Moun­tain Trail

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NOTES:

With an em­pha­sis on re­spon­si­bly sourced ma­te­ri­als and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly man­u­fac­tur­ing, Con­ner aims to make the world a bet­ter place one hat at a time. The Moun­tain Trail hat is made in Sri Lanka from waxed cot­ton, a treated ma­te­rial that sheds wa­ter quickly to keep your head dr y in the rain. Its 21⁄ i nch brim shields the wearer’s eyes from the sun, but is com­pact enough to avoid feel­ing cum­ber­some in tight spa­ces. A leather chin strap with cinch slider keeps the hat firmly in place in high winds, and a hid­den pocket in the liner is big enough to con­ceal a spare key, cash, or other small valu­ables. Four large eye­lets pro­vide ven­ti­la­tion to the wearer’s head. Un­for tu­nately, we no­ticed sev­eral long stray threads on our sam­ple hat’s brim and liner, lead­ing to some con­cern about the long-term dura­bil­ity of its stitch­ing.

PROS:

Waxed cot­ton con­struc­tion pro­vides a wa­ter­proof ex­te­rior

Com­pact de­sign won’t snag on nearby ob­jects while hik­ing through dense brush Hid­den in­ner pocket is use­ful for emer­gency items

CONS:

Lack­ing in qual­ity con­trol — our hat ar­rived with many loose threads, some of which were nearly a foot long.

Bucket-style brim is an­gled down­ward, pro­vid­ing less sun cov­er­age than we’d like

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