Ten sun hats that pack easily without breaking or bending.

Packable Sun Hat

Sure you have an arsenal of gorgeous sun hats, but how do they travel? Likely not well.

We’ve all been there: you either wear your chic wide-brimmed hat on the plane, or leave it at home, for it surely won’t survive your luggage. Until now.

Shop the best packable sun hats here.

Our Picks

Best Packable Straw Visor

Madewell Packable Braided Straw Visor

Shop Now at Nordstrom

This packable sun hat is great for beach vacations.

Not only does this straw visor roll up, but it also secures with an elastic band, ensuring that it looks just as chic when you arrive at your destination as it did when you left home.

Best Medium Brim Packable Sun Hat

Eric Javits Crest Packable Sun Hat

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Keep it classic with a medium-brim hat that boasts black trim and ribbon. This one is not only packable, but also blocks 95% of all UVA-UVB rays.

Best Floppy Packable Sun Hat

Nordstrom Packable Stripe Paper Straw Floppy Hat

Shop Now at Nordstrom Rack

For a little bit more detail without going over-the-top with color, consider a black-and-white ombré stripe when it comes to your packable sun hats.

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Best Sun Protect

Barbour Reef Packable Sun Hat

Shop Now at Bloomingdale’s

With a sun protection rating of +40, this paper and polyester hat can quite literally be rolled up into a ball at the bottom of your luggage and emerge at the end of the trip ready to head out to the beach.

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Best Statement Packable Sun Hat

Baggu Packable Sun Hat

Shop Now at Shopbop

If you’re looking to make a statement, go with full-blown color, like this rainbow gingham check wide-brimmed sun hat made of totally packable cotton poplin.

Best Packable Raffia Visor

Helen Kaminski Mita Packable Raffia Visor

Shop Now at Nordstrom

Transport yourself back to an era in which nothing was packable, though this ribbon-tie retro visor is made of a packable raffia weave that won’t break when you roll it up in your bag.

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Best Packable Panama Sun Hat

Nine West Scarf-Tie Panama Hat

Shop Now at Macy’s

Even if you’re nowhere near the beach, this tropical tie brings the beach to you.

Best Black Packable Sun Hat

San Diego Hat Company Cotton Crochet 4 Inch Brim Floppy Hat

Shop Now at Amazon

Sometimes you want that wide-brim silhouette with a more dramatic black vibe and this packable sun hat is just the thing for you.

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Best Bohemian Packable Sun Hat

Free People Marina Packable Sun Hat

Shop Now at Free People

For a low-key vibe go for a floppy hat with a smaller brim that will instantly transport you to a bohemian beach, far far away.

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Best Packable Ball Cap

David & Young Ariana Ponyflo Stretch Cap

Shop Now at Nordstrom

This lightweight, stretchy ball cap is just the thing you need when the summer heat calls for a breezy high ponytail.

While an updo keeps your hair off your back and shoulders, this ventilated mesh cap will keep your scalp cool as well.

Pro Tip


Packable sun hats are a must when you’re traveling, and the design has come a long way in recent years.

Gone are the days where a “packable” topper feels like plastic and looks no better.

With new weaves and lightweight materials, even your most gorgeous wide-brimmed straw hat can be found with a packable stamp of approval!

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