The L-4 is born of the tropics and conceived on the Atoll. It's close crowned and generously visored and features a triumvirate of grommets arranged to keep your head while others are losing theirs.
It's a late 40's style that uses the Papa's blueprint of original aviation inspired caps and yet its comfortable whilst casting for Steelhead in swirling whitewater or rambling across the Salt Flats. It's rugged and handsome and nods towards civilian pursuits with its feather weight Japanese Chambray construction and anti glare under visor. Available this summer in natural seeded cotton with taupe flip up undervisor.
Medium 57-58 and large 59-60
Made in Japan
NOTES ON WASHING AND SIZING
At Papa Nui they do more tests than Bikini Atoll and whilst they don't measure Isotopes and Gama Rays, they do lots to ensure you get the best from your cap:
To custom size your cap, follow these methods;
To Stretch, cold water soak then place over knee. Vigorously pull and rotate until desired sizing is achieved - normally 1-1.5cm
To shrink, observe the Papa's Pot-Cap Soup Method. Boil cap for 10 minutes, towel dry and check size. If extra shrinkage is desired place in hot clothes dryer. Maximum shrinkage is usually 1-1.5cm
These two tips will allow you to achieve extra sizing options outside of the medium and large sizing options.