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: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 183 reviews


172 of 183 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    Prefer the older style - 8/28/2015
    By: from Athens, GR

    Purchased recently my second Fedora, few years after my first one. Although was more or less the same quality, for some reason the brim was a little wider than the old one, which makes it look a bit funny wearing it. I personally, do not feel "comfortable " in it. Would gladly change it.

  • 5/5

    very pleased - 8/20/2015

    Exactly what I expected. Fit like a glove. very happy with this hat

  • 5/5

    Packable Fedora - 7/18/2015
    By: from Kaneohe, HI

    This is my 3rd hat from Orvis, all of great quality and style. The fedora is no exception. I needed if for the really hot summer days. It fit perfectly when I got it, it is very stylish and holds its shape nicely. I like the strap which can also be used to shape the hat; however, I like the original shape, which it holds well. Great hat.

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Really Like This Hat - 7/16/2015

    I really like this hat. It is stylish and packable. The way they designed it to keep the string out of the way when not it use is very clever. The only downside is that it is heavier and hotter then a hat made from real straw. Still it is a good traded-off to have the hat nearly indestructible.

  • 5/5

    Not Straw But Just Right - 7/11/2015
    By: from Midwest

    This is not a small hat as it has a good brim for sun, it is not a straw hat. From the point of view of a guy who wears hats and dress hats year round, this is a perfect hat for the day that it may rain because it is a plastic straw that is not affected by rain, sweat or being crunched. It is not a fancy straw hat - it is not the most breathable hat - but it fits perfectly in the niche of a solid hat that is not affected like a real straw.

  • 5/5

    Perferct - 7/10/2015
    By: from Chicago, Il

    This hat has all of the features I was looking for in a Summer hat: attractive, adjustable band, chin strap, packable, medium brim. It's also washable and I've gotten several compliments when I've worn it!

  • 5/5

    Great travel hat - 7/8/2015
    By: from Raleigh, NC

    We haven't used it yet, but I gave it to my husband for a gift and it looks and fits like it will be perfect for traveling.

  • 4/5


  • 4/5

    Great Hat fo the Beach or Backyard - 6/29/2015
    By: from Albany, NY

    This hat is elegant and casual. Take your pick. It packs well and the 3 inch brim provides plenty of protection from the sun. The chin strap is essential for times on windy beaches.

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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