I need to choose a hat for long-term use anywhere, including one of the hottest places on the equator, UAE. I'm currently assuming these things are effective:
- white hat
Some people use a black umbrella to reduce heat from the sun. Black doesn't touch the body, and it seems sometimes it has silver on the inner side to reflect light (onto the floor and away I guess).
For a hat, it would touch the body so I'm assuming white would be most effective to reduce heat since it reflects light. Right?
I found What kind of hat to wear for business in India? but it's about business.
The goal is about reducing heat.