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Side view of Tilley TH8 Charlotte Hemp Sun Hat

Tilley Charlotte Hemp Sun Hat Review: Chic Sun Protection for Travelers

 Price and Where to Buy: $85 on

How the Tilley Charlotte Hemp Sun Hat Rates:

  • Usefulness: 9/10. With its broad brim and 50+ UPF rating, this hat delivers real sun protection. It’s exceptionally comfortable to wear (owing, in part, to Tilley’s actual hat sizes, meaning you’ll get a hat that fits your head). And, it adds a note of glamour to any outfit.
  • Value: 10/10. For $85, you get a hat that’s guaranteed for life and delivers extras like wind-cord systems (to keep the hat from blowing away in windy conditions), a moisture-wicking sweatband, and a secret pocket.
  • Portability & Durability: 8/10. While this hat fits well in a tote, it’s a bit big to stow in a smaller purse or daypack on the go. And because it’s white, it’s important to take a bit of extra care about where you toss it when you’re not wearing it to prevent it from getting dirty.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. This hat looks great, and dresses up even casual travel-wear.

Final Verdict: If you’re looking for your next long-term travel hat, and want an option that marries form and function, you’d do well to consider Tilley’s Charlotte Hemp Sun Hat.

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