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Old 04-02-2007, 04:17   #1
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A Headgear question, maybe one for those from Oz??

A good few years ago I was down in Oz and went for a few days skippered charter in the Whitsundays - hopefully one day I will get back.

But, anyway - the Skipper has what seemed to me to be really effective (and I thought cool!) headgear as sun protection. It is kinda hard to describe - so please bear with me whilst I do my best!

It was like a short version of Arab headdress, except with a peaked cap and could be either clipped accross the lower face or left open. EIther way it was loose, not like a balaclava. It was far more than a baseball cap with a flap on the back of the neck. It did not have a "Hard" cap like a baseball cap. I think it was fixed on top of his head by a band like on a peaked Sunvisor. Definately a hot weather item, no designed to keep one warm.

I don't think he said it was self made. Anyone seen anything remotely similar (apart from on the news ) commercially available?
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:37   #2
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One more Google.........doh!

Actually not quite what I was talking about (More "Lawrence of Arabia" than WWII Jap Soldier ) , but close.




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This looks like it!! (without the black face mask)

A "Ute Hat"??? - Preferably not in Desert Camo tho!




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Old 04-02-2007, 06:45   #4
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Don't wear one of those around the States... lol. All the jittery citizens will call the police and shun you.

(Before there is a flame or attack on me, I'll head it off.):

I'm making fun of people like my aunt, who is scared to death of terrorism and lives in the middle of nowhere. I find it comical how so many are so scared of terrorism and the genuine fear of those small lit up signs that looked like Lite Brite in Boston created a few days back. Wearing this headgear would have you profiled by the police as well as weird citizens in the States.

I wear this one, but hopefully I don't look as dorky as the guy in the picture at the link for it:

https://wallaroohats.com/products/explorer.php

Ripped off straight from Australia.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:15   #5
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I must confess I would be after one in a normal colour, and was not planning to wear it upon arrival at JFK .

I agree that the guy looks a complete dork , but you will need to trust me that "in real life" (and in white, with no face mask) it doesn't look quite so strange. Honest

I am sure that in Oz they have a name. A Kangeroo cape or something
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:23   #6
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Yep, I wear one , it's called the Arafat Hat

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The same as the one DOJ put on, but I think these are the originals

They have velcro tab's at the front so you can close it in around your neck and just have a slit for the eyes.

Mine was in a wild looking Hawaiian print

It did'nt look to Gay.

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That is more like it!

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It did'nt look to Gay.
At least no one would know
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What are we all doing up at the same time?? It's 9:50AM in NY, 2:50PM in London, and 12:50AM in Brisbane. Dave, you gotta be tired.
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It did'nt look to Gay.
Add a pair of pink crocs and it'll definitely SHOUT gay!

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Yeah, the wife and I agree unanimously... Crocs are gay. ha ha ha

(again to ward off a flame war here....):

I use "gay" in the sense that a 3rd grade student might use it... meaning odd or weird.
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The Tilley “Airflo” Cap: Tilley Endurables - The Finest Hats and Travel Clothing in the World

A superb, lightweight legionnaire-style cap. Designed with a 7 3/4" cape that tucks away neatly inside a pocket so you can have more sun protection when you need it most. The visor offers substantial upper-cheek sun protection and the lightweight fabric will repel the rain. This unique design incorporates mesh fabric into crown for coolness and comfort on hot days.



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Talking Straight out of the Bronx...

Straight out of the Bronx, we have this stunning piece of protective headgear. It can be used for your most rigorous sailing demands. 100% UV and bullet resistant, it is superior to the Coiltek and UTE hat in every way. Buy a classic American product like this, and sail the 7 seas in style...

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Why is that man wearing underwear on his head?

Did he lose a bet?
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Ahhh... Jeff... do you see a lot of these in class? I know a lot of kids are wearing them these days. (Listen to how OLD I sound... ha ha)
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Why is that man wearing underwear on his head?

Did he lose a bet?
I thought everyone in California dressed like that or is it only worn when "in da' hood"
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