Great hat. Shades the face and stays on!
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So I ordered the Kaiola Hat before going on a trip to Sri Lanka. I have always been and still am very sensitive to the sun while surfing, so I knew I needed something. It was definitely the right choice to go with Kaiola. Up to this point I had never surfed with any type of hat and got used to it super quickly. The protection from the glare of the sun is incredible and I felt a big difference in how long I could stay out in the line up while wearing it.
During wipeouts it stayed on and on bigger drops from waves it didn't bother me either - if the wind is super strong, it will sometimes "force" the cap into "paddle-mode" but honestly that wasn't that annoying.
For the long haired ladies: If you don't want to put your hair into a pony tail - just wearing the cap really worked out well for me to.
All in all I absolutely love the cap! Super comfy, very nice colour (it didn't bleach out at all - and with Sri Lankas sun, that sure counts for something) and worth it!
Definitely will look into the bucket hats too.
Thanks guys - you've made something great :)
Absolutely love my super cute Kaiola hat.
Have recently recovered from skin cancer surgery on my forehead. Thrilled I can still enjoy surfing knowing that my head is now better protected from the sun.
Thank you Kaiola team!
Love this hat so much! I’ve tried others and none compare. Super comfortable and stylish. Absolutely never comes off. I love it so much that I worried I’d be crushed if I lost it on a be off my surf trips so I bought another!
Works really well in the surf, stays on with wipeouts and duck diving. Love the colours.
My husband and I bought the s/m size which fits well but overall look of the hat is quite small. Think models for website wearing a large as the hat covers their ears in photos, whereas the one’s we bought sits above ears. Just depends on what look you like. Overall it’s a good hat and I’d recommend it.
I enjoy wearing it during surfing! It give great shade and it’s comfortable
I loved my first hat so much that I bought another. Started wearing a hat after a few decades of never wearing one and a few brushes with skin cancer on my face. Didn’t think I would love it, but now can’t surf without one-my head is smaller than average and it always stays put and is super comfortable. A little expensive but totally worth it, A++!
This is probably the best surf hat ever. I turtled rolled through many, many waves and I didn't even notice the hat, it didn't move from my head, just stayed on without any problems, and totally comfortable.
Monique Carter L.
These hats are wonderful. My friend used to wear old ball caps and Lise them. This created ocean waste, too. The Kaiola hat never comes off!
It was a gift for my daughter, she was overjoyed to receive it. Thanks for the quick and inexpensive delivery to Australia, it arrived faster than orders I had placed within our country.
Love this hat!!! Best surf hat I have ever tried! Just tested it out in Panama surf! I'll definitely be buying more!
Sweet hat! Comfy in and out of the water. The flip-up brim is awesome for paddling out and saving the neck strain. The hat never feels heavy with water and it stays right in place even during (most) duck dives and wipeouts. Have already recommended the hat to several people and have had two other purchase it!
The best surfing hat
I'd been eyeing these hats for a while now! One day out surfing I saw that a SUPer had one and asked him how he liked it-- he stopped everything and paddled over and told me it was worth every penny. He showed me how the bill was flexible, told me that it was comfortable, and how well it stayed on through falls. As the searing sun blinded me & he seemed undeterred, I decided it was time to try it!
My husband & I each got one and are thrilled with the quality. We also are grateful to have the extra protection from the sun, since most of our summer sessions leave us fair-skinners sun-kissed, even with multiple sunscreen applications. My husband wears this as his regular, all-around baseball hat now too.
Great product & design!
I feel so stylish and it works so well - does not budge and keeps my giant forehead covered. Thank you for saving my face from the California sun.
I wore this hat out for the first time today... BEST IDEA EVER!! It's so comfy and light, truly wipeout proof, and effective. It's easy to clean and dry, too. A must have under the summer sun! Now I'm just hoping it holds up through endless days of surfing, but it does look well constructed.
I have bought the hat this year and I haven't been surfing yet - but I used it on the SUP and even as I fell into the water pretty hard, the hat didn't move. It's really great if you have problems with sunburn! My sister instantly bought her own hat. It's chic, comfortable and very useful!
This hat is pretty great. It looks good in the water or on the beach and it is light-weight and you can hardly tell you have it on. However I only wear it when it’s not the high sun of noon. I am fair-skinned and I still get sun on the sides of my face and neck so I wear a full-rimmed surf hat when I need more coverage. But overall I highly recommend!
I bought the hat pink...love everything about it, except the closure under the chin. It is almost impossible to hit that little button after a session in 55 degree water. But, the size, design, the shorter brim, the thin straps, the fabric...PERFECT
I was a little skeptical to order this hat from Europe because I was afraid it could be a scam but so glad that I did. I am forever wearing trucker hats and losing them in the ocean. This one is amazing. We had overhead surf in Florida over the weekend. Turtle rolled in it and got tossed a little bit in it and it stayed on with no problem. Also great for keeping the sun out of your eyes. Love the strap because you don’t even realize that it’s on. I would highly recommend this hat. It’s worth every penny! And this company was great to work with. It got here in no time! Definitely will be ordering from them again.
I forgot I have it on, so comfortable!! it stays in place, keeps its shape, and it even truly cool!!
I'm super sun conscious as my dad had melanoma and the Australian sun is harsh. I've tried a few different surf hats which have been ok but have looked incredibly dorky. Not only is my Kaiola hat the most comfortable, functional hat I've worn, it actually looks like good with a proper trucker hat shape. The quality is outstanding and most importantly it doesn't impair my vision when surfing and is easy to duck dive with. Highly recommended.
I've tried other surf hats, but I hate the wide straps and the brims that don't stay in place. This hat is so much better. To be honest, I spend a fair amount of time under the waves (rather than on top of them), and this hat just rolls with it. I sometimes have to flip the brim back into place when I've taken a wave in the face paddling out, but other than that, it stays in place, keeps its shape, and is really comfortable and cute! I mostly don't even notice I have it on. I'm going to buy another one in a different color.
This hat does exactly what it is supposed to, so lightweight I forgot it was there, none of the water dripped back into my eyes from the peak like my old one did and, dare I say it, I think it looks quite cool! (To be fair, you would need to see how uncool I normally look to be able to appreciate that!)