The "Expedition hat" thread

here is my expedition hat, SPF 50 and I got it from JCP. Have served me amazingly well, drys quick, keeps the sweat out of my eyes, and no sun burns.



 
Two: a beautiful artisan leather fedora (think Indiana Jones) I picked up in Portugal a few years back for warm weather, and a wool toque for cold weather.
 
I bought my girl friend a Tilley hat and she loves it, but I am just not fond of floppy cloth hats. So, if you are lost enough to come upon my camp, you will see me wearing my excellent Akubra Pilbara. A good felt hat sheds the dirt and rain, and keeps the sun's rays at bay. Here I am somewhere in Death Valley last year.
 

Hilldweller

SE Expedition Society
Love my Tilley nylon had, lightweight and super breathable. Wish it came in tan though, white shows sweat and grime so quick.
My Tilley Airflo started out khaki --- it's nylon. It's turned a lime-green though from the sun.
I just emailed Tilley asking if there's a way to de-green it.
It' needs a wash again too.
 

kojackJKU

Autism Family Travellers!
I think they would replace with a new one. that sounds like a fault of the material. Two new additions to the lids category here, outdoor research waterproof hats for me and the wife.
 

Hilldweller

SE Expedition Society
I think they would replace with a new one. that sounds like a fault of the material. Two new additions to the lids category here, outdoor research waterproof hats for me and the wife.
They told me there's nothing they can do. Natural color change from the sun....
It's a hideous green, btw. Retired-guy that fly fishes badly green.

sigh

I can't see it when it's on my head anyhow and it still works.
 
I bought a Tilley TH4 Hemp several years ago, its quite worn and sure looks good ! I liked the looks of the TWC6 Outback when it was released and so bought one - I replaced the chin strap with a leather one and it looks a lot better now. I agree that the lighter colored ones don't look all that great when they get dirty. Both the Hemp and Outback do take on some character with grime ... IMO, the only Tilley's that make men look like men! :costumed-smiley-007
 

kojackJKU

Autism Family Travellers!
Bill, goto the local wally world and buy a box of dye and dye it a nice dark green or brown. that should fix the lime green color. btw, post a pic of it.
 
My favorite was my WW1 Artillery Doughboy hat until my Ex's dog literally ate it:( and only recently I was able to pick up a WW2 "Hat Service Field" dated 1944 both are felt and hot at times but boy do I love em. Otherwise I love the standard issue Boonies.
 

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