I use the cap for kitesurfing because I often had a sunstroke in the midday sun. was skeptical whether it also makes hard falls after jumps with ... the cap stays like a glove on the head ... only the shield is sometimes folded up (which it should) and you have to fold it down again ... perfect buy!
Excellent product- by far the best surf hat I’ve owned (including a very good one I had made for me in Sri Lanka). Very versatile and hard-wearing, I wear this for all kinds of watersports & activity- it’s light, quick drying, and you can get away with wearing it in public before/after. Outstanding customer service. Highly recommended.
Works like it is advertised, handles well all intense duck dives and protects from the sun, would recommend it to all looking for similar equipment
I’m in the mentawai islands right now now and the sun is brutal. I’ve been using the hat consistently and it’s working great. I’m one of a few in the group who’s face isn’t cooked. Got tumbled on a big one the other day and the hat stayed on fine. Would highly recommend it!
Great surf hat! I really like that there is no elastic to breakdown and there is no mesh over the ears. I've gone through a lot of surf hats and Kaiola hats are the best so far. I got both the ball cap and bucket hat, and would recommend both. The ball cap stays on better in bigger surf, but the bucket protects the back of your neck.
Works really well, also in bigger waves. Had more heads in the past. This is for sure best one.
Best surf hat by far. Lightweight, comfy, sunproof & it floats. Straps are nice & thin & don’t get in the way
Love the hat. Used it every day of week and it never fell off!
Definitely the best surf hat I’ve used… never comes off on duck dives, nice visor for eye protection, and fully functional out of the water. The only thing that’s missing is something to cover the ears. I don’t think it would look as cool with some fabric over the ears, but function over form. It would be nice to have sun protection there and a little warmth on those cooler, windy days.
Just had my first session in Cold Hawaï Scheveningen. Great fit. Very comfortable. Looked awesome.
Whether surfing or just chilling this hat works. After losing a hat or two… nice to know this one with the strap will stay put even during a big spill.
I now own two of these hats (I was using the yellow one so much, it was starting to wear, so I bought a blue one!). After 40+ years in the water, head cover has become a requirement. Really like everything about them.
Great fit. Can be adjusted to be as snug as desired easily. I do prefer the ears not covered to hear everything going on in the water; easy to add sunscreen for sun protection for that benefit. The first one had a release on the clasp that was a bit difficult to operate (too small of release button). I reached out to Kaiola and found out they were working on that. The Blue one showed up with a clasp that releases perfectly.
Great product & company. Glad to be an owner of two!
Jeff / Costa Mesa CA USA
Really impressed. Looks really cool and always stays on her head no matter how many waves crash over your head :D
Very comfortable and stays in place, no doubt about it. It looks just like a regular cap. Excellent sun protection. Love it.
Love the hat. I don't want to surf without it. It's great protection and keeps the sun out of my eyes. I wear it in and out of the water. If you have thought about buying a surf hat then get this one.
Bought this for my husband for Christmas and let me tell you: HE LOVES IT.
He might not surf toooo often these days, but he spends a lot of time in the water with our 6 yr old. It's perfect for protecting his skin and head from the sun. We wish Kaiola came in kid sizes!
$61 for a baseball hat!!!!!
Looks great, fits well and, most importantly stays on, even in some challenging conditions. I use it on boats and kayaks as well as for surfing so get heaps of use out of it. The only thing I have noticed is that my peripheral vision is blocked a bit, but that could be because I have a really small head!
Does the job in keeping rays off precious head
Perfect surf hat. Light, comfortable and stays on!
The hat is everything I hoped it would be. It never fell off (chest-high surf, occasionally larger), I hardly noticed it was there, and it made those sunny afternoon sessions much easier on my eyes and skin. I would definitely recommend this hat to any surfers who think they'd like to have a cap for their sessions.
Photo credit: Surf Simply
Parcel arrived in good time and hat is exactly as described. My son in law will love it when he is out surfing. Thanks .
I was expecting to FEEL like a dork wearing a cap in the surf, after years of carefree sun & all that. but once i popped it on, it was so damn comfortable i hardly knew it was on. good job designers!
Have used it for one week surfing in Lanzarote. I recommended
Happy with the hat - it works as advertised. Flip up function does not work for me but otherwise it's worth the money
Finally a functional and stylish hat that stays on. Have enjoyed it on a number of kitesurfing sessions. Understanding it was designed for surfing the only small complaint I have is the brim being too eager to lift while speeding.
After years of on and off again relationships with surf hats, I can finally say that I have found my one and only! Many surf hats have let me down in the past, sometimes falling off and other times strangling me in heavy surf or just looking dorky. But my Kaiola hat is perfect! It stays put no matter what and elevates my surf style. I love the style so much, that I even wear it when I'm not surfing. Thank you Kailo for creating my perfect surf hat match. I am looking forward to a long and beautiful relationship with my Kaiola hat.
Been wearing my Kaiola hats in the water a few days now. Enjoying them a lot. Wearing them even when it’s cloudy because I like the look.
When the waves are small, I just pull the back strap snug and don’t even use the chin strap. Hat stays on well.
When I am using the chin straps, I love the minimal design.
Enjoying the swells in shade.
I had the daikine one but it was really uncomfortable when duck diving as it felt like it was pulling my head back. This hat on the other way, I couldn’t even feel it on my head. 10/10 recommended!!