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    REI Paddler's Hat

    Head out with the REI Paddler's hat for a day of fun on the water. See details

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    Item # 847874

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    Head out with the REI Paddler's hat for a day of fun on the water.

    • Wide brim shields eyes from sun and rain; foam insert in the brim keeps hat afloat should it fall off
    • Polyester mesh panels on the side provide ventilation
    • Polyester headband wicks moisture away from your brow and speeds the evaporation process
    • Rear toggle fine-tunes the fit of the REI Paddler's hat
    • Chin strap keeps the hat on your head when the wind picks up


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    REI Paddler's Hat Specs
    Best use
    Sun hat
    (Main) nylon / (panels) polyester mesh
    (Headband) 60% recycled polyester/40% polyester
    (Front) 3.25 / (back) 4 inches
    Hat style
    Lining fabric
    Sun-protective fabric
    Moisture wicking
    Quick drying
    Width of brim

    REI Paddler's Hat

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    REI Paddler's Hat is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Paddling Hat This is my favorite kayaking hat. It ventilates well in the Florida heat, looks good, and the brim holds its shape, even in a strong breeze. Fit can be problematic since only two sizes are provided. Even with the hat adjustments, I'm between sizes, so the S/M is too snug and the L/XL is too big. I liked the hat so much that I kept the S/M and got a hat stretcher to obtain a comfortable fit. Hopefully REI will offer more sizes in the future, since fit is everything. I have used mine for a year and it has held up well, with the exception of the chin strap tensioner which is just a small piece of neoprene. I replaced it with a cord-lock.
    Date published: 2014-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from my go to hat i purchased this hat as my go to hat for spring,fall & summer hikes and it has performed admirably. I especially like that it breathes well because the summer heat here in So. Cal. can be daunting. since i perspire heavily i have washed it a couple of times in the washing machine, as apposed to hand washing, and it seems to be holding up well. The only thing that might be a negative would be the strap adjustment thingy :p that goes on the cord. it's made of flimsy sponge material and after a couple of uses it's basically worthless. but that is nothing that an after market product can't take care of cheaply. it did hold up against some constant light drizzle but i wouldn't take it out when rain is expected.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice hat! Color is perfect, and it's lightweight.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from REI Paddler's Hat I like this hat. It protects from the sun and stays on in the wind. I expect it will give protection from a light rain too, but I haven't encountered that yet. So far, I have used it for yard work and paddling and it is great. I will try it for backpacking but fear that the rear brim will interfere with my pack.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This hat is comfortable This hat does it all. Best hat that I ever had. It's comfortable and light weight . I've had mine for 2 years and it still in great shape. I use mine for work every day and when going hiking or working outside on my property. rain or shine, it protects you and holds it shape. when dirty, just put it in the washing machine with spot cleaner, lay out flat to dry. and it's like a new hat again. I have had more expensive brim hats that are thicker and not as comfortable in the past, and most cant be used in rain or you cant wash them in a washing machine without loosing the brim's shape . I highly recommend this hat to anyone, for anything, you will not be disappointed. as for the strap , I took mine off and had no problem with it staying on my head. even when windy or rainy days.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hat! Im going on year plus with this thing and love it, It went to the top of Kilimanjaro with me but also does great when im mowing the lawn..gonna pick up one more cause they tend to run out of stock.
    Date published: 2014-04-05

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