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FCS is one of the most established fin companies in the world, ridden by pro's like Kelly Slater
In addition to fins, FCS also makes leashes, luggage, board bags, auto racks and surf accessories
FCS has sponsored some top surfers like Kelly Slater, CJ Hobgood and Sunny Garcia
The Wet Bucket Cap by FCS is designed for water use. It features an SPF quick-drying fabric, ventilated mesh at the ears, and a chin strap.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great hat for water sports - kayaking, surfing, windsurfing. It has a chin strap that keeps the hat from falling off in high winds or wipeouts. The ear covers on the strap are a bit strange to look at, but it makes the chin strap more comfortable and more likely to keep the hat on. My only issue is sizing. I originally ordered a Medium/Large since I don't have a large head. That was way too small. The Large/XL fits great.
I did some research before purchasing and this was one of the best bucket hats for surfing that I could find. The other potential option I found was Dakine Men's Indo Surf Hat Grey LG/XL. That hat has a neck flap to keep the sun off.
So far, the hat is holding up well and I'm very happy with the purchase.
The hat fits nice and snug on my head while surfing. Has not fallen off or feel like it would. Keeps the sun off my head and out of my eyes. Game changer for those long surf sessions where I used to get sunburned on my scalp.
UPDATE 4/3/16: The hat has been, but I noticed it began to get a little 'loose' with the fit over time. Went surfing last week in chest-head high conditions and wiped out on a wave. And even though it was buckled in and cinched down, the buckle came loose and the hat came off and I lost it. Searched around for it, but couldn't find the hat. So less than 6 months and already lost the hat. Wish there was a secondary security lanyard or something to prevent the hat coming completely off. Disappointed in the hat.
The hat did fit perfectly, it kept the sun off my head and the brim kept the sun out of my eyes. BUT! The hat does not FLOAT very well. I was surfing at the CABO surf hotel and was caught inside the break and trashed around a bit. The FCS hat came off, I grabbed the hat the next wave hit and the hat was gone. Some sea urchin is likely wearing it. There is some sort of string on the back that clips onto a rash guard or wet suit. About all that that would do is get wrapped around my neck. Good floatation should have been built into the hat. I might buy another FCS wet bucket surf hat but I would add a bright yellow key chain float to back of the hat
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