Stand out from the crowd with one of golf's most iconic piece of apparel

Where would the game of golf be today without the iconic bucket hat? Weather-beaten, that’s where.

Although humble in appearance, bucket hats serve numerous essential purposes when it comes to protecting yourself from Mother Nature.

Caught up in a rain shower? Wear a bucket hat and keep your head dry. Stuck in the sun? No problem, a bucket hat will not only protect your head but also your neck, which is what a golf cap can’t do.

Golf caps are great for other things that bucket hats aren’t so great for, so if you’re after one of them, check out our best golf caps buying guide here.

Don’t presume bucket hats are for golf only; they serve exactly the same purpose off the course too, so think twice before leaving it on top of your wardrobe before jetting away abroad or heading to the seaside for the weekend.

There’s a whole heap of equipment you can wear to protect yourself from the sun, so why not read about the best sunscreen for golf or best golf polo shirts? Or if you’re wanting to browse all-things golf equipment, head on over to our buying guides homepage.

But for now, let’s don our golfing hats and run through the best bucket hats to play golf in…

Best golf bucket hats


Callaway Golf Sun Hat

The Callaway Wide Brim Golf Hat boasts a UPF Protection 50+ UV coating to delivers the highest degree of sun protection of any Callaway Golf hat, making this sun hat ideal for when the temperature soars on the golf course. Protect your head, stay cool and keep your round going for as long as you want to! You may find yourself wearing this everywhere.

Pros:

  • UPF Protection 50+ UV Coating offers superb UV protection
  • Wide brim for maximum protection
  • Ventilation holes for breathability

Cons:

  • Only comes in one colour

FootJoy Dryjoys Waterproof Bucket Hat

Perform at your best on or off the golf course with FootJoys Tour bucket hat. This waterproof golf bucket hat protects your head from rain, sleet, or snow. The bucket construction will also block the sun from your eyes. Pair the hat with your FJ performance outerwear and apparel or with an outfit for the weekend. Either way, you will be ready for the elements in your DryJoys Tour bucket hat.

Pros:

  • 100% waterproof protection from the rain and wind
  • Really comfortable
  • All around brim to protect your eyes and face

Cons:

  • Not the widest brim on the list

TaylorMade Storm Waterproof Bucket Hat

The TaylorMade Storm Waterproof Bucket Hat is the perfect accessory for golf in the rain, constructed from a waterproof fabric with a fully seam sealed design. It will help you to keep focused on your game. With a water repellent seam-sealed crown, along with a 2.5″ brim, distractions from the elements are removed. To complete this product, a high-density TaylorMade print logo has been placed on the front.

Pros:

  • Protects brilliantly from the elements
  • Cool material
  • Water-resistant 

Cons:

  • Only comes in two colours

Nike Dri-Fit Bucket Hat

Stay covered and cool with the Nike Dri-FIT Sun Protective Bucket Hat. Perforations make it breathable for hot days or hot workouts. Cinch down the fit with an adjustable cord at the back. Dri-FIT technology helps you stay dry and comfortable. Perforations throughout the hat help keep you cool. And a bungee cord at the back of the hat lets you adjust the fit.

Pros:

  • Handy chin strap
  • Lightweight 
  • Sweat wicking fabric

Cons:

  • Perhaps not the best for wet weather golf

Adidas Bucket Hat

Throw on a weather proof bucket hat, an adidas one no less, and suddenly your head is, well, ahead of the competition. On sunny days it shades your face and neck, with a strap to hold it on hands free when you’re back in the shade, whether you’re working out or watching the band.

Pros:

  • Stretchy and comfortable
  • Laminated material makes this hat completely waterproof
  • Nice and lightweight

Cons:

  • Some may not like the synthetic look of this cap

J Lindeberg Parker Bucket Hat


Bridging sportswear and fashion, the printed Parker Bucket Hat is the ultimate accessory for your next round of golf – or drinks! This winning style is made from a lightweight, water-repellent fabric and featues an elasticated sweatband and a slight stretch to ensure a comfortable fit. A raised silicone logo on the front adds the finishing touch to this classic style.

Pros:

  • Lightweight and water repellent
  • Keeps both your face and neck sheltered from sun
  • Lovely design

Cons:

  • Outgoing design might not be for everyone

Puma Golf Men’s Aussie Bucket Hat

Constructed with performance material and a moisture-wicking sweatband to keep you dry and focused on the game of golf. This Aussie style wide-brimmed hat has a drawcord for adjustment to suit most head sizes. Plus is highlighted with an embroidered P logo to maximise appeal.

Pros:

  • Moisture-Wicking Sweatband
  • Wide brim for full protection from the sun
  • Lightweight and breathable

Cons:

  • Design is a bit plain

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