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
Fist off, I am a world class sweater. I sweat early and often during physical effort. I was looking for a hat to wear while backpacking in the Grand Canyon for 4 days. I knew the weather would be warm so finding a hat that would handle the heat and my sweat. I am familiar with the Kuhl brand and wear a lot of their clothing. I bought the hat and wore it for the last two weeks of my training before the Grand Canyon. I found the hat to be very comfortable and it handled the sweat very well. The mesh panel and vent at the top of the hat were effective in controlling the temperature of my head. During the Grand Canyon hike, it did a great job of keeping the sun off my face and neck. It also did a great job of keeping my head cool. My only feedback would be the rear blade of the hat restricted me from looking up while wearing a 40lb backpack. The rear bill of the hat kept hitting the backpack. Since I do not plan on wearing such a backpack again, the hat gets 5 stars from me.
Best hat purchase I’ve made to date. Originally bought for golfing but finding I’m wearing this just about everywhere I go. It’s comfortable, stylish, and provides excellent protection from the sun. Definitely buying one or two more in the near future.
I wear the hat sailing, and it’s perfect for hot summer days. It doesn’t make my head hot, protects my face and the back of my neck, and is comfortably snug, but not too tight. It’s slightly larger than I expected, but it’s sized for a man, so I wasn’t quite sure what size to order.
I live in the desert, performing a fair bit of landscaping on the regular and this hat has made a huge impact in my comfort level. Great shade and venting keeps me cooler on my head and neck. Can't wait to get it out on the river!
Quality Kuhl Product, nice construction great for a day on my paddle board and the beach. Always in my Jeep so when I take the top off I can protect my head, great that you can secure it so it stays put. . .
Husband loved his gray hat so much he asked for it in the beige color. Provides great coverage for ears and face even though it is compact in size and design. Stays put when riding bike and playing golf.
Bought it last Friday (June 19,2020) Seems to be a nice hat...like the color and fit...and venting....removed the cord immediately...one negative is on the brag-tag it states: "Super technical sweatband wicks moisture"...it sure does and transfers it directly to the hat brim where the stains are more noticeable....a Kuhl rep recommended cleaning with cool water and a mild detergent so will give that a go. Too bad its not manufactured in Canada like Tiley's....then again its 1/2 the price. If the sweat stains dont come out then its a 3 star. YMMV
Love the hat. Very stylish for a very technical hat and company! It is a bit big for me - I measured my head - where the hat sits - is 22 inches. The list of uses below only allows one choice. I’ll be using it ALL the time!
The hat has plenty of sun coverage while also providing good ventilation. I got a large size and it fits well. The hat has a clip on the string which is a nice feature for attaching to a life jacket; it might help in the event of a kayak rollover.
I have worn a Tilley AIRFLOW for about 20 years size 71/8 great hat. When I saw the information about the Sun Blade it sounded good. I ordered the S/M the hat is too large. If you are a 71/8 hat size like I am save your money.
I ordered the S/M which is the smallest size that have and it’s too big. I’m bummed because it has everything thing I need in a sun hat and I like Kuhl products. I’ll have to return and start my hat search all over again.
I took the hat out in bright sun and 20mph winds without any problems. The fit was so comfortable, I forgot I was wearing the Sun Blade. The ventilation provided ample cooling. Can’t wait to wear it when it get’s hot.
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!