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ninthace

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #15 on: 16:17:07, 14/05/18 »
They stay put even when the wind is bending the brim up. Can also be worn under a foulie hood to keep the worst of the rain of your face.
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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #16 on: 17:09:00, 14/05/18 »
Yep, can also recommend. 


One thing, though.  In midge season, remember to tape up/block the little air vents.  The screen is just big enough that the little miseries can still get in.   >:(

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #17 on: 22:38:52, 14/05/18 »
well I pulled the plug and ordered one, a T4MO-1, the one with the cooling pad in the roof. expecting it to land tomorrow sometime.

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #18 on: 07:36:44, 15/05/18 »
I have a Tilley and also a squashy. Both highly recommended  O0
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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #19 on: 15:06:35, 15/05/18 »
My preference now is for a Charter hat, although for the Pennine Way I wore something more like this, which worked well travelling south to north with the sun (what there was of it) at my back.
It's simple - one foot in front of the other.

ninthace

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #20 on: 15:38:08, 15/05/18 »
My preference now is for a Charter hat, although for the Pennine Way I wore something more like this, which worked well travelling south to north with the sun (what there was of it) at my back.


Be careful you are not mistaken for a WWII Japanese soldier who has lost his way.
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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #21 on: 17:04:03, 15/05/18 »

Be careful you are not mistaken for a WWII Japanese soldier who has lost his way.


Well I suppose they know a thing or two about the sun, rising or otherwise. Not wishing to stereotype, of course.
It's simple - one foot in front of the other.

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #22 on: 22:41:49, 15/05/18 »
On the good side:


Resilient and lasting well after 3 years of general mistreatment
Good broad brim to shade the eyes.
Good range of sizes.


Not so good:


Bit sweaty when hot.
Rather water repellent which means that trick of soaking the hat in cold water to cool you on really hot days doesn't work so well.


I previously had (and left in a Cape Town taxi) a Peter Storm Cooling Hat with some sort of absorbent gel in the band; this could be made to absorb lots of cold water and, on a hot day, was a godsend, with the evaporation cooling my head.  Unfortunately these don't seem to be available any longer.

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #23 on: 14:38:49, 16/05/18 »
How do you choose which to buy? Looking at their site, they have 38 to choose from. I'm guessing you need at least two; one for summer and one for rain. Oh and maybe one for summer rain? And another for winter?   :-)

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #24 on: 16:17:03, 19/05/18 »
 They are very well made and offer great sun protection but dont think you`ll look cool in one 8) ,you just wont,nobody does! ???


    Cheers,Richard

ninthace

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #25 on: 16:34:27, 19/05/18 »
They are very well made and offer great sun protection but dont think you`ll look cool in one 8) ,you just wont,nobody does! ???


    Cheers,Richard
Hey, some of us look good in anything. When youíve got it, you have to flaunt it!  O0
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lostme1

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #26 on: 08:56:57, 20/05/18 »
well I pulled the plug and ordered one, a T4MO-1, the one with the cooling pad in the roof. expecting it to land tomorrow sometime.
Can you let us know what you think of it.
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RogerA

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #27 on: 09:31:05, 21/05/18 »
I'm going to stick with my baseball cap for the summer, thinsulate beanie & hood combo for the winter and bushmans hat for whenever I feel like it.

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #28 on: 10:04:49, 21/05/18 »
Iíve had mine ten years now and it is still going strong. Itís indestructible. I have been trying one of the new airflow models as they are half the weight 

The Wondering Wanderer

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Re: Tilley Hats
« Reply #29 on: 06:18:31, 22/05/18 »
I'm going to ask a stupid question but, what's a tilley hat?


From reading through the comments, they sound like any old wide brimmed hat, but they seem too expensive for that to be the case.


I haven't clicked any of the posted links because they all seem to be talking about alternatives to tilley hats as opposed to tilley hats themselves.


Please excuse my ignorance.


Edit: Never mind. I just googled them. Got my girls a couple of cheap knock offs of these. We call them their "Explorer hats". They like feeling like little adventurers when I take them out walking.
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