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Kakadu Australia Townsville Breeze Packable Hat - UPF 50+, Ventilating Mesh (For Men and Women)

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About Kakadu Australia Townsville Breeze Packable Hat - UPF 50+, Ventilating Mesh (For Men and Women)

Closeouts. Thanks to a breathable mesh crown, the Townsville hat from Kakadu Australia is a great companion for warm-weather adventure.


Specs about Kakadu Australia Townsville Breeze Packable Hat - UPF 50+, Ventilating Mesh (For Men and Women)

  • UPF rating: 50+
  • Brim: 3-1/4"
  • Fabric: 100% nylon
  • Weight: 3 oz.
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Made in China


Kakadu Hats

Metric (cm) 55 57 59 61 63
Inches 21-1/2 22-1/4 23 23-7/8 24-5/8
Hat Size 6-7/8 7-1/8 7-3/8 7-5/8 7-7/8
UK Hat Size 6-3/4 7 7-1/4 7-1/2 7-3/4

Note: All canvas hats come with a built-in chinstrap, are waterproof and have a UPF 50+. They are ultra lightweight and they weigh less than 150gr/5oz.


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4.108695 5 Overall Rating: 4.1 Based on 138 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Wonderful Hat
Verified Buyer Reviewed by PA Senior from Pennsylvania on Thursday, August 9, 2012
This is an overall great sun hat. It is lightweight, comfortable, breezy, and stylish. The great Australian style protects head, face, ears, and neck while looking very sharp. The edge of the brim has a discrete wire hidden inside the fabric, that can be adjusted to keep the shape of the brim. T... Read More
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  • great shaped hat, but too small
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Pam from new mexico on Monday, April 6, 2015
    I measured my head before choosing the size, but must have done it wrong. This great hat arrived but didn't fit. I was then so disappointed that there were no other sizes available. So I ended up paying a bunch of shipping costs with nothing to show for it.
  • Ok hat for the price.... set your expectations for what this hat is, and you may be satisfied
    Reviewed by gulfbreeze from FL on Friday, March 13, 2015
    It's no surprise this hat has no sweat band when the pic shows through the ventilation it doesn't have one (or at least it would be impossible to have one of any consequence). But for the most part, I don't notice any difference (and I shave my head so no hair to buffer any perspiration). Perhaps that makes the lack of a sweatband on this Kakadu less noticeable (and perhaps better) for me since I simply get more air circulation to my scalp.

    Also note that while the poly fabric may be UPF 50+, it is for certain the ventilating fabric on the sides of the crown is not even UPF 50 since the ventilating fabric covers approx. 50% of surface area at most. A UPF 50 rating translates to no more than 1/50 of UV rays penetrate the fabric (meaning ~98% of UV rays are being blocked, and ~2% of those rays are transmitted through the fabric). Kakadu's advertising of UPF 50+ means they claim less than 2% UV transmission. So since the ventilating fabric covers perhaps only 50% of surface area, effectively such fabric has a UPF rating of ~0.

    Also note that this minimal UPF rating applies to ANY hat that has ventilating fabric with substantial holes.

    Given this hat's limitations, I use it for specific applications and it works ok. Living in brutal FL sunshine it is definitely the last hat I would ever choose for wearing on mid-summer days. Unlike some other reviewers, mine came true to size in a Large.

  • good looking, comfortable hat
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by JBS from TCm MI on Thursday, March 5, 2015
    I bought my husband this hat last year or so, and he wore it a lot in hot weather. However, he lost it on a recent trip. He and I liked it so much I just bought him another. This is a ventilated hat with an attractive, sporty look. It keeps its shape and travels well - until you forget it in the overhead bin of the airplane. Of course, it might well be still traveling! Good hat.
  • If you want to keep a cool head, this is it!
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Terry from Sunny California on Thursday, March 5, 2015
    For years and years I have opted to wear visors rather than hats because even straw hats made my head too hot when worn continuously on warm days out in the sun. But when I saw this hat I noticed that it was made of super light material and the entire side band below the top/crown is perforated to allow for major ventilation. I tried it, bought it, love it. It shades better than a visor and keeps my head cool, too. Comes in multiple sizes and fits my head like a glove.
  • Comfortable hat
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Nancy from Arizona on Monday, February 23, 2015
    Great light weight hat. I got the small and it fits just right. I wear it while I'm working in the desert and it's perfect for blocking out the sun

Question & Answer

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  • “Is it all possible that you will get this product back? If not, do you have any other ideas how I might track one town? ”
    Asked by Leah from Bend, OR on 2/29/2016 8:50:31 PM
    • Due to the nature of the closeout business, we often receive items in limited quantities. Therefore, popular sizes and colors can sell out quickly. Occasionally we are able to reorder a product, but closeout items are typically unable to be reordered. We suggest signing up for the My Updates as the best way to monitor incoming products. You will receive email notifications of our newest stock items. Unfortunately we do not have information on where else this item may be sold.
      Answered on 3/1/2016 11:29:37 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Is this hat crushable... to the point of squashing it into a motorcycle saddle bag and having it spring back to the correct form afterward?”
    Asked by Jill from East Tennessee on 10/28/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • I do not recommend squashing this hat into a bag, as it will crease and not look as good once removed.
      Answered on 11/2/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • I probably wouldn't recommend it as the mesh would probably break and give way if you did that. I think you'd probably end up with all kinds of little twig looking things sticking out of your hat where the mesh has broken.
      Answered on 12/13/2010 12:00:00 AM by Conservative Shopper from Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Probably not, will look a little rumpled.
      Answered on 10/6/2011 12:00:00 AM by Santa Cruz Red from Santa Cruz, CA
    • I haven't ever intentionally crushed mine but it has gotten squashed a few times and the mesh and canvas comes back okay. Can't really comment on repeated crushing since I don't purposely crush my hats but when they've been inadvertently crushed they've survived just fine. The brim seems to have a wire frame so I guess it would depend on the size of the saddle bag and how you crushed it and how small you crushed it whether the brim would come back or not. I've not bent my brims to know if the frame would come back but they do seem quite flexible.
      Answered on 12/7/2011 12:00:00 AM by Thrifty Shopper from Grand Rapids, MI
  • “What sun block rating does this hat have? I did not see it on the information. mskettering”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 5/31/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • This has a UPF rating of 50+.
      Answered on 6/1/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Does this hat run big, small or true to size?”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 5/13/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • Please refer to our size chart for questions. This hat is measured in inches.|
      Answered on 5/13/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • I bought a medium and I wear a 7 1/8 riding hat. I like the way it fits. It's snug, but not tight so it stays on & doesn't move around.
      Answered on 5/28/2010 12:00:00 AM by northfortyfarm from johnston sc

About Kakadu Australia

Aussie-inspired Kakadu hats and outerwear have been tackling rugged conditions presented by the Australian Outback - and similarly unforgiving environments - for 25 years. Their modern-day Microwax® cloth mimics the oil-soaked sailcloth of the early 1800’s that kept drovers well protected from the wind and rain. This super tight cotton weave keeps even ocean winds at bay, while the crystalline structure allows perspiration and moisture to escape. Add to that the water-repellent coating and you'll shed water as easily as a duck in a rainstorm. Highly functional Kakadu hats and outerwear are as ruggedly stylish as country they celebrate.