Hats come in many shapes, sizes, and materials for many different purposes. Where you live and what you think you may encounter while using your hat will determine which is the best hat for you.
Types of Hat
With a large brim these are excellent for keeping the sun and rain off, but most don't pack down very well.
One of the most popular styles of hat among the prepared, the boonie will shelter your head and neck from rain and such while also being easy to pack, light, and very durable.
The watch cap is a simple and very warm hat usually worn in the winter.
The balaclava is a unique type of head and face covering that is very warm and also conceals much of the wearers face.