Tilley Hat - Cancer Warning

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  1. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    There is also the riverina, if you don't suit a square crown. It has the same size of brim as the territory.
    Widest I have is the Coolabah and the Cattleman. Not much difference in brim size by the numbers, but on a bright sunny day you can tell the difference.
    Tempted to buy one more hat, if my wife won't divorce me but torn between the territory, riverina and the Golden Spur. I don't really have a western hat and that looks bad ass! :D
     
  2. BaldingBonce

    BaldingBonce New in Town

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    Hmm, the Akubras are expensive these days, around AU$180 delivered. I bought one for half that price about 15 year ago.
     
  3. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The Tilley LTM2 is the model with the widest brim, similar design to the one you have.


    Isn't it obvious that something with holes in is going to let the sun through ? :rolleyes:



    Yes I can understand that but if a hat is made from a material that has a UPF50+ rating then that implies that the hat itself has a UPF 50+ rating if used properly. Mesh crowned hats do not offer the same protection as unmeshed crowned hats, prehaps you believed they did & so were mislead by the blurb. I concede that maybe there ought to be an additional warning regarding the mesh crowned models under high UV exposure.
    Tilley hats though are really designed for temperate climes & if you live under a fierce sun, there are far better hats to choose from. New Akubras may be expensive in Oz but for the same price of a new Tilley you could buy a used Akubra (or a western hat) in excellent condition from somewhere like the bay. If you want something you can trash & wash, then a cricket sun hat might fit the bill, they don't usually have a UPF rating but they're made from a similar cotton fabric to the tilleys.
     
  4. BaldingBonce

    BaldingBonce New in Town

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    No, not at all. Mesh weave can be tight, loose, or arranged in such a fashion as to block sun almost entirely. Look at horticultural shadecloth that can block varying degrees of UV. UV filtration factors of 50-60%, 64-75% or 90% are derived from the density of the weave.

    This hat actually has a loose mesh that offers almost no protection at all! :mad:

    That's crap. :rolleyes:
     
  5. BaldingBonce

    BaldingBonce New in Town

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    My wife has suggested a do-rag under the hat. She wants to make me one. Any advice here on do-rags?

    I'm also looking into sending it back to Amazon. Apparently you don't need the packaging or little slip that comes with it.
     
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  6. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Since we were discussing hat mesh I didn't fell the need to specify but prehaps I should have been more specific regarding holes such as; 'big holes you can actually see as can be observed with the naked eye in a hat crown mesh when looking at a photo of this type of hat or indeed have the hat in hand & come to the logical conclusion that those holes are big enough to allow the sunlight to come through'. :rolleyes:



    That's a matter of interpretation but you've kinda proved it ain't. :p
     
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  7. Yarbles

    Yarbles New in Town

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    Its summer here in OZ with temperatures in the high 30s.
    Today I saw a whole bunch of different council and roadworkers.
    They all wore a hat . It looked like the canvas Bahma drover model.
    Mesh on all sides . I have one and it's a great work hat .....very popular.Judging by the council logo it's sanctioned as uniform head gear also.
     
  8. Obsessed

    Obsessed One of the Regulars

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    This thread has awakened my intermittent interest in a Territory or Riverina...
     
  9. BaldingBonce

    BaldingBonce New in Town

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    You cannot easily tell the difference between different grades of shade cloth, for instance, by eye.

    And talking about "big holes", are you blind? This looks like a fine mesh to me.
    mesh.jpg


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    Yes, mostly young men with a full head of hair, or just plain stupid. The hat makers make no claim about SPF ratings either.
     
  10. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    Tilley said if the hat was unworn and new and you purchased it from them, not another retailer they would accept it for an exchange on another model. You did not need the original packaging to do the return. You could stuff it in a large envelope and you would have to pay the postage to them, but they would handle the return postage to you for the new hat. They did not mention a refund in our conversation but an exchange. I think a refund would be possible on a new unworn hat as well as I have been told that in previous conversations over the years with them. Again I believe you would have to handle the return postage. They had some specific model suggestions for us balding kinda guys if you wanted to go for the exchange.

    If you purchased the hat from another retailer then they said you should deal with that individual or party. I know Amazon has many retailers using their online store front so I am unsure who you dealt with. Tilley or some other retailer selling Tilley products. I can buy a Tilley hat here in Canada from many sources online or in store.

    Now if you were willing to accept their lost hat policy and could provide some proof of the purchase date I think that could be worked out as well but the lost hat policy is a one time 50% off on another hat.

    Does any of this peak your interest?

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
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  11. johnnycanuck

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    I am getting the impression there should be a thread dedicated to sun protection hats. Makes, models, advantages and disadvantages.
    Johnny
     
  12. BaldingBonce

    BaldingBonce New in Town

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    Thanks for the effort, Duper, but I'm sending it back to Amazon, who offer to pay $15 towards postage and give me a full refund. I'll buy an Akubra Territory instead, and use it with a head scarf (Buff® or something similar, a simple cotton bandana is probably even better) underneath to protect it from skin oil and sweat. I should have been wearing a hoo-rag like this all along, just to dumb to realize it. If I had, my current Akubra would be in much better condition.
     
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  13. johnnycanuck

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    Can you post a picture? I have never done this to a hat myself but I hear Australians seem to take great pride in the really battered/well loved hats. I would love to see yours.
    I personally have a fair sized collection of Akubra hats. So when I sweat thru one I leave it for a few days to dry out completely. Just wear another one in the meantime. I know they are expensive but maybe keep an eye on eBay and see if you can pick up a second one on the cheap to change with, if you sweat thru your new one.
    Another trick i learned from an American sniper is to put a maxi-pad (female hygiene product) in the front of your hat to soak up the sweat. I have never done this but I did use paper towel tucked under the sweat band that saved the front of the hat soaking up all the sweat.
    Just some ideas.
    Johnny
    Don't forget those pictures
     
  14. Yarbles

    Yarbles New in Town

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    Yep pretty much h exactly like that hat. Dunno if any of them were bald but there were some older blokes.
    I'd imagine you'd get a similar exposure to sunshine as you would under a tree with intermittent dappled sunshine reaching the dome.

    They really are a tough practical hat . squashes down no probs ...bounces back . not particularly stylish though and a bit iffy on the wire i n the brim.
     
  15. BaldingBonce

    BaldingBonce New in Town

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    Quick update: Amazon refunded fully, plus an extra $15 for shipping (less than I paid for return shipping), so I come out ahead overall. Excellent.

    I bought an Akubra Territory (pictured above in this thread). Natural material (leather), much better than the plastic Tilley hat. My last Akubra lasted over 20 years, and this one will last longer because I am going to combine it with a bandana in very hot weather to prevent sweat damage.

    Won't be back to this forum for a while, thanks for all the help and responses, & won't be buying another Tilley. Cheers!
     
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  16. PJMartins

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    Hello to you all!

    I'm baffled with so much idiocy and radicalism.
    Every food you eat does some harm to your body, but you don't stop eating, do you? You need it to live.
    Oxygen oxidizes your cells every time you breath, but you don't stop breathing, do you?
    We need vitamin D to live, and our body (more precisely our skin) can produce it only when exposed to direct sun light.
    Nordic countries have to give vitamin D suplements to their inhabitants because they don't have enough sun light.
    It looks like that what you need is to live in a steril bunker.
    Come on; moderation is the key.

    Be safe
     
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  17. totallyfrozen

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    I hear you. I don't wear a Tilley, personally.


    100% UV protection of your scalp and just as breathable as your Tilley
    [​IMG]Not fashionable enough?
    Then try...

    Tested and proven to 0% transmission on UV rays through brim. Shades your entire head and neck and breathable
    [​IMG]Too "cowboy"? Or need something more packable?
    A boonie or bucket

    2" brim, but the parts that are covered are shaded. Reasonably breathable. 100% cotton
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    There's a plethora of sun hat options available other than Tilley if they're on your bad side.
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  18. totallyfrozen

    totallyfrozen One of the Regulars

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    Yes! Sunbody and Tula both make good, genuine palm straw hats in several styles. That brown straw western I have on in the 2nd pic is a Tula palm straw. Same style brim as the Akubra pictured.

    That Akubra pictured looks great to me! Depending on just how hot your climate is, that one might be perfect. I'd sure like one.

    As far as sun damage. I've never had skin cancer, but I don't plan on getting it either. I wear sunscreen everyday regardless of the weather or where I plan to be. The only time I don't wear a hat in the sun is when I'm not allowed to (at work hats are seldom worn because of security issues).




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  19. totallyfrozen

    totallyfrozen One of the Regulars

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    +1
    I'm up for it. I'd love to learn more!


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