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Wavefarer® Bucket Hat Reviews

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Wavefarer® Bucket Hat

Kinda Large
September 11, 2023

So light you forget you have a hat on

This hat fits nice for someone who has a large head. It also folds up nicely.

August 23, 2023

It's soo comfortable!!

It's soo comfortable!!

August 22, 2023

Patagonia Wavefarer Bucket Hat The perfect hat

I have a large head and it is hard to find hats to fit. This one is perfect and ordered 3 so I have backup. Thanks

August 15, 2023

Great bucket hat

This is my third wavefarer hat and I love them all. Super durable and comfortable

August 6, 2023

Bucket hat

Comfy, good fit, nice hat 👍

August 3, 2023

LIghtweight, airy hat, although a bit snug

As a "sufferer" of macrocephaly, I find this hat a bit too snug. I was excited because usually hats are one size fits all and this time there was an option for a large/XL size but I still found it a bit snug. That said, I do wear it and enjoy the color and feel. It is a great hat when you want to protect the back of your neck from the sun... Read More and help hide some of the sweat from your forehead! If Patagonia makes this hat again in fun colors, I would purchase it, even if they don't increase the size. That said, please consider making it slightly larger for us who suffer from having a big head! Thank you :-)

August 2, 2023


Perfect hat. Excellent seller. Very fast delivery. I am so satisfied

July 22, 2023

A great look!

Fits well. Great protection from the sun and it looks good too!

July 20, 2023

Get ahead and get a hat

Comfortable and stylish bucket hat offering protection combined with sartorial elegance .

July 19, 2023

Really comfy

I was right on the edge between small and large and went with a small as most people said is runs a bit large. And I'm glad I chose S, because it fits just right. My wife also bought one, but a large as she apparently has a larger head than mine - funny new info to learn about your partner. I tested hers and the L was way to big for me so, i... Read Moref you're also in between sizes, go for the smaller one.

July 18, 2023

Bucket Hat

Went to the local Reno store to make sure the hat size was correct. Didn't have my color, but ordered/paid for the one i wanted and it arrived on my doorstep the very next day !!!

July 15, 2023

I had the blue multi

I had the blue multi coloured one and looks and feels good Wore it for a festival, kept the rain off and attracted many positive comments

July 10, 2023

I'm happy with the hat.

I'm happy with the hat. I haven't worn it much yet but the style and colour of it along with the convenience of folding it up are good points. And it should protect you from the sun.

July 2, 2023

Lightweight and fun!

Lightweight and fun design. Love how it packs inside its own pocket. Keep sun protected!!

June 24, 2023

As others report, too big

Really appreciate the light weight, overall shape, and discrete logo tag, but as others reported, it's too big. For the price, I think Patagonia should offer S-M-L-XL sizes separately, and if you want to limit SKUs, drop the # of colors. But to be clear, the S/M is clearly bigger than S/Ms I have from other manufacturers. Don't fix it wit... Read Moreh a doofusy drawcord - plenty of other brands offer that option.

Response from Patagonia
June 27, 2023

We appreciate your detailed feedback and we're sorry to hear that the sizing isn't quite working for you. Please don't hesitate to [return]( it to your local Patagonia-owned store or online. We'll be more than happy to help!

June 24, 2023

Summer hat

Excellent sun protection

June 21, 2023


Great hat.

June 5, 2023

The trail running hat you didn't know you needed!

Great for running to soak up sweat and then wring out. Designers, two suggestions: 1) Add a small snap to front brim and body of hat to allow a quick snap to go Gilligan style (front brim held up); 2) Add a rivet hole on brim on both sides of head so customers can run a cord through to fashion a stampede lariat chin strap for wind.

May 23, 2023

Quandary 5” shorts

Fantastic. Just wish you had more colours in my size.

April 23, 2023

Great print!!

LOVE the print of this hat. Bought the shorts in this print too. Ladies, just be aware that this hat runs a little bit big. Generally, my head is big for a woman, but bought the hat in Small, and is still a bit big, but will keep it. It is darn cute on!!

October 14, 2022

Wavefarer Bucket Hat

Great crusher style hat, just fold it up stick it in your jacket pocket and go, always available and ready for that sudden downpour......5 thumbs up

October 10, 2022

Looks nice and great for casual wear

Looks nice and great for casual wear

September 25, 2022

Comfortable and fashionable

Love the shape and design

September 17, 2022

Got a large and it

Got a large and it fits a little big but not bad. Looks great and provides some needed sun protection. Gotten a lot of compliments.

September 17, 2022

Cool Looking Hat

I really like the colors and style of this bucket hat. I just wish it would hold up better in a wash without it folding up so much and not being able to keep its shape.

Response from Patagonia
September 28, 2022

Hi Andrew, we're so sorry to hear that the Wavefarer Bucket Hat didn't keep its form after washing. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at your earliest convenience.

September 16, 2022

Nice Hat!

I ordered the "Wavefarer Clean Currents" bucket hat, and am very happy with it. I ordered the size small, which I would think would fit most women of average size. Comfortable to wear and easy care.

September 15, 2022

Great material, great look.

Great material, great look.

September 6, 2022


Actually took this with me on a vacation and it was perfect. It was a perfect size and I could get wet easily by the pool and it would barely show and dries very quickly. Ended up getting this in two colors and wore them both non stop.

September 3, 2022

Bucket Hat

Solid bucket hat for summer. If its in your cart just buy it, Patagonia is hands down my favorite brand. From customer service to their iron clad guarantee, no one tops them.

September 1, 2022

Runs very large.

Runs very large.

Response from Patagonia
September 8, 2022

Hey Jeffrey, thanks for the feedback. We're sorry to hear the hat was big for you. It does come in a small as well which has a 22.83" circumference. If you think a size down could help, you can begin an exchange on [this page](

August 1, 2022


Keeps the sun off your ears and packs tiny

July 15, 2022


I've got a head which is 7 5/8 and this hat fits me just great, it's almost like Patagonia used my head to design the fit! There's no adjustment so you do need to get the sizing right. Great colour (khaki), great shape and folds down to nothing.

May 18, 2022

Great bucket hat for general use

I have a larger head- usually I wear a large in most hats. So initially I ordered the L/XL, but it was too big. So I purchased the small, and although it wasnt quite perfect, it was much better! I bought this hat to wear while walking, hiking, and at the beach. Overall its a very nice bucket hat. It does cost more than cheaper alternatives, but y... Read Moreou get what you pay for. This hat is well made with quality materials. If youre looking for a good summer hat to shield you from the sun, this is it. The only thing that would be nice would be to include clips in the hat to attach a chin strap for windy days.

May 5, 2022

Too large

A small size should not flop over my ears.i have worn size M in the past. I find sizing has changed drastically at Patagonia over the years. Extremely back business model!!!

Response from Patagonia
May 9, 2022

Hello Matthew! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the poor fit you've experienced with our items. We truly appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

April 30, 2022

Nice lightweight hat

Id been trying to find a quick drying bucket hat that was well made and offered some sun protection. Its a nice hat, but does run a bit larger than youd expect. I bought the large, but it was too big, so I bought a small and it fit me a lot better. Only get the large if you have a really head, or a lot of hair! Anyway, great hat.

April 26, 2022

Great Little Hat!

I have a large head. This and your wide-brimmed sun hat are the only ones that fit! The strap is handy during strong winds. This one makes me feel like a cartoon character à la Porky Pig but I love it! The yellow one is terrific!

April 10, 2022

nice hat, runs really large!

It is a really nice hat that unfortunately runs really large. I have a big hat and wear a 7 1/2 in New Era hats. This one is an 8 at minimum. Currently waiting that the color I originally purchased will be back in stock and then will exchange it for Small.

Response from Patagonia
April 12, 2022

We appreciate your feedback! Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team as they may be able to locate the size and color you want. We'll be happy to [help](!

March 30, 2022

Great hat

Great hat! Perfect bucket hat, you will love it. I own four

March 13, 2022

Run big, size down

Got the khaki one. Great fit and materials, I wish there were more colors for men

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