You have heard the phrase ‘Get ahead, Get a hat’ havent you? well for hiking in comfort and all weathers I think a hiking hat should be on your essentials list.
The best hiking hat is one that fits with the nature of your walk and the weather you are expecting. So we always carry beanies and sun hats in our Hiking Rucksacks because of our unpredictable Scottish weather.
When we are skiing or hiking in snow we use balaclavas like the Montana Punk Balaclavas to keep the weather out. Hubby gets all Indiana Jones with his fav hiking hat, wearing the Tilley Endurables Walkers Hat, its sun and rain proof so perfect for year round walkers!
Personally I am all about warmth in my Hiking Headgear and I love my Trailheads Fleece Cap. On those colder or windy hikes I can pull down the ear flaps to stay toasty. It also has a ponytail hole…brilliant for keeping my hair in one place!
My star buy hat for kids Hiking has to be the Decentron Kids Sunproof Hiking Hat. This is waterproof, wicks away sweat and is super sunsafe with its UPF factor and neck cover/visor look.
See all our best hiking hats below with shopping links if you are ready to get that hat and get outdoors. Full reviews of each and a Buyers guide to hiking hats is further on in this article.
- BE A TRAILBLAZER – Don’t let a cold, blustery day end your adventure. Forge ahead with warm ears and a high pony in your TrailHeads warm hat for women with a ponytail hole, ear warmer, and anti-glare bill.
- VERSATILE DESIGN – This winter ponytail hat for women is made with an ear warmer you can flip up or down and 2 layers of breathable fleece. Slip on your cap for walks, runs, hikes, and more.
- Soft and breathable polyester hat
- 53cm-56cm/20.9"-22.0" head circumference fits most children ages 4-10
- SUN PROTECTION: A wide shade with a floating foam-stiffened, varied width brim and UPF 50+ rating protects your face and neck from hot, sunny days. A wicking TransAction headband keeps sweat and water away from your brow and out of your eyes.
- COMFORTABLE AND LIGHT: The lightweight material will keep you cooler and comfortable while traveling and exploring the great outdoors. With an adjustable drawcord and removable chin cord, your favorite hat will stay with you on all your adventures.
- Kids sun hat for boys and girls: UPF 50+ protection blocks 98% of UV Rays
- Featured wide brim and mesh vents for cooling airflow through the crown and back flap
- Suitable for cool weather conditions.
- 4 way stretch UPF 50+ sun protection
- Functional, classic piece of mountain headwear.
- Stretch fleece fabric, comfortable to wear, snug.
- ONE SIZE: A stretchy, one-size-fits-all design that comfortably adapts to most kids' head sizes, ranging from 52-56cm (20.5-22 inches) in circumference
- KEY FEATURES – 100 Percent waterproof, breathable and windproof. Inner and outer layers are made from 100 Percent polyester
- TECHNOLOGY – Using a unique three layer construction with the middle layer being a laminated waterproof membrane, our waterproof hats can withstand any amount of rain
- 4 SIZES:①Small-best fit 55-56CM; ②Mediuml-best fit 56-58CM;③Large-best fit 58-60CM;④X-Large-best fit 60-62CM.With adjustable chin strap to find the perfect fit.
- Waterproof & Windproof & Durable - Perfect for snowy and windy area. It keeps head and ears warm without placing pressure on glasses.