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    Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia? This hat is willing to travel to the most exotic and beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Handwoven in Ecuador from toquilla straw and finished with a grosgrain black hatband. Just like our Fedora Packable, this hat is completely crushable. It is able to fold to fit inside a handbag or luggage. True to its name this hat makes an excellent travel companion.

    Material: 100% Toquilla Straw
    Brim: 2 3/4" approx.
    Crown: 4 3/8" center dent approx.
    Hatband: 1" 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.


    The art of weaving whether it's a tapestry or an article of clothing represents an important livelihood for many men and women in Ecuador. In particular, the small village of Montecristi or Cuenca is internationally renowned for the high quality of its weaving of Panama Hats. And before you think this is a typo, believe it or not, Panama hats have always come from Ecuador not Panama!

    Panama hats are made from toquilla straw, hand-split into strands not much thicker than thread and woven so finely, at first a Panama hat appears to be made from linen. Each Panama hat is woven by a single artisan, hand-blocked, and takes months to complete.

    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 4 reviews
    kevin knapp
    Best hat ever!

    This is my 3rd & 4th head gear from ultrafino. Same Med in Brown & wheat.
    Drop dead the Best! 59cm for my Bro 57cm for me (smaller brain pan) this high level of quality just brings us closer & wanting to explore. Get them while you can.

    James Madsen
    Best gift ever

    Gave it to a friend and he loved it.

    Fred Brown
    Mediterranean Hat

    The hat exceeded my expectations.

    Jane Thayer
    great hat!

    This hat is perfect for golf. The open weave is cooler and lets the wind pass through. Also the brim is a good width. My only complaint is that the brown is pretty bright and would like it to be a darker color for the cooler weather. My husband has two of these hats, the brown and natural color. He loves them, is retired, and golfs at least 5 days a week.