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Old 07-06-2020, 13:29   #1
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Hats That Don't Deform?

Anyone know of a good wide-brim sun/rain hat that won't deform in winds above 20kts? I had a Tilley before but once the wind gets up a bit it folds up or flops in my face. What do you guys do to keep sun and rain off?

Google, of course, isn't much help; cowboy hats and Tilleys 🤷🏻*♂️
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Baseball cap under the foul wx jacket hood.

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Anyone know of a good wide-brim sun/rain hat that won't deform in winds above 20kts? I had a Tilley before but once the wind gets up a bit it folds up or flops in my face. What do you guys do to keep sun and rain off?

Google, of course, isn't much help; cowboy hats and Tilleys 🤷🏻*♂️
Baseball cap and a sailing jacket is what I use in a breeze
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Re: Hats That Don't Deform?

So you guys just use sunscreen, then? I was nearly blinded (temporarily) last summer pulling into an anchorage from sunscreen getting in my eyes. Was painful and dangerous. I want to avoid that in the future. Might have to make a loose fitting cotton "ski mask " haha
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Re: Hats That Don't Deform?

Columbia sportswear's Schooner Bank Cachalot III is not a wide brim hat but it's very good for sun protection. It's a baseball type hat with draping side and neck cloth. It's tightened with a cinch on an elastic cord. I know it'll hold on up to 39kts. A similar type hat is available from maggshop.com, product 423FISHATKHAKI.
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I avoid sunscreen

Limited amount on face and ears
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Tilley are the best! But then again I'm an Alberta boy and am typing this within a few hours drive to the manufacturer.
But I do like them, and their lifetimewarranty
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Re: Hats That Don't Deform?

Seriously. Take a look at the Dakine Info Surf Hat. (Amazon, Ebay...)

We wear these kiteboarding; probably saving my ears from the sun. This is the best hat I have ever used. It has light weight fabric and a really good adjustable chin strap. The wide brim is soft, but has a ridged plastic "bill" piece in front that will not deform or pop up riding into a 20kt breeze in your dink. Dakine also makes a cap style hat without the all around brim.
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Here is a review of the Dakine Info Surf HAt

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https://stetson.eu/en/hats/hats-by-function/rain-hats

https://www.overland.com/products/bi...wboy-hat-67642
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Baseball cap with a cloth under it that covers to the shoulders for hot weather.
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I love Tilley hats, but they suck for wind. It's hard to find a good wide-brimmed hat that stands up to any wind. I've found a couple though. One was through West Marine, and the other was this site:


https://www.sundayafternoons.ca/hat/ultra-adventure-hat
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Here ya go, meets your criteria perfectly:
https://www.costume.com/p/pith-hat-wolseley-khki-qlty/


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Here ya go, meets your criteria perfectly:
https://www.costume.com/p/pith-hat-wolseley-khki-qlty/


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Hi,
Burke have made a good stiff, reinforced wide-brimmed hat for years.
Widely available in OZ; not sure about where you are.

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