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REI Co-Op Paddler’s Hat

This wide-brimmed, lightweight nylon hat is just the ticket for blocking the sun while paddling, fishing, hiking and other activities. We recently wore one while kayaking on Block Island and in the Moosehead Region of Maine, and found it to be both comfortable and stylish.

The hat retains its shape well after being stuffed in a pack, and even floats should it wind up in the water. Polyester mesh side panels and grommets let in the breeze to keep you cool while allowing moisture to escape.

 

Other features include:

  • Polyester headband wicks moisture away from your brow and speeds evaporation
  • Rear toggle fine-tunes the fit of the crown
  • Chin strap keeps the hat secure when the wind picks up
  • UPF 50 rating

 

Price: $34.95