The bucket hat is a real multitasker (Picture: Credited below/Getty)
Festival season is nearly upon us, which means hordes of welly-wearing music fans will be descending on fields across Britain.
Aside from the warm pints and dodgy toilets, the main issue with festivals is that they’re at the mercy of the weather forecast.
If you pack shorts it’ll inevitably pour down, while lugging your thermals to your campsite is a surefire sign that it’ll be tropical.
Seasoned festivalgoers will know the value of a light item that works for you whatever the weather – like a bucket hat.
It’s a workhorse accessory, shielding you from rain and sun alike, so no sunburned noses or drowned rat hair to contend with.
Plus, if you go for a jazzy one, you’ll be easy to spot if you get lost in the crowds.
The high street is packed with these versatile hats right now, and we’ve picked out our favourite ones.
Orange Swirl Bucket Hat
Pair this summery piece with some House of Sunny flares for a psychedelic festival ‘fit (Picture: Monki)
Buy for £15 at Monki.
Barbour x A Bathing Ape Camo Print Hat
With the durability factor of Barbour and the streetwear credentials of BAPE, this camo bucket hat is a winner all round (Picture: Selfridges)
Buy for £60 at Selfridges.
Santa Cruz Infinity Reversible Bucket Hat
Make your hat even more of a multitasker by opting for a reversible design (Picture: Urban Outfitters)
Buy for £30 at Urban Outfitters.
Terry Bucket Hat
Made with absorbent terry, this hat will keep you shielded from errant flying pints of unknown liquids (Picture: H&M)
Buy for £9.99 at H&M.
Noren Bucket Hat
Wear this with a double denim outfit – a denim hat trick and a huge flex (Picture: Weekday)
Buy for £18 at Weekday.
Tommy Jeans Festival Bucket Hat
Tired of getting your hat nicked? This hat has a neck strap for ultimate headwear security (Picture:
Buy for £45 at Tommy Hilfiger.
Texture Bucket Hat
Bright colours and bold textures help add intrigue to any outfit – even a plastic rain poncho (Picture: Mango)
Buy for £19.99 at Mango.
Rich Mnisi Bucket Hat
By South African designer Rich Mnisi and Adidas, this reversible hat is the antithesis to dullness and rain (Picture: Adidas)
Buy for £28 from Adidas.
Printed Bucket Hat
Matching items are available, so you can stand out in this graphic floral print (Picture: Tory Burch)
Buy for £75 from Tory Burch.
Canvas Bucket Hat with Heart Embroidery
It’s all love (Picture: Asos)
Buy for £12 from Asos.
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