Big beautiful brims – we’re all about ‘em around here, mostly for their style, but also for their incredible ability to protect you from getting too much sun. Packable wide brim hats give you the utmost confidence - trust us, when you put one on you’ll be getting a healthy dose of compliments!
Packable hats with a big brim are the easiest kind of hats to take with you anywhere because you can fold them, roll them, + fit them into any small space without having to worry about compromising the integrity of the hat’s form. This is the hat you want on all your adventures because as soon as you take it out of your bag, it’ll bounce back into its original shape.
Honestly, we have an outstanding lineup of packable sun hats + it’s impossible to decide on which one is the best because we love them all so much. Maybe you can pick the best one when you see all your options.
Going away for the weekend + don’t know which bucket hat to pack? We wouldn’t blame you for packing them all. Don’t worry, they don’t take up much space, especially when you have a chic hat carrying tote. This is our new obsession because you can fit your packable hats inside while strapping a wide brim hat (straw or felt) securely to the outside.
Here are some details on each of our packable bucket hats:
Look chic + avoid a sunburn while you’re at it - what could be better? Our wide brim hats were practically made for a day out in the garden.
Wearing a straw hat with an extra-wide brim, like the Gwen, will give you the sun protection + shade you want all day long. Plus, who doesn’t love an elegant accessory to show off to the neighbors?
When it comes to choosing a quality gardening hat, you’ll want plenty of airflow because digging in the dirt is hard work, especially on super hot days, so treat yourself to a hat that will provide you with all the comforts you need.
It’s not that women simply want the chicest packable wide brim visor, it’s more of a necessity if we’re being real. Excellent for road trips? Yep. Are they ideal for a tennis match? Definitely. But, are they both functional + fashionable? You better believe it.
The best wide brim visors are comfortable, light, + protective - we designed the Winnie, featured in our Spring Collection 2022 + we made sure to check all the boxes. The brim is woven tightly, so the light can’t peek through, giving you ultimate sun protection.
Another visor we’ve introduced is one that’s designed with a two-toned paper straw, wide, rigid brim we call the Eliza. We wanted this one to appeal to the woman who loves both elegance + practicality. Gigi Pip is all about mixing minimal design with innovative details you can’t find anywhere else.
Vitamin D… don’t we all just have a love/hate relationship with it? A little is great, but if you soak up too much it could get a bit unhealthy - we have created the hats you need to get that wonderful skin glow while avoiding sunspots + burns.
Building sandcastles + throwing the frisbee back + forth (the most impossible thing ever) is even more fun when you’re shaded. You can enjoy the sunshine when your skin is well protected by hats like the River or the Ozzy.
These wide brim sun hats give you the option to take them off without having to go back to your picnic spot to drop them off - simply use the adjustable leather chin strap to hang it off your back for a cool look.
Believe it or not, sun hats are not always made of straw. We use 100% Australian wool in our felt hats because we know wool is breathable + temperature regulating so they’re great to wear all year round.
Our floppy brim felt hat, the Hannah, is a perfect choice for staying comfortable + cool on a sunny day. We wanted to make a hat that shows how diverse wool can be. The Hannah exudes bohemian chic vibes + most impressively, it’s packable!
When you have a top-of-the-line packable straw hat, you want it to be made with high standards for design + a high bar for the materials used to make it - we strive to give you precisely that with each style.
We use a variety of straw types + base each design on the best look, texture, + feel a certain straw can provide. Like when we were creating the packable dome crown Jude, we played around with a few options + in the end, we had to go with Raffia straw for its durable + flexible characteristics.
If you didn’t know all about packable wide brim hats before, you sure have all the info you need now! Whether you’re heading out for a fun vacation, spending all day outside, or planting your annual garden, a hat with ultimate sun protection that you can pack into any bag is, hands down, the best luxury to have. Find out for yourself how comfortable, convenient, + oh-so chic our packable wide brim hats are. xx
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.