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slabbandit
05-02-2007, 12:35 PM
I am fixing to start shopping around for a good light weight hat and shirt to protect me from sunburn. Especially the neck and ears. Have tried straw hats but am thinking about the new hats with the big brims and flaps that are made with the sun protection fabric. Any body use them?

freeflow_23
05-02-2007, 12:51 PM
I've been looking at the "Flats" hats also. I am looking for a light hat with a dark color on the underside of the bill, removable cape to cover the neck and ears and good ventilation. There are a lot of different types to choose from. They are also called "guide" hats.

Anyone have a brand preference?

Never knew there was much in a hat until I started searching around. Here's some I liked so far.
http://www.buckscountyoutfitters.com/store/product/7563/Outdoor-Research-Sun-Runner-Cap%2C-Khaki%2C-M/
http://www.flyrodshop.com/detail.php?pID=420&rp=1

Let me know if you find anything good.
Brian

joejv4
05-02-2007, 01:31 PM
here's one:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_72328_175008002_175000000_175008000_175-8-2

or any ball cap with this:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_46397_175008002_175000000_175008000_175-8-2

TapOut64
05-02-2007, 01:35 PM
What, you guys have something against rednecks? :D :D :D

Team M&M
05-02-2007, 01:40 PM
In the heat of the summer the umbrellas on my boat seat make it feel 20 degrees cooler. Im thinking of getting a misting bottle that runs off batteries and sprays a mist constantly from the top of the umbrella. Seems like it would keep me cool on those 100 degree days here in Louisiana

HOTSPOT
05-02-2007, 01:55 PM
Can't go wrong with Columbia Sportswear!!

Hat: http://www.columbia.com/Product.aspx?top=6&p=4231&cat=610&viewAll=True

Shirts: http://www.columbia.com/SubCategory.aspx?top=1&cat=15050&viewAll=false

I prefer the Bahama II shirts.

LazyJ
05-02-2007, 02:32 PM
As far as staying cool, these cool bandanas are the ticket. Wrap one around your head and one around your neck.

I bought a similar product at Wmart a couple years ago for $2 a piece that worked pretty good so I got crazy and bought a dozen of these fancy ones last year and they're like MAGIC

http://www.coolbandanas.com

GRIZZ
05-02-2007, 02:36 PM
In the heat of the summer the umbrellas on my boat seat make it feel 20 degrees cooler. Im thinking of getting a misting bottle that runs off batteries and sprays a mist constantly from the top of the umbrella. Seems like it would keep me cool on those 100 degree days here in Louisiana

Haha - An Umbrella that rains on people!

This site has more sun hats than anyplace I've seen. I need a good sunhat as well for my big head and I like this one.

http://www.sungrubbies.com/SunhatsField.htm

http://www.coolibar.com/men-s-hats.html

http://www.sunhats.biz/men.html

CastandBlast
05-02-2007, 03:20 PM
You might also want to check out tilleyhats.com. Great hats...quite a few styles, some really cool feautres but a little expensive in m.h.o. They do come with a lifetime guarantee...even against loss. I know I've lost more than one hat blasting down a lake :)

DRPEPPER
05-02-2007, 03:42 PM
I buy cheap cup towels or oversized wash rags. I like to soak them in the lake then put them under my hat. My problem is remembering to do it before I get my ears burned.
DP

Minnerman
05-02-2007, 09:00 PM
Columbia cost alot, but the long sleeved fishing shirt matched with the wide brim hat cant be beat for comfort and dependability. They're cool and no sunburned arms or ears.

fishman78
05-03-2007, 01:11 AM
Ive been using a culumbia booney hat a few years now for sightfishing and sun protection. It does its job and has held up well, think I paid 22$ for it.

shipahoy41
05-03-2007, 04:13 AM
Actually, I go to a military surplus store and get the desert storm hats. Lightweight, wide brim, deflects sun and camo. I then attach a "Knights of Arabia" type neck scarf either with velcro or just sewing around the neck of the hat.

old ship:cool:

joejv4
05-03-2007, 06:32 AM
What, you guys have something against rednecks? :D :D :D


NAH!!!! lol

Just that it gets painful if my neck gets TOOOOOO red.. :)

FishnLine
05-03-2007, 08:45 AM
I need something good myself. I'm the worlds worst about not using anything and getting burned. Maybe I'll learn one day.

boat49
05-05-2007, 09:14 PM
I ordered one of these last yr. wide brim long neck flap with a pocket that zips in the back...i just added an ice cube or two when needed..I loved it, but then I let a buddy wear it. He has a mowing service ....guess where it is now? Guess you can say I gave the hat off my head to help a friend!! And yes they show them on females but they arent just for women..

http://www.e4hats.com/_e/dept/17-019/Extreme_Vacationer_Flap_Hats.htm