Insect repellent hats do the job in one of two ways...
Most of the high-tech anti-insect hats also have built-in sun protection where the fabric has been treated with chemical UV absorbers or even a complete chemical sunblock. They should be labelled with their UPF value, such as 30+ or 50+. However, unlike the anti-insect properties, the sun protection effect diminishes if the hat fabric gets damp, very wet, over-stretched or worn frequently.
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The BugsAway Adventure Hat is quick drying, lightweight and packable. It is designed for ultimate sun and bug protection. It is constructed from jade infused nylon so it's cool to the touch, UPF 30 and comes with a removable chin strap. Buy Now
Craghoppers Men's Nosilife jungle sun hat is infused with Insect Shield insect repellent technology, is lightweight and easy to pack. It also features inbuilt sun-protection and a moisture control headband. Buy Now
Craghoppers desert cap has NosiLife's permanent insect protection to keep you safe from both the sun and the mosquitoes. This soft and lightweight cap has a moisture-control lining and side vents with a drop down panel to stop your neck getting sunburnt. Buy Now
This insect repellent hat also provides sun protection with a UPF 30+ rating, dries quickly and wicks moisture away from skin. It has mesh side panels to keep you cool and the cape folds away when you don't need it. Permethrin, the active ingredient in Insect Shield, is invisible, odourless and tightly bonded to the fabric fibres and lasts the expected lifetime of the garment (70 washes). It repels mosquitoes (including those carrying West Nile virus and malaria), ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges. Buy Now
Head nets which are not built in to a hat, can be pulled over your regular hat when necessary. They can come ready impregnated with insect repellent or without.
To be effective the netting must be more than a probosis length away from your skin as tsetses and mosquitoes can pierce mesh and fabrics. Also make sure there is a snug fit around the neck and no holes, as a tsetse will find a way in.
Keep mosquitos and other flying pests off your face and head with this fine mesh net which has an elastic neck for a snug fit. Designed to fit comfortably over most headwear. A safe and effective way to stay bug free without the use of chemicals. Lightweight and easy to carry anywhere. Buy Now
This head net is made of fine polyester black mesh netting which can be worn with or without a hat. It is impregnated with 'Insect Shield' and comes in it's own draw-string bag. Buy Now
Ben's InvisiNet is the highest-visibility mosquito and insect net on the market - so sheer that even the mosquitoes won't see it coming. This head net design offers a drop neck to cover unzipped shirts and jackets, allowing maximum ventilation in hot conditions and super high-visibility and unimpeded views. The secure fit and elasticized crown keeps the net in place on your head or hat, no matter your movement or wind speed. Buy Now