Hats With 2 or 3 Inch Brims For Best Protection

Cotton Canvas Summer Hats from Hartford York - Men's Equator Canvas Expedition Hat - The SaharaI read in an article called May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month that

a hat with at least a 2 to 3 inch brim all around is ideal [for sun protection] because it protects areas often exposed to the sun, such as the neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose and scalp. A shade cap, which looks like a baseball cap with about 7 inches of fabric draping down the sides and back, also is good.

A baseball cap can protect the front and top of the head but not the back of the neck or the ears where skin cancers commonly develop.

I knew all of that, of course, except for May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month. I thought that might be at the height of summer–July or August, when kids are out of school and everyone’s running around on vacation.

Anyway, it’s good advice, and I can add to it by telling you that I wear my shade hat (and sunglasses) at night.

Thanks for reading,
Stumblin’ Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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