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    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
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    Don't like the look or design of the Tilley hats. I tried one on and I don't like the way they look on me either. My outfitter said the Tilley is their best selling hat, but they're just not for me.
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    $70 for a hat??? I think I'll stick with my $10 surplus boonie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    $70 for a hat??? I think I'll stick with my $10 surplus boonie...

    you get what you pay for

    I wear mine for a couple of reasons: it is waterproof, keeps the sun off my face (skin cancer), washable and lifetime warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    $70 for a hat??? I think I'll stick with my $10 surplus boonie...
    I'm with you on that one. The bandana I am using now only cost $1-2 to make. My big head won't fit in any of the other hats anyways. Growing my hair out isn't helping matters either.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    yeah I know what you mean HE - I end up buying $70-80 hats because they are the only ones I can find that fit. Usually by the time they become my trail hats they are "well used". I prefer Stetson straw hats - not completely water proof but close enough.

    Note one thing I really like about the gear hammock is that it gives me a good place to put my hat where it is very unlikely to be blown away or molested by deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    $70 for a hat??? I think I'll stick with my $10 surplus boonie...
    I didn't want to shell out the $48 for the OR hat. That's why I am looking for used.
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    Barmah Hats

    Since we are on the hat subject, here is my 2 cents worth. The Seattle Sombrero is a great hat, albeit hot in the summer. My favorite summer hat is the Barmah Canvas Drover. Its brim remains stiff in very windy conditions and I can roll my kayak and come up with the hat still or partly on looking like new. It has been soaked in salt water, folded up like a taco in my luggage and comes out looking like new no matter how I abuse it. I have never owned a more wonderful hat. I have the men's version (women's comes with a dorky scarf). Here's a link. http://tinyurl.com/37vzwf

    -Nancy

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    If your looking for maximum sun protection, this one is hard to beat. Kinda like wearing an umbrella on your head. 5" front and back and 4" on the sides. Cottage industry also.
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    Like I say, I won't knock anyone's gear (cause I don't want 'em knocking mine), but what works for others is cool if they're happy with it. As for me, I can't see paying $48, much less $70 for a hat. I guess that's the cheapskate in me talking. It does kinda make the idea of a cotton boonie sound a little more attractive, they were comfortable hats, in all fairness for the most part. I'm still trying to convince myself into shelling out $28 for an OR Helios, and I still just can't quite seem to justify it to myself yet.
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    I have a Seattle Sombrero, but have a couple of issues with it. I bought a Wallyworld cotton boonie (even has the side snaps) for $9.98 the day I left for a hike just to try it out.

    Rain, rain, rain followed by ridiculous humidity. The $10 hat did just as well as some of the expensive ones I've worn, at least here in the hot zone. Plus, when it was being dragged thru the sawgrasses I wasn't the least bit concerned about how much I paid for it.

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