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Clip on solar hat fan review

Solar powered hat that powers fan when sun hits it

A small breeze on a hot day can sometimes feel like a gift from the wind gods.

I was a bit dubious of the clip on solar hat fan, but it looked so cool I decided to get two.

The fan is weak, but you do feel wind blowing right up close where it counts the most. The sound might annoy some folks, but a loud lawn mower and ear plugs can fix that. A wide brim hat allows for 360 degrees of placement choices, but it also works with a more conventional baseball cap.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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hahaha I love it! Where did you find these?
Comment by Chris Tue Jun 12 17:25:06 2012
Mark found it on ebay a few months ago. At the time, they were $3 apiece, which is about right --- it's pretty flimsy looking. Now, they seem to be $36?!
Comment by anna Tue Jun 12 18:33:44 2012
Way chill! Can you position a fan to cool the back of your neck?
Comment by Maggie Tue Jun 12 18:37:12 2012
Maggie --- Mark did have one in the front and one in the back at first, but seemed to prefer them both on his face in the long run.
Comment by anna Tue Jun 12 18:56:09 2012
That's a funny picture but a GREAT idea! I'll pass this on to my son. I'm lucky to have kids and grandkids to handle all the mowing around here.
Comment by Moss Wed Jun 13 16:08:23 2012
$3 to $36 dollars?!?! Inflation is getting out of control!
Comment by Chris Wed Jun 13 16:52:14 2012

Moss --- Sounds like a good reward for mowing your lawn.

Chris --- I know! I can't quite work my head around the increase either.

Comment by anna Wed Jun 13 18:24:10 2012
You are my Guru!!!
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