LiteFelt, leather chin strap, tagua slider
COLORS Black, Burnt Orange, Cranberry, Dijon, Green Mix, Heather, Rust, Toffee
21 to 24 inches
Retains the classic look and beneficial properties of wool felt, but in a soft packable form
Several colors available, ranging from bright to subdued
This hat is made in the USA from
100-percent wool LiteFelt, a material that’s soft and flexible enough to be crushed or packed in a suitcase without damage. If you read our wool baselayer guide last issue, you’ll recall it excels at moisture management, repelling water from its surface and insulating your skin — the Pantropic Logan offers those same benefits. Its pantropic.biz 3-inch brim can be steamed into a slight contour, but remains floppy when worn. The high-quality leather chin cord continues up to wrap around the crown, forming a simple but elegant band. It’s topped off with a slider made from tagua, the hard white “vegetable ivory” produced by South-American palm trees.
The 1/8-inch-thick felt material is comfy in fall, winter, and spring, but may feel a bit stifling in warm summer months.
While steaming the hat can add a slight contour to the brim, it’s too soft to hold it for long.