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 4.5 / 5 based on 144 reviews


134 of 144 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Solid Product - 2/26/2015

    The Packable Fedora is exactly the product that it is stated to be. It is a polished product.

  • 3/5

    Almost Perfect - 12/5/2014
    By: 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.

  • 5/5

    Best hat ever - 12/4/2014
    By: 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.

  • 2/5

    Too warm - 11/18/2014
    By: 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.

  • 5/5

    Great hat - 10/21/2014
    By: 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

  • 3/5


  • 1/5

    Totally misrepresented - 8/21/2014

    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.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    5 years and still going strong - 8/17/2014

    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.

  • 5/5

    essential article of clothing - 7/31/2014
    By: 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.

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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