This hat is a new favourite. Purchased at my local MEC store, I bought this hat on impulse as I needed a smaller hat for an upcoming trip to Arizona. I am a hat person and primarily wear a large brimmed Tilley hat, however, for some activities, you need to go small for a different function but style is still important to me, and this one has it.
This private-style, sun cap has a folding brim to fit into any small space. You can easily throw into a pocket, backpack or luggage bag for travel. Also holds up very well for adventure trips. I like that I can whip it out of my pocket and pop it on my head with one hand while I am kayaking or holding a camera with the other hand. As it’s waterproof, I can imagine wearing it while swimming to keep the rays off my head and not worry if it gets wet. So very light, I actually forgot I was wearing it.
Constructed of SolarShield™100% nylon with a UPF 30+ rating, I wouldn’t normally buy nylon, especially for my head, however, I was totally cap-tivated by this new hat. Light to wear, not constrictive at all, it kept me cool in the canyons hiking while the larger brim kept the intense sun off my face.
There is a tiny zipper at the side that can accommodate a key or tube of sunblock, but not much else.
The Dri-Release® headband helped with comfort; the moisture release band kept my head from overheating. I adore the colour (fig); also available in khaki, vintage (a grey blue) or black at $33.00 CDN.
Comfortable, stylish, lightweight, foldable, and offers sun protection and totally water proof.
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