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The 10 Best Sun Hats and Visors for Gardening from Zappos

Spring gardening season is almost here! Be prepared for sunny days in the garden and backyard with the best sun hats and visors.

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Sunday Afternoons Garden Visor

The Sunday Afternoons Garden visor is an ideal sun hat for sunny spring days in the yard. The wide brim keeps the sun out of your eyes, while the partially open top allows for cool breezes. This visor is made of a mix of polyester and paper, so it’s lightweight. The bow detail on the back adds a chic touch. Yep, garden visors can be sophisticated!

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Outdoor Research Oasis Sun Sombrero

Getting a sunburn is against the rules. Protect your face with the Outdoor Research Oasis Sun sombrero. It’s made from durable ripstop fabric and features UPF 50 sun protection. The inner headband wicks away sweat while a drawstring ensures your new hat won’t blow away in an unexpected spring gust. Choose from six neutral colors—we like it in a soft pink quartz for spring gardening.

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Sunday Afternoons Sol Seeker

Looking for a versatile sun hat you can wear anywhere from the garden to the farmer’s market to the backyard pool? Right this way to the Sunday Afternoons Sol Seeker. The garden hat has a three-inch brim, 50+ UPF protection, and is fabricated with a lightweight polyester-paper blend. The green and white bead details on the faux leather braid add a touch of spring color to the otherwise neutral color way.

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Roxy Still Blooming Sun Hat

Nothing says spring in the garden like a straw sun hat. We love this visor version by Roxy,  with a lined band for breathable comfort and an elastic back for custom fit. The visor is made of 100 percent straw, so it’s lightweight. And if you head to the beach after finishing up in the garden, you can bring this hat with you.

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Sunday Afternoons Sun Seeker

Flip the black brim on this sun hat to reveal a beautiful floral pattern just perfect for the garden. The wide brim provides sun protection, and the overall shape and a soft tie on the back give it a feminine look. If black is too hot for the yard, the hat also comes in light pink, a soft blue, and white.

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San Diego Hat Company UBV002 Sun Hat Visor

The San Diego Hat Company UBV002 sun hat visor has a genius design and perfect five star reviews. There are two things gardeners love about this hat: 1. The top is open for cool breezes and provides space for ponytails. 2. The adjustable back has a soft closure that allows for backyard sun lounger naps without any discomfort. Oh, and this hat can be rolled up for easy portability and travel.

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Roxy Bright Days Visor

If you want your hat to be as vivid and colorful as your flower garden, go for the Roxy Bright Days visor. The red and white tropical print gives the visor a fun retro style, while the adjustable hook-and-loop closure is comfortable and the curved brim keeps the sun out of your eyes.

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Columbia Bora Bora Booney II

The Columbia Bora Bora Booney II is another sun hat with perfect five star reviews. It features a few bells and whistles that gardeners can appreciate: UPF 50 protection from the sun, an Omni-Wick sweatband that wicks away moisture, and adjustable drawcords on the chin and back to ensure a proper fit. This hat is for those seriously warm April and May days when you’re planting bulbs and direct sowing seeds.

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Sunday Afternoons Sundancer Hat

Don’t forget to protect your neck from the sun’s rays in the garden. The Sunday Afternoons Sundancer Hat has a wide brim and a pleated neck cape to keep your skin safe and protected. (It’s also helpful for keeping mosquitoes and gnats at bay). The hat is made of nylon and features an interior wicking sweatband to soak up sweat.

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Madewell Braided Straw Sun Hat

At first glance, the Madewell Braided Straw sun hat might look too stylish to be functional in the garden, but it’s really a workhorse of a hat! It’s crafted with lightweight woven straw, has an interior sweatband for added comfort, and features UPF 50+ sun protection. And okay, it’s really cute.

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