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2NDpaddlers
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01/10/2021 10:19AM  
An old post on Tilley hats was recently commented on, and asked the question: Are they worth it? Well that got me thinking. What is everybody's favorite BWCA hat? Mine is the Shelta Seahawk. Not the cheapest hat around, but I love it. It was a Father's Day gift a few years back. When and if this one ever falls apart, i will definitely buy another one. Totally worth it. Show some pics of you and your favorite hat enjoying the outdoors.

 
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01/10/2021 11:34AM  
Not a BWCA fav but an everyday along with trip use. A Filson Original Shelter Cloth Hat, not oil treated. Also known a bucket hat. Have several in Shelter cloth, wool, Tin Cloth. Also some Packer style with wider brims.
You'd be hard pressed to find a photo of me without the hat!

butthead
 
01/10/2021 12:34PM  

I have my second Outback Trading Co canvas brimmed hat. Lost the first one going overboard in the BWCA in 2011 and replaced it when I got home.


When it gets cold I have a backup.
 
01/10/2021 01:27PM  
bhouse46: "
When it gets cold I have a backup."


Don't wear the backup during deer season...
 
gymcoachdon
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01/10/2021 01:50PM  
Tilley Airflow, I have tested its ability to float twice now. I like that it is washable, the rim is wide and keeps its shape. On hot days, it gets dipped in the lake frequently to help cool me down.
 
mschi772
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01/10/2021 02:36PM  
A bucket hat from Outdoor Research is my go-to. Very occasionally I may roll with a shemagh. Hoping that True North will someday make their maps in roughly 48x48 in so that I could just wear their map as a shemagh.
 
JWilder
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01/10/2021 06:14PM  

These two hats go with me on every trip. I also wear them while not tripping. Love 'em!

Sorry, didn't fully read the instructions...

Here you go,

J
 
TipsyPaddler
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01/11/2021 04:23PM  
gymcoachdon: "Tilley Airflow, I have tested its ability to float twice now. I like that it is washable, the rim is wide and keeps its shape. On hot days, it gets dipped in the lake frequently to help cool me down. "

+1 only test flotation once but the rest mirrors my experience
 
scramble4a5
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01/13/2021 07:51PM  
TipsyPaddler: "gymcoachdon: "Tilley Airflow, I have tested its ability to float twice now. I like that it is washable, the rim is wide and keeps its shape. On hot days, it gets dipped in the lake frequently to help cool me down. "


+1 only test flotation once but the rest mirrors my experience "


+2 on the Tilley airflow. It’s floated once. I wrote in permanent marker the names of two good friends who passed away on the brim. It keeps me grateful that I am able to be in the BWCA.
 
RickyBHangin
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01/13/2021 08:48PM  
Love my Filson bushwhacker hat! I won’t be found not wearing it either!
 
Savage Voyageur
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01/13/2021 09:21PM  
+3 on the Tilley Airflow hat. It keeps the sun off my neck and ears. It’s not hot on after spending hours out fishing. On windy days I use the cord to prevent the hat from blowing off my head. It’s worth every Penny.
 
tarnkt
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01/14/2021 10:48PM  
White Titleist golf hat. Very cool and dries quickly after being dipped in the lake. In the spring or fall this would probably not be ideal but it’s hard to beat for summer relaxation mode.
 
DownStrm
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01/16/2021 01:00PM  
I'm sold on the Tilley Airflow. I previously owned 5 or 6 cheaper vented hats. Each one exposed my scalp to sunburn through the venting. In frustration, I finally bought the expensive Tilley and have never regretted it.
The picture is of my nonverbal son and I camping on the Turkey River in Iowa.

 
OldFingers57
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01/29/2021 08:59AM  
Another one here for the Tilley Airflow. I use mine not only for canoeing but for hiking out West in Utah and Arizona.
 
jhb8426
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01/30/2021 12:02AM  
Like my Tilley Airflow. Went thru 5 or 6 boonie type hats from columbia, dorfman pacific and some generics. They were always floppy and more so if it rained.

 
jrlatt
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01/31/2021 10:42PM  
Tilley or Adams headwear

The link for the headwear was from a quick search. I bought mine at the state fair a long time ago.

adams headwear
 
NotLight
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02/01/2021 08:00PM  
Sigh. Still looking for a bucket hat.
 
02/01/2021 09:14PM  
JWilder: "
These two hats go with me on every trip. I also wear them while not tripping. Love 'em!

Sorry, didn't fully read the instructions...

Here you go,

J"


I like looking at the reflection in your sunglasses. Not sure why, it's just neat.

I see you wear paddling gloves. Do you get hot in those?
 
Sierracup
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02/01/2021 09:19PM  
Since they haven''t been mentioned, I'll put forth another option some folks might want to check out... Sunday Afternoons Charter Breeze

After decades of canoe/sun hats... the last ten years, using a Tilley.

Tilley durability and washer capability are real plus factors. Even though mine was an airflow model, it was still very hot...like having a sauna on my head.

My top priorities are ventilation and sun protection...last season I tried the Sunday Afternoons Charter Breeze model... for me it is the best hat I have found with those features.






 
02/03/2021 12:16PM  
A couple years back my wife got a Stetson Bozeman Wool Hat as a Christmas present for me. I've loved it so far. Since it's wool it does well with moisture and it keeps me warm, but never makes me hot. I'd highly recommend it if you want to spend a little but not a lot on a new nice hat to last a while.
 
Bearpath9
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02/05/2021 02:04PM  
Yankees baseball hat. Doesn't get too hot, if it does I dip it in the water. Warm when it has to be, also.
 
WIMike
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02/05/2021 03:30PM  
I like my Tilley airflow in cold weather but it's too warm for anything above 40 degrees. I have a cheap Bass Pro Shops boonie hat (currently clearance sale for $9.77) I bought when I had an unexpected opportunity to fish on a business trip to Miami that works great unless it's stocking cap weather.
 
RoundRiver
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02/05/2021 09:49PM  
Without doubt for any Wilderness canoe trip other than in October a Filson Packer in waxed tin cloth. Extremely durable, right sized brim, and if given a recoat of wax every year or two sheds water. In a steady rain or down pour it can be angled slightly to keep rain off my glasses. For colder and drier times Filson merino wool beanies. The previous version is a bit more durable than the current “watch cap” version, but there are more color options now. I never go on a wilderness canoe trip without each.
 
02/06/2021 07:33AM  
This was headgear for an Edisto River (South Carolina) paddling trip. I should mention that it was Easter weekend.

TZ

 
jhb8426
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02/08/2021 08:34PM  
VaderStrom: "A couple years back my wife got a Stetson Bozeman Wool Hat as a Christmas present for me. "

That's a really nice hat for a fairly good price as well.
 
pastorjsackett
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02/10/2021 01:36PM  
Well there's the way I envision that I look with my wide brimmed, Dorfmann Pacific hat...and the way I really look.




 
JWilder
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02/10/2021 05:48PM  
pastorjsackett: "Well there's the way I envision that I look with my wide brimmed, Dorfmann Pacific hat...and the way I really look.







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It's ultimately not how you look Pastor, but how you feel. Sport that Dorfmann Pacific and go get 'em Mr. Eastwood;)
 
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