Stay focused and protected with high-quality women’s hats.
Out on the water, the sun’s rays are intensified as they reflect and bounce off the sea, river or lake. When you are kayaking, fishing, sailing or cruising, you’re going to need a protective and comfortable hat, in addition to women’s sunglasses. By protecting your skin and eyes with a hat, you’re able to enjoy more time on the water and do it in a safe manner.
Features and Styles of Women’s Boating Hats
Baseball Style Hats: Keep your hair out of your face, the sun out of your eyes and the rays away from the most vulnerable parts of your face with a traditional baseball style boating cap or trucker’s hat. West Marine carries stylish and functional caps from Roxy, Huk and Columbia.
Wide-Brimmed Hats: Whether they are made of straw or quick-drying, water-resistant nylon, nothing beats the sun protection offered by a sun hat. With many styles from Roxy, Sunday Afternoons and Columbia, these hats are just as at-home on a bass tracker or Caribbean catamaran as they are on a patio for brunch or working in the garden. A straw boater hat offers a classic look for days on the water while a high-performance wide brimmed hat packs easily and dries fast for optimal comfort.
Sailing Hats: When sailing hard or racing sailboats, you need a sailing cap that will stay put. Look for headwear that includes a chin strap or lanyard to prevent your hat from blowing away.
Other features to consider when selecting a women’s hat.
Travel is easier when your hat doesn’t take up half of your bag. Foldable straw, baseball or wide-brimmed hats are a great option.
Hats with built-in UPF protection ensure you’re taking the best possible steps toward protecting your skin. Often, these same hats are made of a quick-drying material, so you will be comfortable and cool all day.
Sun hats with clips or chinstraps ensure you won’t lose your hat when you’re on or around the water.