PHN's come in two models. The smaller UltraLight, and the larger FullSize. There are no "sizes" such as one finds when trying on shoes. The type of hat is the determining factor, not the size of the head. Nets are fitted to drape nicely, and protect a full sized adult. When compared to the different size-shape of net required to cover a full size hat vs a baseball cap, the size differential of nets for smaller vs larger people is quite minimal.
Many hundreds of PHN's are out there, and so far we've yet to run across the individual with a noggin so small or so huge that net size is an issue. A 6' man has roughly the same size head as a 5' woman. Thankfully, our heads are not like her size 6 vs his size 15 feet, and so we enjoy a confidence in PHN's appropriate fit that's well proven over time.
the UltraLight - This is our original head net. Fits trimly over BaseBall caps, or brimmed hats with up to 2-1/4" brims, such as Boonie Hats, or the Tilley LT5 series,
UL's fit correctly over hats measuring under 11 x 13" if laid out flat. Substantial effort shows nought to be gained from optimizing a "BaseBall Cap Only" fitment. To reduce blousing and enhance edge sealing, the UL features the Viper Cut curved neckline.
While UL's will offer good protection worn over the Sunday Afrernoons Adventure Hat, most people prefer the Full Size for it's roomier feel with this particular hat.
While all our nets use the same netting material, UL's feature the lightest elastic and construction
UL's upper elastic is easily adjustable, as UL's now feature an upper cord lock device. In the event that this tiny piece is found annoying to sleep on, it's removal is effortless
the FullSize - Fits correctly with about a 3" average brim width, or hats measuring up to 13 x 14" laid out flat. This would be the majority of Sun Hats, Filson Hats, Outdoor Reaseach hats along the format of their Seattle Sombrero, the Akubra Riverina, and modestly brimmed Cowboy Hats. Also fits nicely over Tilley hats of the LT6 and LT8 varieties.
The FS is not terribly obnoxious fitted over smaller hats. If you did not know we made the nicely trim UL model, you'd be quite content.
If one is on the fence (hat wise ...) over a UL vs FS fitting, go with the FS.
FS nets feature both upper and lower adjustment toggles, a slightly deeper crown, and Red lower elastic to allow identification between models.
the Sun Hat - XL - I stopped after making several dozens of them. The reality of the situation is that the edge of the brim of huge hats is simply too far away. The result is that when the head is not tilted, this leaves excess yardage of material billowing about**. The effect can best be summarized as ... "not good".
In a perfect world, if there are enough bugs to warrant a headnet, people would opt for a workable hat.
** - a 15" dia hat requires a pattern well over FOUR feet wide !
Buying as a Gift, or for a Group ? - Unless your target is a confirmed baseball cap sort of person, your safest bet may be the Full Size, as this will cover the Vast Majority of users, and in the event that it is "too big", there is no tragic loss of style. Protection will be excellent in either case.
Returns or exchanges without drama.
Toss the offending item back in it's package, include a note, and mail it to the return address ... Done.
If in a time crunch, please drop me a note and we'll asap pre-handle the issue.
UltraLight :Showing drop front and reasonably trim fit.
(i know.. it's the wrong picture..)
Full Size :
Showing deployment on an Akubra Model xxx and a Tilley LT6.
(this one's the wrong picture too ! )