The fit is spectacular, brim is just right, lightweight, doesn't slip down and comfortable.
I bought this because it looked like a good hat for southern California and it was not expensive. I normally where straw hats because they are light and airy (never been fond of hats because they made my head hurt; I was in the Navy). However, I garden and I don't like my head and ears getting burnt. One problem with straw hats is the brim does not block the sun like felt hats. This Soaka Breeze Hat offers both. It is light weight with venting for good air circulation, yet the brim is solid. My last 2 straw hats I bought at a hat store because hats from local hardware/lumber stores did not hold up well and my straw hats cost this much and most of the hats at this hat store were considerably more than the Soaka. It is still winter here so I haven't tried the soaking yet, but I am very pleased with this hat. I highly recommend it.
i bought the hat because i was tired of getting the back of my neck sunburned. it does a wonderful job and i am completely satisfied with this product.
.Told to buy a hat with a brim by my dermatologist. this is the best one for the price that I found.
I got this for my river guide work which has not started yet. I am enjoying the hat and it may be a 5 star review once the rafting season starts
Keep sweat out
I like hats and always liked the "Outback" style but realized, based on my collection of hats and their materials, it would be too warm for most seasons. Wanted one that would 'breathe' and even have a Tilley one with mesh but it too is still too warm most times. The Soaka hat has the perfect type of mesh, the brim conforms to the whatever roll or bend you apply to it, the strap and toggle hold it secure on your head (I have tried it in wind)and it is cool so, when you take it off you do not have a case of flat hair and overly warm "hat head". I forsee this as a hat I will wear daily in all seasons for many years to come.
I bought this hat as a gift and the recipient just loves it! The fit is great, the size of the brim perfect, and the cooling qualities are exactly as advertised. The tie cords are wonderful to keep it secure when we are riding our horses. Couldn't be more pleased.
I wear an extra large size hat. This hat fits great and works well. It is everything it was described to be. It had to be washed and aired out to remove the odor from packaging.Once that was done, it has worked to protect and cool my head, flawlessly.
Sent back, size not accurate. Material not up to our standards.
This hat is well made and fits well. I really like the mesh sides. I live in a very warm climate, and the mesh vents well. I find that it is a high quality item. In vfact, I had bought ones for myself and my wife to keep in the car. Now I have purchased another one for yard work. It does crush and recovers it shape very nicely.
The hat is a little too big for my head. Is there some way I can insert something to take up the slack? the hat design is very nice.
Bought hat for protection from Arizona sun. Hat does that very well and looks great.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the purchase. I was surprised by how light the material is, you could actually forget you're wearing it. It remains to be seen if it holds up. Looks good; feels nice; brim molds to desired shape easily and stays in place. I would have liked it better if the brim were maybe a 1/2" broader, but it looks good as is.
The two hats I ordered arrived promptly and both recipients were delighted with the product. However, one needed a large rather than an extra large. The instructions for exchange were clear ;however no UPS label was included as suggested it would be. I had to call to have a UPS label emailed to me, and one phone customer service rep said that could take 2-3 days to receive this email. I had to leave town for a week so this birthday exchange was delayed much longer than seems necessary. The shipment box was not particularly large or unusually shaped so I do not know why the UPS label was not included with the product. My son eagerly awaits the arrival of his replacement hat--approximately 3 weeks after his birthday.
The hat does everything it was advertised to do. I need to shade my head from the sum and the cooling keeps me cool and trucking.
I really like the fit - it is hard to find smaller sizes. Also it is lightweight!
I was so excited when my hat came in. I tried it on...it looked great. I looked at the tag and in very prominent letters it says Australia. Then I looked at the small print and much to my horror, it said "Made in China". I think that it is very deceptive of Acorn to specify "Designed in Australia" in the details section and then merely state "imported" without saying where from. The implication is that it is imported from Australia. The next time that I order something from Acorn, I will call and verify country of origin. I am undecided as to whether or not I am going to return it. Acorn, please state clearly in the details, the country of origin for each and every product you sell.
My husband had been looking for a hat like this and is WOWed by it. It fits perfectly and looks wonderful on him. When he's not wearing a golf cap, this is what will be on his head!
Bought it to play golf in the South in the hot, sunny summer weather. Works great to keep my sparsely covered crown from the sun plus cool when I wet the hat down. Would buy it again.