This hat is made from weathered cotton that repels the rain and features an inside pocket. Can be packed flat for travel and it floats! Features wide metal mesh screen eyelets for extra ventilation.
What is weathered cotton? It's a mixture of cotton and polyester that gives the hat a leather-like look and feel, as well as water resistant capabilities.
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.
This is a wonderful hat. The size is just right, and it's waterproof as promised. Some more: Somehow my order got fouled up, and the only way to fix it was for Conner to ship a replacement hat overnight to intercept me at a New York hotel on my way abroad. They quickly and willingly did so, at their expense. Thus, I think their customer service and response is absolutely excellent. If you buy one of their wonderful hats, you're dealing with a family owned, good ethics company. Good on 'em, mate!