As gardeners, farmers, birdwatchers, and other outdoor things people, we spend a fair amount of time in the sun. Even if the thin ozone layer didn't allow more ultraviolet light intensity, we still would need to limit our sun exposure. At the top of the list is a good hat, which isn't always easy to find. I'd like to hear from others on the forum about their favorite hats/hat brands and where they got/get them. Just about any hat will cover down to the ears and shade the eyes, but we usually need more than that. I'd prefer that the cotton hats be organic cotton, but that's not always possible. Personally, I prefer hats that will take a good wind, and I haven't found a straw type that will do that very well. Anyway, I'll start with three makers/sellers/types with which I have experience and which may not be available at garden stores, and I invite the rest of you to chime in with your hat tales:
http://www.sundayafternoons.com/?id=991 ... 79&sp=hats
the world famous Tilleys at http://www.tilley.com/
and the Bimini hat and others at http://www.patagonia.com/
Some retailers, such as REI and Whole Earth Provision Company, carry the first two lines and more besides them.