PANAMA JACK®: YOUR ULTIMATE SUMMER HAT SOURCE
The search for your next summer staple is over. Breathing new excitement into Panama Jack's timeless beach-life aesthetic are Panama Jack® signature summer hats - stylishly extending long lazy beach days into fun-filled endless summer nights.
We may be biased, but to us, there’s no summer accessory that better combines function and style than a well-made hat. Beyond offering an on-the-go escape from the sun’s harsh rays, they’re an affirmation of personal style and identity, capable of turning an ordinary outfit into a totally-you ensemble.
We believe there’s a summer hat out there for everyone, and we’re here to help you find yours with our tried and tested sun hats for women, men, and kids. Classic, cool, and incredibly comfortable, Panama Jack’s signature hats evoke far-off tropical destinations while providing the everyday functionality you need. Whether you are down at the beach or sightseeing around town, our summer hats will keep you cool while protecting you from the UV rays of the sun.
Sun hats aren’t only an effective way to protect your skin, but they can instantly add color, dimension, and personal style to any outfit. Whether you're looking for an authentic, handwoven Panama Hat, a traditional straw fedora, stylish bucket hat, or the ever-popular lifeguard hat, we’ve got you covered. Panama Jack® has styles that will make every single day feel like the first day of summer, adding timeless style to your wardrobe, season after season.
During summer in particular, as the days get longer and the UV index gets higher, you will no doubt find yourself spending free time outdoors. Safeguard your fun with sunscreen and a summer hat that can protect your face and neck while providing a much needed respite from the heat. From taking the boat out with friends, to hitting the beach, or even just reading a book in your own backyard, a protective sun hat will keep you cool and comfortable during any outdoor activity. Getting into the habit of wearing hats regularly is one of the very best ways to enjoy the outdoors and protect your health and skin at the same time.
While sunscreen will always be a key element in guarding your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays, hats are one of the most effective ways to get that extra protection you need, keeping you cool while shielding your eyes, skin, and hair from sun damage. Hats can also serve to cover your ears and neck - two areas where many people may miss applying sunscreen successfully.
Wearing a hat is a critical part of your overall sun protection strategy and it just might be the most effortless. A hat can instantly protect the sensitive skin on your face, including your nose - a spot that typically gets a lot of sun exposure. What’s more, the sun protection provided by a hat doesn’t wear off. We all know that sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least every two hours (or more often if you are swimming or sweating) because its protection decreases over time. The biggest advantage a hat gives you? A hat never comes off when you sweat, and it never needs to be reapplied. Simply toss it on and you’re good to go.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, wearing pieces of sun protective clothing, like sun hats, can help protect against skin cancer. Panama Jack® hats can help to strategically keep these areas covered and protected, even when your sunscreen protection starts wearing off. For maximum UV protection, opt for Panama Jack® hats that are rated UPF 50+, the highest level of sun protection awarded to garments.
Wearing a hat regularly can help make a real difference in how a person ages, too. Panama Jack® hats are uniquely designed to keep the sun out of your face and protect your skin from the sun’s UVA rays, which are responsible for much of the damage that we associate with aging. For even more protection against UVA and UVB rays, opt for a Panama Jack® hat with a wide brim. The rule of thumb? The larger the brim, the more sun protection your hat will give you. To help your summer hat do its job well, you can do your part by reapplying your Panama Jack® sunscreen every two hours and wearing your Panama Jack® sunglasses regularly, as well.
You should never skip out on sun protection, but we know that brim size and UPF ratings aren’t the only thing you’re looking for in the perfect summer hat. You want a hat that’s going to feel great on your head from the moment you put it on until the summer sun sets (or even after!). We designed our collection with functionality front of mind, so you experience unmatched comfort no matter what summer has in store. If you plan on engaging in more athletic activities like hiking, kayaking, or golfing you’ll want to consider our Performance Hats. These sun hats are lightweight and made of breathable, synthetic fabrics, so your head stays dry even during the most energetic summer exploits. Plus, a chin strap with adjustable toggle will keep your hat from flying off during a competitive game or while on the open water. If you are going to be poolside, a wide brimmed straw hat would be a great choice to provide not only maximum UV protection but maximum comfort, too. With various size options and features like an elasticized inner sweat band or adjustable inner sizing tie, our hats are designed to sit snugly throughout any adventure. Be sure to check out our hat Hat Sizing Chart for more information on which hat size is best for you.
Panama Jack® hats wouldn’t be the ideal summer — and year round — accessory if they didn’t enhance your personal style. Our baseball caps and bucket hats add a finishing touch to your favorite laid-back outfits. For an unmistakably outdoorsy look, you can’t go wrong with a sun visor or the ever-popular lifeguard hat. If you prefer a timeless and versatile look , we’ve got you covered with our Panama, safari and fedora styles, which are sure to turn heads from beach to bar. And if you’re looking for even more features in your soon to be favorite hat, be sure to check out the Panama Jack® Signature Collection. These hats are specially designed with premium materials and upgraded features for added comfort, increased durability and a distinct look that conveys character and class in any situation.
With unmatched sun protection, functionality, comfort and style, Panama Jack® hats embody the very essence of adventure and a carefree spirit. Shop our collection today, and take a piece of the magic of summer with you wherever you go, whether it’s a remote, sun-drenched island or your own backyard.