Customer reviews for Columbia Bora Bora™ II Booney

Columbia Bora Bora™ II Booney

You don’t have to be reeling ’em in in Bora Bora to enjoy the benefits of this ultra-breathable Omni-Shade® hat—but no complaints if you are, right?
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4.649 / 5
4.6
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5
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Rating breakdown 57 reviews
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4 Stars
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53 out of 56(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Review 1 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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1 / 5
1 / 5

too large fit, too narrow brim

PostedMarch 16, 2012
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Location: Dubois, WY
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I live in Wyoming where we have an average of 320 sunny days a year. The brim on this hat wouldn't protect my face as well as the previous Columbia hat I had that my sister left on the beach in Baja. The hat has an elastic hat band adjuster but because it was so large when I drew in the elastic it unsightly gathers formed.
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking/Trekking, Camping
Conditions: Sweaty, Snowy, Windy, Hot
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect walking hat!

PostedApril 16, 2012
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Location: Ocean City, New Jersey
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This hat is great! It is light, comfortable (adjustable) and looks sporty, not dorky. Actually, I wore it today on the boardwalk and a complete stranger told me I looked "WOW". That was unexpected, but it must have something to do with the hat!! I like this for travel (fits in suitcase and is crushable) and I will be able to sit in beachchair and this pliable hat will allow me to rest my head back. I tucked the chin straps up inside, but will use them when walking in a stiff wind. I love the adjustable one-size and I LOVE the ventilated strip. I could feel the breeze on my head, yet I was protected from the sun. I just ordered this in another color! Great hat!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great hat

PostedJune 27, 2012
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Location: North Texas Area
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I really liked the old style and wish they still made it, but so far this is a great hat. The brim could be a little wider and I wish it had air vents all around like on the old model.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good hat

PostedJuly 20, 2012
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Location: Arizona
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like the hat. The material is light. There is adjustable strap and you can secure the hat. I wish the brim is larger and protect more area on my face.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Wide Brim Hat for Gardening Too

PostedJuly 22, 2012
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Location: Miami, FL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased to use at beach and while gardening.
Brim is firm, which is better than I expected.
Good coverage to protect whole face.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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5 / 5
5 / 5

An oasis on my head!

PostedAugust 5, 2012
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Location: South Carolina
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
No amount of sunscreen can offer what this hat can. I spend many hours a day exposed to the sun. This hat not only protects you from the sun it actually helps keep you cool and looks good doing it...
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Booney

PostedAugust 6, 2012
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Location: Alabama
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome, love it!!! A must have for those sunny days at the beach, yard work and fishing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The perfect hat!

PostedAugust 23, 2012
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Location: Lincoln NE
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The perfect hat for the landscaping man!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has excellent quality

PostedOctober 26, 2012
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Location: San Francisco
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This hat is great to take it anywhere!!! all my family has one and I was the only one missing it! it`s easy to fold and pack in my back pack or purse or just carry it. Excellent quality and the most important i feel protected from the sun. It`s very light and keeps my head cool.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Bora Bora™ II Booney

PostedNovember 28, 2012
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Location: Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
This hat would be spectacular if it had a hidden Velcro closure compartment for dollar bills in the Brim. Additionally if it was available in Dark Navy Blue, it would be easier to sell as a Uniform item to our Fire department in Florida which uses a much poorer design sun hat for our 2,250 employees as sun protection head ware.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Hot Weather Sun Hat

PostedDecember 18, 2012
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Location: California and Utah
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The Bora Bora II Booney is simply the perfect hat for spending an entire summer day in the field, along the stream, or on the lake or ocean.
Great sun protection, light weight, comfortable, durable, and easily adjusted to your preferred fit. I bought one for bass fishing in Pennsylvania last spring and now I have two more for California and Utah. They've performed well from sea level to 10,000 feet, on the ocean, stream side, and on the lake.
I would recommend this product.
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Not Perfect for Boating
onJuly 31, 2013
While I still love these hats and own at least 3 of them in various colors, I wore one boating in Pennsylvania for the first time last week. At high speeds (20+ mph) or in high winds on the water, the brim alternatively blows up onto your forehead or down over your eyes. This is pretty characteristic of floppy-brimmed booneys, but it can be an issue if one is operating a boat and the brim blows down over your eyes.
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Review 12 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

CAMINHO SANTO AMARO

PostedDecember 26, 2012
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Location: RECIFE/BRAZIL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
bought THIS HAT for my daughter to walk with me and in Midsummer the temperature 40 degrees centigrade. The performance was excellent. Columbia for congratulations, continue always innovating
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Sun Protection

PostedMarch 2, 2013
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Location: Arkansas
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
It fits very well because of the adjustable strap. It offers great sun protection for your face and ears. I would recommend this to anyone who works outside in the sun.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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5 / 5
5 / 5

excellent gead cover

PostedMarch 31, 2013
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Location: Rock hall Md
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
light wieght and grat protection
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Call off the search party! It fits!

PostedApril 1, 2013
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Location: Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have a 24.5-25" head with thick hair and this actually fit!! No, you don't understand, it's extremely difficult/nearly impossible to find hats that fit AND look good on this girl's noggin. After searching for years, on the internet and over a few states I found this in Arizona right before I had to spend some major time in the sun. It was a lifesaver. Thank you!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

highly recommend

PostedApril 23, 2013
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Location: PA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am the owner/operator of a landscape business in PA. I couldn't be happier with it! The cinch in the back allows you to tighten it on windy days and loosen it up when not. The brim is larger than my last booney and keeps the back of my neck completely shaded. The brim is larger than other booney hats I've owned/tried. On a side not, it is made of synthetic material and is very thin and light. The hat was large for my head (mine measures about 22") but the cinch takes care of that. I have only used this hat for a few weeks, so I cannot comment on durability.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Bora Bora II Booney

PostedApril 25, 2013
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Location: Kansas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I lost my original Columbia Booney in one of the many gardens I've worked at. Not surprisingly, no one returned it. Gardeners covet this hat. This one has a drawstring for a tighter fit (valuable in Kansas winds), making it even better than the one I replaced. I was smarter this time and ordered the sage color so my dirty fingerprints won't show as much.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

This product is versatile and comfortable to wear

PostedApril 28, 2013
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I enjoy the Bora Bora II Booney. It is comfortable. The size is adjustable and when it is windy, it holds securely with an elastic adjustable band. The brim is wide enough to protect the face from sun.
It also has UPF 50 protection. A light mesh fabric allows for air circulation under the cap.
My only criticism is when the hat hangs around my neck and it dangles behind my back, the button used to secure the size presses into my back while I am in a seated position. As a solution, I often find myself taking the hat off when I am seated.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Bora Bora

PostedMay 21, 2013
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Location: Northeast Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I wanted a hat that will protect my ears, face and neck from the sun while I walk. The hat does an adequate job in that matter. My only complaint is in spite of the mesh sides the heat retention is more than I had hoped for.
Over it is a good product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Bora Bora™ II Booney
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Cape Cod Lacrosse summer staff hats!!

PostedMay 29, 2013
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Location: Cape Cod, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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All hail the ultimate Boonie!!! I put my entire staff in this lightweight, breathable hat to keep them cool and safe from harmful UV rays.
I would recommend this product.
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