Rated 4 out of 5áby VermontAngler Great hat except for...
This is a good fishing hat. The over sized bill does a good job of keeping the sun at bay and I like the fact that it's infinitely adjustable. My only complaint: The black fabric on the underside of the bill has a slight sheen which reflects glare from the water. Maybe it's because I fish from a kayak and am therefore closer to the water. After a while, this constantly moving glare gets a bit annoying.
August 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Bent and light.
The hat arrived with a bent bill. The hat is so light that it is difficult to keep on during a boat ride.
July 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby supershady1 Nice big bill cap!!
I am liking this hat even more. Having the big bill helps with the face coverage. The hat is very stylish in the retro Elmer Fudd kinda of way. I am into retro camping, glamping maybe. Teardrop trailer and this camp says watch out I know what I am doing. Now if they had it in red and black plaid...hello!!!
Kill the rabbit!!
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby cachupin01 perfect cap
Cap is just as described in catalog. Light weight material for summer use and wider, longer bill for shading. As a fishing guide, this is important to me. It's nice that the logo isn't prominent as I don't care to advertise for anybody.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby marines1and2 Swordbill hat goes fishing
I gave this to my son who does a lot of fishing and he raved about the hat. He said he was able to stay out on the boat longer because his face was so protected from the sun by the longer bill. Sounds like a winner.
May 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby HurrienHoosier The swordbill warped
Thought it would do great in soft rain while fishing, lawn mowing, golfing and it did the first time then the bill warped after getting wet. Tried everything to straighten it out but I'm going to have to return it for another one. Like the hat, hope the next one works better.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby wkoutdoor lightweight
I work outside and where I live the summers are very hot. I have long favored long billed caps and this is, by far, the lightest and most comfortable one I have ever owned. How much do I like it? I just ordered two more .
April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby TedinRI Great sun protection
A long billed, bill fisherman?s cap, just what the doctor (dermatologist) ordered. Keeps the sun?s rays at bay, without a lot of heat. I live in these during the summer. Well made, nice simple design
July 11, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5áby bstnh1 Maybe OK for hot weather, but that's about it.
Received this cap a few days ago. Sure enough, it has a longer bill and it seems to be permanently curved with a plastic insert. But WOW is the actual hat material thin. I have never seen a cap made of material this thin. It's probably good for keeping the sun off your face during hot weather, but don't count on it providing any warmth. If you're looking for a sturdy swordbill cap, look elsewhere. This one certainly isn't worth the price.
March 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby SalmonFisherman Traditional Hat a welcome find
I am an older person and as "traditional" as anyone I know. I remember an earlier version of this hat with an even longer bill, that was dark green on the underside. Those have been gone for a long time, and I was happy to find this hat at Bean's. The seaming seems to provide great shaping of the crown, and the black bill makes fishing in bright sunlike easier on the eyes. The only recommendation is to make this hat in a slightly heavier fabric. The current hat is great for hot weather, but the fishing season extends beyond August. The durability is TBD as this is a recent purchase.
October 28, 2011