Excellent for protection from the hot sun, ranchers and farmers are known for working in reliable straw cowboy hats. The cowboy hat's traditionally wide brim helps to block out the sun's harmful rays, but new technology has added the benefit of western hats with UPF treatment. Dapper dress styles may not include extensive venting, but if seeking an outdoor ready style, Hatcountry offers an array of aeration options from loose weave hats to well vented summer hats with all around patterns, or simple metal grommets on the crown, called eyelets. Today this traditional western style has branched from its roots and can be found at the beach, summer concerts, and even on the runways. Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, these hats range from the traditional to the extreme.