Hat for sun and sweat
Oct 15, 2021 at 6:57 am #3729733
does your tilley compact down or fold? something to stick in pocket or backpack when not needed?Oct 15, 2021 at 7:32 am #3729737obx hikerBPL Member
Yes: fold-it, roll-it. Also mashes flat like a pancake for packing in a suitcase or other situation where that’s handy. Washes well too.Oct 15, 2021 at 12:47 pm #3729756Dondo .BPL Member
@dondoLocale: Colorado Rockies
… still the “purchase” button on the Sunday afternoons top pick isn’t really singing to me.
Understandable, HK. In order to wear this hat, you must be willing to travel to the very heart of dorkness.
And there are those who say, “Never go full dork.”
In my case, it’s too lateOct 15, 2021 at 12:52 pm #3729757
as an engineer, i’ve been a dork my entire life so ……
plus i’m only going to be wearing this type of hat hiking and honestly don’t give one hoot what people think of me when i’m out, and not much more of what people think of me when i’m not in the woods…
i’m married with 2 kids so i’m not out to impress anyone and my wife knows what she got herself into :)Oct 15, 2021 at 1:11 pm #3729759Dondo .BPL Member
@dondoLocale: Colorado Rockies
In that case, Josh, it sounds like you are qualified to wear this hat. ;)Oct 15, 2021 at 1:12 pm #3729760
ha! now i didn’t say i wouldn’t get made fun of by my wife though!!! although that happens on a regular basis :)Oct 15, 2021 at 1:14 pm #3729761
i just wish the neck cape was removable… so now it’s try the cheaper columbia or more expensive sunday’s….. for the better air flow i’ll probably go with columbia, plus i like most of their stuff anyway. just wish it wasn’t so heavyOct 15, 2021 at 1:17 pm #3729763Brett PeughBPL Member
A month ago I found an Adventure Hat copy on Amazon for $17 shipped.Oct 15, 2021 at 1:18 pm #3729764
Link?Oct 15, 2021 at 2:47 pm #3729806
It’s possible the high price meant the testers babied it. Think its almost $40 more than the top pick and $40 will equal about 120 packs of supermarket ramen in the eyes of most recent thru hikers. After the article was published, Tilley also released a REI specific hat with a fairly high price, but that has mesh on the sides so not sure the air flow is there.
I really like the SA pumice color fabric but wish they’d mate it with the new-ish yet seemingly discontinued Patagonia Baggies* Brimmer* sun hat, the latter getting good reviews on another recent sun hat challenge (2021). Had the boonie shape but the brim slightly dropped past the ears to make a sorta cape (likely with more air flow than the SA Adventure hat series. Can’t really patent the basic boonie hat design.
* hyperlink not mineOct 23, 2021 at 1:32 pm #3730373
Another nod to the mod(ification) idea.
I just saw a mod with folding a couple creases in the Columbia Bora boonie hats (referenced above) to make a “bill” .. maybe iron them just warm enough not to scotch the fabric. Just saw a young guy wearing this and these eagle eyes didn’t see any mods under the brim. The guy was wearing ear phones so didn’t ask him what exact mod he did, but the front was slightly discolored so figured an iron. Also it’s great seeing at least some of the younger generation embrace the dork factor and wear sun protection to avoid the “Emperor Palpatine” (Star Wars) post-disfigured look in later life …
Actually seeing a lot of sun hats in San Diego, Tucson, etc.. even into their “winter”.Oct 23, 2021 at 5:54 pm #3730389
Columbia Bora [Bora] boonie hat
.. oops, forgot to say that’s to help with floppiness on the jays front (sorta similar to what Shelta does with theirs). Shelta would excel in high winds but think the folding mod would be ok in a regular wind
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