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Is it a rain hat? Waterproof? Is it...
Is it a rain hat? Waterproof? Is it gray?
This is not a rain had and will only be mildly water resistant. This is honestly more of a sun hat. The only color we currently have is classic tan which is not a gray color.
It's not a rain hat, more for sun protection. It's also not waterproof. And the only color left in stock is the tan you see in the picture.
Shade from the desert sun
Beachy Keen Hat
Top hat for UV protection for beach and general use in warmer weather. Front of brim has a thin stiffener that I haven't seen mentioned in other reviews. It helps keep the brim from flexing in a breeze. Size runs very large. I normally take a medium and that's what I ordered. It was huge and I returned it for a small, which fits perfectly. Costs a little more than some other hats, but the quality is evident and this hat should stand up to hard use.
My new "Go to" hat
Patagonia's Beach Bucket hat is comfortable and functional. I used this hat for a full August day of 14er climbing in Colorado. 10 hours of sun exposure, the flaps stayed up (cowboy look) in the morning and flaps came down for late morning to evening cover. I used no sunscreen and the result... Only a mild sunburn approximately one inch high around my shirt collar, front to back, where the hat did not provide full time shade. Otherwise, everything from the lower neck up was unscathed. The drawstring in the down position does a good job of holding the hat in place during windy conditions. It seemed to breathe well, with the headband not very sweaty after the 10+ mile hike. The hat also gave good cover from the rain. This is my new pick when enjoying the out of doors.
Used this hiking around Washington DC, hiking in Escalante, and Uintas. Great sunblock. Good fit. Adjustment rear buckle for different conditions.
I am looking for a rain hat or winter hat...
I am looking for a rain hat or winter hat with a brim not too large. Here is the thing, I need it adjustable to fit my head. My head must be smaller than normal and most hats are too large and fall down to my ears when they should sit above them. I have a scala adjustable hat I adore but it is summer material. any thoughts about this bucket hat. most buckets slip to low on my head.
I would recommend checking out the Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero - it comes in multiple sizes, is Gore-Tex and has an internal micro adjustment feature.
Beach Bucket in Retro Khaki
Beach Bucket -- Retro Khaki
A bit heavier in terms of the fabric than most nylon hiking hats.
still in the running for the starting job as my #1 hiking hat
Bought one of these a few weeks ago in the Retro Khaki. It's a nice sun hat and works well for hiking. I would prefer that the underside of the brim be dark to reduce glare, and while the 2.5" brim width provides good visibility, I have grown accustomed to the addtional coverage provided by the 3.5" (4" in the back) coverage of my Mountain Hardwear sun hat, and now I find that I like the extra coverage better. Patagonia does make a hat with that wide a brim, the Sun Booney (which also has a black underside to the brim), but that hat is not size-adjustable. This is a good hat, and is still in the running for the starting job as my #1 hiking hat, but I think I'm going to roll with the Mountain Hardwear hat when I go out to hike this morning.
Very secure and comfortable.
great hat !!!
This is a wonderful hat.. Perfect for the Florida sun. No matter how hot, humid and wet it gets the bucket stays cool and drys quickly. I have another beach bucket that I left in my house in British Columbia and I just didn't want to be without it !
heres a shot of the adjustable strap on the back.
its heavy elastic and does not go around the whole brim. i dont use it much but is definately a nice feature,
love love love this hat
used to wear my old desert boonie hat but get old and dirty and wouldnt get very clean again.
wanted something similar but a little more quick drying.
this definitely did the trick very light, easy packs into pocket, and very quick drying!
love it where is whenever im in full sun!