BC Hats Cool as a Breeze Canvas Mesh Hat

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Made in Byron Bay, Australia at the BC hats factory. This is probably the best outdoor hat ever made! A big call yes, but its true. Made from waterproof canvas and features a coiled spring wire in the brim so this hat can be crushed and will pop back out to its original shape. This hat has been run over by trucks, chewed on by a horse, fell overboard and found on the bottom looking just fine (It does not float). Made to be used and still looks good! Has a cool mesh crown and real leather hat band and cotton chin cord.

  • Made from Waterproof Canvas
  • 3" Brim
  • 4" Crown Height
  • Crushable
  • Chin Cord with Secure Toggle
  • Mesh Crown for ventilation
  • Handmade in Australia



  • Made with nontoxic glues
  • Biodegradable packaging
  • Water soluble garment bags


Cloth Hat Aussie Hats Brown / Small BC Hats Cool as a Breeze Canvas Mesh Hat


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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Sam Austin
Not fond of caps

I don’t wear headgear of any kind, but a recent occurrence of melanoma has made me rethink this. I really can’t stand anything on my head, especially ball caps. After trying several brands and styles, I ordered a “cool as a breeze” Conner hat and I have to say that I really like this hat. Lightweight, fits great, blocks the sun off my face and neck and keeps my head cool. Extremely well made. Very happy that I came across this website.

Barbara Bailey I this hat as a gift for my husband who only wears the Conner hats. He now has
Love Conner hats!

My husband absolutely loves a Conner hat. He now has 5 of them and the only brand he wears!

Mark Lowery
Perfect Replacement

In 2020, I lost my previous Aussie hat that I had left up in our cabin in the Sierra to the “Creek Fire”. This had been purchased by a friend and Neighbor while visiting Australia at the Police Olympics. On all occasions I wore it with pride and especially for the ventilated Crown during warm weather. When I asked him specifically where he purchased it, all he could recall is that it was at a Men’s Clothing store in Adelaide. He looked on-line and found the Australian hats sold by BC hats and what we both believe is the exact same model. The only thing I changed when ordering it was the color, opting for the green brim and top of crown rather than the brown of the one lost in a Wild Fire. Wearing almost daily now.

Mark L

You've got a one of a kind hat Mark. Bill Conner (BC) closed his factory down in 2020 for a well deserved retirement after 50 years of making handmade hats.

Enjoy and stay sun safe!

Jimmy M.
Excellent quality BC hat!

This BC Cool as a Breeze hat is exactly as described. The fit is perfect and the quality is superb. It arrived in just a week, in a hat box, in excellent shape and condition. I look forward to wearing this on all my upcoming outdoor trips.

And it's the last remaining stock of BC Hats we'll ever have. After 50 years of making hand made hats, Bill Conner (BC) retired in 2020.

Enjoy and stay sun safe!


The XL fit a bit snug, but has grown on me. A loose chin strap secures hat in high gusts. Highly fashionable. Maintains cool temp. Highly recommend. The only thing I would change is the height of the mesh. Another half inch would help the fit, but maybe not.