Packable, wide brim, UV protective hats seem so simple and logical, yet the concept did not really exist in the U.S. in the 1990’s. It took a trip to Australia for Stephanie Carter and Lenya Shore to recognize the opportunity. The pair began importing hats from Australia to their hometown in sunny, high altitude Boulder in 1999. Wallaroo UPF 50+ sun blocking hats come in variety of styles and colors. Many also pack down flat or roll up for travel ease.