Page Updated: May 2021
An insect repellent hat will 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
This boonie style hat is made of insect repellent impregnated fabric which creates a 'no fly zone' for insects buzzing around your face and neck. It has a mesh crown, an adjustable toggle, moisture wicking sweatband, a 2 1/2" brim, an hide-away neck insect shield neck cape and provides UPF 50+ sun protection. Buy Now
The Outdoor Research hat is treated with Insect Shield and helps protect against mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects, including those that can carry disease. A wide brim, Solar Shield construction, mesh vents and lightweight UPF 30 fabric keeps you covered and cool on adventures in hot climates. 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 hat comes with a hidden mesh net compartment on the top that conceals a mosquito head net. This hat also has an al round wide brim and provides UPF50+ sun protection. You are advised to measure your head circumfrerence if ordering this hat net. Buy Now