Anyone else like their Sunday Afternoon Hat? I'm a pretty huge fan of these dorky hats. My second Adventure Hat is looking kinda grim and I bought a Field Hat this summer.
Adventure Hat: Wear this hat if you want to looking like Second Graders at the local Montessori school. While it's an incredibly dorky looking hat, I think it looks good on me. It offers superb sun protection. The front wide brim is huge and angles down to shade my entire face well, down to my chin. The back is a huge drape, so I'm totally covered back there. It's got a tendency to blow off in the wind, so I deploy the neck strap. But then, sometimes the wind blows the rim up and it provides no sun protection and is annoying. So i generally just take it off. It does pretty good in the rain. The rim doesn't get floppy, but after a while in a heavy rain, if it's under my hood, it starts channeling water down my neck. It's crushable, and has survived a lot of packing, but at this point, it's getting pretty flimsy from the abuse. All in all, a GREAT hat. I'm a fan of sun protection (but not like some older people I see who 100% cover up.) and I will be buying it again.
The Field Hat:
This is the model that's brim all around. It's good, but not an Adventure Hat. It's not as crushable, I tend to fold it. My main gripe is that it blows off my head insanely easily. Just the slightest bit of wind, from various directions can send it flying. I think that sometimes the hat creates and increases a small back current under the brim and sends it off by itself. It also doesn't fit under a hood when it's raining easily.
Anyone else have an opinion on this company's hats?