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Comments about Outdoor Research Papyrus Brim Hat:
There's something heroic about this hat - at least in the blocking of the one I purchased out of a heap of sun hats in a Whitney climbing shop a couple of years ago. It has the lines of Hemingway era safari hat, but is cheap (for the value), light, and surprisingly durable for a hat made of papyrus. I had expected it to loose form after a few days of rough use, but, after two years, it looks pretty much as it did when I bought it. The brim will flip up in a stiff breeze, but the lanyard keeps it on your head, so why worry? I have no idea if it's washable (who washes a brimmed hat?) or how it performs in the rain (who would buy a papyrus hat for the Monsoon season?), but it serves well on long hikes under a hot sun. I've learned over the decades not to depend on the makers of great hats to continue to produce them, so I may purchase a replacement or two before this one expires.
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