Every golfer needs one of these waterproof hats
Why let a little rain get in the way of your game? The pros didn't let it get to them during the first two majors of the year—but they have someone to hold their umbrella for them. Regular golfers need to put a little more thought into how to stay dry head-to-toe. Think: Quality rain pants, waterproof jackets, a sturdy golf umbrella that won’t bowl over with a harsh gust of wind, and a rain cap.
We've rounded up a selection of rain-ready golf hats stand up to the same test and are doubly important to keep on hand in your golf bag as so many waterproof jackets and mid-layers designed for golf are notoriously hood-less on account of swing impediments. Most of these hats are lightweight and easily packed small, and come in classic styles from bucket hats to baseball caps—and even a luxe cashmere option for golfers who also need to stay warm. Golf rain hats are designed for functionality and style, which means they’ll keep you dry while playing and look good with whatever rain gear you already have on hand.
Best Waterproof Hats for Golf:
adidas RAIN.RDY Bucket Hat
Made with recycled materials, this sleek black bucket hat design extends past the face and features seam-sealed technology to keep you drier and more comfortable on rainier plays.
FootJoy DryJoys Baseball Rain Hat
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.
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
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.
Galvin Green Arnie
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.
Loro Piana Storm System Waterproof Cashmere Baseball Cap
Made in Italy using entirely cashmere, this luxe waterproof and wind-resistant hat is a nod to the old-school golfers who played their best game in soft textures from tartan to tweed.
Melin Coronado Player Hydro
Designed with Florida’s own professional wakeboarder and golf aficionado Steel Lafferty, this lightweight hat is crushable for an effortlessly wrinkled, sporty effect. It floats in water, making this rain-friendly hat difficult to lose, and it even features a slip for tee storage, not to mention the signature palm logo bedecking the front.
Water-resistant options to consider:
luluemon Women's On My Level Bucket Hat with Pocket
The best part about this hat is the clever pocket on the top so you can keep your cards and keys accessible and hands-free. This hat comes in a variety of neutrals plus this peony pink option, and is both water-repellent and windproof.
The North Face Cypress Sunshield Hat
This hat is about as true to the term "all-weather" as it gets. Water-repellent and wind-resistant for tough weather, but moisture-wicking and extended neck coverage for hot sunny days, it's a versatile option to keep in the bag all year long.
GORE WEAR Standard Id Cap
Designed to rapidly wick away moisture, this trendy hat 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.
Melin Hydro A-Game Snapback Baseball Cap
While not totally waterproof because of the laser perforation across the side and back panels, the crown of this Melin cap is designed with a hydrophobic technology to bead away water and prevent absorption.
Angela & William Foldable Quilted Rain Hat
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.
TaylorMade Storm Bucket Hat
We love this abbreviated bucket hat design in this trendy and casually cool stone gray hue. The hat is water repellant and ideal for windy conditions as the exaggerate slope around the rim will help protect your face so your game won’t feel the effects of the weather.