Simplicity defined for all your warm weather explorations. This lightweight marvel is a master moisture manager with both strategic ventilation and a wicking sweatband. When you seek relief near the water, you can relax knowing your Cruiser will float should it get away from you. This is a hat you won’t forget time and time again.
2¾" front and side brim, 3½" back brim/floatable foam core with poly brim wire
UPF 50+ Certified Sun Rating (mesh vents not rated)
Strategic Mesh Ventilation
Water Repellent/Stain Resistant
Integrated Wicking Mesh Liner (except Large Cream and Large Sand which feature a wicking sweatband)
I wear this hat when I play golf in the Florida sun. It protects me from the sun, stays on my head even in the wind and is very comfortable.
I wore this hat snorkeling in Aruba, touring in Costa Rica, and zip-lining in Antigua. I wear it now on the beach where we live. Packed great and the fit was perfect. Very comfortable, even in extreme heat.
I bought a men's cruiser hat about 18 months ago & liked it enough that I bought another one even when the material above the brim started to deteriorate in several places, maybe due to UV damage.
As soon as I took the new one out of the box I knew it was lighter so I did a direct comparison with the old one:
* the brim is much lighter & more flexible, to the point where it flips up & down in a breeze. Very annoying when facing the wind as suddenly your face is exposed to the sun.
* there are fewer spirals of fabric around the brim so it is not as dense.
* the brim does not hold its shape because it is more floppy & in fact the stiffening pieces in the sides of the brim of the older one have been removed from the new one.
* when the rear sizing cord & chin strap are tightened the hat goes out of shape even more.
* the sweatband is not as substantial as the old one.
* even the black plastic clasps on the cords are smaller.
Overall, the price went up, & I could live with that, but the quality went down. I expected the same hat but that's life these days. I bought the new one online & as I live on Maui I didn't want to pay for return shipping. Next time I will go to a real store on Maui to see & feel what I am getting.
This is my go to hat that I wear anytime I feel like I need some sun protection. I have used it hiking, rafting, at the beach, traveling, for golf, and just hanging out.
I like it because it pretty high-tech for a sun hat but still looks pretty good on.
The interior liner is wick-away and really comfortable. When it is really hot out sometimes I will soak the hat in whatever water happens to be around and the liner will hold moisture for a while and keep the hat really cool on my head.
This is probably my favorite hat made by Sunday Afternoons.
I wear this hat daily from early may through the end of September. I spend hours in the sun training dogs. This is a wonderful hat. I own three, so that I can keep them washed, and cycle through them. Comfortable is the word! My straw cowboy hats make me sweat at the band; this hat wicks the moisture away. When it is muggy and hot I simply dip it in the creek on the farm, and put it back on. Then I'm cool for several hours in the sun. This is a MUST HAVE; stylish (after one shapes the brim), comfortable, and cool in the hot sun.