Two boys happily on the beach holding a surfboard. They both are wearing flap happy hats, rashguards and swim trunks.

Commitment to
Children's Wear

Toddler boy holding hands with infant girl walking on the beack happily wearing flap happy swim hats and matching swimwear.

UPF 50+ Hats, Swimwear, Cover-Ups & Dresses

Available in Infant, Toddler & Kid Sizes
3 kids standing in the sand holding up water bottles. Girl 1 wearing pineapple print bathing suit and hat. Girl 2 is wearing a leopard and flower print bathing suit and hat. Boy on right wearing matching blue island bucket hat, shirt and shorts.

Swimwear & Hats
Made from Recycled
Plastic Bottles!

sustainable & UPF 50+
Face masks of various Flap Happy prints laid out on a large beach wood on the beach with blue ocean behind.

Face Masks and Gloves for Adults, Tweens & Kids!

UPF 50+, super-soft & reusable

Spring/Summer 2021

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Face Masks

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UPF 50+

Fun Protective Gloves for Adults, Tweens & Kids

Young boy is standing at the beach in front of the ocean looking off to the left. Boy wearing matching blue dinosaur print Flap Happy bucket hat and shorts with blue front zip rash guard.

Over 33 years of fun in the sun


Flap Happy was founded by designer Laurie Lipson Snyder, a Malibu native and mother of four. Laurie started the business with an idea for a hat that would protect her children's faces and necks from the sun after she was diagnosed with skin cancer.

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Flap Happy products use materials from recycled plastic bottles, Eco-friendly quick-dry fabrics, which are breathable, and offer UPF 50+ sun protection.


Girl smiling at the beach in striped pink beach coverup with Flap Happy pink flowered floppy hat.

Why Eco-friendly?

Our sustainably made swimwear and swim hats offer the same chemical-free UPF 50+ sun protection as our Original Flap Happy Hats. Made from recycled plastic bottles, our REPREVE®, fabric is quick-dry and breathable! Protect your kids from the sun’s harsh UV rays today while creating a better tomorrow for them and our planet.

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Baby sitting on the beach in the sand with an ocean wave behind him. Baby is wearing a Flap Happy blue rash guard, blue print shorts and blue print hat.

What is UPF 50+?

UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ is the highest UV protection certification available which blocks 97.5%+ of cancer-causing, UV rays. At Flap Happy, our products are made with chemical-free UPF 50+ sun protection reducing UVA/UVB sun exposure risk significantly.

Young girl playing at the beach wearing the Flap Happy rainbow fish swimsuit and matching Flap Happy hat.

Why Flap Happy?

Flap Happy is made for play! Practical for all outdoor activities and featuring fun and vibrant colors, your little ones will be stylish anywhere the sun is shining. Many of our hats include an elastic band or ties for a secure and comfy fit. Don’t forget to protect with swimwear - ideal for a quick splash in the pool or day out playing in the sand.