Best sun hat I have ever tried in ages. Not over priced for its features materials and fit. love the cream color and grayish bottom color for glare. The only other type hat that worked good for me was a straw hat that didn't hold up to the test of time. I love the brim style they use here. Looks great and functions very good. UPF 50+ rating is excellent. You will like this hats features fit materials and finish.
Like the hat....basically...but why can't hat manufacturers do the things we want. They'd sell more hats for sure.
Firstly...the adjustable fit works well. The flappy bits on top even work to ventilate in the rain. Good.
Now my criticisms. The chin strap attaches right at my ears...as they do for others. It's too far back and the hats blows off or lifts in strong winds. I moved the attachment points forward 40mm. Works well now.
The brim, despite a plastic outer rim strip, lifts in strong winds and it doesn't have enough of a downward cast for sun protection on the sides. I took to it with scissors and put a few "darts" in the sides of the brim and then glued a sheet of stiff foam right around under the brim. That fixed those problems. Sunday Afternoons...we want stiff brims!
Lastly, you know how we park sunglasses up on top of baseball caps? It works with caps because they have a firm shape. 'Doesn't work with this hat though - glasses fall off every time I look down. I added glasses arm keepers at the side and a narrow hook and loop strap at the front. That fixed that problem. Gee, I rather all this was done at manufacture though. I'd pay the extra.
The Compass hat is fantastic; lightweight, wide brim, side vents. Great for sailing on other on the water use. Best of all, I received unusually superb customer service from Kristin at Sunday hats.
Tanks very much.
I'm a girl with a big head, I measured it at 24.5".The size chart shows my head circumference at the top of the size range. I took a chance on the Large size compass hat and I'm glad I did! It fits me loosely and with the adjuster I can tighten it if needed. I'm so glad to have a sun hat that doesn't squeeze my head or ride up on my huge noggin.
The compass hat is such a nice hat!! I bought 2 one for me size medium and one for my husband size large, fit is perfect, can be adjusted, great cover, comfortable, and will pack well. We're going to Costa Rica and that's why I bought them, but they are so great, we'll be wearing them to mow, garden, hike, everything outdoors. Not sure why the two other reviewers only checked off one star?? They gave the hat a great review, but didn't check off the stars correctly. Don't hesitate on this hat, Very nice quality!