Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flap Happy® Hat Review (Sun Safety Series 2012)

PhotobucketWhen my son was younger he didn't like to wear hats. I didn't want to force him to wear them and hoped that he would eventually take to them. This past year, he decided that he likes wearing hats after all, to my relief. Hats are a great way to protect your face and neck from the sun. We own several types of hats from baseball caps to bucket hats. It's definitely more than a fashion statement, it's about sun protection.

About Flap Happy®
Flap Happy® is a Los Angeles based business founded by designer Laurie Lipson Snyder. The idea behind the company came from her desire to protect her children's faces and necks from sun damage. Flap Happy® sells bucket hats, bonnets, crusher hats, floppy hats, ruffle hats, and flap hats in a variety of colors and prints. In addition to hats, Flap Happy® also has a children's clothing line that includes swimwear, playwear, outerwear, and headwear. All Flap Happy® products are manufactured in California and chemical-free UPF 50+ rated.

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Where to buy
Flap Happy® products are available at their factory outlet and on the Flap Happy® website.

We received the Fun in the Sun in Safari for review. What a cute little hat this is. I'm a big fan of bucket hats and this is no exception. The colors are bold and vibrant; perfect for a toddler. After washing in the washer and hang drying, the colors did not fade. The Fun in the Sun hat is well made and durable. I like this a lot since it will get a lot of use for the rest of the summer (and hopefully the next kid). 

I love that the hat is wide enough to cover my son's face and neck, but not too big to be cumbersome or get in the way. He is four and the size xx-large is perfect. The hat is not stiff, so it will not retain it's shape unless worn. It's great because I can fit it in our beach bag without fear of ruining it's shape or structure, and fold it to fit tight spaces.

My favorite feature of course is that this hat is made of UPF 50+ material and will protect my son's skin from the sun's harsh UV rays. Is it his favorite hat? No, but blue and orange are his current favorite summer colors, so this hat does get used quite a bit. His head gets a little sweaty when he wears this hat (and any hat for that matter) for too long.

The $20.95 price tag is not bad (current sale price is $16.95). It's comparable to other bucket hats with similar features. This will be great for kids and babies. Bucket hats seem to match a lot of different outfits and not just beach wear. I love that Flap Happy® has a variety of hats for little ones, even organic. They are all functional and fashionable.

A special thanks to Flap Happy® for generously offering a hat to one of my readers.

A hat of choice from Flap Happy®.

Giveaway is open from May to June , 2012, at 12:01 AM EST.

1. Open to US residents, 18 years and older.
2. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.
3. Winners will be selected via www.random.org (per Rafflecopter) and notified by email. Winners will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. 
4. Winner's entries will be verified. If I can not verify entries, a new winner will be chosen.
5. Flap Happy® will be responsible for fulfilling prize award to the winner.

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Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed are my own.