Columbia Sportswear Bora Bora Booney…


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Peter the ND fan Just fit the bil for rainwear at football game

NeverNervous I might have given this 3 stars, but I ordered online and the one they sent me was poorly made. The brim and chinstrap appear to be sewn on 10 or 20 degrees off from the crown such that the left side of the chinstrap is near my temple and the right side is over my ear. I would have noticed that had I been picking it off the shelf.



But I don't really like the design even if it had been made correctly. It is intended as a one size fits all with a shock cord to cinch it up to your size, but it's natural size is like a washtub. By the time I cinch it to my admittedly smallish head, it wrinkles up in the back and causes the brim to dip down and hit my shirt collar and backpack. Also, the brim is not nearly as stiff as it looks in the picture. After about 20 minutes on a 95 degree trek, it began to sag. so much that it interfered with my peripheral vision. Also, it started to look like one of those big floppy hats old women wear at the beach (think lady whose kid got eaten in the original Jaws).



Basically, if you have a gargantuan head, and don't mind looking like an old woman, this is the hat for you.

EchoPapa I bought a Columbia Bora Bora Booney II from my local REI store just before going to Africa. Was great! Kept sun off my white neck and ears. Very lightweight. Very packable, in suitcase or daypack. Vented way better than anything I've owned; cannot conceive of better. When our son--a Peace Corps Volunteer--the reason for the trip--complained that his similar sun hat, after 1.5 years of everyhour everyday wear in small-town Africa, was limp and floppy, I told him I would bequeath him mine at the end of our trip. He was SO happy! Now Stateside, I just bought another for me. Love it! And recommend it for all travelers to the sunniest countries, or who walk in American Southwest or Midwest.



With our PCV returning soon, we will see how well the hat held up in the harshest of conditions.



I think it was fine at keeping a light rain off my head. Wide enough, I didn't bother getting out my jacket. The chinstrap does indeed keep it on your head in the wind, such as on a boat.



This is the ONLY one-size-fits-all hat that has EVER fit my head. All baseball caps are way too small for me. On this hat, I have the drawstring all the way out, but it does fit me well!

CanyonLover I bought a Columbia Bora Bora Booney II from my local REI store just before going to Africa. Was great! Kept sun off my white neck and ears. Very lightweight. Very packable, in suitcase or daypack. Vented way better than anything I've owned; cannot conceive of better. When our son--a Peace Corps Volunteer--the reason for the trip--complained that his similar sun hat, after 1.5 years of everyhour everyday wear in small-town Africa, was limp and floppy, I told him I would bequeath him mine at the end of our trip. He was SO happy! Now Stateside, I just bought another for me. Love it! And recommend it for all travelers to the sunniest countries, or who walk in American Southwest or Midwest.



With our PCV returning soon, we will see how well the hat held up in the harshest of conditions.



I think it was fine at keeping a light rain off my head. Wide enough, I didn't bother getting out my jacket. The chinstrap does indeed keep it on your head in the wind, such as on a boat.



This is the ONLY one-size-fits-all hat that has EVER fit my head. All baseball caps are way too small for me. On this hat, I have the drawstring all the way out, but it does fit me well!

Ruth When we went into the Dick's Cranberry Twp, PA store looking for a hat, we were greeted by a young man who had NO CLUE where to send us for the hat we were looking for! I'm a cancer patient, have recently lost all my hair, and was looking for a cool, wide brimmed hat. We searched on our own for awhile(and were about to leave, making no purchase)when we ran into a manager who led us right to the Columbia display. Immediately upon trying the hat on, I knew it was "the one"! The only addition I would make would be for a loop at the back of the brim and a button on the band of the hat for turning the back brim up, if desired. But, I'm thrilled with the "breathe-ability", light-weight and cover provided by this product. My husband and I were so pleased to make this find, we went on to another department and bought 2 more items(soccer supplies)! we also had a very helpful store employee there. Best wishes to Cran Twp Dick's as they move to their new setting!

JasonGCO I never wear hats but recently have been needing to spend more time outdoors in the sun. I also burn very badly when exposed to the sun for too long on my neck and up.



This hat is great for the purpose in which I bought it as it is keeping me from being obliterated by the sun. It has little vents holes along the top of the hat which do not appear to let harmful sun rays in but allows my head to stay cooler than conventional hats. The neck stap seemed silly to me but I use it a lot more than I thought I would and it's now become rather convenient as opposed to taking the hat off and setting it somewhere.



I don't have anything negative to say about this hat. Columbia makes great products in my opinion and Dick's is known for having a lot of the best stuff.

Eileen and Daan I admit, I love geeky outdoorsy clothes, particularly because they can protect you. so when we went kayaking in the sunny SW I totally used it as an excuse to buy this hat. I needed sun protection for my head and face but something that wouldn't leave my head sweltering hot.



Very practical with an adjustable headband and strap to keep it on in the wind. Vents to keep your head cool and a wide enough brim to keep your face, neck and part of your shoulders out of the sun. Lightweight, packable

BeeJay Hubby and I are retiring in Feb, and this is our first "retirement purchase." We're not traveling yet, but have really appreciated the sun protection during these very hot days of summer. We wear them for gardening, picnicking, and exercise. The vent is an especially nice feature, allowing the evaporation of perspiration. The adjustable hatband works well, as does the chin strap—just enough give to be comfortable, but firm enough for protection from wind.

Joe Cool I picked this bora bora booney hat because it looked like it had all the specifics for an outdoor bash. All the guys (young and older) wanted to know where it came from. They were blown away by the light material and the protection it afforded. Love Columbia products in general. My first time at Dick's store won't be my last. Thanks, P.S. Wallace Hammond, Indiana

Heavy Duty I have a couple of medical conditions that make covering up from the sun vital. This hat provides UPF 50 protection with a wide brim to keep the sun off face and neck. Important for North Carolina summers, it's very light and cool. The mesh vent lets the breeze in. Remember, it is a Booney hat. The brim is a bit floppy and not particularly moldable. If you're looking for cool and light sun protection from the neck up, this is just the ticket.



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