Is this a good hat for summer?

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  1. Okie Hick

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    hi guys. I am brand new to the site, but I wanted talks opinion on this hat I ordered. I found it at cabelas and I really liked the size of the brim shape and color but they didn't have my size so I ordered it online. I want to wear it all seasons and am not really worried about the mild winters we get in southern Oklahoma but it gets pretty hot in the summers. Will this hat be unbarably hot or do you guys think it will be alright? Please let me k ow what you think.
     

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    Oilcloth would be way to hot for me in the summer. It all depends on your personal biology but I run way to hot to wear a non mesh hat in the summer.


    Also, welcome to the forum. Head over to introductions and say a few words if you feel so inclined.

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    Ahhh. That's what I am afraid of. I am a big dude and am hot all the time. I loved the look of the hat and tried to do some quick research before I bought it and what cabelas site said acted like it would be good in the summer like it would absorb sweat then evaporate it to cool you. I will try it I did in store pick up and it hasn't come in yet maybe I can try it in the store and if I don't like it return it. But they did have some outback company oil cloth hats that said they were great for summer. Were they lying?
     
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    I have a felt hat similar (see pic) and I can use it for about 3 seasons and will use it in the summer when its raining but looking into a mesh top one for summer. My advice - get another one for summer! No limit on the number of hats you can have!
     
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    Living in Southern Georgia it gets about hot and humid as anywhere short of he*l and what works for me is a lightweight wide brimmed hat with mesh. A light color also helps with the battle against heat/sun. Your choice of hats looks fine just not for hot wear in the summer.
     
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    Nice looking steamer lid if you ask me. Summer hat for me means maximum shade and maximum ventilation.
     
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    Straw Hat for summer use, Oilcloth for Fall, Winter, early spring or when its pouring rain.
     
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    That there lid is a brain baker. Like said above, look into a wide brimmed mesh hat.
     
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    I have four oilcloth hats.
    I can't wear any of them in hot weather. They do not breathe, they get very hot, they soak my head quickly in our Utah summers.

    Good for rain or snow, and three-season use, but NOT summer.
    Denis
     
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    I know Tilley hats are a bit spendy but they are really light weight and comfortable. I don't remember the exact model of the one I've been wearing lately but the front is solid and sides and back are mesh. Very wide brim. very nice in the heat and sun.
     
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    There are numerous alternatives that can be found with a few minutes of Internetting.
    Just avoid wool & oilcloth for hot weather wear.
    Denis
     
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    That's one of the problems I have though is that I can't find a mesh hat I like the looks of.
     
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    There are several Tilley variants that have varying degrees of mesh for ventilation, take a good look.
    There are "Breezer" hats that offer a body of mesh with a solid top & a wide brim.
    There are other mesh hats, too.

    Have you looked through Amazon?

    If not mesh, look at Stetsons & Akubras for FUR felts.
    Denis
     
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    Naw, the hat's on straight.
    It's the HEAD that's on backwards. :)
    Denis
     
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    My brain would melt in that hat in short order. That's probably even worse than a felt hat. I used to always wear a cheap "open mesh" straw hat working outside doing construction (it's getting harder and harder to find decent looking straw hats lately). Lately I've been wearing a Carhartt "Billings" boonie hat (and it's PLENTY hot here). I carefully plucked out all the name brand embroidery (which bugs me) and I like it. It's soft and floppy and lightweight with a wire in the edge of the brim so you have some control over the shape of it.
     
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    The Tilley's are first-class quality, and there's a very good range of style & ventilation offerings.
    Denis
     
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    Summer hat??? Several used depends upon need. A hemp tilly most of the time, a cotton bucket hat while shooting the bow, have a panama brisa -short brim fedora-- and a newer panama with a wide brim......looking for a nylon boonie/bucket hat that I can wear while in the water-sure to get and wear wet.....gotta get the most coverage possible for the given situation....
     
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    Have two breezers, they work quite well in the heat.

    As an advisory- a hair-challenged family friend tried one & burned his scalp.
    Apparently enough sun got through the mesh...

    I've never had a problem, pretty good sun hat.
    Denis
     
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    @mjh check out Eddie Bauer Men's Sun Hat, nylon and won't break the bank.
     
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    Felt would have been better because you can dunk it in water and enjoy some evaporative cooling.
     
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    I rarely go anywhere without a Tilley.
     
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    I have a similar oil skin hat and find it too hot for summer use.
    The cotton Tilleys or a cotton Boonie style are better options, along with the wide brim vented options or the quick drying nylon versions as well.
     
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    I have two Real Deal Brazil hats... one, the original... and the other... the "Castro" style. The reason I like these for summer is that I will set them in the kitchen sink, and fill them with cold water for 5-10 minutes, then drain. They give you evaporative cooling for quite some time.

    I also rely on Buffs quite a bit when it gets hot out. Since I am a big fat Swede... I sweat. The buffs actually help me feel cooler by soaking up the sweat and evaporating off.

    Good hair day with either the RealDeals or Buffs? FAHGETABOUTIT!

    www.realdealbrazil.com check them out, if you don't have one.... you NEED one!
     
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    You wear the buff under your hat? Because I also am a fan of buffs.
     
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    I often wear a buff under a hat. Especially when I am doing yard work... I have a nasty sweat stained ugly as heck straw Cowboy hat that is a yard work only hat, (way too nasty and ugly to be seen in public with...) and I always wear a buff underneath it.
     
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    It's your hat. Wear what YOU like, not what someone else says is cool.

    If it turns out to be too hot, save it for Fall, Winter and early Spring. I wear a hat from

    www.RealDealBrazil.com

    I wear it year round, even in rain and snow.

    Welcome to BCUSA, by the way.

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    This is probably my 12th Tilley. I pretty much live in them.
     
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    Okie Hick- you have a great hat! Try it and see if it and you together work well in the summer. I have a similar hat that is 3 season and just wear a camo Rothco Boonie in the summer. Soaked in water, it is nice and cool.
     
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    My Canadian Milsurp UN blue Tilley T3 came yesterday. Less then 40 USD shipped to U.S.
    For someone who tends to dress in grays and browns seasoned with OD, I like it.
    Canadian_UN.jpg
     
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    I just wear my felt campaign all year long. I have always worn a black or silverbelly felt cowboy hat even in AZ in the summer. It takes awhile to aclimate but the key I found is to wear your hat everyday starting in the cooler weather and naturally adjust to it throughout the year. I had a 2x wool/fur blend and that was hotter than the all fur. It helps some to put a wet neckerchief in the crown and make sure that the hat doesn't have a lining. Old cowboy tricks...
     
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    Here in Arizona; jun 30 2017 , the temp in now 105, so I went out and took this first pic of my go to hat in summer. The Tilley LTM6 Airflow, they cost a bit more, but worth it in my opinion. What hat gives a life time guarantee and a toy year loss or destruction insurance? If you have not tried a Tilley hat, I suggest you do. The ltm6 has a mesh band up top, they make a full mesh version, and another with huge grommets, all very nice. Notice..the first pic actually shows the sun rays coming down through the trees. It's hot but it's a dry heat. Kind of like sitting in an oven. No...the oven doesn't have the sun beating down on you, at least there is shade in the oven.
     

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    Military boonie in tan, with a shemagh around the neck. Works like a charm.
     
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    My favorite hat is a rustic leather one. but it will cook your brain in summer
     
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    I just can't bring myself to wear a hat like that. I just feel ridiculous, like I'm dressed up as Ray Mears or something. Just not a comfortable option for me. I usually just wear a plain ol' camo Red Sox cap. It's not like there's a ton of bright sun beating down on me in the forests here in New England. Everyone's mileage will vary however, which keeps things interesting!
     
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    I have this Hat........
    Stetson Sturgis.
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    Bought it a 4 years ago.
    Crushes and gets bent but always comes back looking great.
    Makes for an excellent Bushcraft/Hunting hat.

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    I got mine in Utah at Smith & Edwards, but they sell about the same price on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2stSFzY

    Color: Cordova
    The Perfect Pack It, Smash It, Pop It Back Into Great Shape Crushable Hat.
    Wear-without-worry water-repellency
    Easy sizing: S(6 3/4-6 7/8), M(7-7 1/8), L(7 1/4-7 3/8), XL(7 1/2-7 5/8)

    For travel and everyday, you'll appreciate the versatility of crushable Stetson hats.
    This Stetson pinch front cowboy is a crushable hat, crafted of water-repellent wool felt that no traveler should be without.
    4" pinch front crease hat crown with eyelet vents. 3 1/4" hat brim.
    100% wool felt with fabric mesh sweatband.
    Cowboy hat crown height and brim width may vary slightly.

    So far none of their claims have been inflated or shown to be exaggerated.
    I wear it often at work and around town when it is raining, and it keeps its shape well.
     
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    Wide brimmed For summer, Ive got a tilley t3, but my favorite is an akubra cattleman. I think felt fur is the best all around choice. And itf its napped correctly, its pretty waterproof. And breathes well.

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    Brushing and steam shaping your hat:

     
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    I have three Akubras, the oldest is 30 years of age.
    Excellent quality.
    Denis
     

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