I got this hat at a kiosk in a Santa Fe, New Mexico mall. I was attracted to it because of the hemp which is so durable. I've had this hat now for over a year and really like it. It's tough, stylish, compact, not too big and I wear it everywhere. I got a medium but it is still a very snug fit for all I've worn it. It's blown off in the wind a number of times but I can't say I've ever needed to clean it which is amazing. Only now, after more than a year, are there any signs of wear; a tiny scuff mark on the back of the top where it skidded across the pavement in a wind gust.
This is a great hat in my estimation and very well made. For the price, I don't think I could beat it. It would be nice if there were some holes to place a wind strap but that might destroy the style. Still and all, it is one of the best hats I've ever had. It's even got a little pocket inside the top of the hat where I can keep spare business cards.
Runs a little large if you’re on the smaller end of the medium size range, might want to consider a small size. Didn’t try it to compare to small, but using 2 size reducing strips made it too tight, and one (on a side) made hat sit slightly off center.
Like the style, fit is bad. small size had to use both hat size adjuster sent with hat to get a decent fit. I have bought two other style hats that didn't need adjusting. I have a very hard time finding hats that fit.
I love the black creek safari hat. I have owned several of these over the years.
I always get compliments on the hat when I'm out.
It's best to spot clean all cloth hats with a damp cloth using cold water, or hand-wash in a sink if necessary. We recommend using plant-based soaps because regular detergents can be toxic for our waterways.
Always let your hat dry naturally. If your hat gets out of shape, you can use steam from a tea kettle to reshape it. Hold the hat in the steam and allow it to soften. You can then reshape your hat to its original shape and then let it cool down before wearing.
Another option to take out wrinkles on the brim is to place a clean rag or old T-shirt over the wrinkled area then iron the area.