Stetson Hats

Stetson - Fairway Pork Pie Bucket Hat

Size: MD
Color: Khaki


Embrace the classic pork pie style of this Stetson bucket hat, an excellent option for those looking to add a comfortable and stylistically versatile hat to their wardrobe. Stetson's Fairway Pork Pie Bucket Hat features a snap-brim and pork pie-style crown, which gives this style its signature look. In addition to a charming old-fashioned aesthetic, this pork pie bucket hat is incredibly functional, as it includes optimal UPF protection and a durable construction. This is also the hat as featured on Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing. 

Classic, Stylish Stetson Fairway Pork Pie Hat

When it comes to style versus functionality, we believe you shouldn't have to give up one for the other. Our bucket hats are a testament to this concept. While bucket hats like this charming Stetson pork pie style add a touch of class to any ensemble, they are also easy to roll up and store away without distorting their regular shape. This hat is 75% cotton and 25% polyester with a mesh lining that offers UPF 50+.

Take the Stetson Fairway Pork Pie Bucket Hat to the beach, the trails, on a fishing excursion and even out to dinner. Its timeless style features a 4" crown, a snap-brim, two side grommets, a comfortable inner sweatband and a striped hatband that adds flair and character to this relaxed style. As a bonus the brim can stay up or be "snapped" down.

Finding the Right Size

The proper fit is the key to all-day comfort. We offer the following sizes for this Stetson bucket hat: 

  • Medium: 7" to 7 1/8"
  • Large: 7 1/4" to 7 3/8"
  • Extra Large: 7 1/2" to 7 5/8"
  • 2XL: 7 3/4" to 7 7/8

At Hats Unlimited, we make it easy to find your hat size. Just use our online guide

Size: MD
Color: Khaki


Contact Information

Please email us at or give us a call at (888) 997-4287 and we'll be happy to assist you!

What is UPF?

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What Is UPF?

Whether you're out in the sun all day or only on occasion, protection from harmful UV rays is paramount. People are increasingly turning to ultraviolet protection factor clothing, as it helps prevent sunburns and the long-term effects of prolonged sun exposure, including sunspots, premature wrinkles and skin cancer.

In this guide, we'll discuss the definition of UPF and UPF clothing and examine how it compares to the better-known SPF standard. We'll also talk about the benefits of wearing one of the most popular UPF clothing items — hats.

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Benefits of UPF

UPF is to clothing what sun protection factor is to sunscreen — it indicates the fraction of UV light that can penetrate a fabric. For instance, a 25 UPF rating means the fabric lets in 1/25, or 4%, of the UV radiation, and a garment with a UPF rating of 50 lets in 1/50, or 2%, of the UV radiation. 

The UPF clothing industry has seen remarkable growth in recent years, expanding from mainly practical items to a wider variety of attractive, everyday clothing styles. UPF clothing is now available in thousands of designs by dozens of companies, all of which use treated fabrics, tighter weaves or both to block UV rays more effectively. Some clothing manufacturers specialize in UPF apparel, including Coolibar, UV Skinz and Mott50. Other well-known brands, like Athleta and Uniqlo, also offer UPF items now. 

This surge in popularity is partly due to frustrations with sunscreen, which include its uncomfortable greasy feeling, the need to apply it frequently and the risk it may pose to aquatic life. Over recent decades, consumers have become more aware of the dangers of extended exposure to sunlight, which has also contributed to the growing popularity of SPF clothing. 


UPF protective clothing, like sunscreen, undergoes testing at independent laboratories, but UPF testing is currently not a requirement. Generally, companies that manufacture and sell UPF items in the United States follow complementary standards established by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials. Clothing tags will often say the items have a UPF rating, but will not mention whether they have met those standards specifically.  

If the tag includes a Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation, that shows compliance, but not all companies apply for the distinction. 

Laboratories use AATCC and ASTM protocols to gauge the percentage of UV radiation that penetrates a specific fabric. Some UV rays pass through to the skin directly via micro-spaces located between fibers, and the fibers will absorb or deflect other rays. Moisture can also affect a garment's UPF rating, with a dry fabric usually providing more protection than the same piece when it's wet.  

Recommended Ratings

Garments with UPF ratings below 15 are not sun-protective. To get the voluntary Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation, the item must earn a 30 or higher rating from either the ASTM or AATCC. Any rating above 30 provides sufficient protection, though 50 is the best. While a UPF rating can technically be higher than 50, it won't offer significantly better protection, so garments with ratings above 50 will report it as "50+." 

UPF vs. SPF — What's the Difference?

UPF and SPF are both standards for measuring UV protection. Most everyone is familiar with SPF, which has measured sunscreen effectiveness for decades. In contrast, the UPF standard is relatively new and created specifically for rating UV protection offered by fabrics. Originally, sun-protective materials in the United States used SPF ratings, and the UPF standard didn't come into existence until later. Since applying for a UPF rating is not mandatory, many sun-protective clothing manufacturers continue to use the SPF standard.    

SPF Rating System 

Companies perform SPF testing on humans. SPF measures how long someone can stay under the sun before their skin starts to burn. For instance, if someone starts to get a sunburn after only 10 minutes, if they apply adequate sunscreen with an SPF 15 rating, the sunscreen should give them 150 minutes of sun protection. 

It's essential to note that, while sunblocks with the same SPF ratings will provide identical protection from UVB rays, no sunscreen protects you from all UVA rays. Even if a sunscreen claims to protect against UVA rays, the SPF standard currently doesn't measure protection from UVA rays. 

While researchers still believe UVB rays primarily cause sunlight-induced skin damage, particularly sunburn, many experts hypothesize UVA rays may be involved in other sun damage types, including wrinkles, aging and skin cancers. 

UPF Rating System 

Manufacturers of UPF fabrics don't test their effectiveness on human subjects. Instead, they usually use spectrophotometer tools. The UPF rating shows what percentage of UV radiation the clothing's fabric absorbs. 

For instance, a garment with a 50 UPF rating lets only 1/50th UV radiation from the sun go through it, meaning the garment will reduce your exposure to radiation by 98% in places the fabric protects. 

One advantage the UPF standard has over the SPF standard is that it measures protection against UVB and UVA rays.

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Why Get a Hat With UPF Protection?

If you're only going to invest in one clothing item with UPF protection, a hat is perhaps the best choice. Benefits of UPF hats include the following.

  • You can still be stylish: If you're new to UPF, you may not realize UPF hats come in a wide variety of styles, meaning you won't have trouble finding a hat design that suits your tastes. 
  • It provides better protectionUPF hats aren't only an alternative to sunscreen on your face — they offer better protection than sunscreen, as they shield you from UVA and UVB rays. 
  • There is no need to reapplyPut on your UPF hat and you're good to go — no need to reapply every few hours. 
  • You won't have to apply sunscreen on your children: If you're the parent of young children, you know how much of a struggle it can be to put sunscreen on them. Having them wear UPF hats will protect their face, ears and neck from harmful sun rays. 
  • There are no annoyances: By using a UPF hat instead of sunscreen, you don't have to deal with all the irritations associated with sunscreen — your skin won't feel greasy, you'll never have to experience the sting of getting sunscreen in your eyes and you won't have to worry about your protection washing off when you go in the water.   
  • They're a great choice if you suffer from photosensitivity: Sun sensitivity can result from skin care products, medical conditions and some medications. If you struggle with this condition, consider getting a hat with UPF protection next time you go out in the sun.     
  • They're more environmentally friendly: As we mentioned earlier, some chemicals used in sunscreens threaten marine life. By choosing SPF hats for your sun protection, you're not only benefiting yourself — you're helping Mother Nature. 

Best Hats With UPF Protection

As we mentioned above, UPF hats come in a broad array of styles and designs. Here are some of the most popular items for men. 

  • Henschel Aussie Packable Breezer® Safari Sun Hat: This high-quality safari sun hat boasts a UPF rating of 50+, meaning it protects you against 99% of the sun's ultraviolet rays. Its mesh crown is very breathable, and its canvas-wrapped brim is sufficiently wide to offer plenty of shade when doing activities like gardening, fishing, boating and hiking.
  • Down Under Leather Outback Hat: If you like outback hats, you'll love this durable, stylish hat made from UPF 50+ buffalo leather. This high-quality hat features a braided leather hatband and comes in black and dark brown color options. It's also easy to travel with, thanks to its crushable structure. Whether you're planning a hike in the mountains or a night on the town, this fashionable outback hat is a great choice. 
  • Adams Extreme Condition Hat: The Adams Extreme Condition Hat, which features a helpful neck flap, is perfect for extensive activities outdoors. Made from 30% nylon and 70% cotton, this hat provides UPF 50+ protection. It features a crown made of cotton and a three-inch brim.
  • Stetson Digger Shantung Straw Outback Hat: Made from stiff, durable shantung straw, the Stetson Digger is one of the best hats for spending time outdoors. Featuring a vented crown, this hat has a functional design and provides excellent UPF protection without sacrificing style. It also comes with an attractive leather band. 
  • Adams Extreme Performance Cap: This low-profile, four-panel baseball cap made of lightweight Rayosan UV-protective fabric boasts a wide array of features and a stylish baseball-style hat for outdoor enthusiasts. Its elongated bill provides extra shade. Other highlights include an under-brim for deflecting sun rays and glare, a comfortable terrycloth sweatband interior, Velcro closure to help with adjustability and mesh on both sides to make the hat more breathable. This cap is ideal for fishing, hiking or any other activity requiring breathable, lightweight material, sun protection and comfort. 
  • Dorfman Pacific Evergreen Supplex Boonie Bucket Hat: This durable outdoor hat features a big-brimmed bucket and offers 50+ UPF protection, making it an excellent choice for hiking, fishing, off-roading, boating or relaxing by the ocean.  

Women also have a wide assortment of SPF hat styles to choose from. The most popular women's style hats include the following.

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  • Kooringal Ladies Poly Stripe: The classic Ladies Poly Stripe from Kooringal has a crushable structure, making it perfect for bringing along on your next vacation. Made from lightweight polyester, this is a great choice if you need a hat that's casual, all-purpose and breathable. With a UPF rating of 50+, this hat also offers top protection against UV rays, and is available in a wide array of colors, allowing you to match it with any outfit.
  • Kooringal Ladies Reversible Golf HatThis reversible mid-brim golf hat from Kooringal is a cute hat for walking outside, going to the beach or, as the name suggests, golf. This hat also features a drawstring, which allows for size reduction if needed. This hat is reversible, crushable and boasts a 50+ UPF rating. 
  • Koorginal Bora Bora Straw Fedora Hat: The Bora Bora Straw Fedora Hat from Kooringal is easy to wear and a great item to take on trips, due to its easily crushable structure.  The crown's base features two lines of colorful beads and an extra black string you can use to adjust the size. The inside of the hat, though unlined, has an elasticized sweatband to help with sizing. The Bora Bora has excellent sun protection, with a UPF rating of 50.
  • Dorfman Pacific American Flag Rush Lifeguard Sun Hat: Featuring an American flag under the brim, this straw-woven lifeguard hat provides excellent protection against UV rays. It's also lightweight and features a four-inch-wide brim, making it an ideal choice for a sunny day by the sea or on the water. This hat is a stylish choice for men, too.
  • Kooringal Noosa Cotton Canvas Upturn Brim Hat: This cotton canvas hat, which features an upturned brim, offers a new take on sun hats. Whereas traditional sun hats are lightweight and made from straw, this hat is 100% cotton, making it exceptionally breathable and cool to wear. It also provides superior protection against UV rays, with a UPF rating of 50+. Its crushable structure also makes it easy to pack and travel with. 

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Order a UPF Hat From Hats Unlimited

Over 25 years ago in Ventura, Calif., we founded Hats Unlimited with the mission to provide hats in as many styles, colors and varieties as possible. We attribute our business' success and longevity to our commitment to high-quality products and superior customer service. Over the years, our reach has expanded to areas throughout Southern California, with retail locations in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, La Jolla, Rancho Mirage, Solvang and Avila Beach. Due to our customers' demand to buy the hats they want from anywhere in the world, we launched 

All our stores boast more than 10,000 hats in stock, and our site has over 1,000 hat styles — and we're adding more every week. Our wide variety of options will ensure you'll have no trouble finding a hat that matches your needs and tastes. No matter what type of hat you're looking for — sports hats, women's fashion hats, kids' hats, funny hats, fedoras or Indiana Jones hats — you'll find it at Hats Unlimited. 

How Do I Measure my Hat Size?


How to Measure Your Head Size

Finding the perfect hat is about more than style and function. It's also about fit. When they fit right, hats can complement an outfit and enhance your face. When hats don't fit right, they may end up hidden in a box in the back of your closet. The most stylish hat in the world won't be much use if it's always sliding down over your eyes or tucked out of sight.

If you're eyeing the perfect headwear, it's important to figure out what size you need before you commit to the purchase. Even hats labeled as "one size fits most" aren't always for everyone. The first step to finding the right fit for you is to measure your head accurately and consult the sizing chart above.

You'll want to first grab a measuring tape or a 25-inch string and ruler. Once you've gathered your supplies, follow these three quick and easy steps: 

  1. Measure your head: Using your measuring tape or piece of string, evenly wrap it all the way around your head until it overlaps. Be sure to keep it about 1 inch above your ears for the most accurate measurement.
  2. Find your size: Once you've obtained your head circumference measurement, take your measuring tape or string and measure the length on your ruler. 
  3. Use the hat size chart: To find your hat size, take your ruler measurement and find the corresponding size on the chart. Usually, these charts will list the measurements in centimeters and inches. The average adult hat size is between 53 and 58 centimeters. 
  4. If your measurement falls between two different sizes, we recommend sizing up to the nearest 1/8-inch. You can then use the hat's sizing tape to size your hat down if necessary. 

It is important to keep in mind that even though there is an industry standard, each hat manufacturer is different. There can be variations and inconsistencies in sizing depending on what company created the hat. That's why it's important to measure your head and look at the hat's specific sizing chart to ensure you find the perfect fit. 

How to Measure Your Hat Size

To determine your correct size, you first need to understand that hats come in three general sizes:

  • The most commonly used sizing you will see here are SM, MD, LG, XL and occasionally 2 & 3X sizes.
  • The second most common sizing that we have on our site is that of half-sizes. Meaning there are usually only two sizes: SM/MD, and LG/XL. Occasionally there are 2X sizes as well.
  • The more traditional sizing is that of the exact size in inches and/or in centimeters. You will commonly see these sizes on more expensive hat

Measuring your head and using the hat sizing chart above will give you a general idea of what size hat you should wear. However, it is important to note that these size correspondents are not always exactly matching between brands and styles and every hat is a little bit different. We are always happy to measure the inside of a hat you see on our site to your head size to ensure a good fit before shipping your order.

At Hats Unlimited, we also have a comprehensive return policy. If you don't get the size quite right or don't like the fit, it's easy to return your hat for a refund or exchange. Our goal is to get you in the right hat for you.

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