UVETO Australia has released the Kalahari Hat, an adaptable, lightweight head covering which provides outdoor workers with protection against direct, reflected and scattered UV radiation.
It conforms to AS/NZ 4399:1996 and is made from 50+ UPF-rated soft and breathable Micromesh or 100% cotton fabric. It has a toggle/elastic cord adjustment for a comfortable and perfect fit for all head sizes. The touch tape patches on the front panels of the hat can be secured behind the head or in front of the neck for extra protection.
The Kalahari incorporates a soft towelling sweatband for extra comfort and a deep, curved peak to ensure sun protection to the face and eyes. The covered vents on the sides of the crown of the hat allow heat to escape from the head while maintaining protection from UV. The releasable back panel allows for increased ventilation around the neck.
The hat is available in navy blue, bottle green, silver grey, Atlantic blue, camel, white, fluoro yellow and fluoro orange (fluoro colours conform to AS/NZ 1906.4 1997 - High Visibility for Safety Garments). It comes in 100% cotton in navy.