Packable Fedora

This packable men's fedora is one hat that's designed to travel. Made in USA.


Stay outdoors longer and protect your head and face from harmful UV rays with a packable, completely crushable hat that's made to travel. The salt-resistant, easy-care polypropylene weave means this hat will last for years without fuss. This men's fedora travel hat has an adjustable nylon headband for a perfect fit. Tuck-away chin strap for windy days—or fast driving with the convertible top down. Approx. 3" brim; 5" crown. Made in USA.
Sizes S(6¾-6⅞), M(7-7⅛), L(7¼-7⅜), XL(7½-7⅝).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 150 reviews


140 of 150 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Keep your Panama Hat on - 4/13/2015
    By: from Sacramento, CA

    Stylish, functional and daring. Riding around in a convertible with the top down has never been better. Quality construction. Water resistant. Useful and durable. Keeps me cool headed when seasinal temps begin to rise. Adjustable cord keeps my head covered no matter what happens.

  • 4/5

    packable fadora - 3/31/2015
    By: from fairlee vt

    i got it before I left and wore it the entire time I was under the sun worked great very pleased

  • 5/5

    Great Panama hat - 3/30/2015
    By: from Annapolis, MD

    I had a real Panama hat that I accidentally wore in a rain storm. It lost its shape and never looked the same. You would think that a straw hat would do okay in the rain. My Orvis hat looks just as good as my original and because its synthetic, it works in adverse weather, which has made me really happy. Thanks Orvis for a great looking hat!

  • 5/5

    The Man in the Hat - 3/25/2015

    This hat is one of my favorites. in fact, I own two of them, one for home and travel, one for the office. They are cool in warm weather, keep off the sun, pack easily, take a beating and still look great (I travel a lot). I have lost count of the number of compliments I get -- from women, mostly -- on how good this hat looks. An added bonus!

  • 5/5

    Great hat - 3/25/2015

    Exactly what it says. Perfect travel hat."...takes up minimal room in my pack, no problem in the wind and protects from the sun.....and looks good!

  • 5/5

    Best purchase I do - 3/6/2015
    By: from Pompano Beach,FL

    Best hat you can have for all seasons,outdoors an all,you can be in the water because is watherproof,clean and good for all We love this hat all my family have one now because mine. Thanks CID

  • 4/5

    Solid Product - 2/26/2015

    The Packable Fedora is exactly the product that it is stated to be. It is a polished product.

  • 3/5

    Almost Perfect - 12/5/2014
    By: from Napa, CA

    This hat looks great, it has great style. Plus it has a strap for those windy days. I really liked it, but it has a major flaw because when the sun is coming at you at certain angles the sun slices into your eyes, making the hat useless. The brim has lots of holes in the weave, thin sections that allow the light to hit the side of your face. This is not a good hat for relaxing in bright sunlight, other than that it looks really fine.

  • 5/5

    Best hat ever - 12/4/2014
    By: from Myrtle Beach, SC

    This hat is perfect! It offers protection from the sun, it's packable and the chin strap keeps it on your head on windy days.

  • 2/5

    Too warm - 11/18/2014
    By: from Northstar and San Juan Capistrano, CA

    This hat is made from a tightly woven nylon material. It absorbs heat and doesn't breath. I've had to take a hot soldering iron and melt holes in it to get some ventilation.

Size Chart

Hat Sizing Guidelines

Hat Sizes/Adult Head Measurements
  Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Hat Size 6 3/4 –
6 7/8
7 – 7 1/8 7 1/4 –
7 3/8
7 1/2 –
7 5/8
7 3/4
Head Size 21 1/8 –
21 1/2
21 7/8 –
22 1/4
22 5/8 –
23 1/2 –
23 7/8
24 1/4

Find your hat size easily!

How to measure for a hatHere’s how you can find your correct hat size quickly and easily: Using a cloth measuring tape, measure around your head at the point at which your hat normally rides (approximately 1” above your ear). Pull the tape tightly enough to get an accurate measurement, but do not pull it too tightly. If your measurement is between two hat sizes, order the larger size.

Your hat should fit securely, but not tightly—if you shake your head back and forth vigorously, the hat should stay put. The same goes for bending forward: if you bend down, your hat shouldn’t slip off. Make sure, though, that your hat doesn’t bind or pinch. If it does, we recommend you exchange it for the next larger size.

Your hat will break in with wear. Over time, your hat will conform to the unique shape of your head, creating a one-of-a-kind fit. With proper care, your hat will provide many years of faithful service.


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Packing Light

Packing tips from Dave Parker of Orvis Travel

Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips on packing light.
Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips for packing light.

Here at Orvis, we put our travel clothing and luggage to the real-life test every day. Our Orvis Travel staff and product developers log thousands of miles a year to bring you the very best, most authentic travel experiences and gear.

With new airline regulations and fees, it’s more important than ever to pack wisely. We asked our own Dave Parker -- Managing Director of our in-house travel agency – for tips on how to pack to ensure you get the most out of your travels:

  1. Cotton/synthetic-blend fabrics are easy to wash and dry on the road.  If laundry service is a given, our pure cotton wrinkle-free shirts are a great choice for travel too. If you pack enough shirts for three days, you have enough for a week.  Also, plan to buy a shirt or two at your destination. It's one way to take home a practical souvenir.
  2. Choose a bag made of ballistic nylon cloth. They are strong, yet light in weight. If you start with a heavy bag, it's all downhill from there.
  3. Think about color schemes when you pack. Make sure everything you bring is in the same palette, so it all matches.
  4. Think layers. Instead of a single heavy jacket, for example, take light layers that can be added and subtracted according to the weather. For cool climes, take a base layer of merino wool, then a synthetic/cotton-blend shirt, a fleece vest, and then an outer layer shell to stop rain and wind.  For cold climates, use a warmer base layer and a thicker fleece with long sleeves.
  5. Ship ahead. It sounds extravagant, but if you're going to a single place where you need a lot of gear (e.g., waders, fly rods, skis, etc.), it’s wise to ship it. The parcel services all have good tracking systems, and you'll know where your bag is ahead of time. (I'm doing this for an Alaska trip in August. Who wants to carry waders?)
  6. Think ounces. Take the smallest container/amount of toiletries possible, especially if you can replenish at your destination. There’s no need to take 16 oz. of shampoo for a one-week trip. Get a couple of small, refillable plastic bottles, and fill them at home before you go.
  7. Stay organized. Use nylon bags or large, clear freezer bags to compartmentalize. Put all the socks in one bag, etc. Knowing what you have helps you avoid over-packing.
  8. Download a book to your mp3 player.
  9. Unless you're a professional photographer, take the smallest digital camera you can. The picture quality will still be excellent.
  10. Wear your biggest/heaviest shoes on the plane and pack the lighter ones.
  11. Don't forget to ask about rental gear before you pack. Some fishing lodges have everything you need, especially if they're Orvis-endorsed.

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