Dorfman Pacific Co Boating Hats: PDB TESTED No. 204

November 2016 PDB Tested, Product Roy Sparks

Representing several top names including Stetson and Tommy Bahama, among others, Dorfman Pacific has every type of hat possible for boaters who prefer one-stop shopping. After one long sunny weekend out on the boat, we decided it was time to take a closer look and see what’s new in hat designs.

For over 150 years, the Stetson name has stood as a symbol of American independence, individually, integrity and strength and those qualities are reflected in its brands today. For those also looking for a new boating hat this season, the Weathered Cotton Outback is one option from Stetson we tried out. The 2 3/4-inch brim for keeping the sun off, combined with a chin strap to help keep your hat on when putting the throttle down, help make this Stetson an ideal boating hat. The SKSTH127-BRN retails for $16.

Another solid pick from Stetson that is a little more breathable is the Twill Safari khaki hat with mesh and web trim. The 2-inch brim offers good sun protection with the mesh providing a little more air circulation up top while the boat is underway. The STC188-KAKI retails for $16.50.

For those with upscale tastes who crave island living, the entire collection from Tommy Bahama seems to be based around the beach. One popular option is a unique hat made from crocheted raffia material that includes small sea shells in the front with a TB pineapple pin on the side. The 3 1/2-inch shapeable brim will keep plenty of sun away and with the elasticized sweat band the one size will fit most. The TBWL28OS-TEA has a suggested retail price of $36.

Now these are just three specific styles from a very long list of attractive-looking hats offered through Dorfman Pacific. Now is the time for you to decide which is right for you.


Style 18/20

Function 46/50

Comfort 10/10

Wash/Care 8/10

Price 8/10







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