Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 137 reviews
130 of 137 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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.
One of the best purchases -
By: linlou800 from Bristol, CT
When I received this hat it became immediately apparent that this was just what I was looking for. The color and weave of the hat was great. Did not know that it came with a tie under the neck, which snaps perfectly to be out of the way. The ribbon band is adjustable so that the hat may be tightened. Size was right on, and of course being able to pack this hat for traveling is the best. You can't damage when rolling it up to fit in your suitcase. Wonderful
Not the hat it used to be -
By: Soloviajero 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.
Great packable hat -
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.
My best fedora -
Other Panama hats get destroyed in the rain. Orvis' looks good, fits well, is packable and reasonably priced.
If the summer fedora fits.... -
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.
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