The Bottom Line
- Wide brimmed sun hat with 30+ UPF protection
- Soft, breathable fabric
- Easy to pack
- Washing instructions not included
- Available in only one color, khaki
- A removable shade for the Dr. Shade Safari Sun Hat provides added sun protection.
- The Dr. Shade Safari Sun Hat has a floppy appearance, as opposed to the higher priced Tilley.
- The Dr. Shade Long Billed Sun Cap is adjustable.
- The Long Billed Sun Cap works on tennis court, golf course, boat, pool, or at Spring Training games!
- The Dr. Shade Sun Hats are a reasonably priced alternative to Tilley hats.
- Dr. Shade sun protection hats are very lightweight.
- I washed my Dr. Shade Safari Sun Hat in cold water and air dried it. It came out great!
Guide Review - Dr. Shade Safari Sun Hat and Dr. Shade Long Billed Sun Cap
At the time that I received mine, the universal removable shade, to further protect your back, came free with purchase of the hat. It can be soaked in water to add a cooling effect. The shade didn't add much value to this wide-brimmed sun hat for me and I admit that, although it is designed to work with any cap, I probably wouldn't attach it to any of my golf caps since it just doesn't look right unless it's with a Dr. Shade hat!
The Dr. Shade Long Billed Sun Cap is another option, and is suitable for hiking, sports, biking, or strolling down the streets of Scottsdale on a sunny afternoon. This cap is adjustable. With standard baseball or golf caps, our ears are always getting crispy unless we apply sunscreen, and those of us with shorter hair have a tendency to get burned necks. The Long Billed Sun Cap has the ear and neck shade permanently affixed. Although Dr. Shade tells us that the shade can be stowed away inside the crown of the cap when not in use, it was not comfortable for me that way. I could certainly see the benefit of soaking that shade on a hot summer day in Phoenix.