Brisa Ventilated Hat

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  • Brisa Ventilated Hat
  • Brisa Ventilated Hat
  • Brisa Ventilated Hat
  • Brisa Ventilated Hat
  • Brisa Ventilated Hat
    Brisa Ventilated Hat
    Brisa Ventilated Hat
    Brisa Ventilated Hat
    Brisa Ventilated Hat
    Brisa Ventilated Hat

Brisa Ventilated Hat

by The Real Deal: Made In Brazil Item #: TRDBR In Stock Now: $49.99
Shipping: $6.00



  • Now you can have your cool and unheat it, too!

    Our wide-brimmed Hollywood-star Original recycled-tarp hat, a very cool thing, can nonetheless get a touch hot at times. That heavy cotton canvas fabric will trap some heat if you if you don't take your hat off and let your noggin breathe every once in a while!

    So, over the last few years, we've tried several different approaches toward creating a hat with ventilated sides, still very much based around our signature recycled truck tarp, yet offering heat-relief for steamy climates. Ultimately, though, we were never satisfied with the results. The recycled mesh fabric samples we initially found in Brazil were either too difficult to obtain regularly, or else they simply wouldn't hold up the hat crown, flopping over like soft cloth. No good, in either case.

    But then we got lucky. Really, really lucky.

    Our new wide-brimmed Real Deal Brazil Brisa (pronounced BREE-suh) looks, at a distance, like our Original. Up close, though, you see the vented sides, two layers of thick burlap stitched in an open mesh style, and firm enough to hold up the crown. The burlap color compliments the canvas-tarp brim, crown and side band.

    The hat's burlap fabric is actually reclaimed from old sacks used for carrying dried rice and beans to market in Brazil. But unlike traditional burlap, this stuff isn't scratchy, or itchy. It makes for a pretty comfy hat fit.

    Burlap itself is an organic material, though seriously tough stuff, made from such fibrous plants as jute or sisal (the same hardy materials often found in the base of outdoor rugs). We don't know the particular plant fiber, in this case, but what we do know is that you can soak the heck out of this hat, and the burlap sides will, once dried thoroughly, firm back up to the general shape you set while the hat was still wet.

    Note that our Brisa Ventilated Hats have no grommets; we couldn't see compromising the integrity of the burlap layers by puncturing them when the hat obviously didn't need the extra venting anyway! That also means, though, that you can't run a strap through the Brisa without some physical modification to the hat itself, so be mighty careful out in the wind, and around water. The Brisa Ventilated Hat doesn't sink quite as fast as our Original, but it will still sink.

    For cleaning, hand-wash this hat a little more gently than with the full-canvas Original, going light on whatever mild soap you use, and then rinsing well and allowing the hat to air-dry fully. Again, make sure you give the burlap something to mold around, else it will set back up to look relaxed, not rigid.

    The Real Deal Brazil Brisa Ventilated Hat. Because who doesn't at times wanna be a little cooler even than cool?

  • Quick ShipYes
    BrandThe Real Deal: Made In Brazil
    Made inBrazil
    MaterialRecycled 100% Cotton Canvas Tarp
    Includes1 Brisa Ventilated Hat
    ShippingUSA and Canada
    CareGeneral Cleaning Guide
    DocumentHat Sizing Chart
  • WHEN'S IT GONNA SHIP?

    Fast shipping R us! Our goal is to ship your Real Deal Brazil order the same business day if your order is received before 3:00 p.m. EST; otherwise, we ship the next business day, as we also do if your order is placed on a weekend or holiday. Barring societal collapse and/or the anticipated zombie apocalypse, customers in the U.S. can typically expect orders to reach them within that next 2-7 business days, depending on the delivery address; Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Territories addresses may take longer, however, as will shipments to Canada.

    Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Territories: For products to be shipped to addresses in either state or in one of the U.S. Territories, please contact us directly at service@realdealbrazil.com to place your order.

    Canada: For products to be shipped to addresses anywhere in Canada, please contact us directly at service@realdealbrazil.com to place your order.

    All Real Deal Brazil orders ship FedEx Ground and FedEx SmartPost, because we've found it overall to be more reliable than other shipping methods, and it also gives us the ability to track packages, if anything ever goes awry in shipping. All in-stock items typically ship same-day if ordered before 3:00 p.m. on a business day.

    Shipping times may vary, of course, due to inclement weather.


    *Please call Customer Service for expedited shipping (866-232-2869).


    FASTER! I Need It Faster!

    We can help! We're pleased to also offer a FedEx guaranteed-shipping option to U.S. and Canadian addresses. To request this option, e-mail us at service@realdealbrazil.com, subject line: Request for FedEx guaranteed shipping. Be sure to include in your note not just your name and shipping address, but also a phone number, so we can contact you either that same business day (if we receive the e-mail early enough), or the next available business day, to arrange for your desired shipping date and complete your order.

    For Canadian and international orders shipping FedEx guaranteed: Please note that customs fees and any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the package recipient.

    New Hat Doesn't Quite Fit Ya?

    Did you get surprised by the size of your own head? It happens. So now you've got a hat that's a little too big, or maybe a little too small. No worries; we've got your back! Or your head, anyway...

    Simply send us back your wrong-sized hat (if possible, please use the same envelope it came in; be a pal to all the non-zombie critters of the world), and we'll replace it with one of a larger/smaller size!

    If you aren't able to reuse the original shipping envelope, please be sure to pack the hat you are returning in a mailer that measures at least 20" x 14". Shipping in anything smaller risks distorting the hat's wire brim in transit, and sometimes permanently bending the wire to where the hat cannot again be reshaped, making it no longer wearable.


    Returns should be addressed:

    Real Deal Brazil
    Return for Order # …
    305 Industrial Blvd.
    Greenville, NC 27834


    You'll find your order number included in any correspondence from us (your initial sales confirmation upon placing your online order, for instance, or in our own e-mail confirmation back to you).

    If you're returning your item for a refund, and you've received a prepaid shipping label, $6 will be deducted from your refund once your return has been received.


    OOPS! (Returns)

    We stand by our products. If you need to send back an RDB item that has some damage, or are returning it within 60 days of purchase because you've decided it's just not for you, please follow the same steps listed above for returning a hat of the wrong size (except that you obviously don't need to include a check with it!). Items must be new, unused, and resellable to be eligible for return. Also, please understand that shipping fees are non-refundable. All orders to Canada are not subject to Exchange or/and Return.

    Upon receipt of returned merchandise, we will credit the amount you paid for the product(s), minus our original shipping cost. We will advise you of the amount of this shipping cost when the return authorization is provided. When returning or exchanging item(s) please keep the original packing. We are unable to send out a box or packaging for returns or exchanges. If you do not have the original packaging, you will be responsible for obtaining a new packaging and/or box.


    Address Change Policy

    Please verify your email order confirmation that your shipping address is correct and call customer service immediately if you need to change the shipping address. In the event that you wish to change the shipping address once the order has shipped, there will be a fee to reroute the package. This fee will vary per order, depending on where the package is in transit and the desired location. Please avoid this fee by double checking the address on your order confirmation.

    Cancellation Policy

    At Real Deal Brazil, we do our best to process and ship orders quickly. Because of this, there is not always a lot of time between when an order is placed and when it is shipped. Please verify that your order is correct before placing it because once an order has shipped, we are not able to make changes or cancel it. If you need to change or cancel an order that has shipped, you will need to contact us for a return authorization. Customers are responsible for the return/rerouting shipping cost. For more information please see our Return Policy above.

    Delayed or Refused Delivery

    FedEx will make three attempts to deliver your packages to your house or shipment destination. If no one is there to receive the package, FedEx will leave a notice stating that they have made an attempt and when they will make their next attempt, as well as their contact information. If you prefer that your package is left at your door, you may leave a signed notice giving FedEx permission for your package to be left outside your home without a signature. After three unsuccessful delivery attempts by FedEx, packages will be sent back to Real Deal Brazil. In this case, the customer will be responsible for the full shipping costs as estimated by FedEx for reshipment.

    All refused Deliveries are treated as a regular return. If you refuse a delivery of any order placed on Real Deal Brazil, the package will be returned to our warehouse. You will receive a refund for the merchandise and tax paid minus the return shipping charges. For more information please see our Return Policy above.

    Please check our return policy page for more information.


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