Rated 5 out of 5 by hiddenacres A must have!
I had purchased one of these for myself and finally convinced my husband that he needed one. Excellent for keeping you dry while doing chores even in the pouring rain. Very light weight and comfortable. Runs true to size. Definitely worth the cost.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by trailrider11 Rain Hat
I was shocked at how light weight the hat was upon arriving. I have used it several times and love the hat. It is large enough to wear a headband for warmth and it keeps my head and shoulders dry after hours of work at the stables in the cold rain. Dries quickly.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCMc Gore-Tex hat is a "no sweat" decision
I use this hat mostly as a sun hat, but it also works well in the rain. Due to my northern European (as in pasty white) ancestry, I need a hat when outside for any period of time in Florida where I live. Most hats cause my head to sweat. Most hats don't have a large enough brim to cover my neck and face. After a couple of failed hat experiments, I have found this Gore-Tex hat to work for me. I still get a little sun on my nose, but it is infinitely better than any other hat I have ever owned. No more dripping wet hair when I take it off.
January 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by PWCLover Chin strap is not secure
I purchased this rain hat because I need a good waterproof rain hat that will stay on my head in windy conditions when I'm out walking my dog. The Gore-Tex fabric is certainly waterproof and I like the wide brim. However, the "removable" chin strap is poorly designed in that the straps are merely secured by knotting them to loops that are sewn into the hat's rim. I called LL Bean customer service to find out if this was how the strap was designed and the Rep told me there was supposed to be a slit at the end of the strap to help secure it. [Too much to explain.] LL Bean actually replaced my original hat but the second one did not have these slits and just secured the strap by knotting them [exactly like my original hat].
I think a better alternative would be to have snaps. Or, just don't make the straps removable and sew them into the hat itself. I have another Gore-Tex hat like this and it has served me well over the years.
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by michiana Gore tex hat
I saw Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel wearing this hat during a snow storm just recently. I had to have it. My husband bought this hat for me for Christmas in XL. I have trouble finding hats to fit and this fits perfectly. I have a lot of hair plus a big hat size...or a big head! I LOVE this hat. It is perfect ..super.lightweight and it covers all my hair plus I think it looks good. I read the reviews and everyone was right. Go for it!
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StrasburgSue perfect rain hat
I was able to use this immediately when I received it. Exceeded my expectations. Great for walking the dog!
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruthful68 Great rain hat!
Very glad I looked far and wide for this hat. I have a large head and rainy days give me headaches. So, finding a roomy, lightweight, functional rain hat with style is beneficial in the extreme! No longer living in dread of lousy weather.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooklynbeanfan Great Rain Hat
Works well as both a rain and sun hat. It's also a great fit.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yepitsme nice hat, but...
so far, it is a nice hat. fairly accurate description from other reviewers. BUT, the sizing is waaay off. taking advice from your chart, i ordered an xl, too big; next i ordered a large..still too big. waiting on an exchange to a med...i'll decide at that time.
by the way...as usual with Bean, no problems with returns and exchanges.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pavers Adult's Stowaway Rain Hat
I am SO pleased with my rain hat! I love the wide brim that protects your face and neck, and the discovery that I was able to adjust the head size for comfort!
I had been wanting a nice rain hat for a long time, and now I have a 'quality' one! I'm happy! :^)
I only wish that you had a long (or 3/4 coat) Fall Raincoat, in black, to match it; could you work on that, please?
October 15, 2014