i purchased this hat in the sand color, size medium (the smallest size available). it arrived, and i was very disappointed ... (1) the hat was much too large for me to wear, and (2) the color was much darker than it appeared in the online catalogue. the “sand” color resembled no sand i’ve ever seen, and was much closer to a darker olive color. so, very disappointed in a hat that wasn’t the right color and was too large, i returned it. the hat was great, just the wrong size and color.
i am very disappointed in this vendor for not providing postage-paid returns; i spent 20% of the purchase price to ship the hat back via USPS.
I have the Charter hat in Florida and liked it so much I purchased one for here in New Hampshire. I believed I was ordering on line the same hat color but the "Chaparral" color is much darker than the "Sand" color that I have in Florida. I think the color chart on the web site is misleading. However, I decided to keep the "Chaparral" since I like the hat so much!
Bought this hat for first time trip to Burning Man. I had been warned about all day, no shade sun on the Playa. Hat offered great protection, was cool and provided secure place to comfortably carry dust goggles when not worn. It is now my favorite hat.
Love this hat! Helps to keep me cool, comfortable, and protects my fair skin (and scalp) from UV rays and burns. And it looks good, too!
I just got my Charter Hat yesteday and I absolutly LOVE it . I am about average size and I found it to fit perfectly, I bought a mediume. I wore it outside in the sun about 5 hours and never did my head sweat like it does in other hats. The venting is great. I had cancer on top of my head and have to wear good hats. This will be my favorite one that I will wear daily and not worry about the sun rays. Will buy another one of these in the future.