Glacier Glove launches lightweight Broad-Brimmed Hat for the gardening market

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Glacier Glove, the leading manufacturer of outdoor sports hats, caps and gloves, has launched a new lightweight Sun Hat designed especially for the gardening market. The new Broad-Brimmed Hat provides vital sun protection for gardeners in line with recommendations set by the American Cancer Association.

The unique garment is made from comfortable, lightweight nylon Taslan and has an innovative quick-dry function. The newly designed hat comes with a wide three inch brim, which provides a protective shade for the gardener’s neck, face and ears and a black underside that eliminates glare. A practical removable shade attaches to the crown of the hat and drops down to give extra protection to the neck and ears. The flexible drawstring allows the wearer to adjust the fit and prevent it from blowing off on windy days.

The new hat is the latest in a wide range of products launched by Glacier Glove in the Dr Shade collection. The range features over 20 products all made from fabrics which have been tested in independent laboratories to verify they provide sun protection from UPF/SPF 15 to UPF/SPF 50 – the range of protection recommended by the American Cancer Association.

“With Spring just around the corner gardeners should consider the need to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays,” commented Dick Swan, Glacier Glove President and CEO. “The Broad-Brimmed Hat is not only comfortable to wear, but also provides the gardener with vital sun protection needed for this popular outdoor activity.”

This latest Dr Shade offering is now available at outdoor sports stores globally and throughout the US including Bass Pro Shops, Campmor and the Sportsman’s Warehouse, or online from

About Glacier Glove:
Glacier Glove has been a leader in outdoor sports gloves since 1983 when it introduced the first neoprene cold weather fishing gloves. It now offers over 50 different styles of neoprene and fleece gloves designed for a wide range of cold weather outdoor activities. As well as gloves, Glacier Gloves Dr Shade range offers a wide variety of hats and caps to provide comfortable, functional protection from the great outdoors.

Free editorial review sample
If you would like to trial the new Dr Shade Broad-Brimmed Sun Hat click here and Glacier Glove will send you a free sample.

For more information, please contact:

Louise Sambells
PR for Glacier Gloves
Tel: + 44 1780 721 433 

Dick Swan
Glacier Glove
Tel: 1-800-728-8235

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