3. Flap Hat
Think of this hat as a baseball cap with flaps that fall down the side of your face, better protecting your ears, cheeks, and neck. Some types even sport Velcro so you can fold each side's flap over your nose, protecting all parts of your face except your eyes (see one of those towards the end of our video about sun-protective clothing). The downfall? You certainly aren't going to win a fashion show wearing this type of hat. But hey, our dermatology experts say it's among the best in terms of sun protection. Look for this style, and others, in tightly woven fabrics that offer SPF 30 and beyond protection. (Our Nickel Pincher wears a version at left; see it in action in her video about foraging for fruit).