Rated 5 out of 5 by TrafficController Nice Hat for Being in the Sun
I spend a lot of time outside, directing traffic. I need protection from the sun and this hat delivers. I like the wide brim; it keeps my whole face shielded and helps keep me from squinting in the bright sun. The lightweight crown breathes nicely, so while you are protected from the sun, the top of your head does not feel hot. The back flap is another nice feature. It keeps the sun off pof your neck. I also soaked it with ice water and it kept my neck cool for quite some time.
After directing traffic for 6 hours, I got into my convertible with the hat on. Yes, the wind did try to blow it off, but I figure that's why it has a chin strap. And you know what? It worked like a charm.
To sum up, this is a great hat, just what I was looking for. I have already recommended it to two other people. And I may get a second one for me.
June 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mashie Looked for a floating hat.
It feels flimsier then expected, but looks like it's going to work for the purpose I purchased it for. It is also very light weight and easy packing, has the back flap that you can hide which my husband liked all of that. He loves the ocean, but hates being in the sun. He had a hat similar to this style with out the flap, but it was heavier canvas and had snaps on the sides that you could snap the sides up. That made the hat look stylish to wear out of the water. While on our vacation in Nov. 2013 a big wave came and knocked it off his head. He never saw it again yet he had on a floating pair of sun glasses and he was able to recover them. So this is the reason why I went looking for a hat of this style that floats. That's how it was described and I can tell by the feel of the brim that this one will. I've searched high and low to finally find this for him. I just wish it had the snaps on the sides to put the brim up and make it look more stylish. I'll have to further review it after he wears it on his next trip which should be this Feb.
January 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wvtlm Nice hat but overpriced
Nice hat but not sure if is worth the price. Did not come with the back flap.
November 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Torino1968 Quality is less than expected.
I am keeping this hat however, iImprovements are needed in sizing, quality of material was very light and flimsy, chin strip tightener is poorly designed and cheap. Should have used the LL Bean tightener found on many jackets. Would not buy to take on an extended overseas trip. The best thing is the neck and ear cover.
July 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by reggier good hat
good hat, great fit, lightweight, got the job done.
My only problem is I think the hat was a little over priced.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by motherofmary Great tropical hat
Got my husband this hat for a trip to Thailand later in the year. It's very light weight and comfortable. I think he'll have it worn out before our trip , since he now wears it all the time when out in the sun. The back flap tucks in nicely and isn't bulky. The fit is generous. He has an XL, but perhaps could have been an L. Just ordered two more--one for him; one for me.
July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PattiPA Really love my hat!
This hat was suppose to have a neck flap but mine did not have one. I really did not want the flap so I was happy with it.
July 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by beanlady88 needs slight improvement
I loved the picture of this hat on the web page. However the brim was bent on arrival and can't be straightened. Not sure if it could have happened in shipping. I will return it and have it replaced. Nothing like the LL BEAN guarantee. I would order another for my husband if it came in darker colors. Perhaps that is something to improve on.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanorator Just started
Only wore this a couple times so far, but I like it. Love to be outside hate sunscreen. Perfect!
July 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MaxH42 The good, the bad, and the flimsy
I loved this hat at first. It is thin and light, so it keeps the sun off of my head while allowing sweat to evaporate and any little breeze will cool you off. I thought it was perfect for travel....until I tried to fold it up. It is floppy and flexible, but there's some sort of cheap plastic strip in the brim that breaks very easily, and when it does it creates sharp points. So this hat is great IF you can treat it gently, but don't expect to tuck it in a backpack or back pocket to take on a travel adventure.
July 10, 2013