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    A fascinating and unique summer Panama hat. Made from toquilla straw in Ecuador and finished in the USA with a black sweatband and an elaborate chevron pattern grosgrain band. The crown features a vented weave pattern that allows your head to stay comfortably cool during the warm summer days.

    Material: 100% Toquilla Straw
    Brim: 2 3/4" flexible
    Crown: 5" center dent
    Hatband: 1 1/4" grosgrain
    Climate: Sun

    Handwoven in Ecuador. Hand-finished in the US. Measurements are approximate, this is a handwoven product and actual measurement may slightly vary.

    If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the next largest size. A looser fit is recommended as you can use hat size reducer tape to help nail the perfect fit.

      Rituals have a purpose. To care for your Ultrafino hat, follow these simple step-by-step tips:

      1. To maintain its shape, lift the hat using both the front and back brim with both hands. Do not take the hat from the dome.

      2. Avoid hanging the hat always on the same side.

      3. To remove dust, keep the straw elastic or remove small stains from the straw, apply PAUL LASHTON STRAW HAT CLEANING KIT on the affected area. Avoiding the engraved gold Ultrafino logo.

      4. If the hat gets wet, dab it with a soft cloth and let it dry in a ventilated place away from direct light and heat, for better protection of your Panama hat add PAUL LASHTON STRAW HAT REPELLENT KIT.

      5. If the hat is rollable, do not leave it folded for more than 48 hours. Keep the hat away from direct light, humidity, and heat.

      6. If you need to re-shape or to preserve the shape of the Panama straw hat use PAUL LASHTON PREMIUM STRAW HAT STIFFENER KIT.

      * Ultrafino does not assume responsibility for damage to the product resulting from alternative use or care that is not compliant with the instructions provided here.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 10 reviews
      Gregory N.
      Regular Customer

      I Love the feel of the Balboa., it keeps the Sun off you.
      And the crown keeps your head cool.
      I recieved so many compliments on this hat.
      I am Completely satisfied.

      Ernie D.
      Balboa - Just like Rocky this is winner

      I love this hat in hot weather. It help keep my head cool and it looks cool. The lighter color goes perfectly with anything. I dropped into the store when on a trip to Seattle and was welcomed with awesome service. I highly recommend this store to anyone looking for that perfect Panama Hat. The owners are from Ecuador and have a good selection.

      Rick C.
      Nice hat, mediocre sizing

      Very nice looking hat but size is slightly off. I was concerned that the correct size might be a little small, but it was a shade to big. I just placed a piece of felt under the inside band and the fit was fine.

      David E.
      Balboa hat

      Great hat. Love the vents. Breeze goes right through it. Looks cool.

      High Quality hat

      This hat is wonderful and my husband was so please with it. Very stylish, and very comfortable. He was very happy with it.

      Jack K.M.
      Great summer hat for Texas

      This is the best hat I have ever had for the hot Texas summers! The vents really keep you cool.