Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 48 reviews
44 of 48 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Runs too big -
I bought the XXL size because that's what the sizing indicated on the product page (my head is 23-3/4" at the crown). But the hat arrived waaaay too big. I'm used to that happening with the hats I wear, so I begin putting in paper around the headband. I put in 10 (ten) entire sheets of 8.5x11-sized paper and the fit was still too loose. I was going to return it to Orvis for a smaller size, but it got blown off my head this past weekend and I was unable to recover it from the river. An expensive loss for me. Awesome hat otherwise. Quality construction, good shape, and lots of positive comments.
Good but Not Great -
By: Shadowspawn from Connecticut
Very nice hat but likely not worth the very high price. It has a beautiful shape, but the fit isn't perfect. The head hole is too round where it should be more of an oval, like your head. The craftsmanship is good (fur felt is truly great!). Silk lining is somewhat coming apart. The color is cool and the leather strap is fake and stapled to the hat. For this kind of money they should have used real leather. The shape of the hat and brim are totally awesome and likely its best feature. The leather headband is too sweat inducing but not unbearable so. Over all a very nice hat, but probably worth half the price.
really wanted to love this hat -
By: 4WDFlyfisher from Ostrander, OH
Top 50 Contributor
Beautiful fur felt; great texture; great color depth; very solid, stiff material; really love the understated leather band; am a big fan of the old crossed-rods Orvis logo on silk in the crown; consistently wear an Orvis Medium in hats, but this was much too big; just couldn't get it to fit (though did not resort to the surgical procedures suggested by the earlier reviewer). Beautiful piece, but, sadly, had to return it.
Great Hat -
By: KYMoon from Lexington KY
I enjoy a good hat and this one is a favorite. The others indicate the sizes are on the big side and it is true. I would have dropped a size but with a little insert it fits good!
Great Hat - with a little effort! -
By: GroundControl from New York City
For some time I have been looking for a hat just like this but not really found what I wanted until I saw this. I like the colour and the shape. However, reading the reviews I was a little discouraged as I really do use a size 7. Decided to order the hat anyway and see how it would fit and get an overall impression of the hat. It is not true to measurements listed in the descriptive text and yes the Medium is on the large side. I really liked the hat though so decided to keep it and shrink the sweatband to a fit – worked out nicely. I have not yet made my mind up about the brim which is 3” and as such a little wider than I prefer so might end up cutting it a little back – time and use will tell.
Great hat -
By: Rickzzzz from Chandler, Arizona
The hat has a great style right out of the box. I wear a 7 7/8 hat so I ordered the largest size. It fits fine. Only one thing keeps me from giving 5 stars. The hat band buckle is fake. For a quality hat such as this, at a price like this, a real hatband should clouded with a functional buckle. I'll cut the original off and obtain a quality replacement.
Well made American Hat -
This is a comfortable well made classic fedora and other than the fact that the sizing is large, a great addition to my many hat wardrobe. I fixed the problem of the size by adding a few small pieces of felt insulation under the headband and now it fits. Buy it you will love it.
Nice Hat, sad it doesn't fit... -
By: 3leggedwolf from Washington
Very nice hat, almost too fancy for me to fishing in when the wind is blowing sideways with sleet and snow, but I would try. Bad news it is just a little too big, it would fall off with the wind or when tucked my head down to tie on another fly. They don't make a smaller version. Sad. CS was outstanding, they quickly helped me exchange the item at the store and I walked away with a very nice 5wt Access rod. Well done.