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Analysis of Boonie Hat for Hiking

By Bob Ward | January 10, 2018

I purchased two of these–one navy, one khaki–in order to test the theory that a lighter colored hat is cooler under the blazing sun. I definitely prefer the color navy, but I’ll wear the khaki if it keeps me cooler. Basic problems to be solved… Avoid dying of heat stroke while hiking, backpacking, or camping during the hot months. Avoid needing to apply sunscreen all over my face, neck, and ears. Avoid having sunlight directly blasting my eyes. Avoid fashionable people wanting to converse with me on the trail. Here are the basic hat specs that matter, and why… It must be…

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