Balin Surf Hat
The Balin Surf Hat is the latest evolution of proven head protection for your surfing. Out on the water you’re getting hit with the sun’s rays from above and reflection off the water from below. The Balin Surf Hat gives you optimised protection creating your own piece of shade in the heat. Everything superfluous has been removed so you’re using only what works best. The brim has been trimmed so as not to flop around or get caught by wave action. However it’s just the right size to provide protection over your face, ears and the back of your neck. The brim casts a shadow over these area and direct overhead sunlight can’t penetrate. It’s also a great wetsuit accessory giving protection from the elements like wind chill.
Comfort & Security
The high crown provides an area of separation between the sun, the top of the hat, and your head. So the sun beating down doesn’t heat directly into your scalp. You get an air space that provides cooling insulation. When surfing you need the hat to stay put. Generous neoprene straps cover your ears additionally prevent sun exposure. They’re contoured to fit comfortably under your neck. These straps have mesh ear and drainage holes so your hearing is maximised. If the wind is up the hat can also provide wind chill protection so can be a great Wetsuit Accessory. A single clip provides security and convenience as it can be quick-released with one hand.
A security cord connects to a rash shirt so the hat won’t wash away. Construction is of micro fibre material. This has both low water absorption and is quick dry. The brim sheds water as you move through a wave. So water isn’t constantly dripping in your eyes. If it’s cold this hat will also provide head protection as a great Wetsuit Accessory. Check our full range of Wetsuit Accessories at Manly Surfboards>Wetsuit Accessories