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
Rated 5 out of 5 by iSchneggs Nice Outback Hat!
Well made of nylon. Brim has a natural curve yet can hold different curves you make with your hands. Great buy!
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Semaj Good Hat
Wanted a good hat for working in the garden. Got what I wanted.
May 22, 2013