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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
"Cobra Cotton Bucket Hat Great for Golf" is a universally versatile hat, eminently preferable over the hideous and ever-present baseball hats I see today. Most commonly known by the names Fishing hat, Bucket hat, Golf hat and I have even heard these called Climber's hat.

In this medium-weight cotton this type of hat is a godsend. Not only suitable for those rancidly hot summer days but also--I find, anyway--greatly comforting in the winter. (However, I would not surrender my winter hats for anybody!)

The best the hats have to offer aside from protection is their rather handsome look. Don't be fooled just because old Henry Fonda wore one in On Golden Pond (he was wearing a slightly inferior model). Mine have always had snap-brims, which believe it or not look quite fine, a bit like a slouch hat modified into a fedora. In fact I think in certain other countries besides America, this hat is considered a type of slouch, as it is descended from a marriage between the slouch of Australia and the modern American sailor's hat.

In the very olden days, this type of hat was referred to as a sailor's hat--as were many other styles. One thing that stirs a bit of treason in me is the delightful practice of snapping the entire brim up: it becomes a porkpie hat then! This particular hat has all I love: no hatband, vent-holes and a useful, finely made snap-brim. One must be rather picky about such items.

I prefer mine to have a 2 1/4 inch brim and vent-holes on the sides. It's a classic old look I recall from my childhood on men sufficiently confident and competent enough to wear them while sporting or working in their yards. As to golfing, of that I know next to nothing. What I can say as a final heap of praise for this type of hat: nothing except a beret can match this for rolling up and stowing in the pocket.

If you wear hats at all, you cannot do without a few of these. I have worn them all my life, and I can think of nothing more comfortable, protective or useful in the way of headgear.

WARNING: Be conscious you have found a high quality cotton hat when shopping--the Cobra is just one such hat. Some of those monstrosities out there are badly made and somewhat misshapen; some are made of the most lousy stiff material. One way to spot one of those from a distance is to see whether it has some manner of bi-color or tri-color hatband. Keep away from them!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2013
Size Name: Large/X-LargeColor Name: StoneVerified Purchase
Husband wanted a hat that would keep rain off of his ears and he decided on this hat. Suits his needs but reminds me of Bill Murray in the movie Caddyshack. It is well made but the sizing was a bit difficult to figure out. We measured his head and then ordered a size larger after reading several of the reviews. The fit is roomy, not tight by any means but I don't think he could have taken a smaller size.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2012
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Overall the hat is nice but it is small. I ordered a L/Xl which should have been plenty large enough but was snug. I am hoping that it will loosen up over time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2014
Size Name: Large/X-LargeColor Name: StoneVerified Purchase
I really enjoy wearing this hat --- even indoors. All my friends want to try it on. Sometimes we put the hat in the middle of the room and stare at it for hours.

It's changed my life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2013
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I bought this hat because I really liked the style. Unfortunately the large/extra large size was just too small (more like a medium). Other "large" hats I have ordered fit perfectly, needless to say I was disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2014
Size Name: Small/MediumColor Name: StoneVerified Purchase
Not only did it shrink to half the size when I washed it, but it came completely apart as well. Would not buy again under any circumstances. Poorly made and too tight for my head anyway
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2014
Size Name: Large/X-LargeColor Name: DenimVerified Purchase
Really good hat, just a tad big. Came extremely crushed up but other than than it is great . Would buy again
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2015
Size Name: Large/X-LargeColor Name: StoneVerified Purchase
I bought it because it looked like an exact replacement for a college hat I've worn for the past 15 years. It fits better, and I like it a little more, even though it lacks our logo. For the price, however, it cannot be beat. I think it cost half of what I paid in 2000. And that was before the dot com bust, 9-11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the housing bubble, the financial meltdown, and then the last six years. If you want a hat to go running on the trails with your dog every day, and then be sad that it only lasted 15 years, then this is the hat for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2014
Size Name: Large/X-LargeColor Name: DenimVerified Purchase
I was surprised at the great material (real denim) this hat is produced with. Workmanship seems good and is exactly what I was looking for. Wasn't sure about the size so I ordered the Large/X Large. Glad I did because it does shrink after washing and drying. Hint to restore size and maintain a good shape, pull over a cooking pot and let dry, works perfect. Hard to beat for the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2014
Size Name: Small/MediumColor Name: DenimVerified Purchase
I am a transplant patient and my anti-rejection meds cause me to be susceptible to skin cancer. I am required me to stay out of the sun as much as possible. This hat does the trick. I also like the tough Denim texture and the color that matches my blue-jeans. However, it is still flexible enough so that I can fold it up and stuff it in a pocket. I'll probably buy another one.
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