These sun protection hats carry a UPF50+ rating; the highest possible rating for hats and other textiles. These styles are excellent for protecting yourself from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. Both the long term and short term effects of the sun are becoming increasingly documented every day. With these ultra violet protective hats, you can avoid everything from nuisance sunburn to cancer down the road. While any hat can offer some level of blockage from the sun, these are specifically crafted to provide extensive protection that you can trust! And you’ll look great at the same time! Generally considered a warm weather style, boaters are a classic flat crown hat -usually straw- with a flat, stiff brim. Popular in the early 20th century, boaters are making a comeback with added modern elements and creative patterns. Also traditionally known as a basher, a skimmer, or a barbershop quartet hat, boaters evoke images of sharp-dressed formal men like the Great Gatsby and Buster Keaton.