As advertised; very functional sun protection.
I love that the chin-straps are so thin and well designed so as to be out of the way. The hat stays on securely - never had it slip during a duck-dive or wipeout.
I like that I can flip the visor up during paddle-out.
All-round great addition to my gear.
Just used my Kaiola hat in Costa Rica and it was fantastic! Comfortable and stayed on! Ox
Really nice hat. Even with a bit more powerful waves it stays on the head. Duck Diving is no problem.
This style of surf hat is super comfortable and provides awesome sun protection, really rapt with my purchase. Highly recommend
I am obsessed with my ugly surf hat. It’s the coolest version of the not coolest thing you could do… just do, own it, and be the old person in the hat. You’ll love it- I promise! Haha
Great hat! Keeps my hair out of my face and stays on my head great even while duck diving!
Holds up well in the surf.
The best! Buy it, you won’t regret it.
Comfortable, doesn’t obstruct vision like some buckets. Stays on. Looks good
I love this hat so much. I legit will not surf without it! My husband hated on me for a bit for spending so much $ on a surf hat, but then saw how much I loved it/wore it..sooo he ended up ordering one too (oh and he loves it just as much or more than me)!
Bought this hat for a 2 week surf trip to Fiji and just got back.
1. Style is super cool. I tucked the chin strap in and wore it like a regular hat- it was comfortable and I received a few compliments. I like the strings instead of straps- it’s low profile but very secure. The clip never came unclipped once during all of my sessions.
2. Hat stays in place when surfing and is comfortable. Waves topped out at 8ft and the hat stayed in place for every duck dive and wipeout. It didn’t impede my vision and I liked the flip up feature as well. It blocked the sun but wasn’t too cumbersome. I enjoy the low profile style very much and I look forward to seeing how it holds up in the long term.
I’ve already started recommending this hat to every surfer I meet
I love to see things that are well designed and constructed. The hat looks like it’s checking both boxes. The tuck away chin strap is great for when I’m using it on small days or out of the water, and when the surf picks up, it’s simple to buckle the chin strap and be confident the hat will stay put. I’m looking forward to seeing how the hat breaks in and gets that nice sun and salt cured look!
The surf hat protects my eyes and face when I’m boogie boarding on the windward side, Oahu, Hawaii. Felt a bit unsure about the neck strap when taken under, so I just tie my hair through the loop in the back and tuck the straps under the top of hat. There is a warning on the hat, and I think that scared me because I’ve definitely been pulled under and lost everything. I had specifically looked for a hat that wouldn’t come off, but I don’t want to be strangled either. Nor scalped Looks wise, it’s like a jockey hat. The hat is light, it feels a bit small on the crown, I purchased the small/medium having measured at 22 in. appx. I have it tightened as much as possible and it’s still a bit loose, the lid is small, so to speak. The surf hat and Manda sunscreen 50 spf keep me going for about two hours full sun, boogie boarding. Overall, I like the hat, the 80 spf a plus. Not sure if it’s any better than a regular trucker hat for my particular purposes, though.
Most comfortable and stylish surfing hat on the market!
This is my 2nd surf hat (from KAIOLA) and I don’t even surf. It’s UNIQUE, gets lots of compliments, and cleans up WELL. Must HAVE
High quality, sustainable built, water/sun proof hat. A must for every watersports enthusiast!