Temporary storage: Place your hat upside-down on the crown. Make sure the surface is clean, and check that the brim is not touching anything that could change the shape.
Overnight storage: We recommend the use of a hatjack ($30) to keep the size and shape of the hat. Wall mounts are available for $15. Secure the hatjack by placing it in the hat with the adjustable handle lined up with the center back seam of the inner band. Turn the handle so it is secure in the hat at the same tension as it is on your head. Also check to make sure the hatjack is flush with the leading edge of the inner band (the point where the crown and brim meet). If the hat is a bit tight, it can be stretched with the hatjack. Place the hatjack in the hat so it is snug and turn the handle counter clockwise half to one revolution. Take care not to stretch. This is most effective if it is done after the hat has been worn so the inner band is moist from perspiration. Leave the hat overnight. Always store your hat in a location that is relatively cool and not in direct sunlight.
Traveling: We supply a travel cord that is attached to the inner band. This cord can be extended to its full length and used to pin to the shoulder seam of a coat or shirt. This insures that the hat is not lost in windy conditions, or when near a pool or lake. When traveling, the same cord can be pinned to the top of the inner band, which creates a loop to hang your hat.
• Airplane: The loop of the travel cord can be used to hang your hat on the knob of the tray table in front of you, whether up or down.
• Car: Use the travel cord loop to hang your hat from a hook or knob. The hatjack may also be used and the hat placed on the floor or in the trunk. Please make sure that the hat is not exposed to the sun through a window. If you leave your hat in a hot car, use the hatjack to ensure that the hat remains the same shape. Also, check that the brim is not against anything that could change its shape.