Reviewed by Hiker-girl from Prescott AZ on Thursday, March 19, 2015
This hat is made of a treated, stiff canvas. It's very lightweight. It runs small. I have a small head and ordered a medium and had to send it back as it was so tight. A large fit well (21" head). If you pack it, be very careful of the brim--any wrong bend will alter its shape and render it unattractive. It seems to have an Australian look to it.
Reviewed by kim from IL on Saturday, March 7, 2015
I really wanted to like this hat, but it is nothing like the photo nor description. The hat runs very small and the head area is short, not like the photo appears. Not sure what the fabric is but does not feel like canvas...maybe paper. Returned it.
Reviewed by dry fly fisherman from NY on Sunday, March 1, 2015
Bought a few of these hats mostly for flyfishing on the river and keeping sun off my face. I don't consider my head bigger than average so I got a "Large" as that usdually has the most comfort. It fit but felt a little to tight......so as others have stated I got an XL and it fits just right.
Reviewed by Hiker-girl from Prescott AZ on Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Had to return the first hat I purchased because it runs REALLY small. I have a smallish head and the medium was very tight. I exchanged for a large and it fits well. The chin strap means a better fit. The fabric is very flimsy but it makes for a lightweight hat that is packable. However, you don't want to mangle the brim or your hat will look awful. The crown packs flat but it's not a "crushable" hat in that it won't retain its shape if folded. You'd need to pack it flat without bending it.
Reviewed by Indiana G from Brooklyn on Sunday, January 25, 2015
If you want to be mistaken for an Australian these Kakadu hats are just the thing! I have the leather ventilated one (fantastic) plus two of the solid foldable canvas ones) very light and packable; but the fit is a bit tight. I tried the XL and it is a bit too large. I used these in a sand storm in Spain and the rope cinch was useful. I also have the ventilated canvas ones which I plan on trying on my upcoming trip to jungle ruins. Sierra has them very reasonably sometimes.
Reviewed by KAH from PA. on Monday, November 3, 2014
I really like this hat. The fit is perfect, it is light weight, stylish, packable, returns to shape with a little steam and at a very reasonable price. If you're looking for an everyday hat...this is it.