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This Hat Uses Space Tech to Protect You from Sun: Alchemi Labs’ Sun Cap Review

Alchemi Labs’ Sun Cap uses space technology to protect you from the sun and keep you cool, no matter how hot it gets.

Alchemi Labs’ Sun Cap Review:

Price and Where to Buy Alchemi Labs’ Sun Cap: The hat is available on Amazon and Alchemi’s website for $35.

How Alchemi Labs’ Sun Cap Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. This hat uses the same materials that the space industry uses to protect astronauts from solar rays in order to reflect away up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat. It blocks nearly 100 percent of UV rays, and has a moisture-wicking sweatband and ventilation to keep you even cooler.
  • Value: 8/10. The price tag is expensive for a hat, but the technology makes it worth it–you’ll agree if you’re wearing it on a hot day with no shade in sight.
  • Durability: 10/10. Although ultra-lightweight, the hat is also very durable.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. This hat will definitely keep you cooler than pretty much any other cap on the market–and the silver design is pretty stylish.

Final Verdict: Do you hike, run, or walk in the sun? Invest in Alchemi Lab’s Sun Cap and immediately feel the difference in how cool you are.


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Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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