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Packable Panama Hat

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Packable, breathable and handsome, this hat offers sun protection and a classic look. Expertly crafted from natural palm straw (each hat takes our Ecuadoran artisans 4-5 days to complete), this lightweight fedora-style Panama hat flattens for packing and springs right back into shape on arrival. Interior CoolMax® headband absorbs moisture so you stay cool and comfortable on hot days; because of the headband, we recommend that you order one size up for best fit. Grosgrain nylon band. Handwoven in Ecuador; finished in the USA.

Packable Panama Hat

Sizes S(6 3/4-6 7/8), M(7-7 1/8), L(7 1/4-7 3/8), XL(7 1/2-7 5/8) XXL (7 5/8- 7 3/4).
3"W brim

Runs small; order one size up for best fit.
  • Packable Panama Hat
  • Classic fedora-style Panama hat offers sun protection
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Expertly crafted from natural palm straw
  • Each hat takes Ecuadoran artisans 4-5 days to complete
  • Interior CoolMax® moisture absorbing headband keeps you cool and comfortable
  • Packs flat for travel and springs back into shape on arrival
  • Grosgrain nylon band
  • Handwoven in Ecuador; finished in the USA

Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By Anonymous
November 18, 2016
"haven't traveled with it yet but appears as advertised- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
October 04, 2016
"Love it! - This hat is super! Sophisticated choice for any occasion.- I recommend this product."
By cstestrake
August 29, 2016
"Man's straw hat - I ordered this straw hat before, but had trouble with sizing. This time a medium fits perfectly. The advice given that one needs to ordered a size larger was not correct in my husband's case. He is a size medium, ordered that size and it fits. In the spri- I recommend this product."
By d.k.glidden
Riverside, CA
August 12, 2016
"Perfect Poirot Hat - As long as you order one size larger, this is a perfectly packable Poirot Panama. Cool even in desert heat, always elegant. Helps the little gray cells.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Landisville. A
June 26, 2016
"Too western - Hat is too large in brim. Looked like a cowboy hat. Not my style.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Southern California
June 19, 2016
"Buy one size up and you're good to go! - Read the reviews and people advising to buy one size up and yes, it fit perfectly. Hat looks FANTASTIC on my hubby and he is so happy and ready to wear it in Hawaii.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 30, 2016
"Packable? - Purchased that hat as "packable" shipped to me in big box - not packable. Have tried to fold as shown - no luck. Good hat, but not "packable".I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Upstate New York
February 27, 2016
"Great Hat - My husband has been wanting one of these hats. I bought it for him on Valentine's day. He loves it. He has a big head - literally! - and it fit him fine. I woudl highly recommend it to others.- I recommend this product."
By Smallgd
Albuquerque, NM
February 23, 2016
"Panama hat needs reshaping - Looks like nice hat, but I"ll have to have it professionally re-shaped, as the brim is all rolled "up" like a cowboy hat. Also, I will NEVER order from Travelsmith again because they are using "Surepost" , a hand off from UPS to Post Office, where it canI would not recommend this product."
By cyandi72
Solomons, MD
January 29, 2016
"Looks like the Flying Nun - We are still working on getting the brim down... With the brim up, it's not that attractive. Hope we can get it to look okay because we really like the idea of packable hats!I would not recommend this product."
By mkandersen99
Washington DC
November 01, 2015
"Warm weather standard - I consider this to be a standard piece of travel equipment for warm weather travel now that I have tried it out in Mexico, Southeast Asia, and China. It folds in half and comes back into shape (as advertised) better than hats that cost twice as much. I tr- I recommend this product."
By eblackhawk
Lewisburg, TN
July 10, 2015
"Great Hat! - Bought this for my trip to Michigan and I was concerned about the sizing since the description said that it runs small. I have another medium hat that is very slightly loose on my head and this Panama fit absolutely perfect! It is so light and airy I bare- I recommend this product."
By gabrielaba87
May 31, 2015
"Best Gift Ever! - My sweetie got me this hat in anticipation of our summer festival circuit. I love hats but it can be hard to buy one for another person because fit is everything. Luckily, their Medium fits me just tight enough to not blow away but loose enough to avoid l- I recommend this product."
By jimensweiler
May 29, 2015
"Not happy with product - The first time I ordered this hat I went one size larger because I was told the sizes run small. I had to send the hat back because it was much too large. I paid $5 for a box to ship it back. I received a smaller size but it came in a plastic bag. It wasI would not recommend this product."
By robertbicego
May 16, 2015
"Very Disappointed - This hat is terrible! The description says it's foldable and shows a carefully lengthwise folded hat. The description says that it springs back to life. My actual hat came crumpled as if an elephant sat on the top of it and--here's the kicker--the actualI would not recommend this product."
By lhaustin
March 31, 2015
"Not what I hoped for - I decided to keep the hat, despite my concerns, because it will likely be better than nothing. I bought it for travel use, specifically for the advertised "packable" feature. I am skeptical about how unpackable it will be on a long trip; it arrived only sI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
san diego
March 04, 2015
"packable panama hat - The Keebler elves must have been used to do the sizing of these hats. Person hat was purchased for, has never worn a hat any bigger than a "small". The small was tiny. Returned for a "medium" which was still way too small. Gave up, returned both.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 22, 2015
"Nice Hat - Recommended to buy a size up, did, way to large, reordered- I recommend this product."
By ghardin
McKinney, TX
September 05, 2014
"Disappointed - Upon your advice, I ordered the panama a size larger. It was too large. I sent it back and it took almost 3 weeks to get another. On top of that, It was sent, not in a box like the original, but in a plastic sack. Needless to say, it was badly misshapen wI would not recommend this product."
By pinkgreen4
East Bay, CA
August 27, 2014
"THE PERFECT PANAMA!!! - I got this hat for my husband. He looks GREAT in it, plus (he is very picky) he raves about how lightweight, breathable and comfortable it is. We took our annual island trip, crushed it into a suitcase and it came out perfect, just like the blurb says. He- I recommend this product."
By peter.lafrance
Brooklyn, NY
July 06, 2014
"Changed the product? - I first purchased a hat like this about four years ago. It was fashioned after a California vintners hat and I loved it. This one was less well-made and even "large" it is still a bit tight.I would not recommend this product."
By nuage.tong
Kensington, CA
May 21, 2014
"My husband loves it! - My husband has a larger head 7-1/2 size and we hoped this hat would fit which the XL does. He has used the hat several times out walking in the sun. It keeps his head cool and shades ears, neck and face. He is pleased.- I recommend this product."
By andreasoltis
Destin FL
May 07, 2014
"Sad Sizing... - My husband wears a large hat and it isn't always easy to find the right size. This hat showed a measurement of 17-1/2 inches, which is exactly the measurement we need ( we double checked). When the hat arrived he TRIED putting it on and it wouldn't come cI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
New York, NY
January 19, 2014
"Great hat - I LOVE my hat... its soft texture, perfect fit,and nice open weave . It feels so light and let's airbreath through it! This is my new favorite hat and Ihighly recommend it.- I recommend this product."
By fpswan
Canton CT
December 30, 2013
"Disappointed - This is the fourth packable Panama hat I have purchased from Travel Smith. They have gone around the world with me with many complements from others. I expected this one to be similar to the others. This hat is floppy. The brim does not maintain a shape.I would not recommend this product."