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Favorite Hat or Cap for Warm Weather Hiking

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

  1. XD_Dawg

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    I'm kind of a hat collector as well since my already short hair is starting to thin. I keep boonies in every vehicle and every bag and have several hanging in various places in the house. My current favorite is the under armour tactical bucket hat. Stupid name but the hat is amazingly cool and comfy, even in 100% humidity. I got it for as a birthday present because I am too cheap to spend that much on a Boonie, but I may have to get another when this one wears out.

    Lifeguard style straw hats are great too. I keep one on my riding mower.
     
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  2. theotherroche

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    You have to love a British wedding, the girls know how to wear a hat. Now granted I googled the best photo I could find.

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  3. Raceaddict

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    This is a reason I try not to visit this forum too often.
     
  4. Cobra 6 Actual

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    So, Tom, just curious: which hats?
     
  5. babola

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    Just how did this thread get to this point, I wonder...
     
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  6. Raceaddict

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    Doesn't matter. It's a point worth getting to. :D
     
  7. Wishoot

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    As long as these hats carry some degree of UV protection and maybe a healthy dose of insect repellent, I'll consider them. Just wish their brims were a bit bigger.
     
  8. TomWelch

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    I bought a Propper Boonie, Columbia Bora Bora and an REI
    hat. I own a Khul baseball hat that I love
     
  9. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Sound like good choices all, Tom!
     
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  10. malraux72

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    You owe me a new screen !
     
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  11. JHGM

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    Hey Wishoot,

    Bought the same Columbia Bora Bora hat for use on a 10.5 mile canoe trip down the Buffalo National River this past weekend...

    Performed far beyond my expectations...

    Zero sunburn on my chromedome and fair skinned face, and kept me nice and cool...

    Temps were in the upper 80's with mostly sunny skies.

    I think I'll head back to the local Mom&Pop outdoor store where I got it for a good price and pick up a spare.

    For those interested; a small storm popped up on us and even though water repellency was one of the last things on my mind during a canoe/swim trip, it did repel rain for a good 10 minutes or so before it started getting soaked...

    After the sun came back out it was dry within 10 minutes.

    (I'm getting a squiggly line under "repellency" so I'm not sure if that's a word or not for you grammar trolls; deal with it)

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  12. Wishoot

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    ^^^^^^^^:)

    Excellent Sir! Thank you for the report.

    I haven't had a chance to wear mine just yet (been nothing but cloudy and rainy here), but it should get a workout on Fathers Day, when I force my family to do a 10 mile hike on the local trails and listen to them moan about what a horrible person I am for making them shut off their computers.
     
  13. nitaliano

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    I have a couple of Kuhl hats that have served my well while hiking.
     
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  14. popeye

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    CHAOS hats are pretty top notch...well their black beanie is at least.
     
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  15. NorthernHarrier

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    I like the Tilly LT3. I've worn it for all of my outdoor adventures for about 15 years - from pelagic trips to the Gulfstream off the Outer Banks of N. Carolina to find seabirds, to the the barrier Islands of the mid-Atlantic states, to hiking and birding the Rio Grande River in southern Texas, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone Park, the mountains of S.E. Arizona, and even the Galapagos, this hat has done a great job of shielding me from sun and rain. I like it so much I bought a spare when I saw them at a great price. Care is easy, and this nylon hat wears like iron - it is still in perfect shape and clean, except for the corrosion of the brass grommets around the air holes on the sides, which actually gives the brass a nice patina.
     
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  16. TJ S.

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    Real Deal Brazil makes an awesome hat. It's not light (made of recycled rain forest tarps) but does an awesome job of keeping the sun off my balding melon and soaks up sweat like a champ.
     
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    After reading this thread I ended up ordering this.
    [​IMG]IMAG0823 by Adam R, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMAG0822 by Adam R, on Flickr
    I've only worn it on one walk so far but so far I don't think it's what I was looking for. Might have to order another one or ten...
     
  18. phatch

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    I use the ventilated Crusher from Duluth Trading. Been very happy with it.
     
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  19. LongarmoftheLaw

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    How about the venerable and achingly stylish panama hat? I have a cheap paper straw one from Target that cost $16 and I constantly get compliments on it.

    Or if you feel like being extremely dapper and have a smashing suit to go with it, rock a straw boater! Just avoid red and white vertical stripes with it lest anyone think you're 1/4 of a Barber Shop Quartet.

    Ah, Noagenda, I was writing my post just as you posted that. Awesome hat! I love it. Since you clearly don't like it, feel free to send it my way :p
     
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  20. Brisket

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    I have several in rotation but two of my favorites are a Patagonia Spoonbill cap with large mesh sides and a Outdoor Research Sun Runner cap with a snap on cape. I also use various brimmed hats including straw cowboy hats and a vintage Outdoor Research Coolmax Sombrero.
     
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