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.
I’ve used this hat as a sideline swimming judge in the beating sun and pouring rain in coastal Virginia. Works great. I’ve taken it hiking in Guam numerous times and it is relatively cool (upper 80’s with 80% + humidity) while protecting me from the sun. Chin strap comes in handy in the wind. I probably need to reshape it, but it is well loved.
Marine Corp Drive has to be one of the best scenice roads I've been on in my travels in the Pacific. I took my then pregnant wife and my 2 year old and we loved everybit of it.
Getting back to your hat, let me recommend these to items for keeping the hat waterproof and shaping the hat.
1. NikWax for waterproofing. Here's a link to the landing page and it includes a video on how to apply it: https://connerhats.com/products/nikwax-fabric-leather-waterproofing-spray
2. Bickmore Kahl Hat Stiffener. I would suggest spraying the underside of the brim so that if there's any stain, it is on the underside as opposed to being in full view when it is on the top of the hat: https://connerhats.com/products/bickmore-kahl-hat-stiffener
I borrowed this hat while on vacation. I loved it so much I bought one!! Love the wide brim. It’s saved my face and neck!!
The only reason I'm giving this four stars instead of five is personal preference. This is a very light weight hat. I am looking for something heavier because I hike in windy areas often and I want something with more heft. But if you want a good looking, wide brim hat, this is a good one.
Great hat, this is my second Aussie Cooler Canvas Mesh Hiker Hat
Perfect fit, which I had been apprehensive about, Good sun protection, good air circulation, needed in central Florida.