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Willebe

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Some bad storms last night on the way home from work. The Fed IV took it in stride. Im liking this hat more and more. I was wishing I had a wind trolly at times as the gusts were quite strong. I think my pomade help hold my hair and the hat in place.
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Some bad storms last night on the way home from work. The Fed IV took it in stride. Im liking this hat more and more. I was wishing I had a wind trolly at times as the gusts were quite strong...
In my experience Akubra's wind trolleys aren't worth the effort. When I received my Silverbelly Campdraft, it being the first hat I ever owned with a wind trolley, I thought I'd check it just to see if it would actually keep the hat from blowing out of reach. After a few relatively light tugs, it came off in my hand. o_O And a few months after I received my Taupe Fawn Campdraft I noticed the wind trolley had loosened quite a bit, but when I tried to "snug" it to the crown it snapped where it was wrapped around the wire loop on the back of the button. :rolleyes:

Akubras do respond favorably to rain though. I've worn a couple of mine in rain strong enough to pool on the brim and run off the front when I leaned forward, and after the hats dried the felts were a bit softer. No idea how well they'll hold up against pomade though. ;)
 
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