Hi! We are Happy Gear.

We believe protection should offer peace of mind and happiness. Our products are designed to do both.


A note from our founder

As a mother of young kids, I know how important - and challenging - it can be to keep your family safe. Our goal is to make it easier by creating products that are not only protective, but also fun and easy for families to wear. 

We began as Happy Masks at the start of the pandemic, when health and safety were at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Our masks quickly came to be well-loved and recognized for their KN95-level filtration, unique ‘beak’ shape, washability, and designs that made mask-wearing fun.

This inspired us to put our “happy” spin on other protective gear, starting with sun safety. I know how difficult it can be to get kids to wear sunscreen or sun hats, so we designed the most fun and comfortable UPF 50+ hat we could imagine. This exciting addition to our lineup launched in Spring 2024 when we rebranded as Happy Gear. 

We are excited to continue to find new ways to bring the “fun” to functional products that make it easier to keep your family safe. Thank you for entrusting us with your family’s safety, and for being a part of our happy family! 


Melinda Hwang

Happy Gear CEO & Founder

Pillars of Happiness

Our guiding principles for why we do what we do.

Family is at the heart of everything

We’re parents too, so we know you want the best for your family. We only create products that we would want our own families to use.

Trust is essential

We partner with accredited labs to ensure product safety, and make the results available on our site so that you can trust that our products are backed by science and deliver on what we promise.

Success is a community effort

We’re grateful to be where we are, and we know who got us here: you! Our endlessly supportive customers are the compass for every decision we make.

Respect for our partners and planet

From our manufacturing practices to our philanthropic outreach to our environmental initiatives, we strive to make ethical choices that make a positive impact on our communities.