What hats offers the best sun protection?

by melissa whillas November 30, 2022

If you’ve ever had to put in long hours on the job in the harsh Australian sun you know you need a bloody decent hat to keep your skin protected. So what makes a good sun hat?

First of all you need a wide brim that helps block more sun off your face, neck and back. Our wide brim collection is growing every year as they really do offer the best protection against the suns rays. With a 9cm + brim width our wide brims have got you covered for more hours in the day from dawn till dusk. 

 Kalgoorlie Soaka / Cape York Hat

Kalgoorlie Wide Brim Soaka Hat

When it’s hot enough to fry an egg on a tin roof you need a hat with some ventilation to prevent yourself from over heating and even sun stroke in extreme circumstances. Our ventilation mesh hats allow heat to escape out the sides while the wide brim still takes care of business. As not all hair lines are equal, we have full and half mesh available so you can choose where your head needs protection.

Bourke Breeze Soaka / Kalgoorlie Breeze / Cairns Breeze / 

Kalgoorlie Breeze Wide Brim Soaka Hat

As scorching days drag on, the last thing you need is a clunky hat weighing you down. Our Summer hats are not only built for function, they’re so ultra lightweight you may forget you’re even wearing it. When the sun finally goes down most our hats can be packed up into your bag ready to hit the pub for a hard earned beer.

When you’re out on Safari getting that epic photo the last thing you need is for a gust of wind to blow your hat off. All Kakadu hats come with a chin strap or built in Chin strap facility to keep your hat on your head through all conditions.

When the weather is stellar the kids are going to want to get outside and get amongst it! Our kids Soakas will keep them safe from the sun while they have fun and get dirty. Did we mention our Soakas can be thrown in the wash? Too easy!

Kids Soaka Hat

Kids Soaka Hat

All Kakadu hats are made in Sydney, Australia so our quality is monitored around the clock so we deliver the quality that our customers demand at a fair price.

Checkout our large range of warm weather summer hats for the whole family.

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Size Guide



On average, women should order one size smaller for unisex sized garments (if you size to a 3XL in women's, order a XXL for unisex).


For women's clothing, order as sized below. 


Kakadu hats - or Mates as we often call them - come in all shapes and sizes so you're sure to find a Mate that suits you.   

But first things first, lets determine your correct size. Remember you want comfortably firm

Kakadu hats - how to measure your head