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nature lover wrote a review of on July 9, 2012

3 5

I bought this as a "filler" to get free shipping. This is a handy size for electronic stuff, like chargers, cords, ear buds, spare batteries, etc. I put all my cords in and still had plenty of room left over. The reason I didn't give it more stars is because the fabric seems like it might crack or split over time. It feels like plastic or vinyl and is not ripstop. As a fan of ultralight gear, this is heavier than I would have preferred though the weight difference might seem minor to most people. I do like the "Bali" print.

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nature lover wrote a review of on July 9, 2012

5 5

I just put this hat to the test and it was awesome! It made a noticeable difference in repelling mosquitoes and gnats to the point where I sometimes took it off, thinking I didn't need it, only to have bugs return. I put the hat back on and they were gone again. (There were a couple times that I had to wave a bug away, when they came near my face where the hat didn't cover it, but I can live with that.) It also works great as a sun hat in intense, high altitude sunlight. It is breathable and kept sweat from running down my face without getting stuffy or hot. The chin cord easily detaches and reattaches.

I got it in white. The soil and sand I managed to pick up over a week of backcountry trekking came right out in the wash. It retains its shape after crushing, even when stuffed into a suitcase thrown around by the airlines.

My head measures 22-1/8"--right between sizes. I ordered the S/M size and it worked fine, not smashing my hair too flat, which is important for me as a woman. However, the L/XL would probably be a better choice if you want your hairstyle to stay as fluffy as possible under a hat. The cinch cords under the chin and on the back of the hat fine-tune the adjustment. (I didn't need to use the cinch cord on the back with the S/M size.)

There is no doubt that I would buy this hat again!

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