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Fishing Hat with Neck Flap
Top Picks for Fishing Caps with Protective Neck Covers
Looking for a fishing hat with a protective neck flap? Choose from several styles with different features. There are removable, convertible or sewn-in flaps (also called sun skirts, sunshields, shrouds or ear drapes).
Some sun is good for you, but too much can cause sunburns and blistering especially on the ears and neck. Sun screen is not enough - especially offshore. Choose from these top rated options in caps designed to protect the neck, face and ears from sunburn.
Inshore Fisherman Protects His Neck from the Sun
What to Consider in Hat Flap Styles and Features
Neck Flaps are available in three configurations
1. Flaps are removable - attach with velcro or snaps.
2. Flaps are sewn in and are a permanent.
3. Flaps are convertible. Sewn in but can be folded up into a zippered pouch.
Visor / Bill styles also vary. Extra long bills provide more shade from the sun for a fisherman's eyes, nose and face.
See all styles and product descriptions on this page.
More info below.
Removable Long Length Neck Flap - Be Sun Smart
Flap snaps into place on the bill and is completely removable. Mesh side panels help with ventilation. Choose color and size. Be sure to watch the videos when you click through.
Summer Sun is Brutal on Skin - Especially Offshore
Hats and Caps for Sun Smart Outdoorsmen and Women
Offshore, inshore or pond fishermen need shade across their faces and necks for protection against sweltering summer sun and sunburn. A baseball style cap is helpful, but it doesn't cover the neck and only part of the ears. Don't be caught without sun screen and a cover on your head and neck especially when fishing offshore. Blazing sun and water reflections all around are extremely intense. Repeated burns are damaging to skin, especially on nose, ears and neck.
This photo shows intense sun and what it takes to stay comfortable.
Photo used through CC on Flickr
Fishing Hat with Convertible Back Flap - Flap Provides Neck Protection from Sun
Made by Aftco, a leader in fishing product manufacturing.
Flap folds up out of the way and into zippered pouch on back of cap when not in use. This was not immediately obvious from the photo or description, but a call to the seller has confirmed the zippered pouch.
One size with snugger cord.