Customer reviews for Columbia PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II

Columbia PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II

Soft, lightweight, and comfortable, this performance cap features a wicking, breathable sweatband, UPF 40, a longer visor for better coverage, and a stowable back neck flap for the ultimate in versatile comfort and protection in hot, sunny climates.
Overall rating:
4.722 / 5
4.7
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5
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17 out of 18(94%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Review 1 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

VERY HOT

PostedJune 29, 2014
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Location: Fl
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Looks good, fits well, very comfortable until I get outside. It doesn't breathe. Outside in the sun it gets very hot and is very uncomfortable to wear. Should have spend the extra money and gotten the coolhead ballcap III.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Functionality and Comfort

PostedNovember 19, 2014
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Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I fish from a boat under intense direct sunlight. This hat is perfectly suited to the conditions of heat and light that I experience. The flap offers additional protection to the back of the head while the extra long peak provides needed eye shade when looking in the direction of the sun.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A good fishing hat

PostedMay 22, 2015
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Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This hat runs true to size. It offers good protection to the back of your neck and ears. No sun burning => less risk of skin cancer. I like the adjustable cord inside the hat. When the wind picks up you can cinch it down tight so it won't blow off. The extended bill really helps keep the sun out of your eyes. A good fishing hat at a reasonable price.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fishing essential

PostedFebruary 5, 2016
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Location: Charleston, SC
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I do not go out for a day on the water in the summer without my "floppy hat"! It is very cool and the long bill helps to keep the sun of your face and the cape keeps it off of your neck just as designed. The only thing that I would change is to maybe put a small piece of Velcro at bottom of the cape so it could attach to a shirt that completed the set because if it is windy it can sometimes cause the cape to blow up and around to much allowing the sun to get to your neck so it defeats the purpose. Perhaps have a small piece of sister Velcro hidden underneath the collar of your shirt so you could flip up collar if windy and attach hat.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has great features

PostedFebruary 25, 2016
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Location: Boling, TX, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I work outside all summer in the hottest part of the day and I love the long brim on the hat. It protects my face and eyes from the sun. The cloth that drapes down in the back of the cap and on the side also protects my neck and ears from the sun. The cap has helped in keeping off mosquitos also.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love It... Great head protection

PostedMay 31, 2013
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Location: Largo, FL
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
So I have been using this cap for almost 6 months now. waited til it has gotten warmer to write my review. It has been great at keeping me cool and protecting my head, face and neck from the Florida sun for 4 hours plus. This material is "cooler" than my old pfg hat. I like the longer bill to protect the face. Am planning on getting another one soon.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Needs improvement.

PostedFebruary 27, 2015
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Location: DFW, Texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I really like the hat. However, I would make the following modifications: First-make it slightly larger to fit folks with a larger head - like me! Second-redesign the cap so the flap can be stowed if the wearer doesn't want it hanging down (maybe a Velcro pouch).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Better Than Sun Block

PostedApril 26, 2015
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Location: Warner Robins, GA, USA
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
For some apparent reason I am very sensitive to the sun, especially my extremities such as my head, arms and legs. This particular head gear is great when I am working in the sun. It prevents my forehead and neck from blistering. I just love it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

best hat for working in the sun

PostedJune 9, 2015
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Location: Newburg, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have an earlier version of this cap SPF +30. It is the best cap I ever bought for working in the sun. I can spend all day working in the sun and the long bill and neck flap keep me from getting burnt. I have had the cap for 4 to 5 years. I just throw it in the washer when it gets dirty, hang it up to dry and it just keeps on protecting my head. So glad to see a newer version but all the same extras. Please never stop making this cap.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Tamiami hat good sun hat

PostedJuly 17, 2012
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Location: Washington, DC USA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
This hat was just what I was looking for to replace an older one that stopped being as sun protective as is used to be. The size fits. The flaps stay down or go back down when the wind slows or stops. This hat does not get blown off my head when the boat is moving.
The one I have is sand or tan in color not the darker onepictured when writing the review.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Tamiami hats

PostedMay 23, 2013
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Location: San Jose, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The service was informative with prompt delivery. I already had one of the hats and it has served me well. I only wish there were more colors from which to select.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Durable Protection

PostedJanuary 6, 2014
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Location: NE Georgia
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have a lot of skin damage issues from years in the sun. I now wear as much protective clothing as possible. So I use Columbia sun protection shirts and this style hat. I've got one in the tan color I've been using on a landscaping project at the house. It gets hard daily use, sometimes gets really grubby and was with me all summer. It breathes well enough to keep from being unbearable even in the hot Georgia summer. I've managed to work outdoors and not have any sun issues. When it gets dirty, I toss it into the washer and it comes out looking almost new. The bill holds shape just fine. I liked it so well, I decided to get the same hat in a different color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

A must for long, sunny hikes

PostedSeptember 9, 2015
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Location: San Diego, CA, USA
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
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I wore this hat while hiking Mt. Whitney last month. The extra long bill definitely helps save your eyes from too much squinting, though I still wore sunglasses, too. The flap is nice and works fairly well, but we had mild winds and I found myself holding it in place to keep my neck protected. There's gotta be a better way to keep it in place, maybe another small strap that you could snap across, or out of the way when not in use. The bungee clip at the back certainly served its purpose when a large gust of wind blew the hat clean off with no time to react. I have a smaller head and was able to cinch down enough to fit. Of course properly-sized hats are always preferred, this was great for the price.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Waiting to go fishing

PostedJanuary 21, 2016
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Location: Albuquerque
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
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The only reason I got this was because it was 1/2 off the price and I had a coupon, I've kinda always wanted a hat like this for fishing, but am so cheap I wouldn't buy one till now. Try and get it on sale now as the price will go up just before Spring, then you'll end up like me, wishing for it, but not willing to pay that much for it.
Can't wait to try it out(even though I know how it will do), it's kinda just something you need here in New Mexico because of how high we are above sea level. I got plans and now this hat is a welcomed addition to prevent the UV stuff.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Greatest hat for sun and fun!!!!!

PostedAugust 7, 2012
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Location: Albuquerque
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I use my hats mainly for golf and fishing and they are just great. They are so light and form fitting that you don't realize they are on. My friends all want one.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Tamiami Cachelot II

PostedNovember 18, 2012
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Location: Texas
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Have used this particular product for a number of years. The various features are very useful and that is why I keep one or two on hand. I live in a very warm climate and the ultraviolet protection is quite necessary. The collar clip is a nice touch to keep the hat with you in high winds, and the neck protection is the primary reason I buy this product. It is light weight and suits my needs perfectly. I get many inquiries as to where others can get one. I recommend it highly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great hat with great shading features

PostedDecember 18, 2012
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Location: Daytona Beach, FL
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I use this hat while shooting in outdoor competitions. The extended bill & neck flap provide excellent coverage from the hot sun. extended also reduces glare significantly. The hat is very light. Neck flap material is soft & smooth. I just wish it had more color selections.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for PFG Tamiami™ Cachalot II
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

excellant

PostedJune 12, 2015
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Location: Marathon, FL 33050, USA
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
great product buy one
I would recommend this product.
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