Peaches was our guide as we rushed down the Colorado River in the midday sun, wetting our pants in more ways than one. He wore a hat like this one, to protect his creamy Irish complexion. It has an ultra-wide, 4" brim for maximum sun protection, and side vents on the crown to keep you cool as you sweat. Sweatband wicks away perspiration – nice when you’re in a precarious situation. And it has a locking chinstrap that keeps it on during fast descents and high winds. Incredibly lightweight too, so you can jam it in your pocket or pack. Why the nickname Peaches? He was from Georgia.