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I have an old green Tilley orginal. Been on many a trip, an old faithful. At the weekend I bought myself a Drizabone Buffalo leather bush hat. i must say its great.
which hats do you good people use and why?
Depending on weather/season! :wink:
An Akubra Snowy River and in the post a straw akubra for the summer heat (I'm going to athens not hoping for a British summer!).
They are very expensive if you buy them in london but much more reasonable if you get them direct from Australia and the service I've had from shops over there is almost second to none.
A little way down the above page.
Just treated myself to a new tilley LTM6 from the states via ebay. Dont tend to wear a hat in shady places like woodland. Until I got the tilley open country wear tended to be an aussie rabbit felt job or a Walmart cheapo special cowboy hat I bought in the states until both got very wet recently and ended several sizes smaller than my head! The kids love them though :wink:
Used to have an old leather Murambah, until I lost it in the Thames :angry: My Mrs bought me tilley last week and I am well pleased with it
This wool crusher has been with me for at least one decade and has served me very well. I usually sport one type of feather or another from the Elkskin band. The feather shown is a secondary flight feather from a Tom Turkey. Summer usually finds me in ballcap or a boonie.
Mostly the original Tilley! Ace bit of kit!
Tilley T4 (their best model IMO) or an Akubra Lightning Ridge...styling for sure...
I must have over a dozen hats.
I'm going bald, and get sunburn easily, but I often forget to tke a hat on trips, so I end up buying a new one every other summer.
Very soft peak caps, sometimes with a nape of neck shade, that I can roll up and stuff in a pocket. Or the sort of hat that cricketers were (but not always white).
I have a Panama hat, that comes out now and again, and a straw "cowboy" type hat, too.
Oh, and two waxed cotton hats: a wide brimmed hat and a flat cap (it fits into my Barbour pocket more easily).
And for cold days I have a rabbit skin shapka made in China for the Russian market (but it's got to get [b}really[/b] cold, like -15°C for me to wear it).
And thats before I mention silly hats :)
a buckaroo aussie wax hat.
I have an aversion to baseball caps. Generally caused by my youngest(20) never taking one off. and the moron yooff that wear them back-to-front :nono:
Akubra Cattleman - good kit, keeps the water off and sun out. Worth it, even paying top dollar at the RM Williams shop on Regent St.
Baseball cap on those odd occasions where the Akubra isn't practical.
Being sparse of hair I need the protection so its a tilley for the great outdoors in the summer - a baseball cap for knocking around town.
In winter or when the night chill creeps in I wear a woolly hat with thinsulate lining and if the weather is really crap I sometimes opt for a mountain cap but these can be tooo warm!
Got my new Akubra in the post this morning 5 days (including the weekend) since it was posted in Australia. The service really was great and the price was excellent.
Baseball cap when I'm diving (brim to the FRONT, thank you very much);
Frequently a Barmah rooskin hat in the warm;
One of a number of watch caps in the cold.
Like Keith I've got quite a few hats.
2 Trilbies for smart wear.
Good quality Panama for holiday.
Battered Panama for working in the garden.
A couple of printed baseball caps (NEVER worn the wrong way around!!!).
And a load of different Auzzie ranger style hats and army craps hats for everything 'outdoorsey'.
Including one VERY battered one that lives in my fishing cupboard.
Oh, and a fur lined 'Russian' cap for winter.
Ones got to be co-ordinated Patsey darling! :o):
If hot'n'sunny, DPM boonie hat
If just a bit sunny, Mossy Oak NRA hat for outdoors or OG NRA hat for urban, both baseball style.
If cold then a watch cap, but not thinsulated 'cause I get sweaty head despite extremely short hair.
Nearly bought one of those collapsible leather oz hats at the weekend, I suspect I might look a bit of a tit in one though. Shame as they are great...
They are superb!
Just superbly expensive too...
I have an old toggi australian bush hat which has traveled with me all over the world, I also have a Tilley T4 which i think is fantastic....... the problem is i almost never wear it :shock:
you see even though my old toggi is much less practical than my T4 it has been with me so long that i am much more comfortable with it, may be it just because i havent worn it in enough but my Tilley feels too stiff and new..... thing is i dont think i'll be able to wear it in because when ever i put it on to go out i find my self stopping at the doorway... then turning around to get my old toggi
so heres to my old toggi its like an old scruffy dog that never does what you want him too but you never go anywhere without
Lowe Alpine - Mountain cap
Thinsulate wooly hat
Tilley- original off white job and a green one T4
Barmah Buffalo Aussie bush hat- got a the Billing landrover show this year , not worn it much but a strong contender for my favourite.
Panama- just in case I get invited to Henley, Lords etc ( as new condition, never worn)
Barbour moleskin flat cap - my fishing hat- keeps the fly out of the back of my head on the forward cast, although it has seen the water a few times.
They are superb!
Just superbly expensive too...
AU$30 is about £11!!
You're a star mate! :biggthump :You_Rock_
Now where did I put me credit card...
10 year old leather Fedroa, now well used and abused, wooly hat in the winter. Ive been looking at the Akabura, but want one with a narrower brim (like me old 'un :wink: ).
Why, a light weight Tilley of course.
I have both the LT3 and I believe the one pictured is the LT5. It has the more generous brim. I like them both.
Olive drab US Army issue boonie/jungle hat and a US Army issue gortex watch cap.Cheap and does the job.
Tilley original for rain;Tilley with bigger rim front and back for sun;shemagh for sun in deserts.
Knitted bobble hat (- bobble)for cold dry weather.
Jacket hood for really bad weather.
Hot weather a tiger stripe boonie hat (US Army tigher varient)
In winter a variety of thinsulate type hats and an acrylic balaclava!
Mostly a suede finish Rogue bush hat, switching to a woolly job in the winter, of a flat cap when on the beating line, with a waxed cotton boonie type for downpours.
The rougue nicely cuts down glare from my head for passers-by! :super:
Most of the time I wear a Barmah hat
But when it's dead cold I wear a Lowe Mountain cap
Watch cap in the cold. Baseball cap in the warm - brim to front, too. The latter was a gift from some US people I worked with and I wear it to remind me of them.
Depends on what I am doing. Most of the time a Tilley T-4, every so often a straw Stetson cattleman, and when working aound the place or camping an old, faded, OD green USGI boonie hat (with the little loops around the crown removed, don't have much need to camo myself anymore). I really like the boonie hats, they give sun protection, pretty good rain protection (at least as far as keeping the drips off of my glasses), can be wadded up and stuck in a pocket, wet to cool your head in the summer, and only cost about $12 US...
I use an Akubra Coober Pedy for best and a Tilley T-something for everyday use plus a selection of other hats depending on what shoe's I am wearing.
I've got a leather aussie hat ( no corks ) used in all weathers ( toggi I think - I removed the logo bits ages ago ). Three feathers in the hat band - two off the parrot and one off a dear old yaffle. It gets a regular oiling with birch tar oil to keep it nice and shiny ( and smelling like a bonfire ), it also doubles as a handy container for nuts & berries and an emergency supply of fish hooks ( there's a few in the band ).
I must be the only guy around here that wears these--made by Dorfman. Nothing special, just a comfy canvas hat that doesn't blow off in the wind. :lol: Probably made by highly skilled people who get paid a dollar a day. :?:
Thinsulate wolly hats
White cricket hat
home made sheepskin cap with ear flaps for cold winter
Used to have a felt trilby I lived in till someone theft it :aargh4:
Got a big mexican straw stetson but look a right prat in it (like Homer Simpson at a baseball game) :roll: (but if 'twas really sunny I'd use it as I burn easy)
MR D :wave:
After years in the forces wearing a beret I was opposed to wearing anything, but I have succumb and am now wearing a Barmah and it appears to be very good :-)
Barmah - waterproof and foldable.
exellent kit :wink: