I was so happy with the Adventure hat, that I purchased two Sport hats, and I'm glad I did! I compete in dog agility... the Sport Hat is by far the best hat for minimizing sun exposure AND still being able to see my dog through my peripheral vision (very necessary for a fast dog!) The hat stays put with the drawstring tightened, important when guiding my dog through the course. I've recommended this hat to everyone who asks about it. They are also very durable, even after many washings! Very, very pleased customer.
I've loved this hat for years, and recently I've been working outside a lot and wear it constantly. I burnt a hole in the top of it from an ember from burning a slash pile, so I am getting a new one for dressy occasions.
The things I like about this hat:
1) The cord keeps it from blowing off in the wind and is easy to adjust
2) The net on the sides keeps it cool inside
3) The brim is nice and large to really keep out the sun
4) Unlike the women's adventure hat which is one continuous piece of fabric, this one has a separate flap in the back which can be tucked up inside the hat to give a more baseball-cap appearance which is preferable in some situations.
5) Made in USA
I am young and have very fair skin, and find this hat to be extremely lightweight and very wearable on all the hot and sunny days. It is so breathable that I can wear this all day without realizing it's on my head! I have worn this doing everything outside from long day hikes to full day sailing trips when I've been on vacation. My skin always stays protected and I lug this hat around everywhere because it's so easy to pack. Really great hat!!
I use hats whenever I leave my house, summer and winter. I am living in Israel, and the sun is always there waiting for me. For years I looked for hats which cover all the face and fit my head (which is larger then most Israeli women), and never found something that really fit and I could insert my long hair under also. Finally, I found such a hat on one of our visits outside and learned about this great company. On our first order we bought 3 hats for me and 3 more hats for the kids, and they are all great!!! They cover the face and neck, and my eyes don't suffer anymore from the sun!!! These hats are my angels. This specific hat style which I got in purple and lemon is the best for me, and fits excellent.
I am an international birder and travel all over the world in search of exotic and interesting birds, habitats, and cultures. My Sunday Afternoons' Sport Hat is an essential piece of equipment, especially in the tropics. It protects me from the sun and glare, is lightweight, travels well, and has excellent ventilation in hot and humid weather conditions -- It's an overall great outdoor hat. It has traveled with me to India, Bhutan, Botswana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, and many states in the U.S. It will accompany me to Columbia, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Rio Grande Valley in 2012. My only negative is that the brim sports permanent creases over time, even when carefully packed.