Reviewed by Barb from Wyoming on Saturday, February 28, 2015
This hat doesn't have a really wide brim so it isn't affected as much by the wind. The smaller brim is also better when you are crawling through the willows to get to a stream. This is a replacement for my favorite flyfishing hat (same model) that I have been using for the last 4 years. The chin strap is handy when it's breezy or to hang on your back if you want to carry it without losing it. It also looks good on you without causing major hat hair.
Reviewed by PNWGrandma from Florida on Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Nice hat. Wore it kayaking. It provides adequate shade and stayed on in the wind. Elastic bungi cord and chin strap both work well to secure the hat. Brim is a pictured. Would like a little better if brim had a slight cone shape.
Reviewed by RED's Mom from Ski Town USA on Monday, August 25, 2014
This is a great hat for sun protection. I imagine myself wearing it on a beautiful lake while SUP'ing. So far, I've only used it while working outside on my parent's ranch. It kept me very cool and comfortable, despite extremely hot and sunny conditions. It's very light and the dark lining really cuts down on the sun's glare. It's not super fashionable but perfect for outdoor activities or work. Best for kayaking, SUPing, hiking, working outside. Less perfect if you want to look good by the pool.
Reviewed by Ellen D from FL on Thursday, July 31, 2014
The hat portion is very light weight so my head does not get hot in FL heat and humidity. The brim is several layers so definitely blocks the sun and pops back into shape after being folded. There is a stretchy cord where the hat joins the brim so you can make adjustments to fit your head, assuring that it will stay on in wind. This hat is much improved over the heavy one it is replacing - should stay on even at the beach! Love it! The blue is a great color too.
Reviewed by Nebraska Walker from Nebraska on Sunday, July 27, 2014
nice shade. Wish it were vented a little better. I wear it walking, gardening, and hiking. Haven't got caught in the rain yet. It isn't advertised as waterproof but I was curious. The neighbor complimented the hat (not that I purchased it for fashion) Haven't washed it yet.