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The SEAHAWK Performance Sun Hat

Shelta

The SEAHAWK Performance Sun Hat

$ 69.50
Shelta Sun Hat Customer Reviews: I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny. Peter Slaby	I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny.  I've mine for a few weeks now	 John Bagley	I've mine for a few weeks now. I've worn if off shore fishing and while spending time on an island off the Maine Coast with NO SHADE TREES. (Large Green Island in Knox County) It provides great shade, keeps my head cool, fits and looks great. This hat is now in my outdoor adventuring rotation!! Thank you Shelta. I have the Seahawk BTW Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!! 	Dave Smiley Stewart	Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!!  Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it	David Lake	Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it!! I have a terrible time finding hats that fit well. Perfect. Thanks All I can say is WOW	Jimmy Ernst	Just received mine today! All I can say is WOW. Spent (wasted) a lot of $$$ on outdoor hats from "TOP" manufacturers. The fit and brim stiffness has already impressed. Hitting the trail tomorrow and the beach next week so I am looking forward to sharing the results Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Just received my Seahawk desert camo. Wow! Exceeded my expectations! High quality, great features, perfect fit for me (lg/xl), with adjustability if needed. I'm a bucket hat enthusiast and an outdoor lover who spends a lot of time in/on the water. Great for all water sports as well as golf. Great styling. Ordering sand dune and navy colors as well. You guys nailed it with this product line. Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!!  This hat works as advertised	James V. Mastro	Just went on a 2.5 day ocean fishing trip. This hat works as advertised. Love the multiple position strap set up. If you do not need the the clearance I would recommend a model with a little larger side and back brim for more sun protection. The fixed front brim is perfect. Comfortable, lightweight and great fit. Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too	Albert Verdadero	Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face	 Bill	Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face, best designed hat for kayaking/paddling. Would highly recommend Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat 	Saltydog Mal	Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat been great on my bike and boat and even on dog walks with my #k9sportsack cant wait to go Kite surfing and on SUP once its a bit warmer  This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. 	KentuckyBill	My experience was the hats run a little large based on my measurements and their sizing chart. I was easily able to arrange a return and reorder of a M/L size. The hats are very high quality, they have convenient features. I really like the shape and stiffness of the brim. This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. Thank you.  He has worn a Tilley hat for years	Bymimion	My husband loves this hat! He has worn a Tilley hat for years, but it was time for a new one. He has researched this hat for some time. From the time he put it on, he was so pleased with this hat. The fit was perfect and it is well worth the price!  Nothing short of a revelation. 	 William Daily	Nothing short of a revelation. Great fit, great color, great brim ! Best floppy hat I've ever had	Bob Hansen	Ordered a Seahawk a couple weeks ago. Love it so much I just ordered an Osprey. I've been wearing a military boonie hat for 25 years before I discovered Shelta. I wish I had found you sooner ! Best floppy hat I've ever had.  Will buy again from Shelta	Anthony Avello	Purchased the Seahawk, delivery was quick and efficient. Product quality top notch. Will buy again from Shelta Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend	Josh Martin	Quality hat for sun protection and active water sports. never even blew off down the Big hill	Randy Cavner	Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend, with my Shelta hat on they entire time. Not only did it hold up to all obstacles, and keep my face from getting sun burned, but it looked great as well wore it for hurricane Irma	Mike Hohnhorst	Recently bought one of your boonies (Seahawk) and wore it for hurricane Irma. ( I'm a firefighter paramedic/ Seminole county Florida). Your hat is awesome! It kept the wind and rain off my face, and held up the hood on my raincoat. I could actually see what I was doing! Please, as soon as you get XXL in Seahawk/camo let me know, I want one for off duty. FYI I'm prior military and currently in the fire service with a combined service of 32 years...I've worn a lot of boonie's over that time, yours is by far the best!   best hat on the market, buy it! 	James V. Mastro	best hat on the market, buy it! This hat is made from quality materials and looks great. I got the medium/large, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting, but it is very comfortable! If you love the outdoor I recommend you invest in this hat!  Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation 	Kevin Gedding	Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation  The next best thing to a shade tree! 	Jerry Garnett	The next best thing to a shade tree! Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out. Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. 	Tusker	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen.  I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! 	Chad Cummings	This hat is the best! I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! Thanks for making an awesome water/sun adventure hat. I will definitely recommend it to all my sailing mates This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats	 Robert S. Truesdell	This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats! Over the decades, I've owned many and this is my new favorite. The only downside is that you can damage the bill stiffener so treat it carefully.  This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. 	 DukeDuker	This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. The size does run small though. I usually wear Medium hats, but I needed the L/XL Shelta Hat This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever	John Bagley	This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever. I've looked for a decade and purchased several duds. I'm a longtime surfer and outdoorsman.  Hat protects face and ears, and as a bonus -- looks cool ! -- so many make you look like Gilligan or as our daughter says, "A zookeeper". (Nothing against zookeepers).  I'll spread the word. as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 	 Mike Powell	Used my Shelta hat for the first time this past weekend working the Orcas youth regatta, as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 30 kts in the RIB and not a flicker from the brim Wear mine driving skiboat Love it! 	Stephen Carlock	Wear mine driving skiboat Love it!  What I have been looking for! The 	Mike Thomas	What I have been looking for! The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years. I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head. Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat. It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!! Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headwear needs would be met!  I thought they were pricy	Victor Tafoya	When I ordered my 2 hats from Shelta Hats a few months ago I thought they were pricy, but I can assure you that you won't find a more comfortable, great looking hat, that gives you the protection these do. Well worth the money! Waiting for Shelta Hats to put out a camo, so I can order another.  Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!! 	Shane Flummer	Wore hat at the river yesterday. Never had to worry about it flying off or the front bill flying backwards. My face and neck didn't get burned either. Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!!  Worth every penny. 	Ed Parent	Worth every penny.  Great Hat!	Craig Higgins	I've been wearing boogie hats for years playing golf but always had the floppy brim problem when the wind picked up.  Not anymore!  Bought a Seahawk last week on the recommendation of a member of the Schools department store.  I've worn it twice playing golf this past weekend in very windy conditions and 90 degree temps.  Absolutely works as advertised!  No flopping around plus my head did not overheat.  Big test next week in Ireland for 7 days of golf!  Stay tuned! a multipurpose hat for me	Gary	I got the camo in L/XL and it fits perfectly.  I’m retired so one of the uses is for when I mow/edge my lawn during Arkansas’ hot summers.  But I also wear it when I walk long distances for fitness.  The previous wide brim hats were floppy and any gust of wind would flip the front up exposing my face.  I’m also a landscape photographer and that makes the hat great for hiking.   Best Boonie Hat!	Jon Younger	Love my new Seahawk! Adjustable M/L fits great. My only critique is I wish the rigid visor was more curved against my forehead. Maybe my head is more rounded than others ;-) I don't know, but the bill seems a little flat against my forehead...like a flat-billed baseball cap.  Other than that...Love it!! Awesome Hat!	Scott Ottens	"Just received my Seahawk this week and used it during a sailing race on the weekend. It worked perfectly, no flopping in my face like my previous hat. If you're curious as to how this hat works, think baseball cap built into a sun hat. It seems a little pricey, but the quality and detail built into this hat make it worth every penny. I can tell that it will be an essential piece of gear for me for a long time to come. Thanks Shelta!" Tackling the Marquesas 	Bruce Keesling	"I have always been a ball cap and buff guy. But being in south Florida the buff can be tuff to wear up all the time, thus leaving the ears exposed. I have a Tilley but it’s hot and the bill is all over the place when running the boat. I bought the Seahawk to try on a weekend run to the Marquesas. I really was not expecting much since I’m picky. Man was I surprised. running out at over 35 mph, the hat stayed true as advertised. It stayed cool and by the end of the first day my fishing buddy was mad I didn’t tell him about the hat before the trip. He has since ordered one.  This is a great hat. Well worth the price tag !" Well made.	Robert White	Just received my Seahawk.  Right off the bat you can tell it's quality.  The fit is exactly as charted on this site.  My size was exactly in-between an XL and XXL (most one size fits all, don't fit me).  I opted to go with the XXL because I was afraid the XL would be too tight and give me headaches.  The XXL fits good, comfortable.  In a strong wind I may need the chin strap because it's not snug.  Happy with my purchase! Nothing like it in the market today	Randy Lore	"I purchased the Seahawk sun hat and in love with this hat. Took it to Destin Florida and it was great. I have purchased a lot of Boonie style hats but the Shelta Seahawk blows the other Boonie hats away.  Watching others go by fixing the brim from blocking there view, floppy brims, no UV protection, no draw sting, no venting system, I thought, did I look like that all these years.  Nothing like it in the market today!!" My new favorite hat!	Dave	I have been a Tilley Hat owner for the past 10+years and own 2 which I have worn all over the place and love! I bought this hat on a whim and I am amazed at how light, comfortable and well made it is. The rigid brim is also the best idea since sliced bread was invented! My Tilley hats have been consigned to the closet this hat is better by far!! A Gulf Coast thumbs up !	conrad	"First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Secondly ... the Seahawk is a great boonie type sun hat !! High quality construction and the winged vision visor works perfect ( no flapping here! ) Spend a sunny weekend along the coast of Louisiana in my bay boat with no concerns about sun on my ears or head. Cruising 40 MPH from trout hole to trout hole with hat staying nicely on head and no bill flapping or slapping your face and sunglasses in the wind!! The hat is a little pricey but definitely constructed better than any other performance quality boonie I've ever owned which includes most of those out there! Did I mention very cool ventilation for the head also? 5 star review for sure .. Can't go wrong with a SHELTA !! I'm sure going to try me a Griffin next .. waiting for desert camo color !!  " Fantastic Hat!	Mark Spreeman	"I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun.  One great thing about this hat is the light weight and comfort of it. My head size was right between sizes, M/L a little tight and L/XL little loose.  I got the XL and with the size adapter it is comfortable and fits perfect.    I was out at the Colorado river in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style.  The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river.   This is a true sportsmans hat!   Mark Spreeman" Great Product!!!!	Dennis Rooney	Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey,but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight. Awesome Hat!	Doug Wood	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.    I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims.  I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems.  I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show.  I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip.  They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service!  The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice.  Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long.  Parachute teams canceled because of the wind.  I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads.  Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face.  One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it.  When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.  Then there was my Shelta.  Absolutely no brim flip!  I wore the chin strap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off.  It didn't blow off one time!  I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day.  The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little.   I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day.  It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life!   " What I have been looking for!	Mike Thomas	"The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years.  I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head.  Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat.  It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!!  Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headware needs would be met!" The next best thing to a shade tree!	Jerry Garnett	Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out.  Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for.... Fantastic hat for sun-protection and all-day comfort!	Scott 	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina.  It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun.  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta!   Great hat	John	"I used a Seahawk hat for nearly a year. Used it doing landscape photography, dogwalks, and competing in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race and back. Over ten days it stayed on and unflopped in 35+ knots and HUGE rainstorms. Brim didn't flip once! I love this hat. Sadly I lost it in Hawaii - not from my head, but from my pocket. (Getting off a bus.) I miss it and my boonie replacement is woefully inadequate! Just about to order another one, but I'll keep it on my head this time!" covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking. 	Sutton Medley 	Thanks went thru a lot of hats after discovering skin cancer on my neck/scalp from to much sun, cover as much as you can when outdoors was the advice given to me by the Dr. All of the wide brim hats I tried were bulky, floppy, or hot could not find a hat for all my outdoor activities until I acquired the seahawk early last summer, it is now the only wide brimmed hat I carry or use that covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking.  Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind	Chris Lang	Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind. Even got my wife to wear a hat out on the water, boat and beach, which is unheard of. Never saw that coming. Outstanding customer service!!! Could not be happier for shade and sun protection in all of my activities Great hat 	Steven Avery	Great hat for all watersports but also for just about anything else too. In addition to surfing, standup, and boating. I have used mine for hiking, yard work and just lounging around since where I live the sun is relentless. I would highly recommend these hats for people that are looking for value and craftsmanship in the products they buy and use I love these hats	Terry Gunter	I love these hats. They are lightweight and quality made. I have purchased two --- the Seahawk and the Phoenix, which I wear while kayaking. They provide the needed sun protection but are so lightweight that you don't even notice you are wearing. I wore a Tilley hat previously but lost it on a trip earlier this spring. Thought I would try a Shelta based on the product description and I'm glad I did. It delivers or exceeds expectations on every level.  A superior product to anything I've worn before it	Steve Morris 	I've been wearing a variety of different hats for over 20 years now.  None of them compare to your product. The magic is in the rigid visor!  Totally functional when dry or sopping wet. Fit and styling are right on point as well. A superior product to anything I've worn before it Recently we discovered Sheltahats	Headhunters Fly Shop, Craig Montana	Recently we discovered Sheltahats . These are very high tech hats that offer incredible UV protection and are designed to be used in and around the water (think surfing, SUP, whitewater, swimming, etc.) Dewey and I have been testing these for the last couple weeks and that are a serious sun hat that we both agree outperform anything else. They have a stiff winged brim that offers great protection and vision, and doesnt flop around even in 50mph winds. They are incredibly cool, and they stay put in the wind. The chinstrap can be clipped to the back to stay out of your way, or removed in seconds and stashed in a built in pocket. Theyre expensive, but so far I would say they are well worth double the cost of other bucket, straw and up/downer hats Ive tried. And they are just about double the price of many sun hats at $65.  Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever	Gretchen Gamble	Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever!My sister and I got this hat for my mom who is a professional naturalist and bird watcher. The challenge for her with hats has always been finding a hat that would offer enough protection and not block viewing ability. This hat is a winner! Gobsmackingly good	Paul William Rogers	Gobsmackingly good! I bought a Seahawk and the day after it arrived I was sailing in 30+kts. Not for a moment did I think that the hat was either going to fly away or the brim was going to flop down or up - and it doesn't cause my head to overheat. There's absolutely nothing about it not to love...Thank you for creating the best action hat in the world!  David Mason   Yacht master Instructor and Commercial Skipper A perfect sailing hat	Kevin Stone	Hi, have just received my hat. A perfect sailing hat, have been looking for one of these for years! Super quick delivery 	 Michael Miller	Just received my new Shelta hat a few days ago via Amazon and I love it! Super quick delivery (arrived way sooner than the estimated delivery time) and I even exchanged the "Osprey" for a "Seahawk" and the refund was just as quick! Hat fits great, and I love the unique features like the removable head strap and hidden compartment. I especially love the stiff bill! No more floppy Sunhat!  This is a true sportsmans hat! 	Mark Spreeman	I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun. One great thing about this hat is the lightweight and comfort of it. I was out at the Colorado River in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style. The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river. This is a true sportsmans hat First ... the purchase experience was great	Conrad	First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! I'm a Geologist in Colorado	Russell (Tofer) Lewis	I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat.  This hat is awesome, period These are the best hats 	Tuskeron	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever	Bruce Gresham	Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever. Many boats broke the speed record. The hat worked great in all that wind. It didnt flop around like the T.ly Hat I used to wear.  I will be ordering a hat for the skipper Thanks guys for such a great product.   	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking. This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even though I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities. I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha. The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen. This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun. Thanks guys for such a great product.    A Gulf Coast thumbs up	Conrad	A Gulf Coast thumbs up! First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased	Nestor rosas	Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased. I tried several other brands and had the dreaded brim flop when windy or wet. this hat is amazing. no drooping brim. with several different style you can find just what youre looking for in sun coverage. The hat size is adjustable so as long as you get the recommended size when ordering the hat will fit This hat is a Godsend	Dennis Wilkins	Coming from someone that has already had the experience of skin cancer removed from various locations on my face,,,, This hat is a Godsend!! I've had my Shelta for almost a year now and I love it! Thank you for a great product!!  BOOM, just got my second order in	jason Priakos	BOOM, just got my second order in. A Seahawk to go with my Griffen....thanks for the DUMB fast shipping Shelta Hats. Just in time for Akumal Mexico trip. Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta 	Paul Burnett	Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta hat 2 days ago in Greenland. We were coming back by zodiac from a historic site and the wind was howling and the seas rough. Not once did the brim fold back. Protected my face and head perfectly Got my Camo Seahawk 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking	It Kenneth Boose Sr.	Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking! Plans changed and went to the Dixie Youth Georgia State Championship Series. Fits great and even kept my head cool in the 248 degree Ga. heat! Love It  Hands down the best water hat I've used. 	 Jay Richter	Got my Seahawk last summer. Hands down the best water hat I've used. Actually it's perfect for any outdoor activities.  Thanks for a GREAT product	Chris Cannon	I just got back from a river trip through the Grand Canyon and had the chance to use my Shelta Osprey for the first time. 28 years of guiding trips and I feel like I finally found the perfect hat! It definitely holds up in the wind, just as advertised! Thanks for a GREAT product!  The stiff brim sets this hat apart 	David Wendlinger	I've had my Seahawk for a few weeks now and wear it all the time. Love it. Keeps the sun off my face and neck far better than the usual baseball hats I would normally wear. The stiff brim sets this hat apart from other hats like it. I'll definitely be ordering another Seahawk in a different color soon.  Im a 57-year-old mountain biker 	Craig Col	Im a 57-year-old mountain biker who in 2012 was diagnosed with Basil Cell Carcinoma on one of my ears. It required surgery and 20+ stiches. I always liked wearing a baseball style hat but after surgery I needed to find something that would cover my ears. Thus started a five-year search to find a hat I felt comfortable in and looked good. I visited REI, Cabelas, Columbia and many other outdoor stores with no luck. The boonie style hats I found were too wide, too floppy or couldnt be sized to fit my correctly. I have a son who is professional wake boarder (and a Fireman/Paramedic) so we are on the water too. So I resorted to buying ball hats that I could pull down over the top of my ears and even had the thought that I just needed to design my own boonie hat. Then I saw an ad on Facebook for Shelta Hats and I knew right away I found the answer. I liked them so much that I ordered both an Osprey and a Phoenix. They do everything I was hoping for, meaning I can fit them to my head perfectly. They cover my ears but the narrow sides are perfect, they work perfect on the water or in the Oregon rain and finally best of all the stiff baseball bill is just what I wanted. Thanks for designing the perfect year round hat!   It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! 	! Vipe Desai	It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20-mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours! Lets face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat!  love it	 Cuyler Morris	Just got one and been sailing all week in Caribbean with it....love it!  Love mine....	Christina Jacobs	Love mine....it's worthy both in and out of the water!  On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11	 John Wilson	On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11 Worn my Seahawk daily 	Eric Johnson	Worn my Seahawk daily for this entire season and it's still going strong! - got half my crew wearing them now  Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats	Barefoot Curt Davidson	Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats. The design of the brim holds up in the wettest of weather. The adjustable headband makes for a perfect fit and the stash pockets rule for my key or an extra $20.00. Good stuff for any adventure!  Excellent quality 	 Darren White	Excellent quality - great fit - holds its form. The best adventure hat I have found to keep the sun off my ears and neck, and out of my eyes! Can't be beat!  Finally !Hat is as described. 	R. Hubbell	Finally !Hat is as described. I have wanted a "Bucket" hat that wouldn't flop into my face or blow the brim up while sailing and golfing. The front brim on this hat is designed to be similar to a bill on a cap yet retain the look and protection you want in a "bucket hat. It is also very light in weight. The adjustment feature for the perfect fit worked well for me. It doesn't grip your head but is stable and I don't feel like I'm still wearing a hat when I remove it after a round of golf or a day on the water. I haven't had to use the strap but could see that in higher wind conditions especially while sailing that it will give me a feeling of security that it won't blow off.  Wish my department would allow them on duty. 	John Jewell	Got it in the mail last week, it's everything I expected. Wish my department would allow them on duty Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!! 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Great boonie/water hat 	Alan J. Parent	Great boonie/water hat all of the extras are well thought out. This hat will actually make sunny days more enjoyable.  Great hat 	George Harrison	Great hat wear mine on the boat every day  We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun 	dunbach	Great hat! Fit as expected and is very comfortable. Being bald I am always trying to find a good hat and this one is awesome. The difference with this hat and most of the other boonie styles is with the Shelta the head lining keeps your head from pressing against the fabric that is exposed to direct sunlight which gets way hot. We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun and I was comfortable the whole time. The stiff brim is also a plus along with the chinstrap configurations.  Win-win. 	 Steve Davis	Great hat. I look best in a ball cap and could never pull off the look in this kind hat, but with the narrower brim on the sides I get the additional sun protection and the ball cap sort of look! Win-win.  Simply a fantastic hat! 	Dennis Rooney	Great Product!!!! Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey, but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight.  the best boonie hat I have ever owned	Todd Ricci	Guys, this truly is the best boonie hat I have ever owned. Thanks so much,gonna get another....  Have purchased two hats.........	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Have purchased two hats.........used them camping, fishing and golfing and they have performed flawlessly. They will not fly off even though I don't use the chin cord and the rigid front brim works very well. I'll own more than two shortly......... Ted Elink-Schuurman I don't often leave a review on products	John Wilson	I don't often leave a review on products. My Shelta Seahawk is worth a review. It is hands down the best outdoors hat I have ever worn. My ancestors gifted me with a natural lack of musical rhythm or dance skills, and skin that burns under overcast starlight. The Seahawk is the closest hat you'll find to an Urban Sombrero coverage-wise, only it looks great and it is ridiculously lightweight. I wear mine sailing, power boating, paddling, and shooting. The no-flop brim is worth every penny and you get the rest of the hat for free. The adjustable draw strap in the headband is fantastic. Tighten it up in high wind, loosen it for lazy relaxation time. The chinstrap has a keeper to hold it up off your neck in the back or it can be removed entirely I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far.	 Riff Raff	"I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far. Jogging: Light weight, cool on the head and absorbent brow with enough visor to keep sun out of eyes Backpacking: The narrower brim on the back was an added bonus during backpacking since it was not crashing into the pack when looking up. It is relatively new but right now it is also pretty water repellent. I usual dip hats in stream when packing to cool off, the brow gets wet but the rest of hat rolls water right off (down my back! so nice)Swimming: Cliff dove with hat and swam across lake with no threat of ever losing it (chin strap on!)Sailing: It has lived up to the claim as wind resistant. I have been in 25-knot winds without the strap with any issue. It does ""feel"" like it is going to lift off due to the visor size but it never comes close  " I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta	Jim Simkalo	I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta--It kept me cool and shaded from high elevation sun  I LOVE mine! 	Terry Gunter	I LOVE mine! After owning at least 6 different hats over the years, the Shelta is by far and away the best. Incredibly well thought-out and designed, well made, and looks good, too. The performance is amazingNo just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida	Matthew Turner	I purchased the Seahawk and just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida. The hat was awesome. No flopping as we sped in the boat from spot to spot. Great job with your product. Would highly recommend.  I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor 	 Klaus Krohn	I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor workday (99 degrees in the shade) and it performed well. My hat size is 7 5/8 and the XL fits perfectly. Will buy Phoenix in a month to rotate use!  I use on my fishing trips. 	Ted Levequeon	I use on my fishing trips. Holds up to all kinds of weather. Love it Love this hat 	Bill Turton	I used my Seahawk today in the pontoon boat and it worked perfect. Love this hat  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta! 	Scott	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina. It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun. I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun. 	Henry Bowman	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.  I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims. I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems. I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show. I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip. They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service! The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice. Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long. Parachute teams canceled because of the wind. I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads. Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face. One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it. When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.Then there was my Shelta. Absolutely no brim flip! I wore the chinstrap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off. It didn't blow off one time! I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day. The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little. I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day. It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life " It was worth every penny	. Robert Fog	I've been looking a long time to replace my comfortable OR hat and found it with this one. I was hesitant to purchase this hat because of the price but I'm glad I did. It was worth every penny. The most comfortable sun hat that I have ever worn I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny. 	 Peter Slaby	I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny.  I've mine for a few weeks now	 John Bagley	I've mine for a few weeks now. I've worn if off shore fishing and while spending time on an island off the Maine Coast with NO SHADE TREES. (Large Green Island in Knox County) It provides great shade, keeps my head cool, fits and looks great. This hat is now in my outdoor adventuring rotation!! Thank you Shelta. I have the Seahawk BTW Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!! 	Dave Smiley Stewart	Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!!  Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it	David Lake	Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it!! I have a terrible time finding hats that fit well. Perfect. Thanks All I can say is WOW	Jimmy Ernst	Just received mine today! All I can say is WOW. Spent (wasted) a lot of $$$ on outdoor hats from "TOP" manufacturers. The fit and brim stiffness has already impressed. Hitting the trail tomorrow and the beach next week so I am looking forward to sharing the results Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Just received my Seahawk desert camo. Wow! Exceeded my expectations! High quality, great features, perfect fit for me (lg/xl), with adjustability if needed. I'm a bucket hat enthusiast and an outdoor lover who spends a lot of time in/on the water. Great for all water sports as well as golf. Great styling. Ordering sand dune and navy colors as well. You guys nailed it with this product line. Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!!  This hat works as advertised	James V. Mastro	Just went on a 2.5 day ocean fishing trip. This hat works as advertised. Love the multiple position strap set up. If you do not need the the clearance I would recommend a model with a little larger side and back brim for more sun protection. The fixed front brim is perfect. Comfortable, lightweight and great fit. Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too	Albert Verdadero	Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face	 Bill	Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face, best designed hat for kayaking/paddling. Would highly recommend Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat 	Saltydog Mal	Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat been great on my bike and boat and even on dog walks with my #k9sportsack cant wait to go Kite surfing and on SUP once its a bit warmer  This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. 	KentuckyBill	My experience was the hats run a little large based on my measurements and their sizing chart. I was easily able to arrange a return and reorder of a M/L size. The hats are very high quality, they have convenient features. I really like the shape and stiffness of the brim. This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. Thank you.  He has worn a Tilley hat for years	Bymimion	My husband loves this hat! He has worn a Tilley hat for years, but it was time for a new one. He has researched this hat for some time. From the time he put it on, he was so pleased with this hat. The fit was perfect and it is well worth the price!  Nothing short of a revelation. 	 William Daily	Nothing short of a revelation. Great fit, great color, great brim ! Best floppy hat I've ever had	Bob Hansen	Ordered a Seahawk a couple weeks ago. Love it so much I just ordered an Osprey. I've been wearing a military boonie hat for 25 years before I discovered Shelta. I wish I had found you sooner ! Best floppy hat I've ever had.  Will buy again from Shelta	Anthony Avello	Purchased the Seahawk, delivery was quick and efficient. Product quality top notch. Will buy again from Shelta Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend	Josh Martin	Quality hat for sun protection and active water sports. never even blew off down the Big hill	Randy Cavner	Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend, with my Shelta hat on they entire time. Not only did it hold up to all obstacles, and keep my face from getting sun burned, but it looked great as well wore it for hurricane Irma	Mike Hohnhorst	Recently bought one of your boonies (Seahawk) and wore it for hurricane Irma. ( I'm a firefighter paramedic/ Seminole county Florida). Your hat is awesome! It kept the wind and rain off my face, and held up the hood on my raincoat. I could actually see what I was doing! Please, as soon as you get XXL in Seahawk/camo let me know, I want one for off duty. FYI I'm prior military and currently in the fire service with a combined service of 32 years...I've worn a lot of boonie's over that time, yours is by far the best!   best hat on the market, buy it! 	James V. Mastro	best hat on the market, buy it! This hat is made from quality materials and looks great. I got the medium/large, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting, but it is very comfortable! If you love the outdoor I recommend you invest in this hat!  Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation 	Kevin Gedding	Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation  The next best thing to a shade tree! 	Jerry Garnett	The next best thing to a shade tree! Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out. Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. 	Tusker	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen.  I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! 	Chad Cummings	This hat is the best! I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! Thanks for making an awesome water/sun adventure hat. I will definitely recommend it to all my sailing mates This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats	 Robert S. Truesdell	This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats! Over the decades, I've owned many and this is my new favorite. The only downside is that you can damage the bill stiffener so treat it carefully.  This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. 	 DukeDuker	This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. The size does run small though. I usually wear Medium hats, but I needed the L/XL Shelta Hat This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever	John Bagley	This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever. I've looked for a decade and purchased several duds. I'm a longtime surfer and outdoorsman.  Hat protects face and ears, and as a bonus -- looks cool ! -- so many make you look like Gilligan or as our daughter says, "A zookeeper". (Nothing against zookeepers).  I'll spread the word. as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 	 Mike Powell	Used my Shelta hat for the first time this past weekend working the Orcas youth regatta, as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 30 kts in the RIB and not a flicker from the brim Wear mine driving skiboat Love it! 	Stephen Carlock	Wear mine driving skiboat Love it!  What I have been looking for! The 	Mike Thomas	What I have been looking for! The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years. I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head. Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat. It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!! Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headwear needs would be met!  I thought they were pricy	Victor Tafoya	When I ordered my 2 hats from Shelta Hats a few months ago I thought they were pricy, but I can assure you that you won't find a more comfortable, great looking hat, that gives you the protection these do. Well worth the money! Waiting for Shelta Hats to put out a camo, so I can order another.  Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!! 	Shane Flummer	Wore hat at the river yesterday. Never had to worry about it flying off or the front bill flying backwards. My face and neck didn't get burned either. Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!!  Worth every penny. 	Ed Parent	Worth every penny.  Great Hat!	Craig Higgins	I've been wearing boogie hats for years playing golf but always had the floppy brim problem when the wind picked up.  Not anymore!  Bought a Seahawk last week on the recommendation of a member of the Schools department store.  I've worn it twice playing golf this past weekend in very windy conditions and 90 degree temps.  Absolutely works as advertised!  No flopping around plus my head did not overheat.  Big test next week in Ireland for 7 days of golf!  Stay tuned! a multipurpose hat for me	Gary	I got the camo in L/XL and it fits perfectly.  I’m retired so one of the uses is for when I mow/edge my lawn during Arkansas’ hot summers.  But I also wear it when I walk long distances for fitness.  The previous wide brim hats were floppy and any gust of wind would flip the front up exposing my face.  I’m also a landscape photographer and that makes the hat great for hiking.   Best Boonie Hat!	Jon Younger	Love my new Seahawk! Adjustable M/L fits great. My only critique is I wish the rigid visor was more curved against my forehead. Maybe my head is more rounded than others ;-) I don't know, but the bill seems a little flat against my forehead...like a flat-billed baseball cap.  Other than that...Love it!! Awesome Hat!	Scott Ottens	"Just received my Seahawk this week and used it during a sailing race on the weekend. It worked perfectly, no flopping in my face like my previous hat. If you're curious as to how this hat works, think baseball cap built into a sun hat. It seems a little pricey, but the quality and detail built into this hat make it worth every penny. I can tell that it will be an essential piece of gear for me for a long time to come. Thanks Shelta!" Tackling the Marquesas 	Bruce Keesling	"I have always been a ball cap and buff guy. But being in south Florida the buff can be tuff to wear up all the time, thus leaving the ears exposed. I have a Tilley but it’s hot and the bill is all over the place when running the boat. I bought the Seahawk to try on a weekend run to the Marquesas. I really was not expecting much since I’m picky. Man was I surprised. running out at over 35 mph, the hat stayed true as advertised. It stayed cool and by the end of the first day my fishing buddy was mad I didn’t tell him about the hat before the trip. He has since ordered one.  This is a great hat. Well worth the price tag !" Well made.	Robert White	Just received my Seahawk.  Right off the bat you can tell it's quality.  The fit is exactly as charted on this site.  My size was exactly in-between an XL and XXL (most one size fits all, don't fit me).  I opted to go with the XXL because I was afraid the XL would be too tight and give me headaches.  The XXL fits good, comfortable.  In a strong wind I may need the chin strap because it's not snug.  Happy with my purchase! Nothing like it in the market today	Randy Lore	"I purchased the Seahawk sun hat and in love with this hat. Took it to Destin Florida and it was great. I have purchased a lot of Boonie style hats but the Shelta Seahawk blows the other Boonie hats away.  Watching others go by fixing the brim from blocking there view, floppy brims, no UV protection, no draw sting, no venting system, I thought, did I look like that all these years.  Nothing like it in the market today!!" My new favorite hat!	Dave	I have been a Tilley Hat owner for the past 10+years and own 2 which I have worn all over the place and love! I bought this hat on a whim and I am amazed at how light, comfortable and well made it is. The rigid brim is also the best idea since sliced bread was invented! My Tilley hats have been consigned to the closet this hat is better by far!! I can already tell that it is awesome.	Tofer Lewis	"This hat just arrived. I can already tell that it is awesome. I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat. Years ago I got chemo vitiligo from sun damage. I'm also a serious snowboarder and I suffered a severe sunburn at very high altitude that killed my melanocytes, which create pigment, in a very bad sunburn. Soon after I lost that pigment on part of may face and have needed hats and a lot of sunblock ever since. I don't even need to actually use this hat to know, it is better that 100% of the sun hats on the market - I already own them and this better than anything else. I am so f-ing excited that I found your hats. Somehow I found you through random Google ad placement, I have no idea how Google does it, but they do, so thank the Google.  This hat is awesome, period." A Gulf Coast thumbs up !	conrad	"First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Secondly ... the Seahawk is a great boonie type sun hat !! High quality construction and the winged vision visor works perfect ( no flapping here! ) Spend a sunny weekend along the coast of Louisiana in my bay boat with no concerns about sun on my ears or head. Cruising 40 MPH from trout hole to trout hole with hat staying nicely on head and no bill flapping or slapping your face and sunglasses in the wind!! The hat is a little pricey but definitely constructed better than any other performance quality boonie I've ever owned which includes most of those out there! Did I mention very cool ventilation for the head also? 5 star review for sure .. Can't go wrong with a SHELTA !! I'm sure going to try me a Griffin next .. waiting for desert camo color !!  " All Conditions :: Totally awesome Lid for all your adventures.	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking.  This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even tho I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities.  I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha.  The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen.  This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun.  Thanks guys for such a great product. Give me good Shelta!	Vipe Desai	"It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20 mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours!   Let's face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat! " Great Product!!!!	Dennis Rooney	Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey,but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight. What I have been looking for!	Mike Thomas	"The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years.  I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head.  Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat.  It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!!  Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headware needs would be met!" The next best thing to a shade tree!	Jerry Garnett	Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out.  Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for.... Fantastic hat for sun-protection and all-day comfort!	Scott 	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina.  It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun.  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta!   Great hat	John	"I used a Seahawk hat for nearly a year. Used it doing landscape photography, dogwalks, and competing in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race and back. Over ten days it stayed on and unflopped in 35+ knots and HUGE rainstorms. Brim didn't flip once! I love this hat. Sadly I lost it in Hawaii - not from my head, but from my pocket. (Getting off a bus.) I miss it and my boonie replacement is woefully inadequate! Just about to order another one, but I'll keep it on my head this time!" covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking. 	Sutton Medley 	Thanks went thru a lot of hats after discovering skin cancer on my neck/scalp from to much sun, cover as much as you can when outdoors was the advice given to me by the Dr. All of the wide brim hats I tried were bulky, floppy, or hot could not find a hat for all my outdoor activities until I acquired the seahawk early last summer, it is now the only wide brimmed hat I carry or use that covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking.  Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind	Chris Lang	Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind. Even got my wife to wear a hat out on the water, boat and beach, which is unheard of. Never saw that coming. Outstanding customer service!!! Could not be happier for shade and sun protection in all of my activities Great hat 	Steven Avery	Great hat for all watersports but also for just about anything else too. In addition to surfing, standup, and boating. I have used mine for hiking, yard work and just lounging around since where I live the sun is relentless. I would highly recommend these hats for people that are looking for value and craftsmanship in the products they buy and use I love these hats	Terry Gunter	I love these hats. They are lightweight and quality made. I have purchased two --- the Seahawk and the Phoenix, which I wear while kayaking. They provide the needed sun protection but are so lightweight that you don't even notice you are wearing. I wore a Tilley hat previously but lost it on a trip earlier this spring. Thought I would try a Shelta based on the product description and I'm glad I did. It delivers or exceeds expectations on every level.  A superior product to anything I've worn before it	Steve Morris 	I've been wearing a variety of different hats for over 20 years now.  None of them compare to your product. The magic is in the rigid visor!  Totally functional when dry or sopping wet. Fit and styling are right on point as well. A superior product to anything I've worn before it Recently we discovered Sheltahats	Headhunters Fly Shop, Craig Montana	Recently we discovered Sheltahats . These are very high tech hats that offer incredible UV protection and are designed to be used in and around the water (think surfing, SUP, whitewater, swimming, etc.) Dewey and I have been testing these for the last couple weeks and that are a serious sun hat that we both agree outperform anything else. They have a stiff winged brim that offers great protection and vision, and doesnt flop around even in 50mph winds. They are incredibly cool, and they stay put in the wind. The chinstrap can be clipped to the back to stay out of your way, or removed in seconds and stashed in a built in pocket. Theyre expensive, but so far I would say they are well worth double the cost of other bucket, straw and up/downer hats Ive tried. And they are just about double the price of many sun hats at $65.  Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever	Gretchen Gamble	Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever!My sister and I got this hat for my mom who is a professional naturalist and bird watcher. The challenge for her with hats has always been finding a hat that would offer enough protection and not block viewing ability. This hat is a winner! Gobsmackingly good	Paul William Rogers	Gobsmackingly good! I bought a Seahawk and the day after it arrived I was sailing in 30+kts. Not for a moment did I think that the hat was either going to fly away or the brim was going to flop down or up - and it doesn't cause my head to overheat. There's absolutely nothing about it not to love...Thank you for creating the best action hat in the world!  David Mason   Yacht master Instructor and Commercial Skipper A perfect sailing hat	Kevin Stone	Hi, have just received my hat. A perfect sailing hat, have been looking for one of these for years! Super quick delivery 	 Michael Miller	Just received my new Shelta hat a few days ago via Amazon and I love it! Super quick delivery (arrived way sooner than the estimated delivery time) and I even exchanged the "Osprey" for a "Seahawk" and the refund was just as quick! Hat fits great, and I love the unique features like the removable head strap and hidden compartment. I especially love the stiff bill! No more floppy Sunhat!  This is a true sportsmans hat! 	Mark Spreeman	I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun. One great thing about this hat is the lightweight and comfort of it. I was out at the Colorado River in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style. The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river. This is a true sportsmans hat First ... the purchase experience was great	Conrad	First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! I'm a Geologist in Colorado	Russell (Tofer) Lewis	I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat.  This hat is awesome, period These are the best hats 	Tuskeron	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever	Bruce Gresham	Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever. Many boats broke the speed record. The hat worked great in all that wind. It didnt flop around like the T.ly Hat I used to wear.  I will be ordering a hat for the skipper Thanks guys for such a great product.   	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking. This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even though I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities. I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha. The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen. This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun. Thanks guys for such a great product.    A Gulf Coast thumbs up	Conrad	A Gulf Coast thumbs up! First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased	Nestor rosas	Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased. I tried several other brands and had the dreaded brim flop when windy or wet. this hat is amazing. no drooping brim. with several different style you can find just what youre looking for in sun coverage. The hat size is adjustable so as long as you get the recommended size when ordering the hat will fit This hat is a Godsend	Dennis Wilkins	Coming from someone that has already had the experience of skin cancer removed from various locations on my face,,,, This hat is a Godsend!! I've had my Shelta for almost a year now and I love it! Thank you for a great product!!  BOOM, just got my second order in	jason Priakos	BOOM, just got my second order in. A Seahawk to go with my Griffen....thanks for the DUMB fast shipping Shelta Hats. Just in time for Akumal Mexico trip. Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta 	Paul Burnett	Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta hat 2 days ago in Greenland. We were coming back by zodiac from a historic site and the wind was howling and the seas rough. Not once did the brim fold back. Protected my face and head perfectly Got my Camo Seahawk 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking	It Kenneth Boose Sr.	Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking! Plans changed and went to the Dixie Youth Georgia State Championship Series. Fits great and even kept my head cool in the 248 degree Ga. heat! Love It  Hands down the best water hat I've used. 	 Jay Richter	Got my Seahawk last summer. Hands down the best water hat I've used. Actually it's perfect for any outdoor activities.  Thanks for a GREAT product	Chris Cannon	I just got back from a river trip through the Grand Canyon and had the chance to use my Shelta Osprey for the first time. 28 years of guiding trips and I feel like I finally found the perfect hat! It definitely holds up in the wind, just as advertised! Thanks for a GREAT product!  The stiff brim sets this hat apart 	David Wendlinger	I've had my Seahawk for a few weeks now and wear it all the time. Love it. Keeps the sun off my face and neck far better than the usual baseball hats I would normally wear. The stiff brim sets this hat apart from other hats like it. I'll definitely be ordering another Seahawk in a different color soon.  Im a 57-year-old mountain biker 	Craig Col	Im a 57-year-old mountain biker who in 2012 was diagnosed with Basil Cell Carcinoma on one of my ears. It required surgery and 20+ stiches. I always liked wearing a baseball style hat but after surgery I needed to find something that would cover my ears. Thus started a five-year search to find a hat I felt comfortable in and looked good. I visited REI, Cabelas, Columbia and many other outdoor stores with no luck. The boonie style hats I found were too wide, too floppy or couldnt be sized to fit my correctly. I have a son who is professional wake boarder (and a Fireman/Paramedic) so we are on the water too. So I resorted to buying ball hats that I could pull down over the top of my ears and even had the thought that I just needed to design my own boonie hat. Then I saw an ad on Facebook for Shelta Hats and I knew right away I found the answer. I liked them so much that I ordered both an Osprey and a Phoenix. They do everything I was hoping for, meaning I can fit them to my head perfectly. They cover my ears but the narrow sides are perfect, they work perfect on the water or in the Oregon rain and finally best of all the stiff baseball bill is just what I wanted. Thanks for designing the perfect year round hat!   It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! 	! Vipe Desai	It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20-mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours! Lets face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat!  love it	 Cuyler Morris	Just got one and been sailing all week in Caribbean with it....love it!  Love mine....	Christina Jacobs	Love mine....it's worthy both in and out of the water!  On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11	 John Wilson	On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11 Worn my Seahawk daily 	Eric Johnson	Worn my Seahawk daily for this entire season and it's still going strong! - got half my crew wearing them now  Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats	Barefoot Curt Davidson	Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats. The design of the brim holds up in the wettest of weather. The adjustable headband makes for a perfect fit and the stash pockets rule for my key or an extra $20.00. Good stuff for any adventure!  Excellent quality 	 Darren White	Excellent quality - great fit - holds its form. The best adventure hat I have found to keep the sun off my ears and neck, and out of my eyes! Can't be beat!  Finally !Hat is as described. 	R. Hubbell	Finally !Hat is as described. I have wanted a "Bucket" hat that wouldn't flop into my face or blow the brim up while sailing and golfing. The front brim on this hat is designed to be similar to a bill on a cap yet retain the look and protection you want in a "bucket hat. It is also very light in weight. The adjustment feature for the perfect fit worked well for me. It doesn't grip your head but is stable and I don't feel like I'm still wearing a hat when I remove it after a round of golf or a day on the water. I haven't had to use the strap but could see that in higher wind conditions especially while sailing that it will give me a feeling of security that it won't blow off.  Wish my department would allow them on duty. 	John Jewell	Got it in the mail last week, it's everything I expected. Wish my department would allow them on duty Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!! 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Great boonie/water hat 	Alan J. Parent	Great boonie/water hat all of the extras are well thought out. This hat will actually make sunny days more enjoyable.  Great hat 	George Harrison	Great hat wear mine on the boat every day  We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun 	dunbach	Great hat! Fit as expected and is very comfortable. Being bald I am always trying to find a good hat and this one is awesome. The difference with this hat and most of the other boonie styles is with the Shelta the head lining keeps your head from pressing against the fabric that is exposed to direct sunlight which gets way hot. We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun and I was comfortable the whole time. The stiff brim is also a plus along with the chinstrap configurations.  Win-win. 	 Steve Davis	Great hat. I look best in a ball cap and could never pull off the look in this kind hat, but with the narrower brim on the sides I get the additional sun protection and the ball cap sort of look! Win-win.  Simply a fantastic hat! 	Dennis Rooney	Great Product!!!! Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey, but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight.  the best boonie hat I have ever owned	Todd Ricci	Guys, this truly is the best boonie hat I have ever owned. Thanks so much,gonna get another....  Have purchased two hats.........	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Have purchased two hats.........used them camping, fishing and golfing and they have performed flawlessly. They will not fly off even though I don't use the chin cord and the rigid front brim works very well. I'll own more than two shortly......... Ted Elink-Schuurman I don't often leave a review on products	John Wilson	I don't often leave a review on products. My Shelta Seahawk is worth a review. It is hands down the best outdoors hat I have ever worn. My ancestors gifted me with a natural lack of musical rhythm or dance skills, and skin that burns under overcast starlight. The Seahawk is the closest hat you'll find to an Urban Sombrero coverage-wise, only it looks great and it is ridiculously lightweight. I wear mine sailing, power boating, paddling, and shooting. The no-flop brim is worth every penny and you get the rest of the hat for free. The adjustable draw strap in the headband is fantastic. Tighten it up in high wind, loosen it for lazy relaxation time. The chinstrap has a keeper to hold it up off your neck in the back or it can be removed entirely I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far.	 Riff Raff	"I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far. Jogging: Light weight, cool on the head and absorbent brow with enough visor to keep sun out of eyes Backpacking: The narrower brim on the back was an added bonus during backpacking since it was not crashing into the pack when looking up. It is relatively new but right now it is also pretty water repellent. I usual dip hats in stream when packing to cool off, the brow gets wet but the rest of hat rolls water right off (down my back! so nice)Swimming: Cliff dove with hat and swam across lake with no threat of ever losing it (chin strap on!)Sailing: It has lived up to the claim as wind resistant. I have been in 25-knot winds without the strap with any issue. It does ""feel"" like it is going to lift off due to the visor size but it never comes close  " I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta	Jim Simkalo	I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta--It kept me cool and shaded from high elevation sun  I LOVE mine! 	Terry Gunter	I LOVE mine! After owning at least 6 different hats over the years, the Shelta is by far and away the best. Incredibly well thought-out and designed, well made, and looks good, too. The performance is amazingNo just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida	Matthew Turner	I purchased the Seahawk and just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida. The hat was awesome. No flopping as we sped in the boat from spot to spot. Great job with your product. Would highly recommend.  I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor 	 Klaus Krohn	I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor workday (99 degrees in the shade) and it performed well. My hat size is 7 5/8 and the XL fits perfectly. Will buy Phoenix in a month to rotate use!  I use on my fishing trips. 	Ted Levequeon	I use on my fishing trips. Holds up to all kinds of weather. Love it Love this hat 	Bill Turton	I used my Seahawk today in the pontoon boat and it worked perfect. Love this hat  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta! 	Scott	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina. It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun. I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun. 	Henry Bowman	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.  I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims. I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems. I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show. I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip. They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service! The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice. Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long. Parachute teams canceled because of the wind. I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads. Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face. One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it. When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.Then there was my Shelta. Absolutely no brim flip! I wore the chinstrap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off. It didn't blow off one time! I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day. The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little. I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day. It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life " It was worth every penny	. Robert Fog	I've been looking a long time to replace my comfortable OR hat and found it with this one. I was hesitant to purchase this hat because of the price but I'm glad I did. It was worth every penny. The most comfortable sun hat that I have ever worn I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny. 	 Peter Slaby	I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny.  I've mine for a few weeks now	 John Bagley	I've mine for a few weeks now. I've worn if off shore fishing and while spending time on an island off the Maine Coast with NO SHADE TREES. (Large Green Island in Knox County) It provides great shade, keeps my head cool, fits and looks great. This hat is now in my outdoor adventuring rotation!! Thank you Shelta. I have the Seahawk BTW Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!! 	Dave Smiley Stewart	Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!!  Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it	David Lake	Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it!! I have a terrible time finding hats that fit well. Perfect. Thanks All I can say is WOW	Jimmy Ernst	Just received mine today! All I can say is WOW. Spent (wasted) a lot of $$$ on outdoor hats from "TOP" manufacturers. The fit and brim stiffness has already impressed. Hitting the trail tomorrow and the beach next week so I am looking forward to sharing the results Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Just received my Seahawk desert camo. Wow! Exceeded my expectations! High quality, great features, perfect fit for me (lg/xl), with adjustability if needed. I'm a bucket hat enthusiast and an outdoor lover who spends a lot of time in/on the water. Great for all water sports as well as golf. Great styling. Ordering sand dune and navy colors as well. You guys nailed it with this product line. Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!!  This hat works as advertised	James V. Mastro	Just went on a 2.5 day ocean fishing trip. This hat works as advertised. Love the multiple position strap set up. If you do not need the the clearance I would recommend a model with a little larger side and back brim for more sun protection. The fixed front brim is perfect. Comfortable, lightweight and great fit. Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too	Albert Verdadero	Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face	 Bill	Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face, best designed hat for kayaking/paddling. Would highly recommend Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat 	Saltydog Mal	Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat been great on my bike and boat and even on dog walks with my #k9sportsack cant wait to go Kite surfing and on SUP once its a bit warmer  This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. 	KentuckyBill	My experience was the hats run a little large based on my measurements and their sizing chart. I was easily able to arrange a return and reorder of a M/L size. The hats are very high quality, they have convenient features. I really like the shape and stiffness of the brim. This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. Thank you.  He has worn a Tilley hat for years	Bymimion	My husband loves this hat! He has worn a Tilley hat for years, but it was time for a new one. He has researched this hat for some time. From the time he put it on, he was so pleased with this hat. The fit was perfect and it is well worth the price!  Nothing short of a revelation. 	 William Daily	Nothing short of a revelation. Great fit, great color, great brim ! Best floppy hat I've ever had	Bob Hansen	Ordered a Seahawk a couple weeks ago. Love it so much I just ordered an Osprey. I've been wearing a military boonie hat for 25 years before I discovered Shelta. I wish I had found you sooner ! Best floppy hat I've ever had.  Will buy again from Shelta	Anthony Avello	Purchased the Seahawk, delivery was quick and efficient. Product quality top notch. Will buy again from Shelta Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend	Josh Martin	Quality hat for sun protection and active water sports. never even blew off down the Big hill	Randy Cavner	Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend, with my Shelta hat on they entire time. Not only did it hold up to all obstacles, and keep my face from getting sun burned, but it looked great as well wore it for hurricane Irma	Mike Hohnhorst	Recently bought one of your boonies (Seahawk) and wore it for hurricane Irma. ( I'm a firefighter paramedic/ Seminole county Florida). Your hat is awesome! It kept the wind and rain off my face, and held up the hood on my raincoat. I could actually see what I was doing! Please, as soon as you get XXL in Seahawk/camo let me know, I want one for off duty. FYI I'm prior military and currently in the fire service with a combined service of 32 years...I've worn a lot of boonie's over that time, yours is by far the best!   best hat on the market, buy it! 	James V. Mastro	best hat on the market, buy it! This hat is made from quality materials and looks great. I got the medium/large, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting, but it is very comfortable! If you love the outdoor I recommend you invest in this hat!  Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation 	Kevin Gedding	Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation  The next best thing to a shade tree! 	Jerry Garnett	The next best thing to a shade tree! Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out. Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. 	Tusker	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen.  I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! 	Chad Cummings	This hat is the best! I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! Thanks for making an awesome water/sun adventure hat. I will definitely recommend it to all my sailing mates This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats	 Robert S. Truesdell	This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats! Over the decades, I've owned many and this is my new favorite. The only downside is that you can damage the bill stiffener so treat it carefully.  This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. 	 DukeDuker	This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. The size does run small though. I usually wear Medium hats, but I needed the L/XL Shelta Hat This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever	John Bagley	This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever. I've looked for a decade and purchased several duds. I'm a longtime surfer and outdoorsman.  Hat protects face and ears, and as a bonus -- looks cool ! -- so many make you look like Gilligan or as our daughter says, "A zookeeper". (Nothing against zookeepers).  I'll spread the word. as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 	 Mike Powell	Used my Shelta hat for the first time this past weekend working the Orcas youth regatta, as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 30 kts in the RIB and not a flicker from the brim Wear mine driving skiboat Love it! 	Stephen Carlock	Wear mine driving skiboat Love it!  What I have been looking for! The 	Mike Thomas	What I have been looking for! The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years. I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head. Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat. It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!! Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headwear needs would be met!  I thought they were pricy	Victor Tafoya	When I ordered my 2 hats from Shelta Hats a few months ago I thought they were pricy, but I can assure you that you won't find a more comfortable, great looking hat, that gives you the protection these do. Well worth the money! Waiting for Shelta Hats to put out a camo, so I can order another.  Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!! 	Shane Flummer	Wore hat at the river yesterday. Never had to worry about it flying off or the front bill flying backwards. My face and neck didn't get burned either. Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!!  Worth every penny. 	Ed Parent	Worth every penny.  Great Hat!	Craig Higgins	I've been wearing boogie hats for years playing golf but always had the floppy brim problem when the wind picked up.  Not anymore!  Bought a Seahawk last week on the recommendation of a member of the Schools department store.  I've worn it twice playing golf this past weekend in very windy conditions and 90 degree temps.  Absolutely works as advertised!  No flopping around plus my head did not overheat.  Big test next week in Ireland for 7 days of golf!  Stay tuned! a multipurpose hat for me	Gary	I got the camo in L/XL and it fits perfectly.  I’m retired so one of the uses is for when I mow/edge my lawn during Arkansas’ hot summers.  But I also wear it when I walk long distances for fitness.  The previous wide brim hats were floppy and any gust of wind would flip the front up exposing my face.  I’m also a landscape photographer and that makes the hat great for hiking.   Best Boonie Hat!	Jon Younger	Love my new Seahawk! Adjustable M/L fits great. My only critique is I wish the rigid visor was more curved against my forehead. Maybe my head is more rounded than others ;-) I don't know, but the bill seems a little flat against my forehead...like a flat-billed baseball cap.  Other than that...Love it!! Awesome Hat!	Scott Ottens	"Just received my Seahawk this week and used it during a sailing race on the weekend. It worked perfectly, no flopping in my face like my previous hat. If you're curious as to how this hat works, think baseball cap built into a sun hat. It seems a little pricey, but the quality and detail built into this hat make it worth every penny. I can tell that it will be an essential piece of gear for me for a long time to come. Thanks Shelta!" Tackling the Marquesas 	Bruce Keesling	"I have always been a ball cap and buff guy. But being in south Florida the buff can be tuff to wear up all the time, thus leaving the ears exposed. I have a Tilley but it’s hot and the bill is all over the place when running the boat. I bought the Seahawk to try on a weekend run to the Marquesas. I really was not expecting much since I’m picky. Man was I surprised. running out at over 35 mph, the hat stayed true as advertised. It stayed cool and by the end of the first day my fishing buddy was mad I didn’t tell him about the hat before the trip. He has since ordered one.  This is a great hat. Well worth the price tag !" Well made.	Robert White	Just received my Seahawk.  Right off the bat you can tell it's quality.  The fit is exactly as charted on this site.  My size was exactly in-between an XL and XXL (most one size fits all, don't fit me).  I opted to go with the XXL because I was afraid the XL would be too tight and give me headaches.  The XXL fits good, comfortable.  In a strong wind I may need the chin strap because it's not snug.  Happy with my purchase! Nothing like it in the market today	Randy Lore	"I purchased the Seahawk sun hat and in love with this hat. Took it to Destin Florida and it was great. I have purchased a lot of Boonie style hats but the Shelta Seahawk blows the other Boonie hats away.  Watching others go by fixing the brim from blocking there view, floppy brims, no UV protection, no draw sting, no venting system, I thought, did I look like that all these years.  Nothing like it in the market today!!" My new favorite hat!	Dave	I have been a Tilley Hat owner for the past 10+years and own 2 which I have worn all over the place and love! I bought this hat on a whim and I am amazed at how light, comfortable and well made it is. The rigid brim is also the best idea since sliced bread was invented! My Tilley hats have been consigned to the closet this hat is better by far!! I can already tell that it is awesome.	Tofer Lewis	"This hat just arrived. I can already tell that it is awesome. I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat. Years ago I got chemo vitiligo from sun damage. I'm also a serious snowboarder and I suffered a severe sunburn at very high altitude that killed my melanocytes, which create pigment, in a very bad sunburn. Soon after I lost that pigment on part of may face and have needed hats and a lot of sunblock ever since. I don't even need to actually use this hat to know, it is better that 100% of the sun hats on the market - I already own them and this better than anything else. I am so f-ing excited that I found your hats. Somehow I found you through random Google ad placement, I have no idea how Google does it, but they do, so thank the Google.  This hat is awesome, period." All Conditions :: Totally awesome Lid for all your adventures.	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking.  This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even tho I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities.  I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha.  The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen.  This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun.  Thanks guys for such a great product. Fantastic Hat!	Mark Spreeman	"I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun.  One great thing about this hat is the light weight and comfort of it. My head size was right between sizes, M/L a little tight and L/XL little loose.  I got the XL and with the size adapter it is comfortable and fits perfect.    I was out at the Colorado river in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style.  The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river.   This is a true sportsmans hat!   Mark Spreeman" Give me good Shelta!	Vipe Desai	"It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20 mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours!   Let's face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat! " Awesome Hat!	Doug Wood	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.    I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims.  I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems.  I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show.  I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip.  They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service!  The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice.  Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long.  Parachute teams canceled because of the wind.  I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads.  Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face.  One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it.  When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.  Then there was my Shelta.  Absolutely no brim flip!  I wore the chin strap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off.  It didn't blow off one time!  I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day.  The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little.   I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day.  It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life!   " covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking. 	Sutton Medley 	Thanks went thru a lot of hats after discovering skin cancer on my neck/scalp from to much sun, cover as much as you can when outdoors was the advice given to me by the Dr. All of the wide brim hats I tried were bulky, floppy, or hot could not find a hat for all my outdoor activities until I acquired the seahawk early last summer, it is now the only wide brimmed hat I carry or use that covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking.  Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind	Chris Lang	Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind. Even got my wife to wear a hat out on the water, boat and beach, which is unheard of. Never saw that coming. Outstanding customer service!!! Could not be happier for shade and sun protection in all of my activities Great hat 	Steven Avery	Great hat for all watersports but also for just about anything else too. In addition to surfing, standup, and boating. I have used mine for hiking, yard work and just lounging around since where I live the sun is relentless. I would highly recommend these hats for people that are looking for value and craftsmanship in the products they buy and use I love these hats	Terry Gunter	I love these hats. They are lightweight and quality made. I have purchased two --- the Seahawk and the Phoenix, which I wear while kayaking. They provide the needed sun protection but are so lightweight that you don't even notice you are wearing. I wore a Tilley hat previously but lost it on a trip earlier this spring. Thought I would try a Shelta based on the product description and I'm glad I did. It delivers or exceeds expectations on every level.  A superior product to anything I've worn before it	Steve Morris 	I've been wearing a variety of different hats for over 20 years now.  None of them compare to your product. The magic is in the rigid visor!  Totally functional when dry or sopping wet. Fit and styling are right on point as well. A superior product to anything I've worn before it Recently we discovered Sheltahats	Headhunters Fly Shop, Craig Montana	Recently we discovered Sheltahats . These are very high tech hats that offer incredible UV protection and are designed to be used in and around the water (think surfing, SUP, whitewater, swimming, etc.) Dewey and I have been testing these for the last couple weeks and that are a serious sun hat that we both agree outperform anything else. They have a stiff winged brim that offers great protection and vision, and doesnt flop around even in 50mph winds. They are incredibly cool, and they stay put in the wind. The chinstrap can be clipped to the back to stay out of your way, or removed in seconds and stashed in a built in pocket. Theyre expensive, but so far I would say they are well worth double the cost of other bucket, straw and up/downer hats Ive tried. And they are just about double the price of many sun hats at $65.  Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever	Gretchen Gamble	Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever!My sister and I got this hat for my mom who is a professional naturalist and bird watcher. The challenge for her with hats has always been finding a hat that would offer enough protection and not block viewing ability. This hat is a winner! Gobsmackingly good	Paul William Rogers	Gobsmackingly good! I bought a Seahawk and the day after it arrived I was sailing in 30+kts. Not for a moment did I think that the hat was either going to fly away or the brim was going to flop down or up - and it doesn't cause my head to overheat. There's absolutely nothing about it not to love...Thank you for creating the best action hat in the world!  David Mason   Yacht master Instructor and Commercial Skipper A perfect sailing hat	Kevin Stone	Hi, have just received my hat. A perfect sailing hat, have been looking for one of these for years! Super quick delivery 	 Michael Miller	Just received my new Shelta hat a few days ago via Amazon and I love it! Super quick delivery (arrived way sooner than the estimated delivery time) and I even exchanged the "Osprey" for a "Seahawk" and the refund was just as quick! Hat fits great, and I love the unique features like the removable head strap and hidden compartment. I especially love the stiff bill! No more floppy Sunhat!  This is a true sportsmans hat! 	Mark Spreeman	I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun. One great thing about this hat is the lightweight and comfort of it. I was out at the Colorado River in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style. The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river. This is a true sportsmans hat First ... the purchase experience was great	Conrad	First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! I'm a Geologist in Colorado	Russell (Tofer) Lewis	I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat.  This hat is awesome, period These are the best hats 	Tuskeron	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever	Bruce Gresham	Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever. Many boats broke the speed record. The hat worked great in all that wind. It didnt flop around like the T.ly Hat I used to wear.  I will be ordering a hat for the skipper Thanks guys for such a great product.   	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking. This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even though I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities. I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha. The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen. This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun. Thanks guys for such a great product.    A Gulf Coast thumbs up	Conrad	A Gulf Coast thumbs up! First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased	Nestor rosas	Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased. I tried several other brands and had the dreaded brim flop when windy or wet. this hat is amazing. no drooping brim. with several different style you can find just what youre looking for in sun coverage. The hat size is adjustable so as long as you get the recommended size when ordering the hat will fit This hat is a Godsend	Dennis Wilkins	Coming from someone that has already had the experience of skin cancer removed from various locations on my face,,,, This hat is a Godsend!! I've had my Shelta for almost a year now and I love it! Thank you for a great product!!  BOOM, just got my second order in	jason Priakos	BOOM, just got my second order in. A Seahawk to go with my Griffen....thanks for the DUMB fast shipping Shelta Hats. Just in time for Akumal Mexico trip. Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta 	Paul Burnett	Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta hat 2 days ago in Greenland. We were coming back by zodiac from a historic site and the wind was howling and the seas rough. Not once did the brim fold back. Protected my face and head perfectly Got my Camo Seahawk 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking	It Kenneth Boose Sr.	Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking! Plans changed and went to the Dixie Youth Georgia State Championship Series. Fits great and even kept my head cool in the 248 degree Ga. heat! Love It  Hands down the best water hat I've used. 	 Jay Richter	Got my Seahawk last summer. Hands down the best water hat I've used. Actually it's perfect for any outdoor activities.  Thanks for a GREAT product	Chris Cannon	I just got back from a river trip through the Grand Canyon and had the chance to use my Shelta Osprey for the first time. 28 years of guiding trips and I feel like I finally found the perfect hat! It definitely holds up in the wind, just as advertised! Thanks for a GREAT product!  The stiff brim sets this hat apart 	David Wendlinger	I've had my Seahawk for a few weeks now and wear it all the time. Love it. Keeps the sun off my face and neck far better than the usual baseball hats I would normally wear. The stiff brim sets this hat apart from other hats like it. I'll definitely be ordering another Seahawk in a different color soon.  Im a 57-year-old mountain biker 	Craig Col	Im a 57-year-old mountain biker who in 2012 was diagnosed with Basil Cell Carcinoma on one of my ears. It required surgery and 20+ stiches. I always liked wearing a baseball style hat but after surgery I needed to find something that would cover my ears. Thus started a five-year search to find a hat I felt comfortable in and looked good. I visited REI, Cabelas, Columbia and many other outdoor stores with no luck. The boonie style hats I found were too wide, too floppy or couldnt be sized to fit my correctly. I have a son who is professional wake boarder (and a Fireman/Paramedic) so we are on the water too. So I resorted to buying ball hats that I could pull down over the top of my ears and even had the thought that I just needed to design my own boonie hat. Then I saw an ad on Facebook for Shelta Hats and I knew right away I found the answer. I liked them so much that I ordered both an Osprey and a Phoenix. They do everything I was hoping for, meaning I can fit them to my head perfectly. They cover my ears but the narrow sides are perfect, they work perfect on the water or in the Oregon rain and finally best of all the stiff baseball bill is just what I wanted. Thanks for designing the perfect year round hat!   It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! 	! Vipe Desai	It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20-mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours! Lets face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat!  love it	 Cuyler Morris	Just got one and been sailing all week in Caribbean with it....love it!  Love mine....	Christina Jacobs	Love mine....it's worthy both in and out of the water!  On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11	 John Wilson	On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11 Worn my Seahawk daily 	Eric Johnson	Worn my Seahawk daily for this entire season and it's still going strong! - got half my crew wearing them now  Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats	Barefoot Curt Davidson	Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats. The design of the brim holds up in the wettest of weather. The adjustable headband makes for a perfect fit and the stash pockets rule for my key or an extra $20.00. Good stuff for any adventure!  Excellent quality 	 Darren White	Excellent quality - great fit - holds its form. The best adventure hat I have found to keep the sun off my ears and neck, and out of my eyes! Can't be beat!  Finally !Hat is as described. 	R. Hubbell	Finally !Hat is as described. I have wanted a "Bucket" hat that wouldn't flop into my face or blow the brim up while sailing and golfing. The front brim on this hat is designed to be similar to a bill on a cap yet retain the look and protection you want in a "bucket hat. It is also very light in weight. The adjustment feature for the perfect fit worked well for me. It doesn't grip your head but is stable and I don't feel like I'm still wearing a hat when I remove it after a round of golf or a day on the water. I haven't had to use the strap but could see that in higher wind conditions especially while sailing that it will give me a feeling of security that it won't blow off.  Wish my department would allow them on duty. 	John Jewell	Got it in the mail last week, it's everything I expected. Wish my department would allow them on duty Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!! 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Great boonie/water hat 	Alan J. Parent	Great boonie/water hat all of the extras are well thought out. This hat will actually make sunny days more enjoyable.  Great hat 	George Harrison	Great hat wear mine on the boat every day  We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun 	dunbach	Great hat! Fit as expected and is very comfortable. Being bald I am always trying to find a good hat and this one is awesome. The difference with this hat and most of the other boonie styles is with the Shelta the head lining keeps your head from pressing against the fabric that is exposed to direct sunlight which gets way hot. We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun and I was comfortable the whole time. The stiff brim is also a plus along with the chinstrap configurations.  Win-win. 	 Steve Davis	Great hat. I look best in a ball cap and could never pull off the look in this kind hat, but with the narrower brim on the sides I get the additional sun protection and the ball cap sort of look! Win-win.  Simply a fantastic hat! 	Dennis Rooney	Great Product!!!! Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey, but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight.  the best boonie hat I have ever owned	Todd Ricci	Guys, this truly is the best boonie hat I have ever owned. Thanks so much,gonna get another....  Have purchased two hats.........	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Have purchased two hats.........used them camping, fishing and golfing and they have performed flawlessly. They will not fly off even though I don't use the chin cord and the rigid front brim works very well. I'll own more than two shortly......... Ted Elink-Schuurman I don't often leave a review on products	John Wilson	I don't often leave a review on products. My Shelta Seahawk is worth a review. It is hands down the best outdoors hat I have ever worn. My ancestors gifted me with a natural lack of musical rhythm or dance skills, and skin that burns under overcast starlight. The Seahawk is the closest hat you'll find to an Urban Sombrero coverage-wise, only it looks great and it is ridiculously lightweight. I wear mine sailing, power boating, paddling, and shooting. The no-flop brim is worth every penny and you get the rest of the hat for free. The adjustable draw strap in the headband is fantastic. Tighten it up in high wind, loosen it for lazy relaxation time. The chinstrap has a keeper to hold it up off your neck in the back or it can be removed entirely I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far.	 Riff Raff	"I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far. Jogging: Light weight, cool on the head and absorbent brow with enough visor to keep sun out of eyes Backpacking: The narrower brim on the back was an added bonus during backpacking since it was not crashing into the pack when looking up. It is relatively new but right now it is also pretty water repellent. I usual dip hats in stream when packing to cool off, the brow gets wet but the rest of hat rolls water right off (down my back! so nice)Swimming: Cliff dove with hat and swam across lake with no threat of ever losing it (chin strap on!)Sailing: It has lived up to the claim as wind resistant. I have been in 25-knot winds without the strap with any issue. It does ""feel"" like it is going to lift off due to the visor size but it never comes close  " I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta	Jim Simkalo	I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta--It kept me cool and shaded from high elevation sun  I LOVE mine! 	Terry Gunter	I LOVE mine! After owning at least 6 different hats over the years, the Shelta is by far and away the best. Incredibly well thought-out and designed, well made, and looks good, too. The performance is amazingNo just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida	Matthew Turner	I purchased the Seahawk and just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida. The hat was awesome. No flopping as we sped in the boat from spot to spot. Great job with your product. Would highly recommend.  I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor 	 Klaus Krohn	I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor workday (99 degrees in the shade) and it performed well. My hat size is 7 5/8 and the XL fits perfectly. Will buy Phoenix in a month to rotate use!  I use on my fishing trips. 	Ted Levequeon	I use on my fishing trips. Holds up to all kinds of weather. Love it Love this hat 	Bill Turton	I used my Seahawk today in the pontoon boat and it worked perfect. Love this hat  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta! 	Scott	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina. It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun. I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun. 	Henry Bowman	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.  I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims. I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems. I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show. I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip. They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service! The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice. Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long. Parachute teams canceled because of the wind. I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads. Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face. One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it. When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.Then there was my Shelta. Absolutely no brim flip! I wore the chinstrap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off. It didn't blow off one time! I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day. The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little. I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day. It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life " It was worth every penny	. Robert Fog	I've been looking a long time to replace my comfortable OR hat and found it with this one. I was hesitant to purchase this hat because of the price but I'm glad I did. It was worth every penny. The most comfortable sun hat that I have ever worn I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny. 	 Peter Slaby	I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny.  I've mine for a few weeks now	 John Bagley	I've mine for a few weeks now. I've worn if off shore fishing and while spending time on an island off the Maine Coast with NO SHADE TREES. (Large Green Island in Knox County) It provides great shade, keeps my head cool, fits and looks great. This hat is now in my outdoor adventuring rotation!! Thank you Shelta. I have the Seahawk BTW Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!! 	Dave Smiley Stewart	Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!!  Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it	David Lake	Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it!! I have a terrible time finding hats that fit well. Perfect. Thanks All I can say is WOW	Jimmy Ernst	Just received mine today! All I can say is WOW. Spent (wasted) a lot of $$$ on outdoor hats from "TOP" manufacturers. The fit and brim stiffness has already impressed. Hitting the trail tomorrow and the beach next week so I am looking forward to sharing the results Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Just received my Seahawk desert camo. Wow! Exceeded my expectations! High quality, great features, perfect fit for me (lg/xl), with adjustability if needed. I'm a bucket hat enthusiast and an outdoor lover who spends a lot of time in/on the water. Great for all water sports as well as golf. Great styling. Ordering sand dune and navy colors as well. You guys nailed it with this product line. Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!!  This hat works as advertised	James V. Mastro	Just went on a 2.5 day ocean fishing trip. This hat works as advertised. Love the multiple position strap set up. If you do not need the the clearance I would recommend a model with a little larger side and back brim for more sun protection. The fixed front brim is perfect. Comfortable, lightweight and great fit. Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too	Albert Verdadero	Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face	 Bill	Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face, best designed hat for kayaking/paddling. Would highly recommend Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat 	Saltydog Mal	Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat been great on my bike and boat and even on dog walks with my #k9sportsack cant wait to go Kite surfing and on SUP once its a bit warmer  This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. 	KentuckyBill	My experience was the hats run a little large based on my measurements and their sizing chart. I was easily able to arrange a return and reorder of a M/L size. The hats are very high quality, they have convenient features. I really like the shape and stiffness of the brim. This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. Thank you.  He has worn a Tilley hat for years	Bymimion	My husband loves this hat! He has worn a Tilley hat for years, but it was time for a new one. He has researched this hat for some time. From the time he put it on, he was so pleased with this hat. The fit was perfect and it is well worth the price!  Nothing short of a revelation. 	 William Daily	Nothing short of a revelation. Great fit, great color, great brim ! Best floppy hat I've ever had	Bob Hansen	Ordered a Seahawk a couple weeks ago. Love it so much I just ordered an Osprey. I've been wearing a military boonie hat for 25 years before I discovered Shelta. I wish I had found you sooner ! Best floppy hat I've ever had.  Will buy again from Shelta	Anthony Avello	Purchased the Seahawk, delivery was quick and efficient. Product quality top notch. Will buy again from Shelta Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend	Josh Martin	Quality hat for sun protection and active water sports. never even blew off down the Big hill	Randy Cavner	Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend, with my Shelta hat on they entire time. Not only did it hold up to all obstacles, and keep my face from getting sun burned, but it looked great as well wore it for hurricane Irma	Mike Hohnhorst	Recently bought one of your boonies (Seahawk) and wore it for hurricane Irma. ( I'm a firefighter paramedic/ Seminole county Florida). Your hat is awesome! It kept the wind and rain off my face, and held up the hood on my raincoat. I could actually see what I was doing! Please, as soon as you get XXL in Seahawk/camo let me know, I want one for off duty. FYI I'm prior military and currently in the fire service with a combined service of 32 years...I've worn a lot of boonie's over that time, yours is by far the best!   best hat on the market, buy it! 	James V. Mastro	best hat on the market, buy it! This hat is made from quality materials and looks great. I got the medium/large, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting, but it is very comfortable! If you love the outdoor I recommend you invest in this hat!  Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation 	Kevin Gedding	Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation  The next best thing to a shade tree! 	Jerry Garnett	The next best thing to a shade tree! Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out. Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. 	Tusker	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen.  I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! 	Chad Cummings	This hat is the best! I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! Thanks for making an awesome water/sun adventure hat. I will definitely recommend it to all my sailing mates This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats	 Robert S. Truesdell	This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats! Over the decades, I've owned many and this is my new favorite. The only downside is that you can damage the bill stiffener so treat it carefully.  This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. 	 DukeDuker	This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. The size does run small though. I usually wear Medium hats, but I needed the L/XL Shelta Hat This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever	John Bagley	This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever. I've looked for a decade and purchased several duds. I'm a longtime surfer and outdoorsman.  Hat protects face and ears, and as a bonus -- looks cool ! -- so many make you look like Gilligan or as our daughter says, "A zookeeper". (Nothing against zookeepers).  I'll spread the word. as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 	 Mike Powell	Used my Shelta hat for the first time this past weekend working the Orcas youth regatta, as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 30 kts in the RIB and not a flicker from the brim Wear mine driving skiboat Love it! 	Stephen Carlock	Wear mine driving skiboat Love it!  What I have been looking for! The 	Mike Thomas	What I have been looking for! The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years. I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head. Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat. It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!! Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headwear needs would be met!  I thought they were pricy	Victor Tafoya	When I ordered my 2 hats from Shelta Hats a few months ago I thought they were pricy, but I can assure you that you won't find a more comfortable, great looking hat, that gives you the protection these do. Well worth the money! Waiting for Shelta Hats to put out a camo, so I can order another.  Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!! 	Shane Flummer	Wore hat at the river yesterday. Never had to worry about it flying off or the front bill flying backwards. My face and neck didn't get burned either. Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!!  Worth every penny. 	Ed Parent	Worth every penny.  Great Hat!	Craig Higgins	I've been wearing boogie hats for years playing golf but always had the floppy brim problem when the wind picked up.  Not anymore!  Bought a Seahawk last week on the recommendation of a member of the Schools department store.  I've worn it twice playing golf this past weekend in very windy conditions and 90 degree temps.  Absolutely works as advertised!  No flopping around plus my head did not overheat.  Big test next week in Ireland for 7 days of golf!  Stay tuned! a multipurpose hat for me	Gary	I got the camo in L/XL and it fits perfectly.  I’m retired so one of the uses is for when I mow/edge my lawn during Arkansas’ hot summers.  But I also wear it when I walk long distances for fitness.  The previous wide brim hats were floppy and any gust of wind would flip the front up exposing my face.  I’m also a landscape photographer and that makes the hat great for hiking.   Best Boonie Hat!	Jon Younger	Love my new Seahawk! Adjustable M/L fits great. My only critique is I wish the rigid visor was more curved against my forehead. Maybe my head is more rounded than others ;-) I don't know, but the bill seems a little flat against my forehead...like a flat-billed baseball cap.  Other than that...Love it!! Awesome Hat!	Scott Ottens	"Just received my Seahawk this week and used it during a sailing race on the weekend. It worked perfectly, no flopping in my face like my previous hat. If you're curious as to how this hat works, think baseball cap built into a sun hat. It seems a little pricey, but the quality and detail built into this hat make it worth every penny. I can tell that it will be an essential piece of gear for me for a long time to come. Thanks Shelta!" Tackling the Marquesas 	Bruce Keesling	"I have always been a ball cap and buff guy. But being in south Florida the buff can be tuff to wear up all the time, thus leaving the ears exposed. I have a Tilley but it’s hot and the bill is all over the place when running the boat. I bought the Seahawk to try on a weekend run to the Marquesas. I really was not expecting much since I’m picky. Man was I surprised. running out at over 35 mph, the hat stayed true as advertised. It stayed cool and by the end of the first day my fishing buddy was mad I didn’t tell him about the hat before the trip. He has since ordered one.  This is a great hat. Well worth the price tag !" Well made.	Robert White	Just received my Seahawk.  Right off the bat you can tell it's quality.  The fit is exactly as charted on this site.  My size was exactly in-between an XL and XXL (most one size fits all, don't fit me).  I opted to go with the XXL because I was afraid the XL would be too tight and give me headaches.  The XXL fits good, comfortable.  In a strong wind I may need the chin strap because it's not snug.  Happy with my purchase! Nothing like it in the market today	Randy Lore	"I purchased the Seahawk sun hat and in love with this hat. Took it to Destin Florida and it was great. I have purchased a lot of Boonie style hats but the Shelta Seahawk blows the other Boonie hats away.  Watching others go by fixing the brim from blocking there view, floppy brims, no UV protection, no draw sting, no venting system, I thought, did I look like that all these years.  Nothing like it in the market today!!" My new favorite hat!	Dave	I have been a Tilley Hat owner for the past 10+years and own 2 which I have worn all over the place and love! I bought this hat on a whim and I am amazed at how light, comfortable and well made it is. The rigid brim is also the best idea since sliced bread was invented! My Tilley hats have been consigned to the closet this hat is better by far!! I can already tell that it is awesome.	Tofer Lewis	"This hat just arrived. I can already tell that it is awesome. I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat. Years ago I got chemo vitiligo from sun damage. I'm also a serious snowboarder and I suffered a severe sunburn at very high altitude that killed my melanocytes, which create pigment, in a very bad sunburn. Soon after I lost that pigment on part of may face and have needed hats and a lot of sunblock ever since. I don't even need to actually use this hat to know, it is better that 100% of the sun hats on the market - I already own them and this better than anything else. I am so f-ing excited that I found your hats. Somehow I found you through random Google ad placement, I have no idea how Google does it, but they do, so thank the Google.  This hat is awesome, period." A Gulf Coast thumbs up !	conrad	"First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Secondly ... the Seahawk is a great boonie type sun hat !! High quality construction and the winged vision visor works perfect ( no flapping here! ) Spend a sunny weekend along the coast of Louisiana in my bay boat with no concerns about sun on my ears or head. Cruising 40 MPH from trout hole to trout hole with hat staying nicely on head and no bill flapping or slapping your face and sunglasses in the wind!! The hat is a little pricey but definitely constructed better than any other performance quality boonie I've ever owned which includes most of those out there! Did I mention very cool ventilation for the head also? 5 star review for sure .. Can't go wrong with a SHELTA !! I'm sure going to try me a Griffin next .. waiting for desert camo color !!  " All Conditions :: Totally awesome Lid for all your adventures.	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking.  This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even tho I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities.  I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha.  The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen.  This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun.  Thanks guys for such a great product. Fantastic Hat!	Mark Spreeman	"I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun.  One great thing about this hat is the light weight and comfort of it. My head size was right between sizes, M/L a little tight and L/XL little loose.  I got the XL and with the size adapter it is comfortable and fits perfect.    I was out at the Colorado river in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style.  The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river.   This is a true sportsmans hat!   Mark Spreeman" Give me good Shelta!	Vipe Desai	"It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20 mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours!   Let's face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat! " Great Product!!!!	Dennis Rooney	Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey,but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight. Awesome Hat!	Doug Wood	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.    I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims.  I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems.  I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show.  I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip.  They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service!  The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice.  Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long.  Parachute teams canceled because of the wind.  I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads.  Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face.  One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it.  When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.  Then there was my Shelta.  Absolutely no brim flip!  I wore the chin strap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off.  It didn't blow off one time!  I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day.  The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little.   I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day.  It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life!   " What I have been looking for!	Mike Thomas	"The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years.  I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head.  Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat.  It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!!  Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headware needs would be met!" The next best thing to a shade tree!	Jerry Garnett	Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out.  Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for.... Fantastic hat for sun-protection and all-day comfort!	Scott 	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina.  It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun.  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta!   Great hat	John	"I used a Seahawk hat for nearly a year. Used it doing landscape photography, dogwalks, and competing in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race and back. Over ten days it stayed on and unflopped in 35+ knots and HUGE rainstorms. Brim didn't flip once! I love this hat. Sadly I lost it in Hawaii - not from my head, but from my pocket. (Getting off a bus.) I miss it and my boonie replacement is woefully inadequate! Just about to order another one, but I'll keep it on my head this time!" covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking. 	Sutton Medley 	Thanks went thru a lot of hats after discovering skin cancer on my neck/scalp from to much sun, cover as much as you can when outdoors was the advice given to me by the Dr. All of the wide brim hats I tried were bulky, floppy, or hot could not find a hat for all my outdoor activities until I acquired the seahawk early last summer, it is now the only wide brimmed hat I carry or use that covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking.  Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind	Chris Lang	Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind. Even got my wife to wear a hat out on the water, boat and beach, which is unheard of. Never saw that coming. Outstanding customer service!!! Could not be happier for shade and sun protection in all of my activities Great hat 	Steven Avery	Great hat for all watersports but also for just about anything else too. In addition to surfing, standup, and boating. I have used mine for hiking, yard work and just lounging around since where I live the sun is relentless. I would highly recommend these hats for people that are looking for value and craftsmanship in the products they buy and use I love these hats	Terry Gunter	I love these hats. They are lightweight and quality made. I have purchased two --- the Seahawk and the Phoenix, which I wear while kayaking. They provide the needed sun protection but are so lightweight that you don't even notice you are wearing. I wore a Tilley hat previously but lost it on a trip earlier this spring. Thought I would try a Shelta based on the product description and I'm glad I did. It delivers or exceeds expectations on every level.  A superior product to anything I've worn before it	Steve Morris 	I've been wearing a variety of different hats for over 20 years now.  None of them compare to your product. The magic is in the rigid visor!  Totally functional when dry or sopping wet. Fit and styling are right on point as well. A superior product to anything I've worn before it Recently we discovered Sheltahats	Headhunters Fly Shop, Craig Montana	Recently we discovered Sheltahats . These are very high tech hats that offer incredible UV protection and are designed to be used in and around the water (think surfing, SUP, whitewater, swimming, etc.) Dewey and I have been testing these for the last couple weeks and that are a serious sun hat that we both agree outperform anything else. They have a stiff winged brim that offers great protection and vision, and doesnt flop around even in 50mph winds. They are incredibly cool, and they stay put in the wind. The chinstrap can be clipped to the back to stay out of your way, or removed in seconds and stashed in a built in pocket. Theyre expensive, but so far I would say they are well worth double the cost of other bucket, straw and up/downer hats Ive tried. And they are just about double the price of many sun hats at $65.  Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever	Gretchen Gamble	Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever!My sister and I got this hat for my mom who is a professional naturalist and bird watcher. The challenge for her with hats has always been finding a hat that would offer enough protection and not block viewing ability. This hat is a winner! Gobsmackingly good	Paul William Rogers	Gobsmackingly good! I bought a Seahawk and the day after it arrived I was sailing in 30+kts. Not for a moment did I think that the hat was either going to fly away or the brim was going to flop down or up - and it doesn't cause my head to overheat. There's absolutely nothing about it not to love...Thank you for creating the best action hat in the world!  David Mason   Yacht master Instructor and Commercial Skipper A perfect sailing hat	Kevin Stone	Hi, have just received my hat. A perfect sailing hat, have been looking for one of these for years! Super quick delivery 	 Michael Miller	Just received my new Shelta hat a few days ago via Amazon and I love it! Super quick delivery (arrived way sooner than the estimated delivery time) and I even exchanged the "Osprey" for a "Seahawk" and the refund was just as quick! Hat fits great, and I love the unique features like the removable head strap and hidden compartment. I especially love the stiff bill! No more floppy Sunhat!  This is a true sportsmans hat! 	Mark Spreeman	I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun. One great thing about this hat is the lightweight and comfort of it. I was out at the Colorado River in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style. The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river. This is a true sportsmans hat First ... the purchase experience was great	Conrad	First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! I'm a Geologist in Colorado	Russell (Tofer) Lewis	I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat.  This hat is awesome, period These are the best hats 	Tuskeron	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever	Bruce Gresham	Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever. Many boats broke the speed record. The hat worked great in all that wind. It didnt flop around like the T.ly Hat I used to wear.  I will be ordering a hat for the skipper Thanks guys for such a great product.   	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking. This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even though I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities. I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha. The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen. This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun. Thanks guys for such a great product.    A Gulf Coast thumbs up	Conrad	A Gulf Coast thumbs up! First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased	Nestor rosas	Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased. I tried several other brands and had the dreaded brim flop when windy or wet. this hat is amazing. no drooping brim. with several different style you can find just what youre looking for in sun coverage. The hat size is adjustable so as long as you get the recommended size when ordering the hat will fit This hat is a Godsend	Dennis Wilkins	Coming from someone that has already had the experience of skin cancer removed from various locations on my face,,,, This hat is a Godsend!! I've had my Shelta for almost a year now and I love it! Thank you for a great product!!  BOOM, just got my second order in	jason Priakos	BOOM, just got my second order in. A Seahawk to go with my Griffen....thanks for the DUMB fast shipping Shelta Hats. Just in time for Akumal Mexico trip. Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta 	Paul Burnett	Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta hat 2 days ago in Greenland. We were coming back by zodiac from a historic site and the wind was howling and the seas rough. Not once did the brim fold back. Protected my face and head perfectly Got my Camo Seahawk 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking	It Kenneth Boose Sr.	Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking! Plans changed and went to the Dixie Youth Georgia State Championship Series. Fits great and even kept my head cool in the 248 degree Ga. heat! Love It  Hands down the best water hat I've used. 	 Jay Richter	Got my Seahawk last summer. Hands down the best water hat I've used. Actually it's perfect for any outdoor activities.  Thanks for a GREAT product	Chris Cannon	I just got back from a river trip through the Grand Canyon and had the chance to use my Shelta Osprey for the first time. 28 years of guiding trips and I feel like I finally found the perfect hat! It definitely holds up in the wind, just as advertised! Thanks for a GREAT product!  The stiff brim sets this hat apart 	David Wendlinger	I've had my Seahawk for a few weeks now and wear it all the time. Love it. Keeps the sun off my face and neck far better than the usual baseball hats I would normally wear. The stiff brim sets this hat apart from other hats like it. I'll definitely be ordering another Seahawk in a different color soon.  Im a 57-year-old mountain biker 	Craig Col	Im a 57-year-old mountain biker who in 2012 was diagnosed with Basil Cell Carcinoma on one of my ears. It required surgery and 20+ stiches. I always liked wearing a baseball style hat but after surgery I needed to find something that would cover my ears. Thus started a five-year search to find a hat I felt comfortable in and looked good. I visited REI, Cabelas, Columbia and many other outdoor stores with no luck. The boonie style hats I found were too wide, too floppy or couldnt be sized to fit my correctly. I have a son who is professional wake boarder (and a Fireman/Paramedic) so we are on the water too. So I resorted to buying ball hats that I could pull down over the top of my ears and even had the thought that I just needed to design my own boonie hat. Then I saw an ad on Facebook for Shelta Hats and I knew right away I found the answer. I liked them so much that I ordered both an Osprey and a Phoenix. They do everything I was hoping for, meaning I can fit them to my head perfectly. They cover my ears but the narrow sides are perfect, they work perfect on the water or in the Oregon rain and finally best of all the stiff baseball bill is just what I wanted. Thanks for designing the perfect year round hat!   It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! 	! Vipe Desai	It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20-mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours! Lets face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat!  love it	 Cuyler Morris	Just got one and been sailing all week in Caribbean with it....love it!  Love mine....	Christina Jacobs	Love mine....it's worthy both in and out of the water!  On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11	 John Wilson	On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11 Worn my Seahawk daily 	Eric Johnson	Worn my Seahawk daily for this entire season and it's still going strong! - got half my crew wearing them now  Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats	Barefoot Curt Davidson	Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats. The design of the brim holds up in the wettest of weather. The adjustable headband makes for a perfect fit and the stash pockets rule for my key or an extra $20.00. Good stuff for any adventure!  Excellent quality 	 Darren White	Excellent quality - great fit - holds its form. The best adventure hat I have found to keep the sun off my ears and neck, and out of my eyes! Can't be beat!  Finally !Hat is as described. 	R. Hubbell	Finally !Hat is as described. I have wanted a "Bucket" hat that wouldn't flop into my face or blow the brim up while sailing and golfing. The front brim on this hat is designed to be similar to a bill on a cap yet retain the look and protection you want in a "bucket hat. It is also very light in weight. The adjustment feature for the perfect fit worked well for me. It doesn't grip your head but is stable and I don't feel like I'm still wearing a hat when I remove it after a round of golf or a day on the water. I haven't had to use the strap but could see that in higher wind conditions especially while sailing that it will give me a feeling of security that it won't blow off.  Wish my department would allow them on duty. 	John Jewell	Got it in the mail last week, it's everything I expected. Wish my department would allow them on duty Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!! 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Great boonie/water hat 	Alan J. Parent	Great boonie/water hat all of the extras are well thought out. This hat will actually make sunny days more enjoyable.  Great hat 	George Harrison	Great hat wear mine on the boat every day  We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun 	dunbach	Great hat! Fit as expected and is very comfortable. Being bald I am always trying to find a good hat and this one is awesome. The difference with this hat and most of the other boonie styles is with the Shelta the head lining keeps your head from pressing against the fabric that is exposed to direct sunlight which gets way hot. We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun and I was comfortable the whole time. The stiff brim is also a plus along with the chinstrap configurations.  Win-win. 	 Steve Davis	Great hat. I look best in a ball cap and could never pull off the look in this kind hat, but with the narrower brim on the sides I get the additional sun protection and the ball cap sort of look! Win-win.  Simply a fantastic hat! 	Dennis Rooney	Great Product!!!! Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey, but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight.  the best boonie hat I have ever owned	Todd Ricci	Guys, this truly is the best boonie hat I have ever owned. Thanks so much,gonna get another....  Have purchased two hats.........	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Have purchased two hats.........used them camping, fishing and golfing and they have performed flawlessly. They will not fly off even though I don't use the chin cord and the rigid front brim works very well. I'll own more than two shortly......... Ted Elink-Schuurman I don't often leave a review on products	John Wilson	I don't often leave a review on products. My Shelta Seahawk is worth a review. It is hands down the best outdoors hat I have ever worn. My ancestors gifted me with a natural lack of musical rhythm or dance skills, and skin that burns under overcast starlight. The Seahawk is the closest hat you'll find to an Urban Sombrero coverage-wise, only it looks great and it is ridiculously lightweight. I wear mine sailing, power boating, paddling, and shooting. The no-flop brim is worth every penny and you get the rest of the hat for free. The adjustable draw strap in the headband is fantastic. Tighten it up in high wind, loosen it for lazy relaxation time. The chinstrap has a keeper to hold it up off your neck in the back or it can be removed entirely I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far.	 Riff Raff	"I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far. Jogging: Light weight, cool on the head and absorbent brow with enough visor to keep sun out of eyes Backpacking: The narrower brim on the back was an added bonus during backpacking since it was not crashing into the pack when looking up. It is relatively new but right now it is also pretty water repellent. I usual dip hats in stream when packing to cool off, the brow gets wet but the rest of hat rolls water right off (down my back! so nice)Swimming: Cliff dove with hat and swam across lake with no threat of ever losing it (chin strap on!)Sailing: It has lived up to the claim as wind resistant. I have been in 25-knot winds without the strap with any issue. It does ""feel"" like it is going to lift off due to the visor size but it never comes close  " I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta	Jim Simkalo	I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta--It kept me cool and shaded from high elevation sun  I LOVE mine! 	Terry Gunter	I LOVE mine! After owning at least 6 different hats over the years, the Shelta is by far and away the best. Incredibly well thought-out and designed, well made, and looks good, too. The performance is amazingNo just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida	Matthew Turner	I purchased the Seahawk and just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida. The hat was awesome. No flopping as we sped in the boat from spot to spot. Great job with your product. Would highly recommend.  I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor 	 Klaus Krohn	I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor workday (99 degrees in the shade) and it performed well. My hat size is 7 5/8 and the XL fits perfectly. Will buy Phoenix in a month to rotate use!  I use on my fishing trips. 	Ted Levequeon	I use on my fishing trips. Holds up to all kinds of weather. Love it Love this hat 	Bill Turton	I used my Seahawk today in the pontoon boat and it worked perfect. Love this hat  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta! 	Scott	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina. It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun. I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun. 	Henry Bowman	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.  I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims. I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems. I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show. I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip. They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service! The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice. Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long. Parachute teams canceled because of the wind. I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads. Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face. One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it. When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.Then there was my Shelta. Absolutely no brim flip! I wore the chinstrap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off. It didn't blow off one time! I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day. The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little. I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day. It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life " It was worth every penny	. Robert Fog	I've been looking a long time to replace my comfortable OR hat and found it with this one. I was hesitant to purchase this hat because of the price but I'm glad I did. It was worth every penny. The most comfortable sun hat that I have ever worn I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny. 	 Peter Slaby	I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny.  I've mine for a few weeks now	 John Bagley	I've mine for a few weeks now. I've worn if off shore fishing and while spending time on an island off the Maine Coast with NO SHADE TREES. (Large Green Island in Knox County) It provides great shade, keeps my head cool, fits and looks great. This hat is now in my outdoor adventuring rotation!! Thank you Shelta. I have the Seahawk BTW Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!! 	Dave Smiley Stewart	Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!!  Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it	David Lake	Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it!! I have a terrible time finding hats that fit well. Perfect. Thanks All I can say is WOW	Jimmy Ernst	Just received mine today! All I can say is WOW. Spent (wasted) a lot of $$$ on outdoor hats from "TOP" manufacturers. The fit and brim stiffness has already impressed. Hitting the trail tomorrow and the beach next week so I am looking forward to sharing the results Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Just received my Seahawk desert camo. Wow! Exceeded my expectations! High quality, great features, perfect fit for me (lg/xl), with adjustability if needed. I'm a bucket hat enthusiast and an outdoor lover who spends a lot of time in/on the water. Great for all water sports as well as golf. Great styling. Ordering sand dune and navy colors as well. You guys nailed it with this product line. Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!!  This hat works as advertised	James V. Mastro	Just went on a 2.5 day ocean fishing trip. This hat works as advertised. Love the multiple position strap set up. If you do not need the the clearance I would recommend a model with a little larger side and back brim for more sun protection. The fixed front brim is perfect. Comfortable, lightweight and great fit. Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too	Albert Verdadero	Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face	 Bill	Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face, best designed hat for kayaking/paddling. Would highly recommend Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat 	Saltydog Mal	Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat been great on my bike and boat and even on dog walks with my #k9sportsack cant wait to go Kite surfing and on SUP once its a bit warmer  This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. 	KentuckyBill	My experience was the hats run a little large based on my measurements and their sizing chart. I was easily able to arrange a return and reorder of a M/L size. The hats are very high quality, they have convenient features. I really like the shape and stiffness of the brim. This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. Thank you.  He has worn a Tilley hat for years	Bymimion	My husband loves this hat! He has worn a Tilley hat for years, but it was time for a new one. He has researched this hat for some time. From the time he put it on, he was so pleased with this hat. The fit was perfect and it is well worth the price!  Nothing short of a revelation. 	 William Daily	Nothing short of a revelation. Great fit, great color, great brim ! Best floppy hat I've ever had	Bob Hansen	Ordered a Seahawk a couple weeks ago. Love it so much I just ordered an Osprey. I've been wearing a military boonie hat for 25 years before I discovered Shelta. I wish I had found you sooner ! Best floppy hat I've ever had.  Will buy again from Shelta	Anthony Avello	Purchased the Seahawk, delivery was quick and efficient. Product quality top notch. Will buy again from Shelta Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend	Josh Martin	Quality hat for sun protection and active water sports. never even blew off down the Big hill	Randy Cavner	Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend, with my Shelta hat on they entire time. Not only did it hold up to all obstacles, and keep my face from getting sun burned, but it looked great as well wore it for hurricane Irma	Mike Hohnhorst	Recently bought one of your boonies (Seahawk) and wore it for hurricane Irma. ( I'm a firefighter paramedic/ Seminole county Florida). Your hat is awesome! It kept the wind and rain off my face, and held up the hood on my raincoat. I could actually see what I was doing! Please, as soon as you get XXL in Seahawk/camo let me know, I want one for off duty. FYI I'm prior military and currently in the fire service with a combined service of 32 years...I've worn a lot of boonie's over that time, yours is by far the best!   best hat on the market, buy it! 	James V. Mastro	best hat on the market, buy it! This hat is made from quality materials and looks great. I got the medium/large, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting, but it is very comfortable! If you love the outdoor I recommend you invest in this hat!  Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation 	Kevin Gedding	Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation  The next best thing to a shade tree! 	Jerry Garnett	The next best thing to a shade tree! Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out. Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. 	Tusker	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen.  I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! 	Chad Cummings	This hat is the best! I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! Thanks for making an awesome water/sun adventure hat. I will definitely recommend it to all my sailing mates This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats	 Robert S. Truesdell	This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats! Over the decades, I've owned many and this is my new favorite. The only downside is that you can damage the bill stiffener so treat it carefully.  This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. 	 DukeDuker	This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. The size does run small though. I usually wear Medium hats, but I needed the L/XL Shelta Hat This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever	John Bagley	This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever. I've looked for a decade and purchased several duds. I'm a longtime surfer and outdoorsman.  Hat protects face and ears, and as a bonus -- looks cool ! -- so many make you look like Gilligan or as our daughter says, "A zookeeper". (Nothing against zookeepers).  I'll spread the word. as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 	 Mike Powell	Used my Shelta hat for the first time this past weekend working the Orcas youth regatta, as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 30 kts in the RIB and not a flicker from the brim Wear mine driving skiboat Love it! 	Stephen Carlock	Wear mine driving skiboat Love it!  What I have been looking for! The 	Mike Thomas	What I have been looking for! The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years. I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head. Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat. It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!! Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headwear needs would be met!  I thought they were pricy	Victor Tafoya	When I ordered my 2 hats from Shelta Hats a few months ago I thought they were pricy, but I can assure you that you won't find a more comfortable, great looking hat, that gives you the protection these do. Well worth the money! Waiting for Shelta Hats to put out a camo, so I can order another.  Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!! 	Shane Flummer	Wore hat at the river yesterday. Never had to worry about it flying off or the front bill flying backwards. My face and neck didn't get burned either. Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!!  Worth every penny. 	Ed Parent	Worth every penny.  Great Hat!	Craig Higgins	I've been wearing boogie hats for years playing golf but always had the floppy brim problem when the wind picked up.  Not anymore!  Bought a Seahawk last week on the recommendation of a member of the Schools department store.  I've worn it twice playing golf this past weekend in very windy conditions and 90 degree temps.  Absolutely works as advertised!  No flopping around plus my head did not overheat.  Big test next week in Ireland for 7 days of golf!  Stay tuned! a multipurpose hat for me	Gary	I got the camo in L/XL and it fits perfectly.  I’m retired so one of the uses is for when I mow/edge my lawn during Arkansas’ hot summers.  But I also wear it when I walk long distances for fitness.  The previous wide brim hats were floppy and any gust of wind would flip the front up exposing my face.  I’m also a landscape photographer and that makes the hat great for hiking.   Best Boonie Hat!	Jon Younger	Love my new Seahawk! Adjustable M/L fits great. My only critique is I wish the rigid visor was more curved against my forehead. Maybe my head is more rounded than others ;-) I don't know, but the bill seems a little flat against my forehead...like a flat-billed baseball cap.  Other than that...Love it!! Awesome Hat!	Scott Ottens	"Just received my Seahawk this week and used it during a sailing race on the weekend. It worked perfectly, no flopping in my face like my previous hat. If you're curious as to how this hat works, think baseball cap built into a sun hat. It seems a little pricey, but the quality and detail built into this hat make it worth every penny. I can tell that it will be an essential piece of gear for me for a long time to come. Thanks Shelta!" Tackling the Marquesas 	Bruce Keesling	"I have always been a ball cap and buff guy. But being in south Florida the buff can be tuff to wear up all the time, thus leaving the ears exposed. I have a Tilley but it’s hot and the bill is all over the place when running the boat. I bought the Seahawk to try on a weekend run to the Marquesas. I really was not expecting much since I’m picky. Man was I surprised. running out at over 35 mph, the hat stayed true as advertised. It stayed cool and by the end of the first day my fishing buddy was mad I didn’t tell him about the hat before the trip. He has since ordered one.  This is a great hat. Well worth the price tag !" Well made.	Robert White	Just received my Seahawk.  Right off the bat you can tell it's quality.  The fit is exactly as charted on this site.  My size was exactly in-between an XL and XXL (most one size fits all, don't fit me).  I opted to go with the XXL because I was afraid the XL would be too tight and give me headaches.  The XXL fits good, comfortable.  In a strong wind I may need the chin strap because it's not snug.  Happy with my purchase! Nothing like it in the market today	Randy Lore	"I purchased the Seahawk sun hat and in love with this hat. Took it to Destin Florida and it was great. I have purchased a lot of Boonie style hats but the Shelta Seahawk blows the other Boonie hats away.  Watching others go by fixing the brim from blocking there view, floppy brims, no UV protection, no draw sting, no venting system, I thought, did I look like that all these years.  Nothing like it in the market today!!" My new favorite hat!	Dave	I have been a Tilley Hat owner for the past 10+years and own 2 which I have worn all over the place and love! I bought this hat on a whim and I am amazed at how light, comfortable and well made it is. The rigid brim is also the best idea since sliced bread was invented! My Tilley hats have been consigned to the closet this hat is better by far!! I can already tell that it is awesome.	Tofer Lewis	"This hat just arrived. I can already tell that it is awesome. I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat. Years ago I got chemo vitiligo from sun damage. I'm also a serious snowboarder and I suffered a severe sunburn at very high altitude that killed my melanocytes, which create pigment, in a very bad sunburn. Soon after I lost that pigment on part of may face and have needed hats and a lot of sunblock ever since. I don't even need to actually use this hat to know, it is better that 100% of the sun hats on the market - I already own them and this better than anything else. I am so f-ing excited that I found your hats. Somehow I found you through random Google ad placement, I have no idea how Google does it, but they do, so thank the Google.  This hat is awesome, period." A Gulf Coast thumbs up !	conrad	"First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Secondly ... the Seahawk is a great boonie type sun hat !! High quality construction and the winged vision visor works perfect ( no flapping here! ) Spend a sunny weekend along the coast of Louisiana in my bay boat with no concerns about sun on my ears or head. Cruising 40 MPH from trout hole to trout hole with hat staying nicely on head and no bill flapping or slapping your face and sunglasses in the wind!! The hat is a little pricey but definitely constructed better than any other performance quality boonie I've ever owned which includes most of those out there! Did I mention very cool ventilation for the head also? 5 star review for sure .. Can't go wrong with a SHELTA !! I'm sure going to try me a Griffin next .. waiting for desert camo color !!  " All Conditions :: Totally awesome Lid for all your adventures.	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking.  This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even tho I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities.  I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha.  The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen.  This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun.  Thanks guys for such a great product. Fantastic Hat!	Mark Spreeman	"I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun.  One great thing about this hat is the light weight and comfort of it. My head size was right between sizes, M/L a little tight and L/XL little loose.  I got the XL and with the size adapter it is comfortable and fits perfect.    I was out at the Colorado river in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style.  The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river.   This is a true sportsmans hat!   Mark Spreeman" Great Product!!!!	Dennis Rooney	Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey,but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight. Awesome Hat!	Doug Wood	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.    I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims.  I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems.  I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show.  I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip.  They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service!  The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice.  Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long.  Parachute teams canceled because of the wind.  I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads.  Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face.  One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it.  When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.  Then there was my Shelta.  Absolutely no brim flip!  I wore the chin strap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off.  It didn't blow off one time!  I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day.  The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little.   I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day.  It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life!   " What I have been looking for!	Mike Thomas	"The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years.  I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head.  Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat.  It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!!  Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headware needs would be met!" The next best thing to a shade tree!	Jerry Garnett	Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out.  Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for.... Fantastic hat for sun-protection and all-day comfort!	Scott 	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina.  It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun.  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta!   Great hat	John	"I used a Seahawk hat for nearly a year. Used it doing landscape photography, dogwalks, and competing in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race and back. Over ten days it stayed on and unflopped in 35+ knots and HUGE rainstorms. Brim didn't flip once! I love this hat. Sadly I lost it in Hawaii - not from my head, but from my pocket. (Getting off a bus.) I miss it and my boonie replacement is woefully inadequate! Just about to order another one, but I'll keep it on my head this time!" covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking. 	Sutton Medley 	Thanks went thru a lot of hats after discovering skin cancer on my neck/scalp from to much sun, cover as much as you can when outdoors was the advice given to me by the Dr. All of the wide brim hats I tried were bulky, floppy, or hot could not find a hat for all my outdoor activities until I acquired the seahawk early last summer, it is now the only wide brimmed hat I carry or use that covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking.  Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind	Chris Lang	Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind. Even got my wife to wear a hat out on the water, boat and beach, which is unheard of. Never saw that coming. Outstanding customer service!!! Could not be happier for shade and sun protection in all of my activities Great hat 	Steven Avery	Great hat for all watersports but also for just about anything else too. In addition to surfing, standup, and boating. I have used mine for hiking, yard work and just lounging around since where I live the sun is relentless. I would highly recommend these hats for people that are looking for value and craftsmanship in the products they buy and use I love these hats	Terry Gunter	I love these hats. They are lightweight and quality made. I have purchased two --- the Seahawk and the Phoenix, which I wear while kayaking. They provide the needed sun protection but are so lightweight that you don't even notice you are wearing. I wore a Tilley hat previously but lost it on a trip earlier this spring. Thought I would try a Shelta based on the product description and I'm glad I did. It delivers or exceeds expectations on every level.  A superior product to anything I've worn before it	Steve Morris 	I've been wearing a variety of different hats for over 20 years now.  None of them compare to your product. The magic is in the rigid visor!  Totally functional when dry or sopping wet. Fit and styling are right on point as well. A superior product to anything I've worn before it Recently we discovered Sheltahats	Headhunters Fly Shop, Craig Montana	Recently we discovered Sheltahats . These are very high tech hats that offer incredible UV protection and are designed to be used in and around the water (think surfing, SUP, whitewater, swimming, etc.) Dewey and I have been testing these for the last couple weeks and that are a serious sun hat that we both agree outperform anything else. They have a stiff winged brim that offers great protection and vision, and doesnt flop around even in 50mph winds. They are incredibly cool, and they stay put in the wind. The chinstrap can be clipped to the back to stay out of your way, or removed in seconds and stashed in a built in pocket. Theyre expensive, but so far I would say they are well worth double the cost of other bucket, straw and up/downer hats Ive tried. And they are just about double the price of many sun hats at $65.  Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever	Gretchen Gamble	Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever!My sister and I got this hat for my mom who is a professional naturalist and bird watcher. The challenge for her with hats has always been finding a hat that would offer enough protection and not block viewing ability. This hat is a winner! Gobsmackingly good	Paul William Rogers	Gobsmackingly good! I bought a Seahawk and the day after it arrived I was sailing in 30+kts. Not for a moment did I think that the hat was either going to fly away or the brim was going to flop down or up - and it doesn't cause my head to overheat. There's absolutely nothing about it not to love...Thank you for creating the best action hat in the world!  David Mason   Yacht master Instructor and Commercial Skipper A perfect sailing hat	Kevin Stone	Hi, have just received my hat. A perfect sailing hat, have been looking for one of these for years! Super quick delivery 	 Michael Miller	Just received my new Shelta hat a few days ago via Amazon and I love it! Super quick delivery (arrived way sooner than the estimated delivery time) and I even exchanged the "Osprey" for a "Seahawk" and the refund was just as quick! Hat fits great, and I love the unique features like the removable head strap and hidden compartment. I especially love the stiff bill! No more floppy Sunhat!  Give me good Shelta!	Vipe Desai	"It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20 mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours!   Let's face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat! " This is a true sportsmans hat! 	Mark Spreeman	I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun. One great thing about this hat is the lightweight and comfort of it. I was out at the Colorado River in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style. The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river. This is a true sportsmans hat First ... the purchase experience was great	Conrad	First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! I'm a Geologist in Colorado	Russell (Tofer) Lewis	I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat.  This hat is awesome, period These are the best hats 	Tuskeron	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever	Bruce Gresham	Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever. Many boats broke the speed record. The hat worked great in all that wind. It didnt flop around like the T.ly Hat I used to wear.  I will be ordering a hat for the skipper Thanks guys for such a great product.   	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking. This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even though I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities. I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha. The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen. This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun. Thanks guys for such a great product.    A Gulf Coast thumbs up	Conrad	A Gulf Coast thumbs up! First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased	Nestor rosas	Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased. I tried several other brands and had the dreaded brim flop when windy or wet. this hat is amazing. no drooping brim. with several different style you can find just what youre looking for in sun coverage. The hat size is adjustable so as long as you get the recommended size when ordering the hat will fit This hat is a Godsend	Dennis Wilkins	Coming from someone that has already had the experience of skin cancer removed from various locations on my face,,,, This hat is a Godsend!! I've had my Shelta for almost a year now and I love it! Thank you for a great product!!  BOOM, just got my second order in	jason Priakos	BOOM, just got my second order in. A Seahawk to go with my Griffen....thanks for the DUMB fast shipping Shelta Hats. Just in time for Akumal Mexico trip. Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta 	Paul Burnett	Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta hat 2 days ago in Greenland. We were coming back by zodiac from a historic site and the wind was howling and the seas rough. Not once did the brim fold back. Protected my face and head perfectly Got my Camo Seahawk 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking	It Kenneth Boose Sr.	Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking! Plans changed and went to the Dixie Youth Georgia State Championship Series. Fits great and even kept my head cool in the 248 degree Ga. heat! Love It  Hands down the best water hat I've used. 	 Jay Richter	Got my Seahawk last summer. Hands down the best water hat I've used. Actually it's perfect for any outdoor activities.  Thanks for a GREAT product	Chris Cannon	I just got back from a river trip through the Grand Canyon and had the chance to use my Shelta Osprey for the first time. 28 years of guiding trips and I feel like I finally found the perfect hat! It definitely holds up in the wind, just as advertised! Thanks for a GREAT product!  The stiff brim sets this hat apart 	David Wendlinger	I've had my Seahawk for a few weeks now and wear it all the time. Love it. Keeps the sun off my face and neck far better than the usual baseball hats I would normally wear. The stiff brim sets this hat apart from other hats like it. I'll definitely be ordering another Seahawk in a different color soon.  Im a 57-year-old mountain biker 	Craig Col	Im a 57-year-old mountain biker who in 2012 was diagnosed with Basil Cell Carcinoma on one of my ears. It required surgery and 20+ stiches. I always liked wearing a baseball style hat but after surgery I needed to find something that would cover my ears. Thus started a five-year search to find a hat I felt comfortable in and looked good. I visited REI, Cabelas, Columbia and many other outdoor stores with no luck. The boonie style hats I found were too wide, too floppy or couldnt be sized to fit my correctly. I have a son who is professional wake boarder (and a Fireman/Paramedic) so we are on the water too. So I resorted to buying ball hats that I could pull down over the top of my ears and even had the thought that I just needed to design my own boonie hat. Then I saw an ad on Facebook for Shelta Hats and I knew right away I found the answer. I liked them so much that I ordered both an Osprey and a Phoenix. They do everything I was hoping for, meaning I can fit them to my head perfectly. They cover my ears but the narrow sides are perfect, they work perfect on the water or in the Oregon rain and finally best of all the stiff baseball bill is just what I wanted. Thanks for designing the perfect year round hat!   It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! 	! Vipe Desai	It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20-mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours! Lets face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat!  love it	 Cuyler Morris	Just got one and been sailing all week in Caribbean with it....love it!  Love mine....	Christina Jacobs	Love mine....it's worthy both in and out of the water!  On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11	 John Wilson	On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11 Worn my Seahawk daily 	Eric Johnson	Worn my Seahawk daily for this entire season and it's still going strong! - got half my crew wearing them now  Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats	Barefoot Curt Davidson	Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats. The design of the brim holds up in the wettest of weather. The adjustable headband makes for a perfect fit and the stash pockets rule for my key or an extra $20.00. Good stuff for any adventure!  Excellent quality 	 Darren White	Excellent quality - great fit - holds its form. The best adventure hat I have found to keep the sun off my ears and neck, and out of my eyes! Can't be beat!  Finally !Hat is as described. 	R. Hubbell	Finally !Hat is as described. I have wanted a "Bucket" hat that wouldn't flop into my face or blow the brim up while sailing and golfing. The front brim on this hat is designed to be similar to a bill on a cap yet retain the look and protection you want in a "bucket hat. It is also very light in weight. The adjustment feature for the perfect fit worked well for me. It doesn't grip your head but is stable and I don't feel like I'm still wearing a hat when I remove it after a round of golf or a day on the water. I haven't had to use the strap but could see that in higher wind conditions especially while sailing that it will give me a feeling of security that it won't blow off.  Wish my department would allow them on duty. 	John Jewell	Got it in the mail last week, it's everything I expected. Wish my department would allow them on duty Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!! 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Great boonie/water hat 	Alan J. Parent	Great boonie/water hat all of the extras are well thought out. This hat will actually make sunny days more enjoyable.  Great hat 	George Harrison	Great hat wear mine on the boat every day  We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun 	dunbach	Great hat! Fit as expected and is very comfortable. Being bald I am always trying to find a good hat and this one is awesome. The difference with this hat and most of the other boonie styles is with the Shelta the head lining keeps your head from pressing against the fabric that is exposed to direct sunlight which gets way hot. We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun and I was comfortable the whole time. The stiff brim is also a plus along with the chinstrap configurations.  Win-win. 	 Steve Davis	Great hat. I look best in a ball cap and could never pull off the look in this kind hat, but with the narrower brim on the sides I get the additional sun protection and the ball cap sort of look! Win-win.  Simply a fantastic hat! 	Dennis Rooney	Great Product!!!! Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey, but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight.  the best boonie hat I have ever owned	Todd Ricci	Guys, this truly is the best boonie hat I have ever owned. Thanks so much,gonna get another....  Have purchased two hats.........	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Have purchased two hats.........used them camping, fishing and golfing and they have performed flawlessly. They will not fly off even though I don't use the chin cord and the rigid front brim works very well. I'll own more than two shortly......... Ted Elink-Schuurman I don't often leave a review on products	John Wilson	I don't often leave a review on products. My Shelta Seahawk is worth a review. It is hands down the best outdoors hat I have ever worn. My ancestors gifted me with a natural lack of musical rhythm or dance skills, and skin that burns under overcast starlight. The Seahawk is the closest hat you'll find to an Urban Sombrero coverage-wise, only it looks great and it is ridiculously lightweight. I wear mine sailing, power boating, paddling, and shooting. The no-flop brim is worth every penny and you get the rest of the hat for free. The adjustable draw strap in the headband is fantastic. Tighten it up in high wind, loosen it for lazy relaxation time. The chinstrap has a keeper to hold it up off your neck in the back or it can be removed entirely I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far.	 Riff Raff	"I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far. Jogging: Light weight, cool on the head and absorbent brow with enough visor to keep sun out of eyes Backpacking: The narrower brim on the back was an added bonus during backpacking since it was not crashing into the pack when looking up. It is relatively new but right now it is also pretty water repellent. I usual dip hats in stream when packing to cool off, the brow gets wet but the rest of hat rolls water right off (down my back! so nice)Swimming: Cliff dove with hat and swam across lake with no threat of ever losing it (chin strap on!)Sailing: It has lived up to the claim as wind resistant. I have been in 25-knot winds without the strap with any issue. It does ""feel"" like it is going to lift off due to the visor size but it never comes close  " I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta	Jim Simkalo	I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta--It kept me cool and shaded from high elevation sun  I LOVE mine! 	Terry Gunter	I LOVE mine! After owning at least 6 different hats over the years, the Shelta is by far and away the best. Incredibly well thought-out and designed, well made, and looks good, too. The performance is amazingNo just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida	Matthew Turner	I purchased the Seahawk and just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida. The hat was awesome. No flopping as we sped in the boat from spot to spot. Great job with your product. Would highly recommend.  I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor 	 Klaus Krohn	I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor workday (99 degrees in the shade) and it performed well. My hat size is 7 5/8 and the XL fits perfectly. Will buy Phoenix in a month to rotate use!  I use on my fishing trips. 	Ted Levequeon	I use on my fishing trips. Holds up to all kinds of weather. Love it Love this hat 	Bill Turton	I used my Seahawk today in the pontoon boat and it worked perfect. Love this hat  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta! 	Scott	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina. It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun. I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun. 	Henry Bowman	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.  I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims. I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems. I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show. I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip. They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service! The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice. Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long. Parachute teams canceled because of the wind. I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads. Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face. One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it. When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.Then there was my Shelta. Absolutely no brim flip! I wore the chinstrap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off. It didn't blow off one time! I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day. The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little. I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day. It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life " It was worth every penny	. Robert Fog	I've been looking a long time to replace my comfortable OR hat and found it with this one. I was hesitant to purchase this hat because of the price but I'm glad I did. It was worth every penny. The most comfortable sun hat that I have ever worn I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny. 	 Peter Slaby	I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny.  I've mine for a few weeks now	 John Bagley	I've mine for a few weeks now. I've worn if off shore fishing and while spending time on an island off the Maine Coast with NO SHADE TREES. (Large Green Island in Knox County) It provides great shade, keeps my head cool, fits and looks great. This hat is now in my outdoor adventuring rotation!! Thank you Shelta. I have the Seahawk BTW Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!! 	Dave Smiley Stewart	Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!!  Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it	David Lake	Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it!! I have a terrible time finding hats that fit well. Perfect. Thanks All I can say is WOW	Jimmy Ernst	Just received mine today! All I can say is WOW. Spent (wasted) a lot of $$$ on outdoor hats from "TOP" manufacturers. The fit and brim stiffness has already impressed. Hitting the trail tomorrow and the beach next week so I am looking forward to sharing the results Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Just received my Seahawk desert camo. Wow! Exceeded my expectations! High quality, great features, perfect fit for me (lg/xl), with adjustability if needed. I'm a bucket hat enthusiast and an outdoor lover who spends a lot of time in/on the water. Great for all water sports as well as golf. Great styling. Ordering sand dune and navy colors as well. You guys nailed it with this product line. Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!!  This hat works as advertised	James V. Mastro	Just went on a 2.5 day ocean fishing trip. This hat works as advertised. Love the multiple position strap set up. If you do not need the the clearance I would recommend a model with a little larger side and back brim for more sun protection. The fixed front brim is perfect. Comfortable, lightweight and great fit. Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too	Albert Verdadero	Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face	 Bill	Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face, best designed hat for kayaking/paddling. Would highly recommend Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat 	Saltydog Mal	Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat been great on my bike and boat and even on dog walks with my #k9sportsack cant wait to go Kite surfing and on SUP once its a bit warmer  This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. 	KentuckyBill	My experience was the hats run a little large based on my measurements and their sizing chart. I was easily able to arrange a return and reorder of a M/L size. The hats are very high quality, they have convenient features. I really like the shape and stiffness of the brim. This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. Thank you.  He has worn a Tilley hat for years	Bymimion	My husband loves this hat! He has worn a Tilley hat for years, but it was time for a new one. He has researched this hat for some time. From the time he put it on, he was so pleased with this hat. The fit was perfect and it is well worth the price!  Nothing short of a revelation. 	 William Daily	Nothing short of a revelation. Great fit, great color, great brim ! Best floppy hat I've ever had	Bob Hansen	Ordered a Seahawk a couple weeks ago. Love it so much I just ordered an Osprey. I've been wearing a military boonie hat for 25 years before I discovered Shelta. I wish I had found you sooner ! Best floppy hat I've ever had.  Will buy again from Shelta	Anthony Avello	Purchased the Seahawk, delivery was quick and efficient. Product quality top notch. Will buy again from Shelta Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend	Josh Martin	Quality hat for sun protection and active water sports. never even blew off down the Big hill	Randy Cavner	Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend, with my Shelta hat on they entire time. Not only did it hold up to all obstacles, and keep my face from getting sun burned, but it looked great as well wore it for hurricane Irma	Mike Hohnhorst	Recently bought one of your boonies (Seahawk) and wore it for hurricane Irma. ( I'm a firefighter paramedic/ Seminole county Florida). Your hat is awesome! It kept the wind and rain off my face, and held up the hood on my raincoat. I could actually see what I was doing! Please, as soon as you get XXL in Seahawk/camo let me know, I want one for off duty. FYI I'm prior military and currently in the fire service with a combined service of 32 years...I've worn a lot of boonie's over that time, yours is by far the best!   best hat on the market, buy it! 	James V. Mastro	best hat on the market, buy it! This hat is made from quality materials and looks great. I got the medium/large, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting, but it is very comfortable! If you love the outdoor I recommend you invest in this hat!  Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation 	Kevin Gedding	Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation  The next best thing to a shade tree! 	Jerry Garnett	The next best thing to a shade tree! Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out. Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. 	Tusker	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen.  I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! 	Chad Cummings	This hat is the best! I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! Thanks for making an awesome water/sun adventure hat. I will definitely recommend it to all my sailing mates This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats	 Robert S. Truesdell	This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats! Over the decades, I've owned many and this is my new favorite. The only downside is that you can damage the bill stiffener so treat it carefully.  This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. 	 DukeDuker	This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. The size does run small though. I usually wear Medium hats, but I needed the L/XL Shelta Hat This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever	John Bagley	This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever. I've looked for a decade and purchased several duds. I'm a longtime surfer and outdoorsman.  Hat protects face and ears, and as a bonus -- looks cool ! -- so many make you look like Gilligan or as our daughter says, "A zookeeper". (Nothing against zookeepers).  I'll spread the word. as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 	 Mike Powell	Used my Shelta hat for the first time this past weekend working the Orcas youth regatta, as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 30 kts in the RIB and not a flicker from the brim Wear mine driving skiboat Love it! 	Stephen Carlock	Wear mine driving skiboat Love it!  What I have been looking for! The 	Mike Thomas	What I have been looking for! The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years. I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head. Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat. It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!! Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headwear needs would be met!  I thought they were pricy	Victor Tafoya	When I ordered my 2 hats from Shelta Hats a few months ago I thought they were pricy, but I can assure you that you won't find a more comfortable, great looking hat, that gives you the protection these do. Well worth the money! Waiting for Shelta Hats to put out a camo, so I can order another.  Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!! 	Shane Flummer	Wore hat at the river yesterday. Never had to worry about it flying off or the front bill flying backwards. My face and neck didn't get burned either. Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!!  Worth every penny. 	Ed Parent	Worth every penny.  Great Hat!	Craig Higgins	I've been wearing boogie hats for years playing golf but always had the floppy brim problem when the wind picked up.  Not anymore!  Bought a Seahawk last week on the recommendation of a member of the Schools department store.  I've worn it twice playing golf this past weekend in very windy conditions and 90 degree temps.  Absolutely works as advertised!  No flopping around plus my head did not overheat.  Big test next week in Ireland for 7 days of golf!  Stay tuned! a multipurpose hat for me	Gary	I got the camo in L/XL and it fits perfectly.  I’m retired so one of the uses is for when I mow/edge my lawn during Arkansas’ hot summers.  But I also wear it when I walk long distances for fitness.  The previous wide brim hats were floppy and any gust of wind would flip the front up exposing my face.  I’m also a landscape photographer and that makes the hat great for hiking.   Best Boonie Hat!	Jon Younger	Love my new Seahawk! Adjustable M/L fits great. My only critique is I wish the rigid visor was more curved against my forehead. Maybe my head is more rounded than others ;-) I don't know, but the bill seems a little flat against my forehead...like a flat-billed baseball cap.  Other than that...Love it!! Awesome Hat!	Scott Ottens	"Just received my Seahawk this week and used it during a sailing race on the weekend. It worked perfectly, no flopping in my face like my previous hat. If you're curious as to how this hat works, think baseball cap built into a sun hat. It seems a little pricey, but the quality and detail built into this hat make it worth every penny. I can tell that it will be an essential piece of gear for me for a long time to come. Thanks Shelta!" Tackling the Marquesas 	Bruce Keesling	"I have always been a ball cap and buff guy. But being in south Florida the buff can be tuff to wear up all the time, thus leaving the ears exposed. I have a Tilley but it’s hot and the bill is all over the place when running the boat. I bought the Seahawk to try on a weekend run to the Marquesas. I really was not expecting much since I’m picky. Man was I surprised. running out at over 35 mph, the hat stayed true as advertised. It stayed cool and by the end of the first day my fishing buddy was mad I didn’t tell him about the hat before the trip. He has since ordered one.  This is a great hat. Well worth the price tag !" Well made.	Robert White	Just received my Seahawk.  Right off the bat you can tell it's quality.  The fit is exactly as charted on this site.  My size was exactly in-between an XL and XXL (most one size fits all, don't fit me).  I opted to go with the XXL because I was afraid the XL would be too tight and give me headaches.  The XXL fits good, comfortable.  In a strong wind I may need the chin strap because it's not snug.  Happy with my purchase! Nothing like it in the market today	Randy Lore	"I purchased the Seahawk sun hat and in love with this hat. Took it to Destin Florida and it was great. I have purchased a lot of Boonie style hats but the Shelta Seahawk blows the other Boonie hats away.  Watching others go by fixing the brim from blocking there view, floppy brims, no UV protection, no draw sting, no venting system, I thought, did I look like that all these years.  Nothing like it in the market today!!" My new favorite hat!	Dave	I have been a Tilley Hat owner for the past 10+years and own 2 which I have worn all over the place and love! I bought this hat on a whim and I am amazed at how light, comfortable and well made it is. The rigid brim is also the best idea since sliced bread was invented! My Tilley hats have been consigned to the closet this hat is better by far!! I can already tell that it is awesome.	Tofer Lewis	"This hat just arrived. I can already tell that it is awesome. I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat. Years ago I got chemo vitiligo from sun damage. I'm also a serious snowboarder and I suffered a severe sunburn at very high altitude that killed my melanocytes, which create pigment, in a very bad sunburn. Soon after I lost that pigment on part of may face and have needed hats and a lot of sunblock ever since. I don't even need to actually use this hat to know, it is better that 100% of the sun hats on the market - I already own them and this better than anything else. I am so f-ing excited that I found your hats. Somehow I found you through random Google ad placement, I have no idea how Google does it, but they do, so thank the Google.  This hat is awesome, period." A Gulf Coast thumbs up !	conrad	"First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Secondly ... the Seahawk is a great boonie type sun hat !! High quality construction and the winged vision visor works perfect ( no flapping here! ) Spend a sunny weekend along the coast of Louisiana in my bay boat with no concerns about sun on my ears or head. Cruising 40 MPH from trout hole to trout hole with hat staying nicely on head and no bill flapping or slapping your face and sunglasses in the wind!! The hat is a little pricey but definitely constructed better than any other performance quality boonie I've ever owned which includes most of those out there! Did I mention very cool ventilation for the head also? 5 star review for sure .. Can't go wrong with a SHELTA !! I'm sure going to try me a Griffin next .. waiting for desert camo color !!  " All Conditions :: Totally awesome Lid for all your adventures.	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking.  This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even tho I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities.  I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha.  The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen.  This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun.  Thanks guys for such a great product. Fantastic Hat!	Mark Spreeman	"I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun.  One great thing about this hat is the light weight and comfort of it. My head size was right between sizes, M/L a little tight and L/XL little loose.  I got the XL and with the size adapter it is comfortable and fits perfect.    I was out at the Colorado river in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style.  The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river.   This is a true sportsmans hat!   Mark Spreeman" Great Product!!!!	Dennis Rooney	Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey,but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight. Awesome Hat!	Doug Wood	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.    I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims.  I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems.  I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show.  I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip.  They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service!  The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice.  Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long.  Parachute teams canceled because of the wind.  I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads.  Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face.  One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it.  When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.  Then there was my Shelta.  Absolutely no brim flip!  I wore the chin strap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off.  It didn't blow off one time!  I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day.  The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little.   I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day.  It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life!   " What I have been looking for!	Mike Thomas	"The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years.  I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head.  Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat.  It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!!  Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headware needs would be met!" The next best thing to a shade tree!	Jerry Garnett	Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out.  Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for.... Fantastic hat for sun-protection and all-day comfort!	Scott 	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina.  It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun.  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta!   Great hat	John	"I used a Seahawk hat for nearly a year. Used it doing landscape photography, dogwalks, and competing in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race and back. Over ten days it stayed on and unflopped in 35+ knots and HUGE rainstorms. Brim didn't flip once! I love this hat. Sadly I lost it in Hawaii - not from my head, but from my pocket. (Getting off a bus.) I miss it and my boonie replacement is woefully inadequate! Just about to order another one, but I'll keep it on my head this time!" covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking. 	Sutton Medley 	Thanks went thru a lot of hats after discovering skin cancer on my neck/scalp from to much sun, cover as much as you can when outdoors was the advice given to me by the Dr. All of the wide brim hats I tried were bulky, floppy, or hot could not find a hat for all my outdoor activities until I acquired the seahawk early last summer, it is now the only wide brimmed hat I carry or use that covers all my needs, fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking.  Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind	Chris Lang	Finally a hat that can do it, especially in the wind. Even got my wife to wear a hat out on the water, boat and beach, which is unheard of. Never saw that coming. Outstanding customer service!!! Could not be happier for shade and sun protection in all of my activities Great hat 	Steven Avery	Great hat for all watersports but also for just about anything else too. In addition to surfing, standup, and boating. I have used mine for hiking, yard work and just lounging around since where I live the sun is relentless. I would highly recommend these hats for people that are looking for value and craftsmanship in the products they buy and use I love these hats	Terry Gunter	I love these hats. They are lightweight and quality made. I have purchased two --- the Seahawk and the Phoenix, which I wear while kayaking. They provide the needed sun protection but are so lightweight that you don't even notice you are wearing. I wore a Tilley hat previously but lost it on a trip earlier this spring. Thought I would try a Shelta based on the product description and I'm glad I did. It delivers or exceeds expectations on every level.  A superior product to anything I've worn before it	Steve Morris 	I've been wearing a variety of different hats for over 20 years now.  None of them compare to your product. The magic is in the rigid visor!  Totally functional when dry or sopping wet. Fit and styling are right on point as well. A superior product to anything I've worn before it Recently we discovered Sheltahats	Headhunters Fly Shop, Craig Montana	Recently we discovered Sheltahats . These are very high tech hats that offer incredible UV protection and are designed to be used in and around the water (think surfing, SUP, whitewater, swimming, etc.) Dewey and I have been testing these for the last couple weeks and that are a serious sun hat that we both agree outperform anything else. They have a stiff winged brim that offers great protection and vision, and doesnt flop around even in 50mph winds. They are incredibly cool, and they stay put in the wind. The chinstrap can be clipped to the back to stay out of your way, or removed in seconds and stashed in a built in pocket. Theyre expensive, but so far I would say they are well worth double the cost of other bucket, straw and up/downer hats Ive tried. And they are just about double the price of many sun hats at $65.  Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever	Gretchen Gamble	Best Bird Watching / Sun Protection Hat ever!My sister and I got this hat for my mom who is a professional naturalist and bird watcher. The challenge for her with hats has always been finding a hat that would offer enough protection and not block viewing ability. This hat is a winner! Gobsmackingly good	Paul William Rogers	Gobsmackingly good! I bought a Seahawk and the day after it arrived I was sailing in 30+kts. Not for a moment did I think that the hat was either going to fly away or the brim was going to flop down or up - and it doesn't cause my head to overheat. There's absolutely nothing about it not to love...Thank you for creating the best action hat in the world!  David Mason   Yacht master Instructor and Commercial Skipper A perfect sailing hat	Kevin Stone	Hi, have just received my hat. A perfect sailing hat, have been looking for one of these for years! Super quick delivery 	 Michael Miller	Just received my new Shelta hat a few days ago via Amazon and I love it! Super quick delivery (arrived way sooner than the estimated delivery time) and I even exchanged the "Osprey" for a "Seahawk" and the refund was just as quick! Hat fits great, and I love the unique features like the removable head strap and hidden compartment. I especially love the stiff bill! No more floppy Sunhat!  Give me good Shelta!	Vipe Desai	"It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20 mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours!   Let's face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat! " This is a true sportsmans hat! 	Mark Spreeman	I needed a hat to protect my head and face from the Sun. I have had skin cancer removed from my face in the past and am doing everything possible to protect myself from the Sun. One great thing about this hat is the lightweight and comfort of it. I was out at the Colorado River in May this year fishing, it was over 100 degrees. A great week of fishing, my Shelta Hat did its job in protecting me from the intense sun. Another great thing about this hat was that in the wind I didn't have to worry about it blowing off and losing it. Multiple cord systems were awesome. In the wind I use it under my chin, when it's calm I use it military style. The hard brim proved to hold up in the wind, not a floppy hat, and floated when I jumped in the river. This is a true sportsmans hat First ... the purchase experience was great	Conrad	First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! I'm a Geologist in Colorado	Russell (Tofer) Lewis	I'm a Geologist in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the field leading field trips and doing research in SE Colorado, which is a desert at best with 300+ days of sun. I own several hats, mostly OR, and they make great hats, but the front brim on this hat is amazing. I can already tell that this is my new field hat.  This hat is awesome, period These are the best hats 	Tuskeron	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever	Bruce Gresham	Used the hat off shore in one of the windiest Newport to Ensenada Race ever. Many boats broke the speed record. The hat worked great in all that wind. It didnt flop around like the T.ly Hat I used to wear.  I will be ordering a hat for the skipper Thanks guys for such a great product.   	Mark Salvetti	Wear it at the Jazz Fest, wear it surfing overhead waves in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, wear it paddling in Alaska or just hiking. This is my favorite hat to grab when going outside even though I'm a trucker hat guy, this is my go-to for most all my water sport activities. I'm on my third one, got to have some options ha. The brim technology is just as described, after falling in the water after wiping out you can just jump back up and worry about paddling out the impact zone and not if you can see from a floppy hat....does not happen. This is a great design, looks great and protects you from the sun. Thanks guys for such a great product.    A Gulf Coast thumbs up	Conrad	A Gulf Coast thumbs up! First ... the purchase experience was great. Fast delivery with no problems!! Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased	Nestor rosas	Best outdoor sun hat I ever purchased. I tried several other brands and had the dreaded brim flop when windy or wet. this hat is amazing. no drooping brim. with several different style you can find just what youre looking for in sun coverage. The hat size is adjustable so as long as you get the recommended size when ordering the hat will fit This hat is a Godsend	Dennis Wilkins	Coming from someone that has already had the experience of skin cancer removed from various locations on my face,,,, This hat is a Godsend!! I've had my Shelta for almost a year now and I love it! Thank you for a great product!!  BOOM, just got my second order in	jason Priakos	BOOM, just got my second order in. A Seahawk to go with my Griffen....thanks for the DUMB fast shipping Shelta Hats. Just in time for Akumal Mexico trip. Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta 	Paul Burnett	Did a great test of the front brim of my Shelta hat 2 days ago in Greenland. We were coming back by zodiac from a historic site and the wind was howling and the seas rough. Not once did the brim fold back. Protected my face and head perfectly Got my Camo Seahawk 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking	It Kenneth Boose Sr.	Got my Seahawk in and planned on wearing it kayaking! Plans changed and went to the Dixie Youth Georgia State Championship Series. Fits great and even kept my head cool in the 248 degree Ga. heat! Love It  Hands down the best water hat I've used. 	 Jay Richter	Got my Seahawk last summer. Hands down the best water hat I've used. Actually it's perfect for any outdoor activities.  Thanks for a GREAT product	Chris Cannon	I just got back from a river trip through the Grand Canyon and had the chance to use my Shelta Osprey for the first time. 28 years of guiding trips and I feel like I finally found the perfect hat! It definitely holds up in the wind, just as advertised! Thanks for a GREAT product!  The stiff brim sets this hat apart 	David Wendlinger	I've had my Seahawk for a few weeks now and wear it all the time. Love it. Keeps the sun off my face and neck far better than the usual baseball hats I would normally wear. The stiff brim sets this hat apart from other hats like it. I'll definitely be ordering another Seahawk in a different color soon.  Im a 57-year-old mountain biker 	Craig Col	Im a 57-year-old mountain biker who in 2012 was diagnosed with Basil Cell Carcinoma on one of my ears. It required surgery and 20+ stiches. I always liked wearing a baseball style hat but after surgery I needed to find something that would cover my ears. Thus started a five-year search to find a hat I felt comfortable in and looked good. I visited REI, Cabelas, Columbia and many other outdoor stores with no luck. The boonie style hats I found were too wide, too floppy or couldnt be sized to fit my correctly. I have a son who is professional wake boarder (and a Fireman/Paramedic) so we are on the water too. So I resorted to buying ball hats that I could pull down over the top of my ears and even had the thought that I just needed to design my own boonie hat. Then I saw an ad on Facebook for Shelta Hats and I knew right away I found the answer. I liked them so much that I ordered both an Osprey and a Phoenix. They do everything I was hoping for, meaning I can fit them to my head perfectly. They cover my ears but the narrow sides are perfect, they work perfect on the water or in the Oregon rain and finally best of all the stiff baseball bill is just what I wanted. Thanks for designing the perfect year round hat!   It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! 	! Vipe Desai	It's just a hat right? Wrong! It's the perfect hat! I signed up for a 20-mile walk and knew I was going to need something to keep my head cool from the intense heat and the SEAHAWK came through! The light, breathable and stylish lid helped me accomplish my goal! 20 miles in 7 hours! Lets face it, gear or equipment failure is the last thing someone should worry about. I'm so glad I made the right choice and went with this hat!  love it	 Cuyler Morris	Just got one and been sailing all week in Caribbean with it....love it!  Love mine....	Christina Jacobs	Love mine....it's worthy both in and out of the water!  On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11	 John Wilson	On a scale of 1-10 this hat scores an 11 Worn my Seahawk daily 	Eric Johnson	Worn my Seahawk daily for this entire season and it's still going strong! - got half my crew wearing them now  Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats	Barefoot Curt Davidson	Dude, I am so stoked about my Shelta Hats. The design of the brim holds up in the wettest of weather. The adjustable headband makes for a perfect fit and the stash pockets rule for my key or an extra $20.00. Good stuff for any adventure!  Excellent quality 	 Darren White	Excellent quality - great fit - holds its form. The best adventure hat I have found to keep the sun off my ears and neck, and out of my eyes! Can't be beat!  Finally !Hat is as described. 	R. Hubbell	Finally !Hat is as described. I have wanted a "Bucket" hat that wouldn't flop into my face or blow the brim up while sailing and golfing. The front brim on this hat is designed to be similar to a bill on a cap yet retain the look and protection you want in a "bucket hat. It is also very light in weight. The adjustment feature for the perfect fit worked well for me. It doesn't grip your head but is stable and I don't feel like I'm still wearing a hat when I remove it after a round of golf or a day on the water. I haven't had to use the strap but could see that in higher wind conditions especially while sailing that it will give me a feeling of security that it won't blow off.  Wish my department would allow them on duty. 	John Jewell	Got it in the mail last week, it's everything I expected. Wish my department would allow them on duty Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!! 	Eric Bergquist	Got my Camo Seahawk In the mail on Saturday. Wore it hiking Sunday and love the no flop front. Won't be going back to floppy sun hats!!!!  Great boonie/water hat 	Alan J. Parent	Great boonie/water hat all of the extras are well thought out. This hat will actually make sunny days more enjoyable.  Great hat 	George Harrison	Great hat wear mine on the boat every day  We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun 	dunbach	Great hat! Fit as expected and is very comfortable. Being bald I am always trying to find a good hat and this one is awesome. The difference with this hat and most of the other boonie styles is with the Shelta the head lining keeps your head from pressing against the fabric that is exposed to direct sunlight which gets way hot. We fished all day under a scorching Texas sun and I was comfortable the whole time. The stiff brim is also a plus along with the chinstrap configurations.  Win-win. 	 Steve Davis	Great hat. I look best in a ball cap and could never pull off the look in this kind hat, but with the narrower brim on the sides I get the additional sun protection and the ball cap sort of look! Win-win.  Simply a fantastic hat! 	Dennis Rooney	Great Product!!!! Simply a fantastic hat! Sure it's a little pricey, but every shortcoming your traditional boonie has seems to be addressed with the Seahawk! I think the best thing Shelta achieved is a hat that keeps its shape while still being so lightweight.  the best boonie hat I have ever owned	Todd Ricci	Guys, this truly is the best boonie hat I have ever owned. Thanks so much,gonna get another....  Have purchased two hats.........	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Have purchased two hats.........used them camping, fishing and golfing and they have performed flawlessly. They will not fly off even though I don't use the chin cord and the rigid front brim works very well. I'll own more than two shortly......... Ted Elink-Schuurman I don't often leave a review on products	John Wilson	I don't often leave a review on products. My Shelta Seahawk is worth a review. It is hands down the best outdoors hat I have ever worn. My ancestors gifted me with a natural lack of musical rhythm or dance skills, and skin that burns under overcast starlight. The Seahawk is the closest hat you'll find to an Urban Sombrero coverage-wise, only it looks great and it is ridiculously lightweight. I wear mine sailing, power boating, paddling, and shooting. The no-flop brim is worth every penny and you get the rest of the hat for free. The adjustable draw strap in the headband is fantastic. Tighten it up in high wind, loosen it for lazy relaxation time. The chinstrap has a keeper to hold it up off your neck in the back or it can be removed entirely I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far.	 Riff Raff	"I have used this hat when jogging, backpacking, lake swimming and sailing so far. Jogging: Light weight, cool on the head and absorbent brow with enough visor to keep sun out of eyes Backpacking: The narrower brim on the back was an added bonus during backpacking since it was not crashing into the pack when looking up. It is relatively new but right now it is also pretty water repellent. I usual dip hats in stream when packing to cool off, the brow gets wet but the rest of hat rolls water right off (down my back! so nice)Swimming: Cliff dove with hat and swam across lake with no threat of ever losing it (chin strap on!)Sailing: It has lived up to the claim as wind resistant. I have been in 25-knot winds without the strap with any issue. It does ""feel"" like it is going to lift off due to the visor size but it never comes close  " I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta	Jim Simkalo	I hiked in the Swiss Alps, wearing my Shelta--It kept me cool and shaded from high elevation sun  I LOVE mine! 	Terry Gunter	I LOVE mine! After owning at least 6 different hats over the years, the Shelta is by far and away the best. Incredibly well thought-out and designed, well made, and looks good, too. The performance is amazingNo just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida	Matthew Turner	I purchased the Seahawk and just got back from 2 weeks of fishing in Florida. The hat was awesome. No flopping as we sped in the boat from spot to spot. Great job with your product. Would highly recommend.  I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor 	 Klaus Krohn	I put my Seahawk through a full outdoor workday (99 degrees in the shade) and it performed well. My hat size is 7 5/8 and the XL fits perfectly. Will buy Phoenix in a month to rotate use!  I use on my fishing trips. 	Ted Levequeon	I use on my fishing trips. Holds up to all kinds of weather. Love it Love this hat 	Bill Turton	I used my Seahawk today in the pontoon boat and it worked perfect. Love this hat  I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta! 	Scott	I used the Seahawk at the beach for one-week in North Carolina. It's the best hat I have come across for all-day comfort in 90+ temperatures and blistering sun. I won't leave the house whiteout my Shelta I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun. 	Henry Bowman	"I'm another skin cancer victim looking for protection from the sun.  I've never been able to find a wide brim hat that I would wear because of the floppy brims. I stumbled on Shelta hats by chance and thought it might solve my problems. I decided to order 2 days before I was going to an air show. I called Shelta to see if there was any chance the hat would make it from California to Missouri in time for my trip. They assured me they would ship that day and it should make it in time, which it did. Awesome fast service! The first day I had the hat I knew I made the right choice. Wind speeds were steady at 25-30 mph all day long. Parachute teams canceled because of the wind. I laughed all day long watching people chase their hats that blew off their heads. Laughed some more watching their brims fold back or down in their face. One guy was chasing a straw hat and stomped on it catch it. When he picked it up it looked like a pancake, LOL.Then there was my Shelta. Absolutely no brim flip! I wore the chinstrap cinched down behind my head and as extra protection clipped the strap to my neck chain in case it blew off. It didn't blow off one time! I'm not exaggerating when I say I easily saw 50 people chasing hats that day. The fit adjustment cord is great on a day like that if you need to tighten it up a little. I didn't mention it was also 90+ degrees that day. It has the best ventilation of any hat I've ever had.  I'll be a Shelta customer for life " It was worth every penny	. Robert Fog	I've been looking a long time to replace my comfortable OR hat and found it with this one. I was hesitant to purchase this hat because of the price but I'm glad I did. It was worth every penny. The most comfortable sun hat that I have ever worn I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny. 	 Peter Slaby	I've had mine for over a year. It's been worth every penny.  I've mine for a few weeks now	 John Bagley	I've mine for a few weeks now. I've worn if off shore fishing and while spending time on an island off the Maine Coast with NO SHADE TREES. (Large Green Island in Knox County) It provides great shade, keeps my head cool, fits and looks great. This hat is now in my outdoor adventuring rotation!! Thank you Shelta. I have the Seahawk BTW Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!! 	Dave Smiley Stewart	Just got back from Cape Cod and absolutely loved my Shelta!!  Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it	David Lake	Just got my XXL Seahawk. Love it!! I have a terrible time finding hats that fit well. Perfect. Thanks All I can say is WOW	Jimmy Ernst	Just received mine today! All I can say is WOW. Spent (wasted) a lot of $$$ on outdoor hats from "TOP" manufacturers. The fit and brim stiffness has already impressed. Hitting the trail tomorrow and the beach next week so I am looking forward to sharing the results Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!	Ted Elink-Schuurman	Just received my Seahawk desert camo. Wow! Exceeded my expectations! High quality, great features, perfect fit for me (lg/xl), with adjustability if needed. I'm a bucket hat enthusiast and an outdoor lover who spends a lot of time in/on the water. Great for all water sports as well as golf. Great styling. Ordering sand dune and navy colors as well. You guys nailed it with this product line. Can't believe how much I like this hat. Congratulations!!  This hat works as advertised	James V. Mastro	Just went on a 2.5 day ocean fishing trip. This hat works as advertised. Love the multiple position strap set up. If you do not need the the clearance I would recommend a model with a little larger side and back brim for more sun protection. The fixed front brim is perfect. Comfortable, lightweight and great fit. Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too	Albert Verdadero	Love my Shelta, it works exactly how it suppose too Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face	 Bill	Love this hat, wanted one with a brim that wouldn't flop into my face, best designed hat for kayaking/paddling. Would highly recommend Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat 	Saltydog Mal	Loving my new Seahawk shelta hat been great on my bike and boat and even on dog walks with my #k9sportsack cant wait to go Kite surfing and on SUP once its a bit warmer  This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. 	KentuckyBill	My experience was the hats run a little large based on my measurements and their sizing chart. I was easily able to arrange a return and reorder of a M/L size. The hats are very high quality, they have convenient features. I really like the shape and stiffness of the brim. This will be my go to hat for outdoor activity. Thank you.  He has worn a Tilley hat for years	Bymimion	My husband loves this hat! He has worn a Tilley hat for years, but it was time for a new one. He has researched this hat for some time. From the time he put it on, he was so pleased with this hat. The fit was perfect and it is well worth the price!  Nothing short of a revelation. 	 William Daily	Nothing short of a revelation. Great fit, great color, great brim ! Best floppy hat I've ever had	Bob Hansen	Ordered a Seahawk a couple weeks ago. Love it so much I just ordered an Osprey. I've been wearing a military boonie hat for 25 years before I discovered Shelta. I wish I had found you sooner ! Best floppy hat I've ever had.  Will buy again from Shelta	Anthony Avello	Purchased the Seahawk, delivery was quick and efficient. Product quality top notch. Will buy again from Shelta Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend	Josh Martin	Quality hat for sun protection and active water sports. never even blew off down the Big hill	Randy Cavner	Ran A Spartan Super OCR last weekend, with my Shelta hat on they entire time. Not only did it hold up to all obstacles, and keep my face from getting sun burned, but it looked great as well wore it for hurricane Irma	Mike Hohnhorst	Recently bought one of your boonies (Seahawk) and wore it for hurricane Irma. ( I'm a firefighter paramedic/ Seminole county Florida). Your hat is awesome! It kept the wind and rain off my face, and held up the hood on my raincoat. I could actually see what I was doing! Please, as soon as you get XXL in Seahawk/camo let me know, I want one for off duty. FYI I'm prior military and currently in the fire service with a combined service of 32 years...I've worn a lot of boonie's over that time, yours is by far the best!   best hat on the market, buy it! 	James V. Mastro	best hat on the market, buy it! This hat is made from quality materials and looks great. I got the medium/large, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting, but it is very comfortable! If you love the outdoor I recommend you invest in this hat!  Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation 	Kevin Gedding	Shelta is the Tilley for the new generation  The next best thing to a shade tree! 	Jerry Garnett	The next best thing to a shade tree! Great comfort, style, fit, what more can you say. I opted for this color since the camo was sold out. Wanted a that I could use while in the pool and to use mowing etc. This hat fits the bill, and the bill is great, no sag even after multiple times dunking in the water...So the hat's damp and I'm sitting by the pool, the sun is brutal, I take the hat off and you can instantly feel the sun beaming on your head and face...put the hat back on and it literally felt 10 degrees cooler...Miniature mobile shade tree. A little pricey.....but you get what you pay for These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. 	Tusker	These are the best hats if you spend time out in the sun, wind, and rain. No more floppy brims in your face. The side and back brim keeps the sun off and the front part of the hat has an extended brim that is 'solid' and will not flop in your view if it gets wet or sweaty. The best hat of its kind I have ever owned (bought me a second one just to have a backup). I prefer the silver colored one than the camo one as the camo style is a bit more green and brown than the black and grey I thought it would be based on the image on the screen.  I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! 	Chad Cummings	This hat is the best! I used it yesterday sailing in 20-25 knots of wind and the no flop visor worked great! Thanks for making an awesome water/sun adventure hat. I will definitely recommend it to all my sailing mates This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats	 Robert S. Truesdell	This is a great evolution to sailing sun hats! Over the decades, I've owned many and this is my new favorite. The only downside is that you can damage the bill stiffener so treat it carefully.  This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. 	 DukeDuker	This is a great hat. It's waterproof and easy to rinse/clean. The size does run small though. I usually wear Medium hats, but I needed the L/XL Shelta Hat This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever	John Bagley	This is the VERY best "bucket hat" ever. I've looked for a decade and purchased several duds. I'm a longtime surfer and outdoorsman.  Hat protects face and ears, and as a bonus -- looks cool ! -- so many make you look like Gilligan or as our daughter says, "A zookeeper". (Nothing against zookeepers).  I'll spread the word. as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 	 Mike Powell	Used my Shelta hat for the first time this past weekend working the Orcas youth regatta, as a self professed gear geek I have to give it two thumbs up. 30 kts in the RIB and not a flicker from the brim Wear mine driving skiboat Love it! 	Stephen Carlock	Wear mine driving skiboat Love it!  What I have been looking for! The 	Mike Thomas	What I have been looking for! The Sea Hawk is the sun hat I have been looking for for years. I bought this for a week at the beach and it hardly ever left my head. Absolutely no flop in 20 mph winds on the beach or doing 40 mph in the boat. It is the greatest sun hat made for active people!!! Great product!! Now if they would just do the same thing for a winter hat all my headwear needs would be met!  I thought they were pricy	Victor Tafoya	When I ordered my 2 hats from Shelta Hats a few months ago I thought they were pricy, but I can assure you that you won't find a more comfortable, great looking hat, that gives you the protection these do. Well worth the money! Waiting for Shelta Hats to put out a camo, so I can order another.  Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!! 	Shane Flummer	Wore hat at the river yesterday. Never had to worry about it flying off or the front bill flying backwards. My face and neck didn't get burned either. Awesome product, highly recommended for outdoor adventures!!!  Worth every penny. 	Ed Parent	Worth every penny.  Great Hat!	Craig Higgins	I've been wearing boogie hats for years playing golf but always had the floppy brim problem when the wind picked up.  Not anymore!  Bought a Seahawk last week on the recommendation of a member of the Schools department store.  I've worn it twice playing golf this past weekend in very windy conditions and 90 degree temps.  Absolutely works as advertised!  No flopping around plus my head did not overheat.  Big test next week in Ireland for 7 days of golf!  Stay tuned! a multipurpose hat for me	Gary	I got the camo in L/XL and it fits perfectly.  I’m retired so one of the uses is for when I mow/edge my lawn during Arkansas’ hot summers.  But I also wear it when I walk long distances for fitness.  The previous wide brim hats were floppy and any gust of wind would flip the front up exposing my face.  I’m also a landscape photographer and that makes the hat great for hiking.   Best Boonie Hat!	Jon Younger	Love my new Seahawk! Adjustable M/L fits great. My only critique is I wish the rigid visor was more curved against my forehead. Maybe my head is more rounded than others ;-) I don't know, but the bill seems a little flat against my forehead...like a flat-billed baseball cap.  Other than that...Love it!! Awesome Hat!	Scott Ottens	"Just received my Seahawk this week and used it during a sailing race on the weekend. It worked perfectly, no flopping in my face like my previous hat. If you're curious as to how this hat works, think baseball cap built into a sun hat. It seems a little pricey, but the quality and detail built into this hat make it worth every penny. I can tell that it will be an essential piece of gear for me for a long time to come. Thanks Shelta!" Tackling the Marquesas 	Bruce Keesling	"I have always been a ball cap and buff guy. But being in south Florida the buff can be tuff to wear up all the time, thus leaving the ears exposed. I have a Tilley but it’s hot and the bill is all over the place when running the boat. I bought the Seahawk to try on a weekend run to the Marquesas. I really was not expecting much since I’m picky. Man was I surprised. running out at over 35 mph, the hat stayed true as advertised. It stayed cool and by the end of the first day my fishing buddy was mad I didn’t tell him about the hat before the trip. He has since ordered one.  This is a great hat. Well worth the price tag !" Well made.	Robert White	Just received my Seahawk.  Right off the bat you can tell it's quality.  The fit is exactly as charted on this site.  My size was exactly in-between an XL and XXL (most one size fits all, don't fit me).  I opted to go with the XXL because I was afraid the XL would be too tight and give me headaches.  The XXL fits good, comfortable.  In a strong wind I may need the chin strap because it's not snug.  Happy with my purchase! Nothing like it in the market today	Randy Lore	"I purchased the Seahawk sun hat and in love with this hat. Took it to Destin Florida and it was great. I have purchased a lot of Boonie style hats but the Shelta Seahawk blows the other Boonie hats away.  Watching others go by fixing the brim from blocking there view, floppy brims, no UV protection, no draw sting, no venting system, I thought, did I look like that all these years.  Nothing like it in the market today!!" My new favorite hat!	Dave	I have been a Tilley Hat owner for the past 10+years and own 2 which I have worn all over the place and love! I bought this hat on a whim and I am amazed at how light, comfortable and well made it is. The rigid brim is also the best idea since sliced bread was invented! My Tilley hats have been consigned to the closet this hat is better by far!! If you live in the desert, you need a SHELTA hat!	Alan Brothers	"I have been wearing a Tilley hat since the mid 90's and needed a replacement.  Thank gosh for my new Shelta Seahawk!  It not only came in XXL (for my large hat size, 7 7/8), but is lighter and better at cooling than the Tilley ever was.  Since I live in the desert (Las Vegas), you should consider pitching these to a local retailer (Bass Pro Shops) since currently there is no dealer in NV.  Keep up the good work and if you decide to offer your clothing in 3XL, I'll be purchasing a bunch of your shirts as well.  " Works in the Turks	Steve	"Brought my Seahawk hat to the Turks and Caicos for some fishing and snorkeling.  The brim works as advertised, didn't flop around and kept my face and ears covered.  Sometimes the brim worked too well as the wind would catch it just right and try and pop it off, but the Convertible Cord System worked perfectly.  It had seven full days in the salt water with occasional rinsing and doesnt show any worse for wear.  Thanks! " Great hat	Steve	I finally found a great looking, versatile hat, that doesn't flop in your face. Love it. Coming back for more.	Chris	I have owned this hat for a few months now. Buying a back up today. 40 MPH on my fishing boat and the brim stays put. I also have retired my Tilley.. Fantastic hat, sizing a bit off	Michael Brown	This hat is a well built piece and looks amazing! Does exactly what it's intended to do and that's keep you from burning up in the sun. My only issue is that the sizing is a bit off. I'm completely bald and size up on a tailors cloth tape to a 22 1/8. I bought size small/medium based on the sites suggestion. It's a bit snug and the brim puts pressure around the forehead at that size. Keep in mind, I don't have any hair as well...which if I did, I would imagine this to only snug it up even more. If you're on the edge of the sizing, might be worth ordering up to the bigger of the two.  Perfect design and functionality, A++	Rich	Literally every element of the Seahawk design is flawless, functional and very high quality.  Have searched for years for a "go to" to stay clear of the rays while fishing, boating, etc for hours. Wouldn't change a thing. Now and again innovation really adds value 	Nigel	Have been a Tilley hat owner for 15 years. Tried a Shelta and was so impressed I purchased another 4 for the 20 year old kids who are now also converts.  All the value add stated actually improves the overall experience. I SUP, jet ski, kayak, sail, fish and hunt and it works a treat for all those activities.  Great job Shelta👍Neck ShieldFace GaitorSun Glove

Our best selling style, the Seahawk sun hat offers all the same features as the Osprey sun hat, only with a wider brim.  This more traditional look, with updated styling, offers more shade for those who don’t desire space around the head for arm clearance.  Truly amphibious, the No Sag headband, No Flop brim technology and the fact it floats, make it a favorite of water sports enthusiasts.  The Seahawk sun hat is our most multi-purpose style that you can’t go wrong with.

Offered in nine colors including a high visibility Blaze Orange.
XXXL size only available in Sand Dune, Storm Grey and Desert Camo.

  • UPF 50+ Certified Eco Feather-Tech Fabric
  • No Flop Brim Technology (Patent Pending)
  • Removable Cord System (Patent Pending)
  • Vapor Barrier Interior Liner
  • NO SAG Perspiration Wicking Headband
  • Metal Eyelet Venting
  • Reflective Branding
  • Single Hand Size Cinch
  • Inside Stash Pocket
  • Floats
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Weight - Size M/L - 3.8 oz.
  • Brim Measurements: Front 3” Side 2 1/4” Back 2 1/2”

 Sourcing:

  • Winged Vision Visor – Made in USA
  • Eco-Feather Tech Fabric – Made Japan
  • Cord system Toggles – Made in Taiwan
  • Assembled in China
  • Designed in California

 Content:

  • Body: 100% Recycled Polyester
  • Mesh: 100 Polyester

 Washing and Care Instructions:

  • Rinse with fresh water after saltwater use.
  • Hand wash in warm or cool water. Hang dry.
  • Do not Iron. Do not machine wash or dry.
  • Do not use bleach or soaps that contain bleach

Do not fold or crease brim visor.

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