This Original Panama hat is traditional hand-woven in Ecuador out of Toquilla straw. Its fine weave gives this hat a UV protection level 40 (Institute Hohenstein) and provides safe sun protection even in wet, stretched or in used conditions.
A special method, developed by Mayser, provides the unique ability to make this straw-hat water-repellent. As a result, moisture cannot penetrate the weaved straw, therefore beading off the surface.
The black corded ribbon out of fabric gives this hat its traditional look. To provide cracks at the front top of the hat, the inside is reinforced with transparent silicon. This makes the hat more durable.
With its hat brim of 7 cm (2,7 inch), the hat protects your eyes from direct sunbeams. The soft sweatband guarantees a comfortable fitting and avoids skin irritations.
In comparison to conventional panama hats, this Mayser hat is lighter, more breathable and more durable.