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Xcel Wetsuits Essential Water Hat

$29.95
5 Reviews
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Color: grey
Size:
$29.95
Color: grey
Size:
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Features
The Essential water hat from Xcel. It's essential, so you need it, it's right there in the name.
Details:
  • Full wraparound brim for excellent sun protection
  • Adjustable chin strap with toggle for best fit
  • 4.4
    Overall Rating
    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    Great hat for tropical surfing
    by ajs in Carolinas
    Posted on 5/30/2016
    Xcel Wetsuits Essential Water Hat
    The Xcel surf hat was one of three brimmed surf hats that I compared before heading to Costa Rica on a surf trip. I am fair and need to reduce UV exposure. I settled on the Xcel because it fit my largish head. The Xcel hat was perfect for sun protection for ears and face. It has a stiffened brim in front that can be flipped up before take-off to check wave and reference points. The hat stayed on in nearly all conditions. Only exceptions were a dramatic pearling wipeout (nosedive) and a short hold-down. I purchased (separately, at an outdoor store) a hat retainer - alligator clips on both ends of ~6” cord - that kept the hat attached to my rashguard in both cases (like the cord on the FCS hat). Tension on the chinstrap is easily adjusted on-the-fly. The strap material may interfere with hearing, but you can tuck it behind your ears. Having a brim also helps reduce glare in sunny conditions, and keeps rain out of your eyes too. (Plenty of experienced surfers wear baseball caps , probably not just to be stylin’.) In the lineup, the hat may look goofy to some, but it’s better than having unwanted growths cooked off your face by a Doc armed with liquid nitrogen. Great addition to surf gear for the sun-conscious.
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    Keeps the sun out of face.
    by Russ Trinidad in Honolulu, HI (Verified Buyer)
    Posted on 10/15/2015
    Xcel Wetsuits Essential Water Hat - grey
    Its a good hat. Does what it was made for.
    0 person has found this review helpful
    Serves the purpose
    by Andrew in DC (Verified Buyer)
    Posted on 8/17/2015
    Xcel Wetsuits Essential Water Hat - grey
    The hat does what it is supposed to do--block the sun and stay on your head (or around your neck) when you wipe out.
    0 person has found this review helpful
    Works for me in Florida
    by Sunshine S.S. LLC. in Fort Pierce, FL (Verified Buyer)
    Posted on 7/2/2015
    Xcel Wetsuits Essential Water Hat - grey
    I teach and run surf camps, I am in the water all day. I like that part of the brim is ridged. This let's me flip it up before take offs
    0 person has found this review helpful
    For surfers that must cover their head.
    by p75304[@] in Southern California (Verified Buyer)
    Posted on 4/25/2012
    Xcel Wetsuits Essential Water Hat - grey
    In medium and small surf it stays on and provides excellent shade.
    1 person has found this review helpful

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