Q: I need a packable hat for my upcoming trip to Barcelona. Any suggestions?—Ellie Logan, Cleveland, OH
A: A sun hat is a travel necessity, but can be a hassle to fit in your suitcase. Try any one of these practical—and great-looking—hats that fold, roll, or squish for easy stashing.
This wide-brimmed hat stows into a coordinating pouch. $27, Cappelli Straworld, hartfordyork.com
With UPF 50+, this crushable straw fedora shields against harmful rays. $35, Physician Endorsed, physicianendorsed.com
Shapeable raffia and an internal drawstring make this the perfect travel hat. $98, Tommy Bahama, tommybahama.com
Polyester ribbon material makes this hat completely light and crushable. $58, Tommy Bahama, tommybahama.com
Foldable raffia fedora with an internal drawstring ensures a snug fit. $52, Wallaroo Hat Company, wallaroohats.com
A lightweight and water-resistant bucket hat packs down flat and protects from the elements. $145, Shore Sunhats, shoresunhats.com
UPF 50+ offers ample sun protection, and polyester packs flat for travel. $30, Sunday Afternoons, sundayafternoons.com
A classic canvas bucket hat that is lightweight and versatile. $39.50, Pendleton, pendleton-usa.com
Linen and seagrass make this hat lightweight and portable. $69, Pendleton, pendleton-usa.com
You can roll up this synthetic straw hat and tuck it into your bag. $150, Eric Javits, ericjavits.com
Paper braid fedora with stripes and a cotton rope trim for a nautical flair. $45, Callanan. Not available online; call (800) 367-3626.
A safari hat shields against harmful rays and offers optimum breathability. $42, Callanan, walkabouthats.com
Flexible raffia bucket hat rolls up for simple storing. $195, Helen Kaminski, helenkaminski.com