I'm looking for an attractive but crushable hat to pack for the BOE trip that goes from the Alps to Italy to Paris. Where can I find a hat that I can wad up and throw in my bag, but will regain its shape?
Are you looking for a sun hat? Check out Wallaroo. Here is a link to their "packable" hats for women:
I had Breton which provided great sun protection. It packed flat (folded in half, not crushed into the middle) and would spring back to original shape. I use the past tense because I took it to Australia and New Zealand and left it somewhere---I think when I took it off to peruse books at a botanical garden.
I replaced it with one of the others (Capetown) but I don't like it as well.
Haha, I'm primarily looking for a hat to wear when I don't feel like taking the time to do my hair. Thanks for the recommendation!
I wear Scala hats. You can purchase online at Village Hatshop. I have three in different colors...will get a beige for Italy. All my friends love them. You can't put them in the wash though, as whatever is in it that keeps the shape will come off. Lightweight and crushable!
I also like Scala hats. For traveling I use Scala visors with the big brim so there is some ear protection. Amazon has them in many colors and prices (depends on the color). And I especially like them to slap on my head before I do my hair.
Not sure if you're still looking, but this was posted on Her Packing List today and remembered this post.
Good luck with your hat hunt!!!
Thank you, ladies!!
My go-to hats for travel are all the Sloggers brand. Google, but you can find them at the Sloggers web site, Amazon, and Ace Hardware (where I found my first one at a large Ace Hardware that had a huge garden/gift department). I've folded them, flattened them, etc. in luggage,and they come out beautifully.
I wear the wide-brim ones (to keep sun off my face), and they have chin straps. The chin straps are a wonderful asset for travel, so one does not quickly lose her hat when the wind picks up, whether walking down the street, on a boat, etc.
They are reasonably priced.
I bought a new hat when I was there. It rolled up beautifully and fit a wide variety of purses and backpacks. So, if you don't find the perfect one here, maybe you get a special souvenir there? I still have my Italian Hat that I bought in the south of France. :)
You ladies are dangerous. I like that Scala hat too--- nice prices on Amazon. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime.