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Bora Bora™ II Booney


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Style# 1447091
Uses Travel


This high-performance fishing hat battles the heat, combining UPF 50 fabrication, which blocks out 98% of harmful UVA and UVB rays, and an Omni-Wick® sweatband and mesh vent panel, which is non UPF, to keep you cool and the sweat from dripping in your eyes.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you from the sun’s harmful rays
  • Omni-Wick sweatband and mesh venting actively breathe and pull moisture away from your skin to keep you cool
  • Adjustable drawcord and toggle at back
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shade 100% textured nylon poplin on top, sides and brim
  • Omni-Wick sweatband and mesh vents, which are non UPF
High-Performance Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 57 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Fishing Hat The Bora Bora II Booney is my most recent addition to my Columbia PFG gear. I believe the thing that I like best is that I dont have to remove it while running down the lake. Most hats will fly off your head. The brim of the Bora Bora flips up and the hat stays put. I purchased the dark grey color. It does get a little hot at mid day so I would recommend a lighter color version for long days in direct sun. Another quality product May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Hat! As an Aquatic biologists who works in Texas, we're in the field constantly and often in direct sunlight and during long hot summer days. The hat is very popular with my coworkers and I recommend it for anyone spending time in the field or just enjoy being outdoors. Excellent product! April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable Excellent hat. Fun look. Stays on head. Comfortable. April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by good sunshade I have a couple different generations of this hat. I use this hat for my travels and fishing. It has a wide brim that keeps the sun off your eyes. This hat is very light and packs well. My original hat had the mesh all around and my last one had the mesh venting only in the front. I found the all around mesh kept my head cooler. Not sure why they changed that design. Perhaps they can make the top with a more breathable natural material than polyester. I love the hat but one thing they need to improve on is the stiffness of the brim. After long uses and washes, the brim become floppy and droops. Otherwise, I am very happy with the hat. February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality The best for protecting you from the sun on land and in the water! January 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice hat I had been wearing a fedora made from paper braid. But, it was making my head too hot, so I was shown this hat and bought it. I like the nice wide brim. It does a better job shading my eyes. I thought with the mesh ventilation panel that it would help keep my head cool. It doesn't. The hat is made of 100% polyester. Polyester has a tendency to hold the heat in rather than let it escape. However, I'm not sure if putting the mesh panel on the top of the hat would accomplish that. Since, I got tired of having sweat drip in my eyes, I had to buy a band to wear under the hat. The band helps to soak up the sweat. It would have been nice if this hat had that feature built in. Overall, though, it is a nice hat and I'm really glad that I have it. October 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bora Bora II I like the hat a lot. The quality is very good. I enjoy that the hat is easily adjustable and breathable. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I shave my head and the fabric makes the top of my head itch. October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Standard Field Gear As fish biologists, we're in the field constantly and often in direct sunlight and during long hot summer days. We've have chosen the Bora Bora II Booney as one of two standard hats issued to our field crews to protect them from the sun while being light enough to keep their heads comfortable. The hat is very popular with our crews and I recommend it for anyone spending time in the field. Excellent product. September 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great I've only worn this once for golf, but the sun protection was great, the One-size-fits worked great, and overall the hat is very comfy. July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing product The hat is amazing, it keeps the sun out of my eyes, and it also has cents that keep my head cool. I think it was a very good purchase. And would recomened it to anyone July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best hat for working outside Love this hat for being outside for a long time. The strap is comfortable and keeps the hat on even in high wind. I get much better coverage from the sun, and since my skin is very sensitive I can only wear SPF 15. June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits my husband's larger head This is a great sun protection hat. It looks great on and the bonus is that it fits my husband's larger head. Not many hats fit him, even when they are sized as an XL. BUT, the best color is Black. Please bring back the black color as my husband does not want another color. June 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great hat, a little "floppy" Overall, I really like this hat. It works very well for providing shade, and is comfortable. My only wish is that the brim had a little more rigidity to it. When the hat first arrived, it had been folded so that the brim in front of my eyes flopped down and blocked my vision. Fortunately, this hat doesn't "remember" folds and bends very long. That said, the brim does droop a lot. On the plus side, it can be stuffed into a bag with no concern. May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I won't another one!!! This is a great hat for just hanging out going camping or working it does the job!! April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Booney Hat I found the hat to be very functional for wearing in hot sunny conditions April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight boonie Nice, lightweight hat to keep the sun off. Nylon will dry quickly if wet. Definitely needed to cinch it up for proper fit. Can't wait to put it to hard use in the summer. October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Sun Hat I couldn't wait for this hat to arrive in the mail as I'm outside everyday working on one project after another. I am so happy to report that I love this hat. It's super light and I find myself forgetting that I even have it on. Blocks alot of sun, which is what I needed. High quality and priced fair. September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light, Cool, Comfortable As an avid kayak fisherman, I need as much protection as possible from the South Florida sun. I typically wear a baseball cap with a buff but it isn't always comfortable to wear the buff all day. So I was looking for something with a brim to keep the sun off my face, and especially my ears. This Booney is perfect for the job. It is super lightweight and very comfortable and I had no problem wearing it all day. When the sun gets really hot, I can poor some cold water on it without it getting heavy and soggy. I love it. July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too thin on the top I like this hat, fit good, and comfortable. But the top of the hat is too thin, way too thin. I don't think this is going to last for long. June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Safari Hat Fit good. Lightweight. Great chin strap that worked on Safari :) April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for all outdoor activities I have one of these hats which I used last summer for hiking, nature photography, leading trail tours and kayak lake tours. I decided to purchase another this season in a different color. Very light but quite rugged. It packs very easily when I do photography trips. The brim does not get in my way when I'm looking through the viewfinder like a baseball hat. I would recommend this hat to anyone doing most any outdoor activity. When it gets windy you can cinch it down and change the size with the bungie cord in the hatband. A great product but then it's Columbia. Enough said! March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ..Great sun protection I love this hat. It is lightweight and adjusts to fit any size head. The under chin tie is important on those extremely windy days. I have not had trouble with sunburn on my face since I started using the hat. I still apply sunblock as a precaution since I am very fair skinned. There is really nothing negative to say about the Bora Bora. March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great sun hat I've been testing this style for years, looking for one that fit me and provided good protection. This is the first time I have found one that fit and provided good quality and fit. January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Functional hat I had been looking for a hat of this nature. I have a big brimmed cotton hat that is way to hot for summer use. This one is so light that you hardly notice it. In 2002 I had skin cancer removed from forehead and was even more pleased to see the SPF 50 rating. I look forward to many years wearing this hat and the protection it provides. December 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Odd Design, Hope it Works This hat was purchased to be part of my gardening wardrobe. It replaces a Columbia hat that no longer appears to be available, and which served me well for many years. Come Spring we'll see how it works. It is certainly oddly designed, and the fabric may not be as stout as it's predecessor. December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Fit This hat fits my big head just perfectly! I normally wear an extra large and this one is comfortable. Great Quality! October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Coverage Runs a little small but I have a real big head so maybe that factor in overall a great hat thats not a heavy bulky one October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bora hat Great hat for hot summer days. Lightweight, drawstring works great to accommodate different sized heads. Great sun protection. September 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sits a little low Great hat, lots of shade, and seems to have good airflow. It keeps my head cool and keeps the sweat out of my eyes. It does seem to sit a bit low on my head. I have tried adjusting the elastic band, but for some reason it always ends up resting on the top of my ears. August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Quality material, good brand, size just right, fits the picture, and radiation shield. August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Hat I bought this hat a year ago and never wore it because I have another hat that I love from REI. Then I wore it while doing stand up paddle boarding, fell in the water, and I couldn't believe how well it held up while wet. I was so impressed, I bought 2 more, a 2nd one for me in another color, and one for my husband. It's now my go-to hat for water activities. It's one size, but quite adjustable.. July 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Father's Day Gift My Dad loved this gift. Just right for yard work around the home. Size is adjustable via draw string which make this hat stand out among others. Great Quality and very comfortable to wear. July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bora Bora Excellent hat. I have a gigantic head no baseball cap can fit, yet this fits perfectly at the largest setting. It really does fit all. The shipping was quick and the sunburn on my neck is grateful for the new protection. June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good sun blocker This hat has a comfortable band and provides excellent ventilation. Arizona sun is extreme and this hat does the job. June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Hats we love these hats - we are a landscape design/build and maintenance company in dallas, TX - and we give these to our crews to wear throughout the spring/summer/fall - they love them! they shade their necks and are lightweight and cool! the quality is great - we usually give out a new one each year, but the guys are wearing them every single day for at least 4-5 consecutive months - doing some pretty dirty work, during some very hot weather! June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by You did it again ! A hat that stays on at speed on the water, and keeps me dry. June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cape Cod Lacrosse summer staff hats!! 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. May 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bora Bora 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. May 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product is versatile and comfortable to wear 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. April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bora Bora II Booney 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. April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by highly recommend 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. April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Call off the search party! It fits! 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!! April 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent gead cover light wieght and grat protection March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Sun Protection 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. March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAMINHO SANTO AMARO 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 December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Hot Weather Sun Hat 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. December 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bora Bora™ II Booney 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. November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has excellent quality 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. October 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect hat! The perfect hat for the landscaping man!! August 23, 2012
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Hat Size S/M L/XL Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 - 22 22 - 24 1/4 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 7 - 7 3/4 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 - 21 21 - 22 3/4 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 - 6 7/8 6 7/8 - 7 1/4 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months
Hat Size Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

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  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

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UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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