Planning a vacation is so exciting as one pours over options and ideas. Packing for a trip, especially with children, can be a very stressful part of any holiday. One has to be creative because of limited baggage allowances, try to remember every essential and also fit in options for all seasons. If you are the type of person who has to have an outfit for every occasion, then packing will be even more challenging. We can help by providing the perfect travel companions in the form of a stylish, UPF50+ and easy to pack sun hats!

Emthunzini Hats offers a wide range of hat styles and colours for men, women and children that are not only practical but stylish and fashionable too. Adding a UPF50+ rated sunhat is essential for every type of holiday.

Whether you taking a small backpack for an adventurous getaway or a large suitcase for a more leisurely trip, we recommend any of our hand washable and crushable sunhats as the perfect travel companions. We have collated some of our most popular washable, crushable and UPF50+ styles in the list below to help your holiday planning. Wishing you many happy travels!

Pana Mate Fedora

Pana Mate Fedora: Made from innovative Flexibraid material. This sunhat is lightweight and hard wearing. A great travel companion for both men and women. Available in petrol blue, natural, ivory and light grey. Shop online.

Lizzie: This is a lightweight sunhat and squashes into any backpack. Available in mixed camel, casberry and mixed pink. Shop online.

Capeline: A lovely wide brimmed classic style sunhat that can pop-up and add style to any occasion. Available in ocean blue, beige, white, chocolate and french navy. Shop online.

Gerry: This sunhat is also made from Flexibraid, a lightweight material that is hard wearing and crush resistant. The colours remain colourfast and the sunhat is finished with a faux suede trim. Available in red, blue, white and fuchsia. Shop online.

Anna Bucket: An elegant short brim bucket style sunhat with coordinating ribbon trim and edging. Packable and crush resistant. Perfect travel companions. Shop online.

Safari: More than sophistication, the 30 cm Petersham trim gives this style flair, whether at the beach, in the bush or any other destination. Suits both men and women and available in denim, beige, khaki, navy, white and white with black trim. Shop online.

Gerry Sunhat

We also have a fabulous range of children's sunhats that are ALL washable, crushable and UPF50+ rated. These sunhats offer parents peace of mind for a sunsafe holiday.

Visit our Emthunzini Hats YouTube channel for videos with handy tips on how to pack crushable hats, whether in a backpack or suitcase.

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