top-notch sun protection. Your skin will thank you, and you'll be able to tackle those Aussie trails without a worry in the world. At Kakadu, all our hats have a UPF of 50+, so you can seize the day with no dramas

Shade Up for a Sun-Safe Adventure

So there you have it, folks! When it comes to hiking hats in Australia, UV protection is the name of the game. Find a hat that suits your style, keeps you cool, and shields you from the Aussie sun. With the right hat on top, you'll be ready to conquer the trails and embrace the great outdoors in true blue Aussie fashion. Happy hiking, mates!

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