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Kakadu Australia Kakadu Soaka Billy Hat - Microsuede (For Men and Women)

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About Kakadu Australia Kakadu Soaka Billy Hat - Microsuede (For Men and Women)

Closeouts. Perfect for fishing, hiking, hunting and more, Kakadu's versatile Soaka Billy hat features durable microsuede, UPF 50+ sun protection and large grommets for ventilation.


Specs about Kakadu Australia Kakadu Soaka Billy Hat - Microsuede (For Men and Women)

  • UPF rating: 50+
  • Brim: 2-1/2"
  • Crown: 3-3/4"
  • Fabric: 100% microsuede
  • Weight: 5 oz.
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Hat Fit Guide


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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3.523809 5 Overall Rating: 3.5 Based on 21 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Guillermo from Marshfield, Vermont on Monday, August 1, 2011
Great for use in sun or rain!
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  • Reviewed by Eddie from Sarasota, FL on Friday, December 21, 2012
    Tried to follow the sizing info on the maker's website and here. The hat ended up being a bit too small but wearable in my case. The nature of the material is such that I don't think stretching it will be possible.

    I've made use of the soaking feature which is useful.

    It doesn't mind how much you crush it - it returns to it's proper shape.
  • Reviewed by mapleknot from Virginia on Friday, September 21, 2012
    I am a 7&1/4 hat size, usually a medium by ordinary human standards (We are not a family of coneheads). This hat arrived and I was excited for it. Not only did the hat not fit (size M) wasn't even close. My wife tried it on, again way too small. My 11 year old tried it...very tight fit. Finally our 9 y/o got it to fit well. She likes it and it was only ten bucks so we'll keep it, but what a huge disapointment. The hat was at least 1-1.5" too small. I gave it 2 stars for although it was small, it appears pretty well made, and it does look nice. Order AT LEAST one size larger, maybe two... and dont pay more than $10.
    • Cons: Poor Fit
    • Pros: Lightweight, Stylish
    • Sizing: Feels full size too small
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by WA64 from Australia on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
    I like a broad brimmed hat for outdoor activity like hiking. This suits hiking in that it is reasonably light, crushable, and has a drawstring.

    The brim is narrower at the sides than it is front and back. Not quite as wide as a typical Aussie hat. It would weigh more than the bush hats sold by the specialist hiking equipment brands, It is slightly better styled than some of them but it will never win any fashion competition.
    • Describe Yourself: Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical
    • Pros: Durable
    • Sizing: Feels half size too small
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anti-fog from San ramon, ca on Monday, August 27, 2012
    This hat was 1/2 size too small and decided to get the next size up. The hat is very durable, i can fold it up and stuff it into my backpack and when i pull it out it regains its shape. I use it for hiking and when working in the yard. Great hat and would purchase again.
    • Best Uses: Travel
    • Cons: Not Adjustable
    • Describe Yourself: Casual, Comfort-oriented
    • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
    • Sizing: Feels half size too small
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Reviewed by sgb from South Mississippi on Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    My main reason for purchasing this hat was my desire for a "soakable" hat to wear while doing outside yardwork, and the price here on STP. I paid attention to the other reviews and ordered the XL. I have Tilley hats that fit great at 7-3/8. The Kakadu website lists their size L as 7-3/8 and 23". This hat in XL fits me just right and I measured inside the headband at 23.5", so I'm glad I got the XL. I wore it today for the first time in 100* Mississippi heat and it performed admirably. I did not hesitate to soak the hat in water to provide more cooling to my bald head. One thing that I am experimenting with is shaping the brim. It is fairly stiff and essentially flat. I prefer the front brim to dip toward my face a little. I tried curving the brim in place with the hat's chin cord overnight, but the brim reverted to its flat shape after some time. Tonight I tried saturating the hat with water with the brim in its favored shape and put it in the dryer placed on the shoe rack on high for 30-40 minutes. So far the curved brim has maintained a decent shape. I don't know yet if I'll need to do this some more, but so far so good. This hat won't take the place of my Tilleys for general wear, but will likely become my go-to yardwork hat as I like the ability to wet it down. It appears to be well-made and durable. I'm pleased with this purchase, and would buy it again, especially for the STP price.
    • Best Uses: Outdoors
    • Describe Yourself: Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical
    • Pros: "Dunkable", Comfortable, Durable, Lightweight, Stylish
    • Sizing: Feels half size too small
    • Was this a gift?: No

Question & Answer

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  • “The answer I see does not address my concern, and perhaps not the original questioner's. Look at the hat. The cord is too short to make a double loop around the chin. If one loop stays up in the hat, where does it go? It pulls against the skull, either in front, in back or across the top. Tight enough to keep the hat on in a wind, that pressure on the head is likely to produce a great headache. To retain it in the hat if this loop were cut would require terminating each end with a knot, and again, where would that go? Inside the hat, they would press on the head, and outside, they would be unsightly. If this is intended by the designers, why have two grommets on each side for the cord?”
    Asked by Birdwatcher from Greenbelt, MD on 7/14/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • There are 2 choices:|a. Restring the strap so that is only hangs down in 2 places, or|b. use the loop on the back to go behind your head as an extra security strap for high winds.
      Answered on 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Don from Unknown
  • “This hat has an odd configuration where the chin strap hangs down in two sections. How does one work this?”
    Asked by Camping Novice from Flower Mound TX on 6/6/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • You can tie a knot and adjust the length that you'd like to have it loose to and trim the strap.
      Answered on 6/7/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • There are 2 choices:|a. Restring the strap so that is only hangs down in 2 places, or|b. use the loop on the back to go behind your head as an extra security strap for high winds.
      Answered on 7/27/2011 12:00:00 AM by don from Reno

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.