Your hat is not just an accessory; it’s a statement of your personality. Naturally, you want to take it with you on your adventures. But traveling with hats can be quite challenging. You don’t want them to get crushed or lost along the way. In fact, many people are so intimidated by traveling with their hats that they leave them at home. But fear not! We’re here to tell you that you CAN travel with your hats safely and securely.
Embrace Your Hat on the Journey
Wear It with Confidence
The simplest way to travel with your hat is to wear it during your journey. This works particularly well for beach destinations where sun protection is essential. Straw hats make for a practical and fashionable choice, and wearing them to and from your travel destination ensures they stay safe throughout the trip. So, let your hat become your ultimate travel companion!
Clip It to Your Luggage
If wearing your hat isn’t your style, you can clip it to your luggage. However, make sure to check it frequently to ensure it hasn’t caught on anything or been accidentally pulled off.
Choose a Secure Clip
When selecting a clip, opt for a sturdy one that can withstand the hustle and bustle of the airport. A flimsy clip won’t do you any good when you’re sprinting to catch your flight. If you need recommendations, feel free to reach out for expert advice!
Smart Packing Techniques
Tuck & Clip Your Hats
If you’re traveling with multiple hats, a great option is to tuck them inside one another and then clip them to the back of your roller bag or backpack. This prevents them from getting crushed in your luggage while providing you with a variety of headwear options at your destination. Just remember to check on them periodically as you make your way through the airport.
Prioritize Hat Space in Overhead Compartments
When boarding the plane, make it a priority to find overhead space for your hat. Ensure the brims are not being compromised. To avoid any mishaps, it’s best to place your hat last, so no one accidentally crushes it with their bags.
Bring One Hat & Several Bands
If you want to travel with just one hat but still have a variety of styles, consider bringing different hat bands. This allows you to switch up the look without the need for multiple hats. Plus, hatbands are much easier to pack. Just stash them in a small bag and keep them safe during your travels.
Hat Adventures Beyond Air Travel
Take These Tips to the Backcountry
Not all adventures involve airplanes and overhead luggage compartments. You can take your hat backpacking or hiking to protect yourself from the elements. Our fine fur felt hats are designed for outdoor life, combining durability and style. When you’re not wearing your hat on your hikes, simply clip it to your backpack using a quality clip.
Invest in a Travel Case
If you’re concerned about your hat getting damaged during transport, consider investing in a travel case. These cases are designed to protect your hat and are easy to carry with you. They fit perfectly in the overhead bin, ensuring your hat arrives in perfect shape. If you’re looking for the ideal hat case, we have one available at True West that works beautifully!
Ship Ahead for Peace of Mind
If you’re still worried about your hat getting crushed, there’s always the option of shipping it ahead to your hotel. Use a sturdy box that will preserve its shape during transit. By doing so, you’ll be free from the pressure of keeping your hat safe during your travels, and you’ll have a delightful surprise waiting for you at your destination.
Take Your Hat on Memorable Adventures
Now that you know how easy it is to travel with your hat, the only question is: What adventures will you take your hat on? Whether it’s a beach vacation, hiking expedition, or any other exciting journey, your hat will be your trustworthy companion. If you’re ready for a hat that perfectly matches your next adventure, browse our collection now.
If you want to learn more about traveling with hats or need expert advice, reach out to us at DHPL Travels. We are hat enthusiasts, experienced crafters, and avid travelers who love to talk about hats!