Global Babe hats are the first in history to be validated by the British Skin Foundation and awarded a 1200+ UPF rating by the Australian Radiation Protection Authority. Providing maximum sun protection for your face, Global Babe hats are 99.9999% effective against harmful UVA and UVB rays. With a unique wiring system, you can fold them up in your suitcase and reshape when you are ready to wear it. And if that wasn't enough, they are also machine washable. Genius!