08-18-2012, 10:31 PM
I used beeswax on mine, and feel the need to order one of the ball caps. Could just be the hat junkie in me though.
08-20-2012, 11:09 AM
Today they emailed me WOW better service then I could have ever expected. This will NOT be the last one I buy GREAT customer service.......
Originally Posted by fGsltw
01-15-2013, 09:47 PM
Finally got mine from the EU store... took almost 3 weeks due to the ridiculous shipping companies in Europe.
I'll be ordering from the US next time.
Spanish fly this hat... gonna get me so much lovin.
I love it, hands down the best hat i have bought. only con is, the angle of the back of the crown is a tad steep making it a fraction too short at the back, but i can live with it.
It's got mould, writing and a nice patch on the front.
Anyone who has been to Brisbane in summer knows how hot and humid it gets, the weather here is a cruel bitch. Tropical heat and humidity and rolling thunderstorms.
I'm going to order one for work, this one is for fishing.
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01-18-2013, 02:03 PM
Has anyone bought one of their packs?
I love the concept/look of it, but all the product images on their site look like an AXE Body Spray commercial!
01-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Ordered mine today! I believe I'll probably sno-seal it and do up a 550 cord stampede strap.
Will post up pics when it arrives.
It came in yesterday. I'm really happy with it. Pretty even color and only one patch.
No band or waterproofing, yet; just the strap. I used an antler base for the keeper.
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02-22-2013, 11:25 AM
The Real Deal Brazil Hat vs. a Filson Bush Hat
I have three Filson Bush Hats and I just got a Real Deal Brazil hat.
The Real Deal Brazil hat is much lighter weight than a Filson Tin Cloth Bush hat.
The RDB fabric is so thin I honestly question if it really comes from tarps. Thin fabric isn't all bad as it will be cooler in the summer. I like the looks of the RDB hat a lot and it fits well and feels good on my head. The RDB hat is so light I almost don't feel it on my head. It has 4 vent holes but I am going to have to add additional grommets to vent this one some more too.
I really like the the Filson Tin Cloth Bush Hats except that they are hot. I posted a picture in the Bushcraft Hat thread showing the grommets I added all around to my hat for warmer weather. On the hat I vented I also have washed it half a dozen times trying to wash out as much of the waterproofing as I can. It is cooler now but still not a summer hat for me in Texas. The filson tin cloth fabric is pretty thick and that has advantages too. When I am walking through thick brush, the stiff rim and thick material give me a lot of protection against limbs and green briar.
I don't think I have found the perfect hat for me yet. For the summer I need a lot of venting, a sweat band that will absorb a lot of sweat or at least divert it from my eyes, tough fabric that will protect me from limbs and green briar, and look as good as the Real Deal Brazil Hat. For Winter I like the Filson except it doesn't cover my ears. I have a hat with a mesh crown that I will continue to wear in the summer until I find my ideal hat.
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