Columbia Coolhead Cachalot Cap for Men
Tamiami Cachalot runs small and does not give adequate face, neck coverage either. Very skimp flaps.
The hat was too small plus the cut of the flaps was skimpy. It did not resemble the hat I had purchased several years ago. For a hat to really block the sun it should have flaps that are loose and longer so as to cover more of the face and the neck.
I retuned the hat and found a larger size in a local store but even though it is larger in size it is still skimpy and not really adequate to protect me from the direct rays of the sun. I am disappointed with the product and if you ever go back to your original hat let me know. I don't want skin cancer and having the proper hat protects the gardener and the fisherman also. It would help if the flaps could meet in the front and could be closed . Good luck....Jordon
September 13, 2013
Not for all-day use
I am in the process of doing all the Colorado 14ers (14,000 foot mountain tops), and have completed 45 of them. I like the sun blocking aspect of the hat, but it isn't an endurance accessory. It works for about 2 or 3 hours tops. Not sure what I was expecting, but it's a bummer when it stops working. I bought the Coolhead Cachelot and the light blue baseball hat version. Same results with both products. Great for an hour or two, but not the long haul.
June 1, 2014
Really small bill
I bought this hat to replace a what I thought was the same hat I purchased at Cabela's several years ago. IT IS NOT THE SAME HAT. The bill is very small and would not cover my average size nose. The hat is almost child like and appears to be a miniature. The body of the hat is fairly normal but the bill is WAY too small. I returned it. I don't think it is functional. I may try the Tamiani which appears to have a more normal bill.
April 21, 2014
Great quality, awkward function
Bought this for my husband who is new into hiking/backpacking. He was looking for a lightweight, breathable hat to shade his face and neck. The concept is great. Very high quality fabric. His only complaint was the neck piece made him feel claustrophobic. We returned it for the version without the neck piece and he loves it. Fantastic customer service when returning the hat.
June 26, 2013