When we left Alaska for our Hawaiian vacation, I thought I was well prepared. I packed sunscreen, lotions, and an adjustable “packable” sun visor. However, after just two days on the Big Island, we were all shopping for hats to give us more protection from the hot Hawaiian sun.
My daughter lives in Louisiana, a very hot climate, but even she was needing a sun hat. The sun visor I purchased was very attractive and provided shade and protection for my face, but it did not cover the very top of my head, and this was the portion that was getting a sunburn.
While shopping for a hat, I wanted one that was feminine looking, and one that was versatile enough that I could use it back home on the golf course. After looking at numerous hats in numerous shops, I ended up buying a hat distributed by Island Heritage, a company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. (This hat was made in China).
This hat had a totally different look than all the others that I saw while shopping. It is a pale pink color, is made of a soft brushed cotton, and the word Hawaii is embroidered in white, so it does not stand out (which is exactly what I was looking for). To the left of “Hawaii” are three plumeria flowers (the type of flowers that are used to make leis), that make a gentle arc toward the letter “H”. To the far right are a stream of plumeria flowers that start at the edge of the brim and circle around toward the top of the brim. This is a beautiful design!
The flowers are colored white, coral and orange, and first I thought that the orange of the flower and the pink of the cap might clash, but I think the colors really compliment each other. My daughter who is 28 years old really liked the style and said it looked really good on me.
The top of the cap has the typical air holes for venting and keeping the head cooler in hot weather. The cap adjusts with a buckle that slides for easy tightening or lengthening. I have it on the smallest size, and I was able to tuck the end of the strap back inside the edge of the cap. This fit snugly, and while it took me a little while to get it tucked inside the hat, but once it was there it was there to stay and did not come out. The brim is perfect, not too long and is easily bendable to your liking. I don’t know if the brim is a Flexfit or not, but it seems the same quality.
When wearing this Island Heritage Plumeria Pink Island Cap around Hawaii, I didn’t feel too much like a tourist, and I even saw some locals wearing similar gear. It has an elegant, yet understated look, and I love it. It surely made a nice keepsake of our trip, and now I am enjoying it while on the golf course.
I have seen similar hats for as much as $20.00, but this Island Heritage Plumeria Pink Island Cap retailed for only $12.99, a good buy (even if it was made in China).