These 8 Packable Sun Hats Will Make You Feel Like The Hottest Beach Mama

I love hats. Between my locs and my big head, I don’t get to wear them as often as I’d like — but before my hair grew out, I wore hats fairly regularly. One of my favorite ways to spend a vacation is under an umbrella, book in hand, and a cocktail nearby. And of course, wearing a cute outfit. There’s nothing cute, though, about wearing a hat with huge creases from being folded into your suitcase.

Ask me how I know. *cough* Yeah. I have a series of photos of me on vacay with what looks like a smooshed hot dog bun on my head. It’s too late for me, but save yourself; these packable beach hats are the perfect way to protect yourself from the sun and look put together.

These foldable hats are designed for travel, and they seriously serve looks. Perfect for those who enjoy spending summer days outside, and perfect for traveling or tucking into a tote back.

You don’t have to walk through the airport with a hat in your hand. There are plenty of packable options out there, so pick one that suits your personality and lifestyle, throw it in your bag or tote, and look fan-freaking-tastic when you arrive.

Baha Straw Visor

free people baha sun hat

This visor is giving off a very Palm Beach country club vibe, and I’m here for it. The topper would look great with everything from a shift dress to your most comfortable pair of joggers.


Packable Straw Floppy Hat

target packable sun hat

I love the floppiness of this straw hat. It has a nice wide brim, making it great for keeping the sun out. At only $10, the price is reasonable, too. Available in a handful of fun colors.


Wide-Brim Bucket Hat

lululemon sun hat

This ‘dad-taking-his-kid-fishing’ bucket hat would look great with capris and a cropped t-shirt. It would also look great with slouchy overalls and a pair of sneaks.


San Diego Hat Company Roll Up Visor

san diego hat company sun hat

If you have a lot of hair, this visor looks like a hat but allows for more adjustment. It’s a nice option if you’re looking for something different.


Shady Character Packable Hat

shady character sun hat

Wear this oversized hat with a chunky bracelet, your favorite earrings, and a bright summer frock. This packable hat is lightweight and folds up small enough to fit in any purse or backpack. Available in a variety of colors.


Packable Sun Hat

Baggu packable sun hat

So straightforward and unfussy that it will never go out of style, the Baggu packable sun hat comes in lots of fun colors. I’d pair the burgundy-colored hat with a pink ‘fit.


Packable Wide Bow Sun Hat

wide bow sun hat

If you prefer a sleeker silhouette, this sun hat is for you. Wear with sundresses or slim-fitting capris. 


SunLily Roll-n-Go Hat

Sunlily Roll-N-Go Sun Hat

Don’t just save this packable sun hat for the beach — I’d wear it to the farmer’s market and running errands around town.



Besides beach hats, what’s your favorite summer fashion accessory? How would you wear the packable sun hats we featured? Share your pics in the comments below!

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