Best 30 Hats and Parasols For Summer 2021

Best 30 Hats and Parasols For Summer 2021

It’s time to invest in a trendy hat or pretty parasol to maintain the condition of your skin during summer 2021. With news that we could all be enjoying more freedoms in the coming months, the great outdoors beckons. This is likely to mean hours at a time being spent in the sunshine – be it on the beach, in a park or simply just the garden. While great news for our morale – and likely the economy – it is not so good for our skin. Hence, now is the time to buy a hat or parasol to prevent irreversible skin damage.

You don’t want your lockdown skin care efforts to be lost in the space of a care-free day or two. Less than a few hours’ unprotected exposure can lead to a lifetime of regret. Once damaged, the skin won’t just age. It will bruise more easily and take longer to heal after a contact wound or infection. 

The problem with the sun is that it produces UV rays that break down important components of the skin, such as elastin. The same rays also dry out the skin, encouraging it to deteriorate and wrinkles to form. That is why sun worshippers often age prematurely. While high SPF sunscreens do a great job, they need to be applied regularly to be effective – not always easy. And many people forget that waterproof sun creams are diminished through friction in swimming pools and the sea. 

Hat’s The Way To Do It!

Hats are a good investment for your skin. As well as providing shade, they are portable. That means they can go wherever you do. Ideal for the beach and long walks, they are inexpensive and effective.

Take a look at this year’s top buys – all available for home delivery. Further product information, including where to buy, is available by clicking any image.

wiide brimmed statement hat
Make a statement this summer with a 5.5″ wide-brimmed straw hat – £15.99
floppy hat
Fabulous floppy hat with contrast material and button detailing – £10.99
Narrow brimmed hat with ice cream stripes – £10.75
boater hat
This vintage straw hat is in vogue, offering a striking throwback to the roaring 1920s – £5.99
wide brimming floppy hat
Wide-brimmed floppy hat with pretty detailing. From Lanzon – £12.59
This season’s ultimate slouchy beanie by VECRY – £12.87 and loads of colour choices
Two for the price of one! Stylish reversible hat – £3.99
Pack and go! This on trend bucket hat is foldable – from £18.99
Panama hat
The ultimate Panama hat from EINSKEY – £13.99
stylish straw hat
On the money for 2021. This little beauty is from Comhats – £20.99
raffia straw hat with contrast bans
Raffia straw hat with ties contrast band – £22.98
chemo hat
This scarfed cap is designed for chemo patients but can be worn by anyone. Available in a choice of colours – £15.98
Black is back! This statement hat is from MeanBeauty – £12.99
mesh summer hat
Two tone cotton and mesh hat designed to deliver sun protection – £5.50
Puma baseball cap
The classic PUMA baseball cap – from £6.99 and available in a choice of colours

About UPF Ratings For Hats

Before purchasing a hat, you may want to first check its UPF rating. This will give you a good idea of just how much protection you are getting for your money. We recommend hats with an UPF of around 50. This will provide shade from UV light up to 99 per cent. If you are using a hat with a UPF of under 40, don’t forget to wear high-SPF sunscreen.

Effective Garden Parasols for Summer 2021

If you plan to spend a lot of time in the garden or on the beach in the summer of 2021, a parasol is a must. On trend parasols include ones with built-in lights and features that will make creating shade easy.

All the models featured below are available for home delivery. Click an image for full product information and seller’s website.

cheap garden prasol
Available in other colours, this 2 metre parasol has a built-in tilting mechanism – £44.99
2.7 metre parasol
This 2.7 metre parasol tilts when you want it to and has a winding crank making it super-easy to use. Also available in white – £54.99
3m parasol and base
Big and beautiful. This 3m parasol is available in a choice of colours and includes a base — £199.99
You can take this portable 1.8m parasol anywhere – the beach, park, holiday… Sold with carry case – £27.99
Beach-style 1.6m umbrella parasol – £13.99
cheap beach parasol
Tilting 5.5ft beach or garden parasol – £13.99
green parasol
Add a touch of fun to your garden with this kiwi fruit inspired, tilting parasol – £19.99
washable garden parasol
Machine washable 2.5m parasol with pully – £99
Tiki bar umbrella. Straw canopy with tilt, 1.6m – £81.41
wooden parasol
Wooden black 2.4m parasol – £46.99
Spirit of Hawaii pink parasol – £24.99
4.6 metre parasol canopy
Huge 4.6 metre parasol – £114.99
parasol with lights
This 3m parasol comes with 32 built-in LED lights – £239.99
parasol lights
Lights only. More than 100 LED lights with remote control – £24.99
parasol with built-in lights
2.7m Outsunny parasol with 24 built-in lights – £79.99

Don’t forget to buy a parasol base, if your product is not supplied with one. Check out the top home delivery options here.

*All prices correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

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