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.
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
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