Sunday, September 5, 2010



Word/Images Judith Ecochard

Serious UPF 50+ sun protection shielding wearers from 97.5% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays---

Is--- serious.

Why we like to check out what Wallaroo Hats serves up each season---is really for the styles though.

Retailers too appreciate the design elements---and affordability of these practical head toppers.

Our top pick is for the active gal on a hike or out in the garden ===the breathable Napa ---that has a large, sunproof, wide brim (4 ¾ inches!) with cute red wooden bead detail…and made of raffia.  

The classic straw hat just took a more feminine twist with the Two Toned Victoria---made of a sun blocking knitted polyester-poly straw that comes in many combos of colors ---with a ¼ inch stitched ribbon band---that works with any outfit.

There’s an easy pack Scrunchie, with a 4-½ inch, adjustable wire-rimmed brim…in a flattering dotted pattern. There’s also an internal sweatband and adjustable drawstring in a complementary paisley pattern.

And a men’s style Frankie---fedora with a three-inch brim, with a pretty grosgrain ribbon with a Wallaroo side pin on the crown.

Sporty types get protection too---in a visor style or baseball type cap ---both adjustable---that are a huge step more above the see everywhere baseball caps---in moisture wicking, quick drying fabrics too. Handwash cold...(white/pink, all white. And white/black).

Men get a laid back, new Beach straw hat too…with a straw basket weave that demands a jaunt to some tropical island. Note the embroidered binding edge and has a cotton drawstring for windy days and tucked away when not needed.

New Styles ship January 2011