- January 15 2012
Great all-purpose hat
I have the Oasis Sombrero and it is my most favorite, but I needed a hat that I could wear while driving and that wasn't too big for certain situations. This hat is fabulous! I was worried that it wouldn't protect as well, but for a narrower brim it does great! I think the dark underside helps too. I wore it for around 6 hours of standing in the middle of a giant cement area in 90 degree heat and managed to not be sunburned! That is a major accomplishment for me, so the hat is perfect in my opinion! It is also the easiest to carry along if you will need to stuff it in a bag or something, because the narrower brim and soft top scrunch better without it getting messed up (although the brim has gotten a little wiggly, but it looks fine and works fine). One thing I did have to get used to was wearing it higher than I thought I would - the Oasis Sombrero is cut to sit completely on the top of your head, but this is cut like a bucket hat (duh, right?), so I had to remember to not pull it all the way down. That's better anyway because I like having the space at the top of the hat for my head to cool off. Definitely a great hat!
- October 29 2011
This hat's got a great fit and feel with just enough "bucketness" in the look. The brim on this hat has just the right depth and width to it to cover both eyes and ears without being affected by the wind.
- September 12 2011
My new all around hat
I love the hat, it's very well made, the material is soft and the UPF 50 rating certainly comes in handy. The brim is wide enough to give cover from the sun, but not too wide to make you bump the brim on things as you move around. I haven't had it long enough to give it 5 stars on durability, but I have no doubt it will last a long time. Runs just a bit small I think (I wear M), but still comfortable to wear, I'm not going to return it for a Large. Definitely my go-to hat for summer from now on.
- September 8 2011
Great bucket hat
I have yet to wear this hat outside but from looking and just touching it you can tell this is a top quality hat. It's extremely comfortable on the head and the brim is large enough for full protection.
- August 26 2011
Easy hat to share in family with different head sizes due to the feature that tightens or loosens the hat (size up if using for this purpose) and it actually stays on in the wind even without the chin strap. It also has more coverage than your typical bucket hat -- shades the nose a bit more. Also, it breathes well -- better than thick cotton -- and tucks away in back pocket when need be. A hat that hits all the right notes.