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Best Bucket Hats for Snowboarding 2015 2016

Spring shred may still be a little way off, but no doubt there are plenty of keen people already on the lookout for threads and accessories to stock up on – so, despite the humble bucket hat’s ability to divide opinions, we’ve sought out a pile from snowboard brands the world over, giving you a little head start on your search.

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee these particular headwear options will make you any better at snowboarding, or give you any advantage over the person next to you whatsoever, but if that was the sole basis upon which snowboarders make purchasing decisions, we’d probably have adopted aerodynamic spandex suits by now – and thank god things haven’t gone that way just yet…

Anyhow – here’s a selection of what we found while rummaging through this season’s headwear.

Scroll through the list to your heart’s content, or skip to your favourite brand using the links below.

686Airblaster | Analog | Brixton | Coal | DaKine | DC | Neff | Patagonia | Park | Poler | Quiksilver | TechnineTempleton | Vans

686 Men’s Shady Bucket Hat

Everyone loves a stash pocket, and lest you not have enough, 686 have loaded their Shady Bucket hat with one just below the vents. The black colourway shown here is a classic, but it also comes in two-tone, red and blue (‘Cardinal’) or orange and blue (‘Orange’) colourways too.

Colourways: Cardinal, Black (pictured), Orange

Price: £40



Airblaster Air Bucket Hat

Airblaster are famed for fun and there are heaps of patterned colourways with the Airblaster Air bucket hat – including two produced in collaboration with High Cascade Snowboard Camp – where no doubt you’ll find heaps of these on show.

Colourways: Tie Dye (pictured), HCSC Turquoise , Black, Dinoflage, HCSC Black, Stealth Tribe

Price: $30



Analog Jungle Bucket Hat

Added practicality and a very reasonable price from Analog for this one, it features a weather wash that’s water repellant, and has a tidy chin strap to keep it attached when you’re riding. The Acid Camo colourway is pretty out there (check link below for images) or you can go more conventional with the Water Camo option shown above.

Colourways: Acid Camo, Water Camo (pictured), 29 Palms Black

Price: £28



Brixton Banks Bucket Hat

Two hats in one! You might pay a premium for products from Cali brand Brixton, but they deliver in terms of quality. This one features a cotton herringbone on one side, and waxed cotton canvas on the other. If you don’t fancy the high price it’s worth delving into colours from past seasons in search of a bargain.

Colourways: Olive/Grey (pictured, reversible)

Price: £45



Coal Spackler Bucket Hat

With two camo options as well as classic black – and leather patches on all three, the Coal Spackler is certainly a classy number. Coming in from the perennially popular Coal collection, it features an adjustable chin strap and side venting – and it’s made from ripstop cotton to help you keep it in your collection for years.

Colourways: Black, Camo, Snow (pictured)

Price: £35



DaKine Boonie Bucket Hat

Boonie’s are the military-inspired wider brimmed cousin of the bucket hat – but they give a similar effect. This Boonie from DaKine has a clear nod to its roots with webbing detail around the head – as well as the ever-useful adjustable chinstrap and venting.

Colourways: Camo (pictured)

Price: €30



DC Bucket Hat

This DC hat sits somewhere in the middle of the two categories – again with military-style webbing, but coming in with a more traditional bucket hat shape, and modern prints and patches as details.

Colourways: Zinnia (pictured), Anthracite

Price: £22



Neff Vapay Bucket Hat

Neff may no longer be a strict headwear specialist but they haven’t forgotten their roots. You’ll find a heap of bucket hats in their stores, with plenty of patterns and prints to choose from. This pineapple inspired Vapay design is a new one, which gets bonus points for being reversible too!

Colourways: Black/Maroon (Reversible)

Price: $36



Park Parkline

Back to traditional bucket shapes and a clean stitched logo design with British brand Park. Sometimes simple is best!

Colourways: Black (pictured)

Price: £25



Patagonia Sun Booney

If you want to go for a full on wide-brimmed boonie style hat, the Patagonia Sun Booney fits the bill down to a T. Khaki colourways here may have you looking a little bit like you’re off on safari, but quick drying fabric and lightweight construction will work well on snow for sure.

Colourways: Stone (pictured), Trail Green

Price: £32



Poler Bucket Hat

Poler offer their bucket hat with three all-over prints, all touching on the outdoorsy mantra that the company lives by. This Campalogue colourway lines up with their Camp Vibes theme with beers and 4x4s meeting wolves and the moon.

Colourways: Campalogue (pictured), Animals, Brotanical

Price: £30


Quiksilver Duckets Bucket Hat

Quiksilver’s Duckets bucket hats look suitably surf inspired, with leafy prints on both colourways – and an embossed leather patch providing detail. Simple one size construction is backed by stretch fabric for comfort.

Colourways: Navy Blazer, Plaza Taupe (pictured)

Price: £22



Technine Bradshaw Bucket Hat

Technine have got not one, but two reversible colourways for their Bradshaw bucket hat. Both offer a banded option with block colours, as well as a printed side, with Technine logos on both sides.

Colourways: Dark Grey/Red Flannel (reversible, pictured), Black/Tie Dye (reversible)

Price: $24



Templeton Bucket Hat

In keeping with the other military-style items in their line, Templeton have got multiple khaki/camo colourways in their boonie/bucket hat. Complete with a chin strap, push buttons (to pop up the sides) and a Templeton patch too.

Colourways: Jungle, Black, Sahara (pictured), French Toast

Price: €28



Vans Undertone / Undertone Disney Bucket Hat

Last but not least, and Vans classic street styling comes into play, with both the darker Death Bloom colourway, and a lively Disney collab on offer. Vans are running heaps of prints with alternative shapes available too so be sure to check out their full range if you’re bucket hat hunting!

Colourways: Death Bloom (right), Donald Duck (left)

Price: £30/£35 (Disney)




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