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jonsnowjonsnow GeorgiaMembers  1546WRX Points: 506Handicap: 8.3Posts: 1,546 Platinum Tees
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I've been trying to get used to a full brim sun hat for the last year. I have only tried a couple of cheapish models & can't get used to the flapping brim in the wind, especially in the front. Thinking about investing in a better quality version & like what I've read here about Shelta. Which version do you prefer? Seems like a lot of people here like the Seahawk & Raptor, but I'm thinking the Condor wide-angled version might be my pick. Thanks...

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  • jas904jas904 Members  1593WRX Points: 223Handicap: 1.4Posts: 1,593 Platinum Tees
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    I have the Seahawk and really like it. I wore it in the wind last weekend and it did well.

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX  2654WRX Points: 1,668Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,654 ClubWRX
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    I have a Raptor and Firebird. I used the Raptor last week fishing and it was outstanding staying on even when zipping along at 35+ mph across the water. It is a little too geeky looking for golf though. Something about the narrower sides. The Firebird is a wider hat with better overall sun coverage and it looks nicer as well. I will be trying it today and this weekend. It is going to be my range rat hat at the very least. Condor or Firebird would be best for sun coverage. It just depends on whether you like a rounded crown or more traditional squared off crown.

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    I have the Osprey and Seahawk. I'd recommend the Seahawk.

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  • jonsnowjonsnow GeorgiaMembers  1546WRX Points: 506Handicap: 8.3Posts: 1,546 Platinum Tees
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    I had only been looking at the brims, hadn't really noticed the differences in the crowns. I see what you are talking about. I've only worn the squared off crowns, do you like the rounded crown of the Firebird?

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX  2654WRX Points: 1,668Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,654 ClubWRX
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    It fits nicely and feels more like a cap. However, the squared off crowns are a little more classic (ala Tilley et al.) and probably look a little nicer. The squared off crown style looks a little more manly to my eye, with the rounded crown a bit more unisex hence my choice.

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  • HackerD  HackerD Student of the game Members  3239WRX Points: 191Posts: 3,239 Titanium Tees
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    I have the Seahawk, highly recommended. Condor could be good for more sun protection, haven’t tried it. Condor brim is wider and angled downward. Seahawk has the metal eyelet vents, Condor does not.

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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3517WRX Points: 537Handicap: 7.3Posts: 3,517 ClubWRX
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    Glad I stumbled on this thread. I have a Ping wide brim hat that I think looks ridiculous on me. I only use it at the range. I'm thinking the Seahawk or Condor would work and they look "ok" - not ball cap good but the sun is enough of an issue here in So Utah it would be worth it. I wonder if the Condor may be so wide that it gets in the way.

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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6624WRX Points: 1,919Handicap: 8Posts: 6,624 Titanium Tees
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    I've got the Osprey. Love it!

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  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn Members  2790WRX Points: 467Posts: 2,790 Titanium Tees
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    I have the sea hawk and I dig it. The brim is not as wide as you imagine. I do not think I would like the more narrow models. I probably would have ordered wider, but I like the bonnet (eyelet vents) style better than the sport running style.


    Does not even come close to getting in the way. Absorbs / wicks sweat very well. I am a fan..

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  • jonsnowjonsnow GeorgiaMembers  1546WRX Points: 506Handicap: 8.3Posts: 1,546 Platinum Tees
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    Unisex wouldn't be an issue for me. I'm a fat guy who identifies as skinny so I'm trans slender...

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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  1050WRX Points: 1,274Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 1,050 Platinum Tees
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    I have a Seahawk and could not ask for a better hat. I forgot to put sunscreen on my neck my last round and I did not get burned. The Seahawk, in my opinion, offers all the protection you need without the added size or weight of the larger models.

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  • Dr.FrankenputzDr.Frankenputz Members  895WRX Points: 190Handicap: 13Posts: 895 Golden Tee
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    I own the osprey, Seahawk, & raptor. Definitely prefer the osprey for golf. Wear the Seahawk in the yard/mowing & osprey/raptor for everything else. Could probably get used to a wider brim if I lived in Florida or Arizona but currently prefer the osprey.

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  • cubuffscubuffs Franklin, TNMembers  426WRX Points: 111Posts: 426 Greens
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    have used a raptor for the last two years, and just picked up a Firebird for this year as I wanted more coverage. I’ve been impressed with both, I like the rounded versus squared off Look a lot.

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  • 3putt4thewin3putt4thewin Members  119WRX Points: 85Posts: 119 Fairways
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    I prefer the Osprey personally. Offers enough coverage for me and is excellent in the wind. Have wore it for 95% of my rounds since May and it was exactly what I was looking. Others might want a wider brim.

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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3517WRX Points: 537Handicap: 7.3Posts: 3,517 ClubWRX
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    I just ordered the Seahhawk. Like I mentioned, I'm not a fan of boonie style hats so I'm hoping I don't look too much of a dork in this one. This is an exceptionally hot summer this year and I plan on using it for fishing too.

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  • eastrivereastriver VermontMembers  142WRX Points: 115Handicap: 14Posts: 142 Fairways
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    based on recommendations here I ordered a Seahawk and played my first round with it yesterday. it's a great hat. pretty comfortable for a brand new hat, though I'm hoping the front of the hat will soften up a bit. the stiff insert in the brim is a great feature, but it was a bit uncomfortable pushing into my forehead. hats need to break in, though, so I'm hopeful the comfort will improve.

    I own a floppy Outdoor Research sun hat that I stopped wearing because I felt silly in it. The Shelta is a better looking hat, imo, so I'm much more likely to keep wearing it on sunny days. I feel like I've gotten too much sun so far this year, so anything that helps me be smarter about it is appreciated.

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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  1050WRX Points: 1,274Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 1,050 Platinum Tees
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    I have two Seahawks and they have not changed in size or had any break-in. Assuming you don't have the drawstring tightened, your only option may be to buy the next size up.

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  • eastrivereastriver VermontMembers  142WRX Points: 115Handicap: 14Posts: 142 Fairways
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    @Philomathesq thanks for the tip!

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  • CAT GOLFERCAT GOLFER Members  1091WRX Points: 177Posts: 1,091 Platinum Tees
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    Seahawk owner here, best decision for me. I agree with @Philomathesq , they aren’t supposed to wear in, the brim is an integral part of the wind feature. My hat fits perfect and was based upon measurement recommendations from Shelta website. I Assume you did the same. Keep in mind not all head geometries are the same, and you might have a pressure point that is uncomfortable. Shelta does mention that the brim is accepting of slight manipulation, maybe that might help?

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  • eastrivereastriver VermontMembers  142WRX Points: 115Handicap: 14Posts: 142 Fairways
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    yeah, I'm trying to work the brim a bit at a time into a better shape for me. with the draw-cord completely loose the hat fits just a little loose on my head, which I think is right. I tighten it a little to just be snug, so I think I've got the right size. just need a little more rounding in the brim to make it fit better. in any case, it's a great hat and I'll be sticking with it.

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  • kstedksted Miss gulf coastMembers  22WRX Points: 22Handicap: HighPosts: 22 Bunkers
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    After a ton of searching and researching I ordered the Seahawk. Great hat. Front brim does not flap in the wind. Very light and airy. Protects from the sun. Will probably buy another for yard work.

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