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Soaka Breeze Hat

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$34.95

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Too darn hot? Dunk your Soaka in water for a cooler head as the water evaporates. Micro polysuede with ventilating mesh, squashable hat guards against the sun with 50+ UV protection. Sizes S(6 3/4-6 7/8), M(7-7 1/8), L(7 1/4-7 3/8), XL(7 1/2-7 5/8), XXL(7 3/4-8).
  • Micro poly-suede, PVC mesh
  • 3-strand braid decoration, chin strap
  • Cool, light
  • Squashable, waterproof
  • 50+ UV protection
  • On hot days: dunk, soak, drain, flick, wear
  • Hand wash
  • Designed in Australia
  • Imported

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A Happy Surprise
By I from OR on 8/31/2012

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.

 
A perfect hat!
By Susan from NY on 2/28/2014

I love this hat. I canoe a lot. My ball caps did not do the job. This hat pretects the back of my neck and my ears as well as my face. Stays on in heavy winds and keeps me cool..It does the job!

 
Almost Perfect
By John from NJ on 4/24/2014

This is a well constructed hat, PERFECT for the summer weather. The only drawback I can see for now is that the hat should have had an elastic sweatband on the inside diameter of the brim for comfort and wicking off any moisture, which I had to make out of elastic material.

 
best of the bunch
By Everyday from MI on 6/19/2013

I have many hats but this one is now my favorite. It's lightweight and practical, yet stylist and fun! The drawstring is a plus on windy days.

 
Cool and Comfortable
By kenpat from AL on 5/9/2012

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.

 
Cool fishing hat
By Dan from OR on 6/18/2013

I like the way the air flows through the hat. I wore it on a hot day out on a lake. I have fished this lake for 30 plus years and have always worn a straw hat on sunny days. This hat did a great job with air flow and because of the solid brim it gave me better eye protection from the bright sun. The mesh part of the hat is a little wrinkled due to the packaging but I hope in time that will straighten up. I have never had a hat with a 'tie on' thong and have not figured out the best way to use this feature yet. I bought the hat primarily for fishing and it certainly works well for that.

 
disliked, need good sun protection in NM
By Jack from NM on 8/31/2012

Sent back, size not accurate. Material not up to our standards.

 
Envy Of The Golf Course
By Andrea from TN on 4/30/2014

My husband loves this hat. He wears it to golf and to mow. His fellow golfers are jealous.

 
Exactly what I wanted
By Ann from NS on 3/21/2013

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.

 
Excellent Product
By Shopper from TX on 6/18/2013

I am very happy with the hat. It is very good quality and styling and it fits as advertised per the sizing chart. I would recommend this product.

 
Exchanging one of two Soaka Breeze Hats
By Mary from OR on 6/30/2012

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.

 
Fabulous Hat!
By Cowgirl from NY on 2/27/2013

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.

 
Greaqt hat!
By Bob from TN on 8/29/2012

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.

 
Great Hat
By Glen from AR on 4/29/2014

This hat has been the best, as little as I have used it so far. Heat can leave the head through the mesh, dipping it in water works as described, and having that chin strap is the best on horses, or on windy rivers. Even in the rain it works well to keep water away from face and neck, but is also the water that will again cool the head when the sun comes out.

 
Great hat
By Greg from CA on 6/11/2014

Like the hat. Nice brim to shade your head. Give it a good soak and it keeps you cool and it maintains its' shape.

 
Great hat
By Leu from OH on 8/22/2013

My husband always complains about his head getting so hot while working in the yard. With this Soaka hat, he can wet it , soak it, and keep his head cool. Also, it has mesh on the sides to help cool it.

 
Great Hat!!
By Carole from CA on 3/4/2014

Bought it for my husband who has a shaved head , no hair, and spends a lot of time outside , both sun and cold!, Protects his head and it looks great!

 
Great hiking hat
By Dolores from OR on 7/4/2013

I love being able to dunk it in the water and wear it on hot days. Looks good on all I did was ad a little flower as it looks more like a man's hat.

 
Great hot weather and water sport hat
By Matt from KS on 3/26/2013

Keep sweat out

 
Handsome
By Walkers from CA on 7/26/2013

The had fit my husbands large head nicely. He looks quite handsome in it, and wears it daily for his 4 mile walks. Ventilated sides are great for summertime. Will hope to see a solid sided version for wintertime.

 
Happy recipient!
By Kirsten from CA on 7/8/2013

This was a gift, and the recipient wears broad-brimmed hats all the time. The fit, coolness of the mesh, and ability to soak it will reportedly make it one of his favorites.

 
Hat
By K. from CA on 6/24/2013

Not as tall as I would have liked.

 
Hats off to Soaka Breeze Hat
By Kate from OR on 8/7/2013

Perfect fit, light weight, helps keep you cool in hot weather. And it looks good also.

 
Heat Relief
By Retired from AZ on 8/29/2012

Bought hat for protection from Arizona sun. Hat does that very well and looks great.

 
I do like it
By Roger from IL on 6/28/2012

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 like it.
By FW from TN on 8/29/2012

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.

 
Impressive Hat
By Bill;'s from WA on 6/8/2012

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!

 
Love the hat
By desertrat from AZ on 3/3/2014

This hat is just what I was looking for. Nice shape to it and great to have the ventilation.

 
Love This Hat!
By Ken from MD on 6/19/2013

I mow several yards in our neighborhood and I sweat profusely. I also recently was told by my dermatologist to start wearing wide-brimmed hats to prevent skin cancer. This one looked like a winner, albeit a tad pricey, but I decided to go for it. The size is perfect , I was worried about that, as one company's 'large' is another's 'medium', and the construction and materials are first rate. It was also packaged very nicely and carefully. It is a joy to wear this out in the heat. You soak it under the outdoor faucet, flick the excess water off, and plop it on your head. Do prepared to get a little wet with this , but in my case I'm going to be sweaty anyway, so it doesn't matter, . The ventilation is very cooling even when the hat is not wet, but once soaked it is like an air conditioner for your head, especially if there is a decent breeze blowing. Excellent chapeau, and I feel a little like Indiana Jones or Dr. Grant in Jurassic Park while wearing it. :,

 
Made in China....UGH!!!!
By Elena from GA on 6/25/2012

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.

 
Nice Hat
By Old from NY on 7/30/2013

Wanted a soaker hat for some time. It was a great bargain.

 
Perfect gift for husband on Fathers Day!
By Victoria from NE on 6/21/2014

So pleased with my purchase of the Soaka Hat for my hubby to wear while golfing. Fits just fine, have not soaked it yet, but hotter days are coming. Thank you for allowing me to surprise him with this!

 
positive
By Paul from NC on 5/9/2014

We bought this hat for our grandson's 16th birthday, coming up. He is a senior Boys' Scout,long-distance runner, first rate nature enthusiast, fly fisherman wilderness camper and so much more! We love it and it is just what we envisioned it to be. He enjoys wearing hats outside and this hat has many diverse benefits. However, he won't be able to assess the value to him, until he opens his gift next month!

 
Returns
By Nancy from FL on 8/6/2013

I have been trying unsuccessfully since delivery to obtain a UPS return label.The hat is too big and I wanted an exchange. No label was included in the shipment, and while you tell me one has been sent, I have received nothing.

 
Soaka Breese Hat a hit with my husband
By Toni from MI on 7/23/2013

Ordered this hat for my husband for Father's Day and of course I ordered the wrong size. The return was easy and hassle-free and the correct size was speedily shipped back in time for our vacation. He loves the hat and I loved the easy return and quick turnaround with the replacement. Thanks!

 
Soaka Breeze Hat
By Shopper from AR on 6/10/2014

I would give this 4 stars. It was a bit heavier than I thought it would be, but that could be good for long term wear. I was disappointed it was made in China.

 
Soaka Breeze Hat
By Lee from NC on 3/27/2013

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

 
Soaka Breeze Hat
By Marilou from TX on 6/10/2014

Love the hat. Great fit. Much better than the gimme caps I've been using.

 
Soaka Breeze Hat- good looks with purpose
By Tom from IA on 6/20/2013

I purchased this hat after considering other similar hats on the market. It was purchased specifically for a weeklong trip to Voyageur National Park spent mostly on the water. The hat was light weight and cool but equipped with a drawstring for windy days. It crushed for packing and went back into shape with little restyling. It is well constructed and , although I never had to soak it, I'm sure it would pop back into shape and produce cooling results. It is now my go to Summer hat for yard work, hiking and fishing.

 
Soaka Breeze Hat purchase
By Bruce from CO on 4/12/2013

.Told to buy a hat with a brim by my dermatologist. this is the best one for the price that I found.

 
Soaka Hat
By Retired from TX on 6/18/2013

The Soaka Breeze Hat arrived in perfect condition. I really like its look and comfort. I haven't tried wetting it yet, but look forward to its cooling effect.

 
Sturdy, but lightweight
By Joe from CA on 2/5/2014

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.

 
Wonderful deal
By Lindsey from BC on 8/6/2013

I am off to Kenya on a safari in October, and really needed a hat .....not just the usual floppy Tilly. It fits perfectly, nice wide brim, and a leather neck strap...........just the ticket!!!!!!

 
World's Best Hat!
By Jane from FL on 2/6/2014

The fit is spectacular, brim is just right, lightweight, doesn't slip down and comfortable.

 
By Shopper from FL on 8/29/2012

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.

 
By Active from ME on 4/25/2014

Had a trip coming up to Arizona and wanted a good hat to protect against the strong sun. This was great. Cool, with the open sides and protective with the solid top. Highly recommend this hat!

 
By John from CA on 6/10/2014

Excellent service.Item delivered on timeand in good condition

 
By Satisfied from TN on 4/24/2014

I bought this as a gift for my dad and he loves! Wears it whenever he works out doors.