Rated 5 out of 5 by gwwing2 Great hat for a "no hat" person
I hate wearing hats! Maybe that's why I have 20+ ballcaps and other brimmed hats gathering dust in cupboards and miscellaneous places. After a long and tedious search I finally bit the bullet and got this hat. One of the main criteria is the bug repellent feature. I seem to be a gnat and mosquito buffet. Nothing worse than taking a walk and chasing away other hikers by acting possessed by slapping at invisible demon gnats. The gnats that always find a way to get in your eyes, ears, and nose. The discomfort of those darn critters hiding in your hair so they can take a bite and leave huge welts on your scalp is not fun. Well, problem solved. No bites, and better yet, no bugs flying around the face! My other concern was keeping my head from overheating. I have had hats with screen ventilation, but still managed to get overheated, plus the screen did not keep out those biting bugs. This hat does. I have not used this in 100F temps but so far it has worked well in 80-90 temperature range. The ability to do activities outdoors without lathering up with bug dope has been a nice quality of life change. Its great to be able to make a stop at a viewpoint, throw on this hat and take in the scene without bug critter discomfort. Yes,I am still not a hat person, but this hat is a must have and one I wish I had a long time ago.
June 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by DrMykiss Does the job, but runs very large
When fishing I normally wear a Bean Tropic Wear Outback hat, but I purchased this hat for times when the mosquitos become a problem. It is a good substitute for my much loved Outback Hat, BUT the sizing is really strange. The large size outback hat is a perfect fit for me, but the S/M Ex-Officio is way too large. Its a good thing that my ears stick out! Despite the horrible sizing, it does an excellent job shielding me from the sun and bugs.
April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by HonestMe If Practicality is Your Main Consideration
I bought this because I need it for a long nature trip in the Deep South involving backwoods, intense sunshine and aggressive swarms of bugs.
THE PROS: The wide brim will keep the sun out, the brim is long in the back to shade the back of your neck, the fabric is pretreated with some kind of bug repellent and it's well-made.
THE CONS: The style should be "Safari" but comes off as mostly "dumpy" due to the hat's floppy, raggy nature...and unfortunately this seems to add years to my appearance. The available colors are not flattering to my complexion (jewel tones & brights work better for me than yellow/mud/earth tones). It's unisex but not the most female-friendly hat IMO.
With some style/color changes, they could make a great women's outdoor hat!
I paid a lot for this and am not entirely happy but will be keeping it for its finer qualities.
August 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by storegirl Exofficio Bugsaway adventure hat
I think the hat is wonderful. Have used it number of times and my reason for purchasing was more for sun protection. The idea of being able to adjust the brim's position was one of the nice features.
If I was able to change anything about the hat at all it would be to find a way to keep the tiedown for the hat tucked away when not in use.
As I stated I love the hat and would purchase again.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BroncoProf Nice hat, but big
I bought this hat to replace a similar type of hat that I lost while travelling. So far it has served me well, and I like the wide brim (wider than the hat it replaced). However, the sizing is big: The hat I lost was size large, and fit just about right, whereas this Bugsaway Adventure Hat is size small/medium and is a bit loose. Perhaps it will shrink a little when I wash it. I have not had a chance to test its effectiveness at repelling insects: It is still too early in the spring for there to be many bugs around.
April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by leanjean great hat
I recently received my hat. I havn't had occasion to wear it outside yet, but, I've worn it in the house just to see how it feels. I love being able to shape the brim of the hat, also that it is a little longer in the back over my neck. I have the s/m size, and it does fit it a little big, just barely over the top of my ears--which doesn't bother me. Just need to have the hot days to see if it really keeps the bugs away!
March 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CazLady Apppreciated gift
I gave this gift to my son who recently shaved his head. His comment was that it was just what he wanted.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Judy1 Excellent hat for gardening and fishing.
Fit is great. Strap tightens up so the wind won't take it away.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarcoPolo Can't Wait to Use
I am so looking forward to wearing my hat when I visit South Africa!!
I have tried on many other 'Adventure' Hats, but this one fits just right.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyDi141 no bug hat
I gave away my travel hat and now I needed another. I am loved by mosquitoes and I hope this works on a trip to Panama and Costa Rica. I like that you can adjust the brim because it has something you can shape. The cord will be good if we are on a zodiac but you can move it to the back or under the hat if you do not need that feature.
August 6, 2014