Packable Fedora

This packable men's fedora is one hat that's designed to travel.


Stay outdoors longer and protect your head and face from harmful UV rays with a packable, completely crushable hat that's made to travel. The salt-resistant, easy-care polypropylene weave means this hat will last for years without fuss. Adjustable polyester headband for a perfect fit. Tuck-away chin strap for windy days—or fast driving with the convertible top down. Men's fedora travel hat in natural. approx. 3" brim; 5" crown. USA.
Sizes: Small(6¾-6⅞), Medium(7-7⅛), Large(7¼-7⅜), and X-Large(7½-7⅝).


Overall: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 132 reviews

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125 of 132 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5 stars 3/5

    Not the hat it used to be - 7/17/2014
    By: from Colorado, USA

    I bought one of these two years ago and loved it. It was the best hat I ever had and I received many compliments and inquiries about it. I lost the hat recently to an angry sea and replaced it with the current model, which is very disappointing. The material is the same, but the new model (NOT as pictured on the website!) actually has a wider and more "belled" brim, and it now looks more like a Chinese rice paddy hat than a fedora. I'm supposing that the manufacturer had to add more belling to keep the wider brim from flapping in the wind, however in doing so, they lost the aesthetic sense of the "fedora" style. The hat is functionally the same, but I'm disappointed by the wider brim and the excessive belling. I bought two new ones, and I'm returning one (and keeping the other because I've already worn it.). Don't trust the photo on the website; it's an old photo and the brim on the hat you actually get is unnecessarily wider, more curved (belled) and the fedora look is now gone except in the most rudimentary sense.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great packable hat - 7/15/2014

    Hat "crushes" and packs easily. Brim returns to original condition in a few hours. Lightweight, feels good, looks great. Perfect warm weather hat for those of us that are thinning up top and need stylish protection.

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    My best fedora - 7/15/2014

    Other Panama hats get destroyed in the rain. Orvis' looks good, fits well, is packable and reasonably priced.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    If the summer fedora fits.... - 7/14/2014

    Great buy for a very fine fedora. It's not ultra fina or fina straw. It's made of plastic, not straw. Looks like, but it is not a Panama Hat. So pay twice as much and get yourself a real one. This fedora, nonetheless, is well sized, nicely made and stylishly presented. The hat band is adjustable for rakish positioning. If It weren't for a fedora strap, useful for high winds in an open car, I'm sure my daughter would give it back to me more often.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Great fedora - 7/9/2014

    This's fedora meats all my needs-- style and utility. It folded in my suitcase and comes out looking new. I have no use four the chin strap which is cumbersome IMF you want to hide it. It fits perfectly. If it didn't the band is adjustable. However if you tight nit it leaves a visible ripple. In the side of the hat

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    perfect hat - 7/3/2014
    By: from texas

    just what i expected, fit great, looks great, very well constructed.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Does what it is supposed to do.. - 6/17/2014
    By: from Santa Clara, CA

    I purchased this hat for my daughters college graduation. We were in the hot sun for several hours and I needed to wear something a little dressier than a baseball cap that would keep the sun off my head and neck. This hat did the trick. It has a fairly wide brim, the strap keeps it from blowing away and it breathes to keep your head cool.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great, Crushable Fedora - 6/15/2014
    By: from Ohio

    I had remembered this hat from an earlier visit to my local Orvis store but when I went back (months later) to purchase it, I found they were sold out. Spoke with a salesperson and he felt certain he knew which hat I wanted and he offered to order it for me and have it shipped to my address. The hat arrived quickly and it looks great and fits very well (size L--I usually take a 7 and a quarter). I plan to roll it up and stuff in a backpack for a trip later this summer--it springs back to original shape very well.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Travel Hat - 6/11/2014
    By: from Texas

    An excellent choice for someone who needs a pack-able travel hat. The plastic material feels classy and it fits well.

Packing Tips

Packing Light
Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips on packing light.
Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips for packing light.
Here at Orvis, we put our travel clothing and luggage to the real-life test every day. Our Orvis Travel staff and product developers log thousands of miles a year to bring you the very best, most authentic travel experiences and gear.

With new airline regulations and fees, it’s more important than ever to pack wisely. We asked our own Dave Parker -- Managing Director of our in-house travel agency – for tips on how to pack to ensure you get the most out of your travels:

  1. Cotton/synthetic-blend fabrics are easy to wash and dry on the road.  If laundry service is a given, our pure cotton wrinkle-resistant shirts are a great choice for travel too. If you pack enough shirts for three days, you have enough for a week.  Also, plan to buy a shirt or two at your destination. It's one way to take home a practical souvenir.
  2. Choose a bag made of ballistic polyester cloth. They are strong, yet light in weight. If you start with a heavy bag, it's all downhill from there.
  3. Think about colour schemes when you pack. Make sure everything you bring is in the same palette, so it all matches.
  4. Think layers. Instead of a single heavy jacket, for example, take light layers that can be added and subtracted according to the weather. For cool climes, take a base layer of merino wool, then a synthetic/cotton-blend shirt, a fleece vest, and then an outer layer shell to stop rain and wind.  For cold climates, use a warmer base layer and a thicker fleece with long sleeves.
  5. Ship ahead. It sounds extravagant, but if you're going to a single place where you need a lot of gear (e.g., waders, fly rods, skis, etc.), it’s wise to ship it. Shipping services have good tracking systems, and you'll know where your bag is ahead of time. (I'm doing this for an Alaska trip in August. Who wants to carry waders?)
  6. Think ounces. Take the smallest container/amount of toiletries possible, especially if you can replenish at your destination. There’s no need to take 16 oz. of shampoo for a one-week trip. Get a couple of small, refillable plastic bottles, and fill them at home before you go.
  7. Stay organised. Use polyester bags or large, clear freezer bags to compartmentalise. Put all the socks in one bag, etc. Knowing what you have helps you avoid over-packing.
  8. Download a book to your mp3 player.
  9. Unless you're a professional photographer, take the smallest digital camera you can. The picture quality will still be excellent.
  10. Wear your biggest/heaviest shoes on the plane and pack the lighter ones.
  11. Don't forget to ask about rental gear before you pack. Some fishing lodges have everything you need, especially if they're Orvis-endorsed.

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