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  • Soft, lightweight nylon fabric resists rain and stains and packs flat for easy transport
  • Nylon mesh at crown enhances ventilation and cooling; internal moisture-wicking headband keeps sweat out of your eyes
  • Built-in UPF 50+ sun protection shields skin from harmful ultraviolet rays
  • 3 in. brim offers plenty of shade while keeping a low profile
  • Internal security pocket at crown keeps small things like a key or cash hidden
  • Sunday Afternoons Charter Hat features a moisture-wicking internal headband; mesh ventilation and adjustability at crown and under chin


Hat sizing information:

  • Medium fits head circumference 22.5 - 23 in.
  • Large fits head circumference 23 - 23.5 in.

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Best Use Hiking
Hat Style Sun Hat, Safari Hat
Fabric Nylon
Lining Fabric None
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes, Yes
UPF Rating 50
Moisture Wicking Yes
Width Of Brim 3 inches
Gender Unisex

Size chart

Sizing notes

Measurements are stated in inches.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific hat...sorry it took me so long to find it I actually expect quite a lot from a hiking hat and this one meets every requirement. Here is what this has going for it: - Looks good - Comfortable - The brim is wide enough to keep much of the sun off your face, but not so large as to interfere with a backpack that rides high - I love the gimmicks: place to put sunglasses, pocket inside, vent at top My only complaint is that it only comes in medium and large. I'm 6' 3" and over 200 pounds (not a small guy) but still wear a medium with the adjustable strap tightened considerably. (It should be noted that I have almost no hair on my head.) Getting the right hat has taken me some time--lots of missteps. I'm so pleased to have found this one.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably good at wicking away sweat I'm only giving this hat five stars because I can't give it seven. I just worked all day in my yard in 100 degree heat, and not a single drop of sweat rolled down my face. The hat kept my face shaded and kept my head cool. I've had a whole series of hats for hiking and gardening, and this one beats them all, hands down. The material is lightweight but the brim is stiff, so it doesn't sag when it gets wet, and I 'm sure it would hold up in a stiff breeze.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds my expectations So happy I chose this hat. Saw it on the way to checkout to purchase another option. Tried it on and loved the features. It's been great on day hikes so far. Looks good, vents well, holds up in wind. A great hat so far.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hat I bought this charter hat about 3 weeks ago for a trip to Alaska and really love it. The hat is lite, has a great fit and holds its shape well. It also has a feature for storage inside the hat. Lastly, there are slots in the hat that hold your sunglasses. I will buy this hat again when this one wears out.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps the sun off but... ... I wish it was lighter. Maybe extend the mesh portion lower or less structure in the crown. However, it seems to be lighter than the competitor's a lower price. I use it for golf and it does a great job covering my face. Despite my gripe I'm very happy with this hat.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charter Hat This hat worked very well to prevent sunburn and did not blow off even when I was facing the wind on a boat although I did put my hand on my head to be sure.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice hat for the price. Good value, strap works well. Looking forward to trying it this summer to see how it vents. The built in sunglass holder is a clever idea.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great outdoor hat I bought the hat to provide sun protection and yet keep my head cool with good ventilation
Date published: 2016-07-10
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Is the underside of the brim light or dark? Pictures show it both ways.

Asked by: bryby
The Cream/Sand hat has a medium beige color on the underside. The Sand hat has a black underside.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-30

Charter Hat:  I normally wear a size 24 inch hat (7 5/8). Can this hat fit me/? Is it stretchable?

Asked by: redbaronray
The large would be the size to go with. Large hats from Sunday Afternoons will hit a head circumference of 23 to 25 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Just a quick question on the size. I have a 22 1/4 head. Would the medium fit? If not do you have another recommendation? I prefer to stay with this brand.

Asked by: FOB Tiger
The Charter Hat in a medium will fit. The hat offers an anchor lock sizing system in the band to customize the fit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-11

Is the crown of this hat UV rated and protected. My dad has had melanoma removed from top of his head.

Asked by: MayaDenise
The mesh on the Charter Hat has a UPF 40 rating. The remainder of the materials have a UPF 50 rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-09

My head size is an even 23 inches. Would a medium or large be preferable?

Asked by: FrankieAddams
​We recommend a size large.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13

Is this hat going to forgive being placed in a suitcase with the crown crushed flat? Will it recover or be ruined?

Asked by: 144O
​The Charter Hat will return to it's original shape after being packed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-11

Is the anchor lock in the hat's interior uncomfortable at all? It looked like that plastic stuck out some from the circumference of the hat. 

Asked by: FrankieAddams
​No, the plastic lock will not add any discomfort to your head.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13
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