Buoy Wear: The Floating Hat

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A hat that floats!

Headwear is an essential water sport accessory to protect your head from the sun if you’re going for a paddle or just out and around town. Buoy Wear is a colorful option for those paddlers who prefer a traditional trucker hat look. The young company has created a colorful range of fully waterproof floating hats and accessories sure to brighten up your time on the water.

I tested the floating hat this spring standup paddling on lakes in the Colorado front-range. The hat has a solid yet flexible construction, this gives it a regular hat look and feel. I confirmed the hat indeed floats by tossing it on the water a few times as you can see from the picture; water beads right off the hat! The fabric of the hat is quick drying and antimicrobial. The back of the hat is classical mesh which provides breathability.

The floating hat has an adjustable strap which is easily sized to fit your noggin. In Colorado, you just don’t do one sport, you want gear which is versatile to accommodate a range of activities . The hat also works great for hitting the trail and hiking a 14er or simply hanging out at the local beer garden!

The floating hat comes in five color options: Black, Orange, Red, Grey and Camo.

MRSP: $30

Michael Chebatoris
Michael is a Denver, Colorado-based CPA, marathon runner, alpine skier, and white water paddler. He grew up in Nebraska paddling Marathon canoes with his brother on the lake behind their house. That led to a summer job leading canoe tours on the Platte River for Nebraska State Parks. Now a Colorado resident, Michael is the co-founder of the financial services firm Flagship Consulting. When he's not crunching numbers he can be found enjoying the abundant opportunities for outdoor exploration throughout the Rocky Mountain State and beyond.


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