So I've been using my Tilley for a few months now and saw this thread surface again. I have to say that I'm pleased with the Tilley. Its been by far the most comfortable hat I've ever owned. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that it is correctly sized so that it is held on my head
by gravity and not by grabbing my head
. The straps work well in wind
to keep it on.
As a side note, the Tilley I got was treated with the insect repellent. I was skeptical of its effectiveness but one day we sailed through a cloud of gnats and they swarmed us. My arms, legs, and entire finance were attacked, but I swear, there was a 18" bubble of space around my head they avoided.
I need to get whatever this "insectshield" stuff is and coat other stuff. I wonder why they don't make mesh treated with this stuff to serve as insect screens! Maybe I'll start a company.