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Lovely & cool, folds down very neatly - hope the wire lasts!
on 14 May 2016
I bought this in the grey with white dots colourway and it's lovely - I have pigmentation problems on my face (melasma) so as soon as the sun comes out in late spring I wear a hat outside in the garden. I've owned a lot of big brimmed hats over the years and this is the lightest weight I've tried, so my hair gets less sweaty than with previous styles which is great - i'd say I have an average sized head and without adjusting the drawstring at all I can fit it on whilst my hair is in a ponytail without ending up with a headache as I've experienced with other sunhats which is a total boon. It folds down very neatly so is ideal for in a bag/car glove compartment for unexpectedly sunny periods as well as taking up very little space in a suitcase. As others have mentioned although there is a wire in the edge of the brim to stop it flopping down onto your face and for basic shaping purposes, it's very thin and with any wind it still flaps about but this is the downside of a big brim in a packable style, I suppose. I'm interested to see how the wire holds up over time as I've only had mine for a month and I've seen a few reviews which mention the wire failing after a while. I need a second new hat this summer and based on this one I've decider to get another Wallaroo (the casual traveler) which is also packable, has the same upf 50 rating but does not have a wire, just in case it does break as my scrunchie will get folded a lot to go in my handbag.