The KÜHL SUN BLADE features innovative cooling technology that reduces skin temperature to keep you cool. Strategically placed 3D mesh keeps fabric off your skin and provides cooling ventilation, and the high wicking sweatband activates with moisture for additional cooling. UPF 50 provides sun protection.
The innovative 2-way design can be worn with either brim forward. When lounging, wear the deep curved brim forward for sun protection; switch the longer brim forward for active pursuits. The under brim features a dark, neutral gray that reduces glare by absorbing light from the widest spectrum.
The SUN BLADE includes a removable cord and cord lock.
Fabric 1: main body: 100% Nylon| 3.2 oz/sq. yd; 109 GSM Fabric 2 : 100% Polyester| 3.2 oz/sq. yd; 109 GSM Innovative cooling technology reduces skin temperature to help keep you cool UPF 50 3D Mesh designed to keep fabric off your skin and placed strategically for ventilation Removable cord and cord lock 2 way design can be worn with either brim forward Deep curved brim shape for sun protection when lounging and longer brim forward for more active pursuits High wicking, cooling sweatband activates with moisture Under brim is a dark neutral grey that reduces glare by absorbing light from the widest spectrum S/M circumference is 57cm; L/XL circumference is 59 cm Imported
I bought this hat before my vacation to Mexico and it was absolutely the MVP of the trip! Everyday I was in the sun and my head was never hot or burnt. It protected my face and neck everyday and made my trip enjoyable with no fear of being burnt and in pain!
I have the Dagger which I love and it has an adjustment for size. The Blade does not and the S/M is too large for me. Too bad there is not an adjustment or perhaps three fixed sizes: small, medium, large.
Love Love Love this hat...gives me good coverage, ventilation and comfort. I am a female and can never find that fits, everything is a bit to small...this one is perfect and the ventilation really works, and it's quite stylish.
I was really looking forward to a new hiking/sun hat. Unfortunately it was returned as the S/M was just too big for my head. The hat is built wonderfully with breathable mesh, nice sturdy brim and the feature that stood out the most was the slightly longer brim in the back. I only wish that Kuhl would make this hat to fit a woman’s head.
Nice sun hat but has one very annoying issue. The rear bill of the hat bumps the top of my life jacket causing the hat to push forward and down constantly. Tried turning the hat around backwards but still had the same problem. Kuhl would not allow a return or exchange because I removed the tags and wore the hat. However, in my defense when I first tried the hat on there was no issue. It wasn’t until I wore it canoeing and had my life jacket on that I noticed the issue. I’m not satisfied with the company’s response and feel I should get a refund or atleast exchange.
Having just undergone surgery for skin cancer, I was looking for a hat that was more than a ballyap but not too ugly. I saw the KUHL hat on someone at an amusement park and bought 2. They are very nice and although hats are not stylish ... I'll wear this one. The UPF rating and cool wear make more plusses.
The style of this hat was and is awesome. The price was OK, but certainly not cheap. I bought this while on vacation at a ski resort in Utah. This hat got mildly wet, not soaked mind you, one time. ONE time. Now the brim is all kinds of out of shape. The brim seems to be made out of some sort of paper-like or cardboard material, which is no shocker, but once wet, it deformed the hat completely. Huge disappointment. I actually paid $10 more than retail for this due to the location I was at, but I thought it was one of the coolest hats I'd ever seen. Sadly, I can't recommend this. I wish they'd used some kind of recycled polymer/plastic inside for the brim, which wouldn't warp with rain or sweat.
I have looked forever for a full brim hat that does not make my head overheat. The Blade is magic on that front - really well ventilated. And it is handy to store the cord in the vent pocket in the crown - so I will always have it when I need it.
I am old, bald and an offshore fisherman. I have had multiple skin cancer procedures. This hat protects well, is comfortable, the brim does not fold up while running in a center console and the string keeper keeps it on my head.
Purchased through Kuhl online. Hat was wrong size and could not get the color and size I needed until February 2019 through the website. Returned both hats and was disappointed that I only got $82.50 refunded on the $101 purchase. Went to Scheel's and purchased the hat in the proper size along with $600 in other Kuhl clothing. Love the Blade. It's just what my dermatologist wanted to provide protection for my face and ears and neck. Bravo on another excellent product. Patrick Collins
Excellent design and I really liked how it packed well in my bag for travel laying flat on top of my clothes. It does not have any crush damage. There is a seam on the crown of the hat that should be parallel to your shoulders when on your head but it is significantly crooked. Not a big deal but not up to KUHL's impeccable standards. I am confused about the marketing claim of "ICEKUHL" . I do not see anything other than a ventilation mesh and interior sweat band that work but is not really special.
This hat is close to exactly what I wanted. The only improvement I would like to see is an adjustable sweat band. I ordered the small/medium and the hat is just a hair large for me. Fortunately, it won’t blow away with the chin straps. The clip on the straps is a nice feature.
This is a well-designed sun hat. It's lightweight and stays cool but has a nice brim that provides sufficient shade. I like how the brim is thicker on one end so you can wear it to provide the most shade where needed. The first hat I received had a slight manufacturing issue, but Ed and the outstanding customer service team at Kuhl made it right. Kuhl has great products and takes care of their customers!
Warning - I ordered the large because I usually fit well in large hats, but I had to exchange for the smaller size. Very comfortable. I love that the strap is detachable, but can be reattached when wind is a factor.
I used to only wear Tilley hats but when I saw Kuhl come out with this hat, I purchased it. Like all the other Kuhl products I own, I wasn't disappointed. The fit, feel & look - typical Kuhl quality. I pretty much only wear Kuhl these days as I love the materials & fit. After retirement, got rid of my work stuff & have a closet filled with Kuhl stuff. This hat is a welcome addition
I’m an avid golfer so I probably don’t use this hat like most, but I will say I played 36 holes in 90 degree heat and I felt cooler and fresher than any visor or ball cap ever worn. My friends like the shape and fits like a glove. I took off the strap because it gets in the way of putting but overall the best hat to wear in the hot sun!!! One note when you’re spotting the ball , ready to putt, I have to take off the hat because the back of the hat hits my back. More color choices please! White? Golf special hats??? Love Kuhl! 👍🏻👍🏻🏌️♂️⭐️😀👏🏻
I haven't had my hat long, but can confirm that it works very well! The material keeps your head cool and the long brim does a nice job of keeping the sun off my neck! Have recommended to a few of my outdoors friends.