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African Suede Mesh Hat

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When you head out on that great adventure, this handcrafted hat from South Africa offers comfort, ventilation, and protection from the sun. Fashioned of suede and breathable cotton mesh, similar to a style worn by Africa's game rangers. Crushable; packs flat. Made by tribespeople living near Kruger National Park.


This improved version features lightly oiled suede, which helps the hat keep its shape better.


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African Suede Mesh Hat
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (12)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Not adjustable (5)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (10)
  • Travel (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (8), Comfort-oriented (7), Practical (7), Stylish (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Hat!!

I bought this hat for my husband who is very sensitive to the sun but, loves the outdoors. The mesh is cool while the brim offers needed protection for the face. He looks...Read complete review

I bought this hat for my husband who is very sensitive to the sun but, loves the outdoors. The mesh is cool while the brim offers needed protection for the face. He looks great in it and has received many complements.

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Hat

Returned for a smaller size

Returned for a smaller size

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Cool and Authentic

By Karen

from Pacific Palisades, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

      Very authentic and very cool (in style as well as ventilation!). Saw a friend wearing one last year and was very taken with the quality and authentic look; so I recently ordered one as a birthday gift for my brother-in-law who absolutely loves it. Quite comfortable and the head doesn't get sweaty. The quality and craftsmanship is easy to see and it's just such a cool hat. Thanks, National Geographic, for knocking it outta the park on this one!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Hat

      By Regor

      from Browns Mills, NJ

      About Me Comfort-oriented, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Commuting
        • Evening
        • Travel

        Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

        I have worn hats for many years and this hat is a comfortble versible summer hat that looks good with whatever is worn. This is a stylish good looking hat which wears well and and keeps head cool.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My summer hat for two years now

        By RubyRosa

        from NYC

        About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Adjustable

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Travel

        Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

        It's my casual summer hat. I have even fallen in the water with it on and it came out fine. Love the way it looks and protects me from the sun for adventure and the beach. After two summers it is even better. My only complaint is that I wish it had an inner ribbon inside as I always buy hats a size larger as I prefer the look, then I add fabric under the brim to customize the fit. I had to come up with something else which doesn't work as well. I don't have to recommend the hat. I am always asked about it.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        really breathable

        By netbird

        from Tokyo Japan

        About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Adjustable

        Best Uses

        • Hiking

        Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

        I was surprized because I could have kept this hat on in hot and humid environment. This hat is my favorite for my nature watching now.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Husband Loves This Hat

        By emmajane

        from TX

        About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Adjustable
        • Poor Fit
        • Runs large

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Outdoor activites
        • Travel

        Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

        Found this to be a hat I can let my husband wear in public. He is an outdoors man and needs to wear a hat to keep out the UV rays. This hat is practical and good looking.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Just as promised, well made and useful.

        By the not so mad hatter

        from Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Casual

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Adjustable

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

        I Like the hat, only comment is the largest size offered in the NG catalogue is XL, the largest size available on the manufacture's site is XXL ... would have appreciated the extra bit for my rather large head.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best of the best

        By jabski

        from new jersey

        About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

          sunshade and when it rains.comments I get are just amazing

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful high quality hat.

          By sun scared

          from Sarasota, Florida

          About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

              I would normally never spend this much for a hat but this one is totally worth every penny.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I enjoy this hat very much.

              By lone wolf

              from Kokomo, in.

              About Me Dress Or Play

              Pros

              • Perfect

              Cons

              • Stunning

              Best Uses

                Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

                I mainly use to go out evenings.
                I wear it to church.
                I get many complements about it.
                Their is nothing negative about it.
                I am going to order another one, just in case this one gets dirty.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                african mesh hat

                By raju

                from houston,texas

                About Me Casual

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Evening

                    Comments about African Suede Mesh Hat:

                    no issues

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size

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