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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BP348, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. BP348

    BP348 Active Member

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    I'm looking for recommendations on different types of hats people wear while shooting.

    I normally wear a ball cap but sometimes I'd like something that offers a little more protection.
     
  2. parrothead

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  3. Mac V

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    I bought one of these this year and I've been happy with it. It's very light in weight, the brim is just stiff enough that it doesn't sag and the crown is a fine mesh that lets the breeze through. I can wear a thin sweat band above my eyebrows if I tip the hat back just a bit.

    My Tilley is just too heavy and hot for summer shooting!

    Mike
     
  4. bigdogtx

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    +1 for the Tilley
     
  5. BDodd

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    I have a propensity toward basel cell carcinomas, especially in the face. They are the best skin cancer if you must have it. I've religiously worn hats to protect the face, neck, and ears as best as possible. If you ever run into me check the chunk of ear that was taken from me as a result of baseball caps being worn early in my trapshooting experience. Now it's western hats even in the heat of the far western summers....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  6. oletymer

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    I seldom wear a hat but when I do it's a Tilley.
     
  7. Gargoyle!

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    Find a hat that fits and with a large brim. My hat has a 4 inch rim or brim.
     
  8. lancelot

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    I have the lightest of the Tilley hats, and so far, have not found it too hot. But, we have not hit the 100 degree days yet.

    The hat Mike mentions looks like a winner. I'm going to order one of those also. At the Mississippi State Shoot there was a shooter wearing some very lightweight, long sleeve, shirts from Bass Pro. I'm going to check them out also.

    Ron
     
  9. Dave P

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    What's a Tilley hat?
     
  10. Mac V

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    The "Tilley" hat...
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    It's a high-end hat (over $70) invented by a guy named Alex Tilley and the thing has sort of a cult following; it floats if you lose it in the water. It also has a lifetime guarantee against loss...
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    Mike
     
  11. Mac V

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    I had a pith helmet many years ago.

    I lotht it.

    Now I don't have a helmet to pith in!
     
  12. COLOKOLAR

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    I also ended up with an allergy to the sun. I wear lite colored long sleeved shirts to the match--a good sunscreen recommended by my dermatologist (watch those ones that advertise a 45 or 50 or ?? protection rating] seems as much debate about screens as there are earplugs and a wide brimmed hat. I then have picked up really large bandanas which I soak in water put over my head on goes the hat and tuck the end under my shirts collar. I also found a deal with clips on it that you can attach all around the brim on the rear of the hat--the rather heavy peice of clothe hangs over each ear and goes clear around the head. This also I soak in water--looks like hell but sure keeps the sun off my neck, ears and cheeks.
     
  13. Dahaub

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    I've lately gone to a western style cowboy hat, straw. It's really a good one for the sun. Lightweight and also made so the wind doesn't blow it off. However since it is slightly perforated it also lets rain drops soak thru and the water will streak my glasses therefore I usually keep a baseball style hat without the mesh top in the truck for rainy days. Dan
     
  14. BP348

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    Of the members with a tilly, which model are you wearing?

    I'm looking for something like the LTM8.

    Anyone know if a good golf hat would work?
     
  15. BDodd

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    Rico, the golf hats did a fine job for me for a number of years with the only caveat being the filtered sun through the straw mesh tended to distract me shining on the glasses. The felt, western hat is wider brimmed and solid. It will be my final anti-cancer head gear....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  16. clayaddict

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    I am with Bob Dodd, you need all the protection you can get. I too have had a few basel cell carcinomas on my face. My Stetson Rancher shades my face and neck just right. J Woolsey
     
  17. BAMA

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    With my recent hair loss, I switched to a Tilley hat and wore it for the first time this weekend in Phoenix. Not the cheapest hat you can buy but worth every cent I paid. From now on I may wear a ball cap before shooting but when I'm on the field I'll be wearing a Tilley.

    Bama
     
  18. Big Heap

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    When you get the hat, it comes with an Owner’s Manual. LOL Besides telling you how to care for your Tilley hat, it gives you some interesting stories from customers. My favorite is about an elephant eating the hat (several times) off the head of the trainer. After it, uh, passes, the trainer picks up the hat and gives it a good wash. Can’t tell where it has been.
     
  19. N. J. BOB

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    I also have a Tilley hat. I bought it for rain but it is great for both rain and sun..
     
  20. Old Cowboy

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    I just wear a "baseball" cap.

    John C. Saubak
     
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