Rated 3 out of 5 by jimlig01 Discovery Outback Hat
This hat is a nice design, but it is flimsy. I know it's a contradiction, but I was looking for a packable hat that would hold the shape of it's brim, this one started to sag and become lop-sided. After researching full brim style hats more, this one is very inexpensive. I did get 2 Summers use out of it and maybe I should have returned it, but looking back now that I know what I should have bought, I was satisfied with this product. I will be purchasing one of the more expensive full brim hats, from L.L.Bean, in the hopes it will last longer.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gwood2 Great Hat
I bought this hat for work, where I am often outside, rain or shine. The hat is very comfortable. I especially love that it is lightweight yet holds its shape. The brim provides good sun protection. I would likely buy another if it came in a wider selection of colors.
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by brendav Discovery outback Hat
I was eager to find a sun hat for an upcoming cruise. As a skin cancer patient, I wanted a hat that promised great face protection from the sun. This lightweight hat does provide good sun protection, it stays on my head and is not too hot to wear. I do wonder why most all of the llBean hats are in such dark colors? Most people in the south tend to want to wear white or tan hats in the summer, and for travel. Why not include lighter colors as a choice. Also, as this is a lightweight hat, the brim could be stiffer. On a windy day the brim tends to blow back and negates the reason for wearing a hat in the first place. I plan to put some type of pins on the brim to weight it down a bit. Otherwise I like the hat. I measured my head and used the chart provided and ordered a medium which was perfect. There is a drawstring though for precise fitting.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PollyK Discovery Outback Hat
I purchased this hat to take on a trip to the Swiss Alps. It was just what I needed. It is light, well-ventillated, and kept the sun off of my face and neck. There is low "dork factor" - am female, found this hat a bit jauntier than some of the models for women. My daughter said it made me look like a cowboy, when worn with the Women's Cool Weave Shirt.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alamosa Lightweight protective hat for use in intense sun
The hat provides lightweight and effective protection for use in sun and heat. Vents and the mesh lining in the crown provided cooling and moisture management when compared to other similar styles I've tried.
The hat fit as described but can also be adjusted via a draw cord adjustment and chin cord for a more secure fit. The design and materials used allow for quick drying when wet and the hat can be compressed for packing in a day pack or coat pocket.
July 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JustMyOwnThoughts Great hat - grommet failed
I liked the hat. But the snap on the side of the hat pulled out during normal use and remained attached to the brim. No more snap. Bean said they haven't seen this failure with others, but just be aware. Construction is not a strong point on this one, at least for me. Unfortunately, the light color version is no longer available so returned the hat.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TRetz Good Choice for cool shade
I looked at many, many hats before I bought this one. It is very cool out on the water (fishing) and gives good shade. It launders well. I especially like how light it is. It can be crushed and will resume its shape. I've owned it for about 6 months.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreginFL Excellent sun hat, adjustable fit.
I purchased this hat in my most recent Freeport Store visit. I am a Florida boy with fair skin who is tired of consistent sunburns to my head and face despite constant slathering of sunscreen. I decided to search for a sun hat.
I tried many, was impressed by few until I tried this one. I greatly prefer it to the various OR (Outdoor Research) options. It is light and very breathable and I love the adjustable fit. It sheds water so I can soak in the water with it without worrying about having to dry it later.
The only improvement I would like to see is a way to stow the drawcord out of sight, as it is I have to tuck the cord up into the hat and the cord can still be seen a bit.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BamBamsHoney Outback hat
Excellent fit. Sturdy material and sewing seams perfect.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLdarman Good Looking Hat
This hat looks good and it does a good job of protecting the face, nose, and neck from the sun. I wore it to a pool party this last weekend and everybody liked it. I would have given it a 5 but it seems just a little too thin.
May 30, 2013