There’s nothing worse than returning to your hotel after a day out exploring in the sun only to discover you suddenly resemble the familiar red crustacean you were planning on eating for dinner.

While we’re always keeping our fingers crossed for beautiful sunny weather when we go away, it’s incredibly important to make sure you’re well protected no matter what kind of climate you’re visiting. Modern-day technology has us glued to screens indoors more than ever before, prompting people to seek the outdoors come vacation time. If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself “I’m going skiing in Finland, I don’t need to worry about protecting myself from the sun,” you’re not alone. The fact is the present state of the ozone layer means sun protection is crucial, no matter where in the world your travels take you.

Meerkat safari in Tanzania

Let’s be honest, a bad sunburn can turn even the most exciting, life-changing trips into a nightmare. Instead of enjoying the wildebeest migration happening outside your jeep you’re focused on how painful each and every little bump in the road is. Snow, water, sand, and even concrete can reflect the sun’s rays and actually increase the effect of UV rays which means that even on the cloudiest or snowiest of days, it’s important to be prepared.

Of course, you know that sunscreen, sunglasses and a broad-brimmed sun hat are all important parts of any packing list, but did you know even the color and fabric of your clothing play an important part in shielding you from the sun? Dermatologists recommend closely woven sun-protective clothing over fabrics like cotton or linen and warn that darker colors are worse for you than lighter colors in the sun. Fear not, dear traveler, Tilley has you covered (literally). Tilley brimmed hat fabrics have been tested and certified to provide a UPF of 50+, the maximum rating given.

Nepal Tilley Hat Travel

Experts in taking travelers to every corner of the earth, Tilley keeps you comfortable and looking great as you explore the world and strike unforgettable moments off your bucket list. Whether you’re canoeing the Zambezi Valley, exploring Africa’s Cape Verde, trekking through the peaks and valleys of Nepal, or going to the ends of the earth via Antarctica, Tilley’s packable, water-repellant attire ensures everyone is UPF-protected, rain or shine, making them the perfect companion for your Exodus trip – and for the rest of your life.