Discussion in 'Hunting Equipment, Gear & Optics' started by Guépard, May 31, 2019.
Lots of great input on this question, I may purchase a new hat as well!
I took my Tilley T-3 and my trusty A.H. ball cap!
On my first safari I had a camo boonie I bought at some discount store. It was ventilated and light weight with a narrow brim. I’m wearing it in my avatar. My PH liked it so much, I gave it to him, thinking I could find another... NOPE!
For my second safari I took a dark grey ventilated boonie that had a tuck away neck drape. I got this one for $6 at Walmart.
I like the boonie hats by TRU-SPEC. I've had one for ten years and it's held up very well. I've since bought a few more just to have a couple other camo patterns I like, and one plain light brown one for use in places where camo might be frowned upon.
Thank you for all your advices.
Finally, I order a Tilley LTM6...
Have had a Tilley for years, can’t go wrong with them. Wear it for hunting to yard work. Throw it in the washer several times a year and it comes out like new. If this one ever wears out, won’t hesitate to buy another.
I used the Tilley LTM6 during all this summer and during a 15 days trip with lot of sun and heat and I don't regret this choice !
I normally use just a regular Army green boonie hat from the local Army/Navy supply store for about $15.
I wish Filson made the Tin Cloth Bush Hat in a green, I'd be sold on it.
I may be upgrading to a Filson Tin Cloth Packer Hat because it does come in green, although the brim is a bit shorter than the Bush hat.
A few years ago I got a nice, wide brim hat at Academy Sporting Goods in Texas. The hat was perfect for what I wanted and was inexpensive at $20. Then I left it in the overhead bin of a flight and I have been using ball caps since. I will likely pick up another one of these if I go on a 10 day+ hunt.
I agree with you "rinehart0050".
I like Tilley hats. The T5M0 is about perfect for me. I have a very good quality Akubra from Australia, for when I have to look my best, but it's not as practical to travel with a hat that can't be crushed.
For me it's an early 50s Roos Brothers Homburg- for the last several years very few occasions find me that dressed-up, so I generally have one of my Filsons.
You won't be sorry you got the Tilley....
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