We’re constantly being reminded to cover up in the sun – and for good reason. According to Dr Richard Sullivan from Cancer Research UK: “People think that because we don’t have much sun in Britain, it’s fine to go out without any protection. But the risks are very real – even in cloudy weather – and this complacency is costing lives.” Statistics now show that skin cancer is now the third most common cancer among people aged 15 to 39 and affects around 6,000 Britons a year.
Ultraviolet radiation is most damaging between 10am and 4pm, when the sun’s rays are the strongest, so with the increasing depletion of the ozone layer it is even more essential we take precautions. Protect your skin by regularly applying high factor sunscreen, wear quality sunglasses and cover up/cover your skin during these hours. Even if the sky is cloudy you can still burn, and if you are in sand or snow the UV rays are doubly harmful.
So whether you are soaking up the sun on a tropical island, enjoying a countryside ramble or doing gardening at home, quality protective headgear is essential. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat is the best way you can protect the delicate skin on your head, ears, face and neck. Hats also provide excellent protection for your eyes and prevent you from squinting.
Stylish Wombat Bushranger leather hats are/give you the perfect combination of style and protection against skin damage from the sun, wind and rain. Handmade from the highest-grade cattle hide, their quality leather, wide-brim styles suit every head shape and will protect you from harmful UV rays in every season. Constructed to withstand even the harshest conditions they will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, whether you’re hunting, fishing, hiking or just walking the dog.
Our gorgeous leather styles include a full-grain classic foldable leather hat The Outback bestselling split leather hat, a funky cowboy hat version, a lightweight foldable leather hat in a lovely distressed brown and the new non-leather washable versions which come with an integral neck strap. Each stylish hat perfectly complements your particular outdoor requirements, from desert expeditions and hunting in the country, to the school run or even your daily commute. We have beautiful yet practical hats for all seasons and all head sizes! Check out our their range of Wombat bushranger hats