- Hat Rolls Up and Ties for Storage
Fabric: 100% paper straw, woven
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 4.0oz / 113g (One Size)
- Nice, but not suitable for travelling (Review by R)
Purchased Straw version of hat from store in Toronto - hat not quite as pictured here, the cord was not weaved in and out of holes in the hat, nor was it even a cord - it was a very thin stiff straw string, wrapped twice around the centre and glued in place, with a stiff bow for decoration. The metal logo plate (as in the picture here) was off centre, the OR label on the outer brim of the hat was also off-centre, as was the tag inside the hat.
The main complaint is the hat is very easily damaged if it is squashed or squeezed, and as for the feature of "Hat rolls up and ties for storage", that will permanently damage the hat, maybe not the other versions that contain cotton, but this straw version cannot be rolled even a little without being deformed or permanently creased and damaged (and the glued string cannot be used to tie anything).
So if you will never accidentally put anything on top of the hat, sit on it, squeeze it, roll it or pack it for travel, it's great. The material is actually rather nice, and the hat looks great, but it's too delicate for anything other than a pampered at-home hat.
(Posted on 6/5/14)