Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Product Review: Wallaroo Hats

It took way too long, but I’ve wised up when it comes to sun safety. Perhaps it was having a family, or maybe reading article after article on the dangers of too much exposure. Whatever it is, I’m glad I’m finally at this point.

Gone are the days of wanting a deep, dark tan. I now lather up with sunscreen in the locker room and never tee off without a hat. I’m even trying to get more comfortable playing in sunglasses to protect my eyes from the sun’s glare.

Aside from wearing pants and long-sleeved shirts, there’s another simple shift I can make in my trek toward responsible sun safety - swap my baseball cap with the Jasper hat from Wallaroo. The Jasper is a lightweight cowboy hat that would make Australia’s Molly Meldrum proud.

In addition to protecting the top of your head and forehead like a baseball cap, the Jasper shades your ears, nose and neck for the ultimate coverage.

Tested Down Under, Wallaroo hats have a UPF rating of 50+ and block up to 97.8 percent of the sun’s UV rays. The Jasper is also lightweight, adjustable and crushable - making it easy to pack for golf getaways.

And no member of the family should feel left out. Wallaroo hats are made for men, women and children. A huge selection of styles, colors and fits allow golfers to be as stylish as they are sun-smart.

A public service announcement ...
The Australian Cancer Society recommends:
- Choose a garment that provides good body coverage. For example, a shirt with a collar and long sleeves can make a big difference to your overall UV exposure;
- Wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen of at least 15 to all exposed skin;
- Make sure you wear a broad-brimmed hat; and
- Take particular care to reduce your sunlight exposure between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., even on cool or cloudy days.

Wallaroo is committed to the elimination of skin cancer. Each year, the company donates 1 percent of its profits to skin cancer research, education and prevention in the United States.

Check out the company at www.wallaroohats.com.

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