I've been using Equate Sport spf 50 for the last few years. They even sell it in a large container with a pump. One of the few things I go to Walmart for.Believe it or not, one of the highest rated sunscreens by consumers report is the Walmart house brand “Equate” in spf 50 sport formulation.
Who are these "many people" of which you speak?Many people think brimmed hats look goofy and are sometimes reluctant to wear them. Want to know what’s really goofy looking?— Loosing the tips of your ears to skin cancer and having your glasses sit crooked on your face!
I’ve got a pumpkin sized head (7 7/8-8) so finding hats is a little bit of a challenge.
My go-to brimmed hats that I can find in size huge are:
Outdoor Research’s Sombriolet— big brim, leightweight, floats. Limited to wearing on beach and on the water or while hiking as it looks a bit silly in social situations. Has strap to secure under chin or behind head
Filson’s Tin Cloth Bush Hat— big brim, thick canvass is bomb proof, can be a bit warm in hot weather necessitating a dunk in the water (freshwater Lake Michigan) and placing back on head. More rigid brim is great for keeping rain off glasses. Lifetime guarantee. Another hat for functional use during activities but not really to wear out for drinks after being on the water. If I remember correctly, the chin/back of head strap is a few dollars extra.
Tilley’s TMH55 — compromise between headwear that can be used for a Mexican hat dance and fair protection. Brim isn’t quite as large as others but better side and back protection than a ball cap. Floats if it goes overboard. Lifetime guarantee. Has a strap but more like soft shoelace style. I never use it. Tilley makes hats with larger brims but I don’t own one.
Be careful with mesh hats or straw hats with lots of holes in weave. (Mesh ventilation along sides near top like Tilley hats seems ok). I’ve seen plenty of bald patients that say “I always wear a hat” with some interesting sun damage patterns on their scalps.
I'm guessing they change their tune after they see you.I’m a dermatologist. The many people are the patients I counsel daily.
Not sure how much change it really makes. Kinda like a doctor telling patients to loose weight or to quit smoking. Or pissing in the wind.I'm guessing they change their tune after they see you.
Regarding the Filson hats, they tend to shrink a bit over time so if you go that route make sure you don't get a size that's tight to begin with. Also, the've started waffling on their "lifetime" guarantee now that they're owned by a private equity group, not to mention moving more and more of their manufacturing overseas. I own a lot of their stuff and not liking the changes I'm seeing.