Just what I needed
By aga3168075 December 27, 2011
Bought this for a trip to Mexico, and it worked perfectly. I wasn't looking for a red hat, but it's perfect for traveling. Makes you very visible to traveling partners, and it's pretty stylish (maybe too flashy for backwoods hiking though). I even got a compliment from a Mexican woman who wanted to buy one and was sad to learn that I'd bought it in the U.S.
I wear a medium bicycle helmet and the medium sombrero fit pretty well - just a bit tight, but that was ok with me. I used it a few times on a boat and appreciated that it was pretty well stuck on my head. The strap helped a lot with that as well. I didn't have the waterproof shell when I got caught out in the rain, and wish I had...the hat took a long time to dry. The shell isn't quite as stowable as I'd like, although in a pinch you can jam it into the built-in pocket on the back brim of the hat.
After a week walking and boating in the Mexican sun, I didn't have a sunburn on my face/neck, so the hat performed its job and kept me cooler too...just what I needed for my trip.
By the way, the picture here on this website is pretty true to color - a dull red. The rainshell is actually slightly more orange, in case that matters to you.
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