This revolutionary new straw has the same look and feel as a panama straw but you can fold it and pack it in your bag for up to 72 hours without damaging the hat. You can even completely drench it - hello pool parties - and it will return back to its original shape.
We created the Alanna with the traveller in mind. Made with a suede band, this flat brim fedora is flexible and ready for any adventure.
So what is packable straw? Originated in Ecuador, the packable straw was created for flexibility. There are many different kinds of straws out there, some better than others, but none of them can do what a “packable” straw hat can do and here’s why. Packable straw is made from a combination of straw and paper, not to be mistaken with Toyo. This combination of materials allows for the straw to be flexible while maintaining its durability. These hats are hand braided, sometimes braided into strips and then sewn together to make the hat body, then blocked into shape by using steam. Our packable hats are rated with UPF 50+ providing superb sun protection in addition to the flexibility and lightweight material. Each are handmade in Ecuador then sent to our plant in the USA to finish the design. These straw hats are intricate in detail and labor intensive. Each straw is handmade giving every hat an ever-so-slightly different color and weave.