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    EthanB
    Pro
    South Kingstown, RI

    I need to find a good sun hat that throws some real shade, has good ventilation and doesn’t make me look like a complete ass. I burn pretty easy and, even though I put spf 30 on two or three times a day, I don’t want cancer. I actually prefer not to wear a hat but I’ll wear a baseball hat when the sun is hot or I’m working with a lot of dust.

    I’ve seen some decent looking hats at sites like Coolibar but do I really need to spend $60-70 for a hat? It better be easily washable at that price because after a week outside, my hats are nasty and need a wash.

    Anyone have a good style or brand to recommend?

    #331932

    I wear in the summer heat a straw hat that I bought off a guy who drives around jobsites selling hats , boots , gloves . It was cheap and personal keeps me cool . Something like this .

    Always willing to learn .

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    #331979
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I got one of these last year from LV and have been very pleased with it just for working around the house outside along when we go to the beach. When I do wear it out and about, I get compliments also. Bonus I wasn’t expecting!

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?p=64785&cat=2,42407,33245,64785

    Their claim of being crushable and washable are totally true. I crushed mine in my luggage on a trip to St Lucia this winter and it just comes right back. It washes great also although being the “Nervous Nelly”, I’ve only washed it in a bucket rather than in the washer.

    With the neck strap, you can withstand ocean winds or simply clasp it onto the hat itself so it’s not acting as a distracting tail on your neck/back.

    #331985
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    How about a wide brim hardhat. The ear muffs mount on them for when you need em.

    #331999
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Have you looked at Tilly’s?

    #332005

    I use one similar to this:

    But, around here the one Skillman posted is really popular.

    #332009
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Have you looked at Tilly’s?

    I knew Mr Tilley and his kids to some extent when I was a strutin’ teen. Had a pretty daughter my buddy dated for a while. He also had a lot of artwork in his house wall to wall. Real eccentric type he was imo. Nothing bad to say about him.

    #332010
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Have you looked at Tilly’s?

    Ooops! Tiley’s. unless I’ve missed something large in their lineup, are semi weighted type hats for the sailing crowd and whatnot. While I’ve not looked at all their offerings over the years, the last time I looked they were still the staple seni-heavy mariner hat for the more eloquent mariner of sorts.

    #332029
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    I got one of these last year from LV and have been very pleased with it just for working around the house outside along when we go to the beach. When I do wear it out and about, I get compliments also. Bonus I wasn’t expecting!

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?p=64785&cat=2,42407,33245,64785

    Their claim of being crushable and washable are totally true. I crushed mine in my luggage on a trip to St Lucia this winter and it just comes right back. It washes great also although being the “Nervous Nelly”, I’ve only washed it in a bucket rather than in the washer.

    With the neck strap, you can withstand ocean winds or simply clasp it onto the hat itself so it’s not acting as a distracting tail on your neck/back.

    I have one almost like that but not from lee valley and not for that price. Even think i got it on sale
    http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/henschel-men-s-aussie-crushable-breezer-hat/0000000082425

    #332044
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    I may opt for the Indiana Jones look this summer.

    #332051
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    I usually wear boonie hats – they are cheap, washable, make some shade, and are available at any Army/Navy Store.

    http://tacticalgear.com/tru-spec-nylon-cotton-ripstop-boonie-hat-multicam-arid

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #332085
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Great thread. I’ve been looking for a new hat since I’ll be doing some work outside for the next while. I’ve had a wide brimmed hat for years that is just about due for replacing. I have pretty light skin so I need to keep the sun off. Looks like you guys have some good recommendations, I’ll check them out.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #332094
    DesertDeuces
    Pro
    Indio, CA

    Pool supply stores sell lightweight hats for the guys who clean pools. Broad-brimmed and durable.

    Pat

    #332095
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I use one similar to this:

    But, around here the one Skillman posted is really popular.

    Im not a big fan of hats but that one is pretty cool .

    #332114

    Have you looked at Tilly’s?

    Yup that’s what I was going to recommend, light and wash easy

    #332115
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    i wear ones similar to the one maukarunner posted.. i get them either at marks work wearhouse or occasionally at the army surplus store

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #332167

    I usually wear boonie hats – they are cheap, washable, make some shade, and are available at any Army/Navy Store.

    http://tacticalgear.com/tru-spec-nylon-cotton-ripstop-boonie-hat-multicam-arid

    I use the standard boonie hats for my son’s football games. I really like those. Bought a whole bunch at a small mom and pop store on another island I was visiting for work since they were only $7 each.

    Does anyone remember the painters caps which had tails in the back to protect their necks? I remember in the the late 80’s they were popular clothing accessories. I tried looking for those and can’t find them anymore.

    #332195
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Cowboy hat.

    Timeless.

    Stylish.

    Perfect.

    What else could you want.

    http://www.stetson.com

    Delta

    #332197
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Cowboy hat.

    Timeless.

    Stylish.

    Perfect.

    What else could you want.

    http://www.stetson.com

    Delta

    Something that goes with shorts, t-shirt and running shoes a little better. lol

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #332215
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I have one almost like that but not from lee valley and not for that price. Even think i got it on sale

    http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/henschel-men-s-aussie-crushable-breezer-hat/0000000082425

    I like that. Very similar to the LV hat but a colour that is more appealing than the two that LV carries. Wonder if I can find it here in Canada.

    EDIT: I just loked at my hat, and it is the same brand as the one that you posted, but a different colour and possibly style.

    EDIT#2: I recommend that US members just go direct to the Henschel website to look at what they carry.

    http://www.henschelhats.com

    They make a lot of really nice hats!

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