Rain hats???

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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Squire » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:50 pm

For me it's a cold, wet weather garment and for that purpose excels.
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Post by jww » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:31 am

Squire wrote:For me it's a cold, wet weather garment and for that purpose excels.
+1 --- Barbours are perfect for the UK winter weather for sure. Not so great hear because of how different our weather is. Still the best coat for what they are intended for.

Now --- a GoreTex shell is pretty tough to beat in active/technical situations.
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by GA Russell » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:55 pm

I received an email from Tilley today: $25 off purchases over $100.

code: KEEPCALM

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http://www.tilley.com/us_en/
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Post by jww » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:32 pm

GA Russell wrote:I received an email from Tilley today: $25 off purchases over $100.

code: KEEPCALM

expires 2/19/15

http://www.tilley.com/us_en/
That's definitely worth a "Woot"!!!!
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Squire » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:22 pm

Yep.
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Post by brothers » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:39 pm

Time for new hats? :D
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Post by GA Russell » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:48 pm

I like that they give you six weeks to make up your mind.
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Squire » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:56 pm

Tilly is well known for taking a long term approach.
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Post by jww » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:46 am

Squire wrote:Tilly is well known for taking a long term approach.
I have yet to own an even mediocre or simply "meh" Tilley product.

I wanted to get one of their flat caps for winter to go with my collection of a few that I have picked up over the years ...... however, they have reportedly altered the basic design and it doesn't quite perform as it used to, with the ear flaps bunching up and sticking out. Hmmm .... I'll have to drag myself into the store in Toronto on one of my trips to check it out in person.
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Squire » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:13 am

Don't know if it's still their policy but in the past if you wore out a Tilley hat they would replace it for free and offer their congratulations.
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Post by jww » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:10 pm

Squire wrote:Don't know if it's still their policy but in the past if you wore out a Tilley hat they would replace it for free and offer their congratulations.
Yup -- indeed it is. Tilley & LL Bean are synonymous with customer service.
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Sam » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:12 pm

Love my Tilley. Use it for beach, lake, yard work

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Post by Squire » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:47 pm

Hunting, fishing, girl watching . . .
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:55 pm

This sounds like a perfect gift suggestion for guys who wear hats. Especially this brand.
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by jww » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:18 pm

brothers wrote:This sounds like a perfect gift suggestion for guys who wear hats. ...
Tilleys work for anyone --- whether you wear hats or not. :wink:
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by brothers » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:26 pm

Well, I'm sure that's true! But if the recipient doesn't like wearing a hat, this would be an expensive white elephant. :D
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Squire » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:33 pm

I expect hats are popular in Canada.
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Rufus » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:30 pm

I live in Canada, and a Canadian now, but I'm not a fan of Tilley hats or clothing; too pricey for what you get. I have one of the original models of the Tilley hat, which I bought nearly 30 years ago. It's a nice, functional hat decently styled (unlike most of their current hats) and reasonably priced at the time, but a bit too heavy. I've also owned Tilley shirts and trousers, but found them uncomfortable and pricey for what you get; sent them to a new home thanks to the Sally Ann. It pains me not to be a supporter of Tilley, because it is all-Canadian, but I have to call a spade a spade
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by brothers » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:39 pm

I look really dorky in a brimmed hat, other than a cowboy hat. I do have my grandfather's Stetson dress hat (ca: '40's - '50's -- church, weddings, funerals, etc.) in the original box. Back to the subject, a "rain" hat is virtually unknown here. Probably because it rains so seldom. A baseball cap or water repellent hoodie is a more practical solution. It's a context/regional thing.
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Re: Rain hats???

Post by Squire » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:45 pm

I intend to be one of those guys who wore one out.
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