Simms® Solar Sombrero Hat
Simms' bucket-style Solar Sombrero Hat features a wide brim design for full coverage, 50 UPF sun protection, adjustable and removable chin strap, and an easy fit Lycra® sweatband. Made of 100% Nylon Tactel® with Teflon® HT DWR finish. One size fits most. Color: Tan. Imported.
Manufacturer style #: HSS1068400.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fisherman209 Great Hat If you are looking for a nice, stylish and comfortable hat...look no further. I bought this hat, because I needed a hat that would keep the sun from frying my face, ears and neck. When I first purchased the hat, I was concerned about the one size fits all. When the hat arrived, I was surprised that the hat is very accommodating to any head size and it was very light. It's Simms...you wont regret it! January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by chic7 Size Matters I'm a Southern fisher chic that's thankful for my mommy seeing to it I always had a wide brim hat on my big head. Now that companies like Simms are making wide brim fishing hats acceptable, my fishing mates are trading in their ball caps and vanity for wide brim hats. Watch Bassmasters, even the pros are doing it. Who cares what it looks like if it keeps you from being whittled down a few chunks at a time? My only complaint about this hat is 3"s is just not enough, I want at least 6"s! And tell in description how wide the brim is and if its black underneath for glare reduction. I want a fishing hat with an 6" brim, absorbent sweat band, lots of vents in crown, black under visor, chin strap, and camo or fishouflage in colour. Then I could use it hunting early deer season too. July 3, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by KSCookie A better fishing hat Although this hat isn't the most GQ look for middle-age fishermen, I still purcahsed this hat this summer of 2010 for the sole purpose of using it to shade my head and face on a fishing trip to Boca Paila Mexico. I was very pleased with this hat because the slide band easily adjusted to make the hat fit comfortably on my head. The chin strap was comfortable enough and when adjusted properly the hat stayed on my head even at higher boat speeds. The hat was mostly comfotable and did it's job. I think the black coloring of the underside of the hat brim must of helped with both overhead sun glare and also with the intense sun glare from water reflection. The hat was truely the only shade aboard our boat. If I had any critisisms about the hat it would be that the hat is not vented and I'd surely suggest that the manufacture consider doing so and maybe that they make the hat a bit more stylish. Nevertheless the hat shaded my head, face, and eye's; it was more often comfortable, and very durable within the saltwater environment and tropic conditions in Boca Paila. I think this hat is a great value for the buck. Overall I am well pleased with the hat. August 20, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by djmfishing48706 Simms Solar Sombrero A great hat to keep the sun off of your face, and the back of your neck. It's a blessing to stop the sun from punishing you and turning your ears stop sign red! It works perfectly, and really is a joy to have on your head all day in the sun and heat. It's VERY light weight, and you can snug it down so you don't donate it to the fish in high winds. The only downside, (for me that is) is that I look horrible in it! July 28, 2010
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Details:Is the underside of the brim a dark colour to reduce glare?
A:Yes, the underside is a dark colour.
Top 250 Contributor
A:same color as the top of the hat
A:I believe the answer to your question is yes. While saltwater fishing in Mexico and boating at Table Rock Lake MO. this summer, it seemed to work as advertised. I was well pleased...However I think the manufacture must better explain how this works...
A:The hat does not have vents on the sides or top. It is very light and for some reason, it doesn't seem to get uncomfortable in the direct sun.
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A:i'm sorry to say that no this hat is not vented, but surely should be. Nevertheless it was comfortable; it provided great shade and glare protection eventhough I was in the tropics this summer saltwater fishing off Mexico, I really didn't overheat.
A:The hat is not vented, because of the light wait fabric used, really doesn''t need vents.
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