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The Remarkable Design of the Conical Straw Hat

Aug 3rd 2014 at 10:45 PM

Straw hats are not just large cones woven out of straw that protect the wearer from the sun. If you get the chance to buy a straw coolie hat, you’ll realize that it offers numerous benefits apart from protecting from the scorching sun. Don’t believe it? Read on and find out for yourself.

1. Sun and Rain Protection

The straw hat, or its counterparts, like rice paddy coolie hat and Chinese coolie hats have a wide brim as compared to other types of hats. This offers exceptional protection from the sun and the rain. The conical shape of these hats is designed to make the widest part of the hat sit low in relation to the head. This provides additional benefit from low lying sun and angled rain.

2. One Size Fits All

Unlike Western caps, the conical straw hats do not hug the head around the forehead. Their wide shape allows them to sit comfortably on any head size. The cotton strap supports the ‘beams’ on the inside of the cone, so it can be used to secure the hat on the head.

3. Two Tensions in One Hat

If you are wearing the hat while riding a bike or have your hands full of grocery bags, a gust of wind can throw the hat back. However, if you wear the cap tilted slightly backwards and adjust the straps strategically by tying them slightly behind the centre-line, it will keep the hat firmly on your head, even in windy conditions.

4. Easy Installation

It is extremely easy to wear a straw hat. All you have to do is to bring the hat up towards your face so the strap touches your chin and then flip the hat on your head and tighten the strap. That’s it!

5. Built-In Face Mask

The wide cotton strap of the straw conical can be used to protect from pollution by sliding it over the nose and face when needed.

6. Built-In Sweat Band

The cotton strap also acts as a sweat band for the chin by soaking the sweat beads and preventing them to trickle down the neck.


7. Built-In Amplifier

This is a remarkable feature of conical hats. The angled shape of the cone bounces sound waves towards the ears, increasing perceived volume and clarity of sound. You can observe the difference by putting the hat on and taking it off while listening to a particular sound.

8. Bowl

If you have your hands full of fruits, jewelry or any other light item, the conical shape of straw hats makes them ideal impromptu bowls for a great variety of things.

So if you want to make a unique style statement on your next vacation while enjoy the unique above mentioned benefits, purchase from a wide variety of high quality and affordable straw hats from Leaf Hats and watch heads turn!

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