1. Larry Beck
    Larry Beck March 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Ray, That’s a great looking hat! I’ve tried all kinds of hats and they all look ridiculous on me because of my huge melon. My hat size is XXL which is over 7 7/8!


  2. Ritch North
    Ritch North March 3, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Kavu Chillba Sun & Rain Hat

    Lightweight laundered Taslan, drawcord chinstrap with toggle lock, quick dry poly mesh headpiece with Kavu webbing on head adjustment. The best sun/rain protector and a proven conversation piece. 

    I have worn this hat on the trail for several years now: Tour Du Mt Blanc; Anna Perna Base Camp & Sanctuary; John Muir Trail. It’s like wearing a vented umbrella. Always a conversation piece, and it’s how I’m known on the trail. I don’t go on the trail without it.

  3. Dennis
    Dennis March 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Looks like a great hat. I was in a Bass Pro shop recently and purchased one very similar for all the reasons you like this one. I have a big head (7 5/8 size) and have stuggled with other hats. Mine is “The Airflo Tilley Hat” (model LTM6). Was about $80.00. Has the pocket, the strap, vent, is nylon poly blend. Also comes with a lifetime guarantee if it wears out and is insured against loss. Made in Canada.

    Happy Trails

    1. Pete
      Pete March 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Another vote for Tilley hats. I bought the LM10 (full mesh on the “head” portion) for
      desert and canyon hiking, but I now use it for Sierra backpacking as well.
      I got the impression that Tilley had stopped the lifetime/loss guarantee a few years back.
      I couldn’t find mention of such a guarantee on their guarantee page. When I bought mine,
      they claimed they’d replace it free if I lost it. That was some years back.

      1. Dennis
        Dennis March 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        Regarding the guarantee it is on the inside top label of the hat. I am new to the Tilley brand. Purchased this hat a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps it was on the shelf a long time since it was such a large size.

  4. Byron
    Byron March 3, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    That’s it. I’m throwing out my hat after reading this. Why?
    It’s made out of goretex. Great idea if you want a roasting hot head. Bad idea is n the jmt in August.

  5. Byron Nevins
    Byron Nevins June 14, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Ray – I got the hat! And the darn thing is banging against my backpack. Any ideas how to fix this?

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