This high-performance fishing hat battles the heat, combining UPF 50 fabrication, which blocks out 98% of harmful UVA and UVB rays, and an Omni-Wick® sweatband and mesh vent panel, which is non UPF, to keep you cool and the sweat from dripping in your eyes.
Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you from the sun’s harmful rays
Omni-Wick sweatband and mesh venting actively breathe and pull moisture away from your skin to keep you cool
Adjustable drawcord and toggle at back
Omni-Shade 100% textured nylon poplin on top, sides and brim
Omni-Wick sweatband and mesh vents, which are non UPF
OMNI-WICK® High-Performance Wicking Fabric
OMNI-SHADE® Sun Protection
Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 56
Rated 5 out of 5 by mbfirelt Great Fishing Hat
The Bora Bora II Booney is my most recent addition to my Columbia PFG gear. I believe the thing that I like best is that I dont have to remove it while running down the lake. Most hats will fly off your head. The brim of the Bora Bora flips up and the hat stays put. I purchased the dark grey color. It does get a little hot at mid day so I would recommend a lighter color version for long days in direct sun. Another quality product
May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GNT1028 Great Hat!
As an Aquatic biologists who works in Texas, we're in the field constantly and often in direct sunlight and during long hot summer days. The hat is very popular with my coworkers and I recommend it for anyone spending time in the field or just enjoy being outdoors. Excellent product!
April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sooch Comfortable
Excellent hat. Fun look. Stays on head. Comfortable.
April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bostonfisherman good sunshade
I have a couple different generations of this hat. I use this hat for my travels and fishing. It has a wide brim that keeps the sun off your eyes. This hat is very light and packs well.
My original hat had the mesh all around and my last one had the mesh venting only in the front. I found the all around mesh kept my head cooler. Not sure why they changed that design. Perhaps they can make the top with a more breathable natural material than polyester.
I love the hat but one thing they need to improve on is the stiffness of the brim. After long uses and washes, the brim become floppy and droops. Otherwise, I am very happy with the hat.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe514 Quality
The best for protecting you from the sun on land and in the water!
January 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PNWfemale nice hat
I had been wearing a fedora made from paper braid. But, it was making my head too hot, so I was shown this hat and bought it. I like the nice wide brim. It does a better job shading my eyes. I thought with the mesh ventilation panel that it would help keep my head cool. It doesn't. The hat is made of 100% polyester. Polyester has a tendency to hold the heat in rather than let it escape. However, I'm not sure if putting the mesh panel on the top of the hat would accomplish that.
Since, I got tired of having sweat drip in my eyes, I had to buy a band to wear under the hat. The band helps to soak up the sweat. It would have been nice if this hat had that feature built in.
Overall, though, it is a nice hat and I'm really glad that I have it.
October 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nate956 Bora Bora II
I like the hat a lot. The quality is very good. I enjoy that the hat is easily adjustable and breathable. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I shave my head and the fabric makes the top of my head itch.
October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kjschrader Standard Field Gear
As fish biologists, we're in the field constantly and often in direct sunlight and during long hot summer days. We've have chosen the Bora Bora II Booney as one of two standard hats issued to our field crews to protect them from the sun while being light enough to keep their heads comfortable. The hat is very popular with our crews and I recommend it for anyone spending time in the field. Excellent product.
September 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bitFiddler Works great
I've only worn this once for golf, but the sun protection was great, the One-size-fits worked great, and overall the hat is very comfy.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thebear70 Amazing product
The hat is amazing, it keeps the sun out of my eyes, and it also has cents that keep my head cool. I think it was a very good purchase. And would recomened it to anyone
July 1, 2015