Women's brimmed hats come in many forms, most of which are designed for protection from the elements. Women’s crusher hats are the packable version of their brimmed cousins, and are made to spring back to their original shape after they emerge from your pocket, pack or travel bag. Women’s bucket hats, worn for golf, fishing and other sporting activities, have a shorter brim and fit more closely around the head. Many women’s brimmed hats are treated for UPF sun protection, adding another measure of functionality and comfort. Water-resistant coatings can also be applied to women’s rain hats to keep hair dry in a downpour, and women who spend a lot of time outdoors may prefer Gore-Tex® or other breathable membranes to render their rain hats completely waterproof. For a sporting selection of women’s brimmed hats, check out Outdoor Research, Kakadu and Columbia Sportswear.