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Every golfer needs one of these waterproof hats

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October 27, 2021

Those who don’t let rainy forecasts ruin a round of golf know how essential proper raingear is. They’ve invested in quality rain pants, waterproof jackets and a sturdy umbrella that can stand up to the wind. But even the most prepared golfers tend to forget about headwear for rainy rounds. Most golf jackets don’t have hoods because of the negative impact hoods have on the golf swing, and most golf hats are not waterproof. A seam-sealed jacket won’t do you much good if the raindrops are sneaking in at the collar. Here are some rain-repellant golf hats to pack the next time you head out in the rain.
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One of the more simple and sporty rain hat options, this baseball cap is 100-percent waterproof to keep things dry without ruining your look.


Available in a ton of fun color combinations, this wide-brimmed cap can withstand even the heaviest rains. It's got a GORE-TEX laminate to seal out moisture and a foam-stiffened brim that won't impede vision or droop. When it's not raining, it's got a UPF 50+ protection to shield the sun, technology to wick sweat away and Velcro patches that can secure the sides of the brim up for a more cowboy-hat styling.

This seam-sealed cap is totally waterproof, is lined to add warmth on chilly days and has ear flaps for additional coverage. There's a Velcro closure at the back of the cap layered over elastic for a secure-yet-customizable fit.

This waterproof bucket hat extends slightly at the back of the brim to avoid any drips down the back of your jacket and is adjustable to fit most head sizes. Available in black or navy, it's a great lightweight and rain-ready golf hat to have on hand.

With trucker hat styling, this Outdoor Research hat is fully seam-taped for a waterproof finish that is breathable, lightweight and on-trend.


This water-repellent cap is made with a mesh interior that makes it an all-weather cap and the purple shade is ultra-unique. It also comes in black, pink and marble-white pattern that will brighten up any raingear ensemble.

Designed to rapidly wick away moisture, this trendy cap can easily be worn off the course. It's a pull-on cap with an adjustable buckle at the back to ensure a comfortable and secure wear through any weather.


Made with a durable waxed cotton, this cap will hold up in light rain showers well. The 5-panel rope hat comes in hunter green or a golden yellow shade that will look great atop an all-black rain suit.

Known for making hats that will float, Melin is an obvious option for those in the market for a hat to play golf in on rainy days. While not totally waterproof because of the laser perforation across the side and back panels, the crown is designed with a hydrophobic technology to bead away water and prevent absorption.

Off-White is slowly making its way into golf and while this isn't a golf-specific hat, this stylish bucket will certainly protect from the elements. It's got a simple, high-fashion design and a designer price tag—but we'd be remiss not to include the most fashionable golf rain hat out there.

An affordable-yet-stylish option, this Amazon-find is a great rain hat to have in the bag. It folds up small, has an adjustable drawstring and comes in six color options.