How old is the one you purchased on Ebay? Is it possible the felt isn't thinner, just broken in, compared to your brand new one.I posted this on another thread. I'm just trying to find the right place for it. Hello. What a great group! I have a question concerning the Fed IV. I recently bought a Federation IV Deluxe in moonstone from Hats Direct and the felt is thick. It's a heavy hat, and I really like it. A couple of weeks ago I bought a brown Fed IV Deluxe on ebay and the felt is much thinner. The difference between the two is significant. Is it common for two Deluxe Feds to be so different? Thanks.
My Akubra new was like a rock. The more I beat on it and get it wet etc the softer it feels.