Kavu Chillba Hat


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Kavu Chillba Hat

The Kavu Chillba Hat is made for people who spend long summer days on the water. It's lightweight, unique and provides excellent protection from the sun. Worn by fishing guides everywhere. This hat is made for any person who enjoys those long, hot summer days but not the sunburn that so often accompanies them. Light weight and very breathable, attaches to your head with a mesh and adjustable KAVU webbing inner cap allowing the breeze to cool you as you drift. DWR treated nylon fabric makes water bead off the Chillba. The closed cell foam core holds the hats shape and this hat will keep it afloat through even the most daunting rapids. The adjustable chin strap, with cord lock, keeps the hat on your head in the windiest conditions. Designed to protect your entire head, neck, and upper torso from harmful UV rays. One size fits most.

  • Fabric:DWR treated nylon with closed cell foam core
  • Mesh and adjustable webbing inner cap
  • Adjustable chin strap with cord lock
  • One size fits most

Purchase the Kavu Chillba Hat from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.

5 Star Rating


5 Stars SGFrontier - March 31 2011

Love it!
I love the hat. The coverage is great and its very adjustable so it stays on my tiny head - an issue I have with many of the full coverage hats. Style-wise its ridiculous looking, I love that about it but my girlfriend...not as much, haha. Its fun, unique and serves its purpose better than most. Also, be aware that the adjustable mesh part is visible when you wear it, it sits pretty high up on your head. Love that it floats and its very well made. I live FL and its perfect for a day of floating down the springs or out on the boat. I gave it a slightly lower mark on durability bc the foam is quick to bend out of shape and it is not collapse-able/packable. Altrec packed it in a box that was not quite big enough and so it was a little bent out of shape when I got it. I've managed to re-bend back to almost even but I'm not someone that cares enough to return it over something like that. I'd recommend including special shipping instructions with your order requesting that they pack it in a bigger box to prevent this from happening to you.

5 Stars Tony Thornton - May 19 2009

This is the best sailing hat. It makes a statement and if stays on but if it blows off it floats. Best water hat I ever owned.

4 Stars MeanGreen - August 29 2011

Good sun protection
I wore this hat for the first time yesterday during a 2 hour river paddle with lots of sun, little cloud cover, and no sunblock. It was very comfy, and kept my face, neck, and head well-protected from the elements (no burn!). The adjustable headband has plenty of room for all manners of head size and keeps it well-put. If the wind picks up, there is also the chinstrap with cord lock. Can be used to bail out your boat, should that be required. It is rather soft foam, so heed the advice not to leave in your car on a hot day, as it does misshape and, I imagine, melt easily once past it's temp limitations. You may wish to store it resting right-side up on a flat surface to retain it's proper shape. Wearing a pack may interfere with proper and comfortable wear of this hat given it's round nature. Consider this if you choose to hike with it - you may be limited to smaller/shorter packs that don't rise past your neck. My favorite part is the look my friends give me when I wear it.

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