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Favorite Hat or Cap for Warm Weather Hiking

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by Wishoot, May 28, 2015.

  1. Grinch

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    those make great bush hats i like getting my cheap hats like that and cowboy hats from tractor&trailer supply .
     
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  2. CSM-101
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    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Dad's worn straw hats for well, decades. :p He has to chuck them every couple of years,
    he eventually tears out the front of the crown on every one from contact from low hanging
    trees... :rolleyes:
     
  3. ManVsLawn

    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    It's either the top/front of the crown, or the the rim on the right side where I grab it to take it on/off all day....:cool:
     
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  4. Nevada

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    Columbia booney hat. I've two, one in light blue, the other green. Sadly, they don't make this model anymore. It's got some serious mesh, similar to the Booney II they make now, but mine float unlike the Booney II apparently. I got my first one when I went to a windsurfing class. I knew I'd be hitting the water frequently, and I wanted to NOT lose my hat in the process. I was right, I hit the water a lot. I also didn't lose the hat, and since that class 10+ years ago I've bought two more of them. Hopefully I won't lose these, since they don't make 'em anymore.
     
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  5. Magoo

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  6. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Like some of my brothers have already said, a boonie hat is the correct answer. Just order them a year ahead of time so they are sure to arrive.:)







    That's right LAPG, I'm talking about you.
     
  7. Wishoot

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    Ideally, I'd like to have whatever I'm going to buy delivered before 2016 so no LAPG or Botach.
     
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  8. Wishoot

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    That is one cool looking Brisa.
     
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  9. GearHunter

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    This is new this year. Been great so far. Since it's a short brim it stops the urge to roll it up there by destroying the benefits of a cover! Really thinking of ordering a couple more. After30+ years in boonies this one really stands out.
     
  10. mephistophilis

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    best hat the man can get [​IMG]

    Experience is a cruel teacher. It gives a test before presenting the lesson.
     
  11. theotherroche

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    Columbia Bora Bora II Booney in fossil color for hot weather backpacking. Still love my 20 year old Tilley T3, my "lounge hat".
     
  12. Nevada

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    FWIW, I put in an order with LAPG about a week and a half ago, arrived on my doorstep Friday. YMMV, as always.
     
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  13. Wishoot

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    Good to know.

    I ordered something from them a couple years ago and it took over a month. Same with Botach. Maybe they figured things out.
     
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  14. Wishoot

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    Happened to be in the local sporting goods store and came across a Columbia Bora Bora II. It's lightweight, fits well, isn't too big, doesn't make me look too dorky and priced right.
    [​IMG]

    Also tried on similar designs from North Face and Dorfman Pacific, but this one seemed to be the nicest of the three.

    May not be the perfect hat, but should do the job for now.
     
  15. babola

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    That Arid Multicam looks really nice. For a cap/hat I prefer this over standard Multicam pattern.
    Which brand of hat is that, please?
     
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  16. GearHunter

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    It's made in Germany by a company called FB. Search " Reece boonie hat"on that famous auction site. Great product great service.

    Sellers name is fritzschkg And as of now only 1 size large of the arid left
     
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  17. Wishoot

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    The "Dork Factor" is pretty high with this hat, but I'm old enough where I really don't care what people think (except maybe SWMBO).

    After shopping around a bit and reading everything I could on the interwebs, I'm convinced that a high "Dork Factor"equates to a more effective hat.
     
  18. theotherroche

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    Wrong frame of mind. We bought it because our "AWESOMENESS FACTOR" is off the charts and had to dork it up a bit just to help out (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

    It is also very effective as an involuntary chastity device.
     
  19. Wishoot

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    I like you're style my friend.
     
  20. TomWelch

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    Since this thread started, I've ordered two hats
     
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