Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 143 reviews
133 of 143 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Almost Perfect -
By: kenx from Napa, CA
This hat looks great, it has great style. Plus it has a strap for those windy days. I really liked it, but it has a major flaw because when the sun is coming at you at certain angles the sun slices into your eyes, making the hat useless. The brim has lots of holes in the weave, thin sections that allow the light to hit the side of your face. This is not a good hat for relaxing in bright sunlight, other than that it looks really fine.
Best hat ever -
By: Grandmasterlax from Myrtle Beach, SC
This hat is perfect! It offers protection from the sun, it's packable and the chin strap keeps it on your head on windy days.
Too warm -
By: DoctorD2U from Northstar and San Juan Capistrano, CA
This hat is made from a tightly woven nylon material. It absorbs heat and doesn't breath. I've had to take a hot soldering iron and melt holes in it to get some ventilation.
Great hat -
By: jesatty from bossier city, la
Actually the third one I purchased--lost the first one in the East River in the Big Apple. Gave the second one to my grandsonl Good looking, holds up well, and can be folded for traveling. And not as big as some that over-shadow your face
Totally misrepresented -
Hat only had vague resemblance to product described. Was more like a boller. When folding brim to look like a Fedora the hat looked stupid. Was returned. With high price and high cost of shipping I will not be purchasing from Orvis again.
5 years and still going strong -
I purchased this hat in Manchester VT when I was at a car show,and had left my Panama home. 5 years later it is still going strong. I have worn it in an open car on the highway, I drive a convertible weather permitting, and really like the chin strap, It does not pack as easily as the ad would have you believe, but by placing it in the top of a duffle and stuffing the crown with clothing it survives remarkably well.My original, genuine panama made in Guatemala, suffered from a crack in the crown a few years ago and this hat is now worn all summer. It still retains its new hat looks. I will buy another if this one ever wears out.
essential article of clothing -
By: chuck98 from portsmouth,va.
a great hat; very comfortable,lightweight. you hardly know you have it on. an essential addition to your wardrobe when your barber is mr. mach 3.
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