Put this bucket on your list.
The Patagonia Bucket Hat has a 50+ UPF rating and 360-degree protection so you can paddle, fish, and stroll the beach without burning those places (like the back of your neck and the tips of your ears) that a baseball cap leaves exposed. The lightweight nylon with a water-repellent finish sheds light rain and ocean spray and dries in a flash. A crushable brim means you can roll it up into a tidy little package and storing it in your back pocket.
- Nylon, DWR finish
- Crushable 260-degree brim
- UPF 50+
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Definitely not for windy conditions
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I ordered a S/M and wear a New Era fitted 7 1/4 baseball hat. It fits well - not excessively loose and not so tight that it leaves marks on my forehead.
My concern echoes the below comment - and I keep wondering if wearing it on a breezy day might cause me to run down a hill after it, or just sacrifice it to the mountain gods.
It's a great little bucket hat - and I'll risk it on hikes because it does the job of keeping sun out of my eyes. However, it won't replace my standard Nike Detroit Tigers hat that I normally hike in just yet...
Ok hat, little adjustability
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have one from last year, and if its the same, the sizing runs really small and there isn't a lot of adjustability. If you can get one to fit and stay on without a draw, go for it, otherwise invest in the slightly more flexible and drawstring enabled beach bucket.