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 5 out of 5 by yardman2 light, keeps sun off
Don't like hats much. But sun damaged skin requires wear one anytime in sun. Wanted a hat with built in backflap. Not many out there. This hat has back flap under headband hidden out of view. Pull it down when needed. Entire hat is light along with back flap. Have used so far cutting grass. Wind did not affect hat. Will use on river fishing later so will know how hat does then in real wind. However, if you are looking for a hat with back flap to keep sun off your neck, I highly recommend this hat. Wish it came in a darker tan. Hat is very light color.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bDanny Great Hat!!
Not only is the hat exactly what I wanted and very, very comfortable but it arrived earlier then they estimated it would. And all that with FREE shipping. How can you beat that?
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by beanvazlady they didn't forget anything
This is an amazing hat. It is so light the wind blew the package from front door to the yard! You can adjust how tight the sweatband snugs your head, which is not a common feature among hats. It offers all around protection. I chose the orange color with some reluctance but it turned out to be a lot nicer than I had thought. I'm very pleased.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Lucky77 It's awesome
Wow, this is a great hat for outdoor sun protection! I've had so many people ask me where I got it. The brim can be molded to have a slight downward curve if you like and stays in place. The adjustable cord around the crown of head it terrific for windy days. I'm outside on the water and also teach tennis and this is the perfect hat for keeping the sun off my face,ears and neck.
I do wish the neck flap was just tad bit longer in the back
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by justpyrs Perfect style
Bought it for kayaking. Lightweight. The chin strap and headband adjustment are not only useful but add a nice touch to the style. It is nice how the neck cover disappears into the brim when not in use. Fit is true to size. Great hat!
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Victorian Perfect for hot sunny weather
My only initial hesitation for this concerned how hot it would be. As it turns out, the crown is in fact ventilated--air flows through it easily.
And the brim is so wide that I may not ever need the flaps--though they are nice to have.
Finally, despite what one reviewer said, they are not small for their size--the size is perfect. Thanks again to LLB's allowing me to exchange it.
June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by captnkelly Perfect
More hat than I expected, in quality,fit, style.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tuukk Perfect
I bought this hat for my brother to go fishing in Maine. He loves it because it keeps the sun off his head and neck in the boat. The string also keeps it from blowing off.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rimrock average summer hat
I purchased a similar hat from another company 2 months ago and it had vents around the crown. This hat did not. The piece that is tucked under the back of the brim for protecting the neck is nice and since it is a very light fabric it doesn't get in the way. Easy to wash and air dry.
I like this hat better than the straw hats but they are no fashion statement.
By the way, I only gave it 3 stars because in my estimation all clothing now days is just average.
May 28, 2014