I got this for use at the beach, and it worked wonders! It kept the sun off my face, neck, and ears. Plus having something that I didn't mind getting wet made it great to use when I was out on the paddleboard. 5 star!
The hat is slightly too small for my head. I will probably make it work and I typically have a bigger head, just wish it was a little more adjustable. We love Swim Zip!
As many reviewers have stated, this hat runs small. I am petite with a small head and face, so the small size is a positive for me. The hat fits me well, but the fabric is weird. It is too shiny and the wrinkles from shipping are impossible to get out. I have washed the hat twice and the wrinkles remaining no matter what I do. I would give the hat five stars and order more colors if it was made of a non-shiny, quick drying microfiber instead of the “parachute “ type material.
These hats are fantastic. They really help avoid problems due to heat exposure. I get tired way more quickly when I am in the sun a while without my hat. However I did notice that the adult hat we got this time was significantly smaller than an adult hat I bought a year ago. It still fits me but not my husband. After reading other reviews, I'm wondering if SwimZip changed something in their sizing? They should take a look at it because these are wonderful hats.
We ordered 2 hats, and one had a catch that wouldn’t stay closed. When I sent the email and photo the les than perfect hat was immediately replaced. Thank you.