Straw cowboy hats provide superb protection from the hot sum. For this reason ranchers and farmers work in straw cowboy hats. Their wide brims block out harmful sunrays while the lightweight vented weave is cool and airy. Transcending the ranch, today’s straw cowboy hats are seen at beaches, pools, and summer concerts worldwide. With the wide variety of colors and styles to choose from, these hats range from classic to dramatic.