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Old 01-07-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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Ok, we've talked about our favorite upgrade, tow bar, drinks, campgrounds, etc. Putting all my stuff away from the holiday camping spree (8 days!), I couldn't help but notice all the hats I have accumulated.

So, I couldn't help but wonder...WHAT IS YOUR FAVOARITE HAT to take camping with you?

Looking for some ideas of hats with brims. Anybody like me susceptable to the ravages of the sun?
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:15 PM   #2
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So, I couldn't help but wonder...WHAT IS YOUR FAVOARITE HAT to take camping with you?

Looking for some ideas of hats with brims. Anybody like me susceptable to the ravages of the sun?
In any outdoor summer gathering I am easy to spot: I'm the one wearing full length pants, shoes, socks, long sleeve shirt, and a hat. My grandmother is now 95, spent a lifetime farming and working endless hours in the fields, wore the long dresses and bonnets of the time, and has never had a single spot of skin cancer. Those folks knew something.

You DO need a hat with a brim to do any good. A cap is almost useless for sun protection. I wear a straw hat in the summer - always a cheap one as they really get abused. For cooler weather I have several crushable felts - Stetson_main. The difference in warmth is absolutely amazing.

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Old 01-07-2007, 10:51 PM   #3
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When it's very sunny I wear a Tilley I was given about 20 years ago. They are extremely durable and seem to work quite well. I know there are clones available as well but I do not know how good they are. In the past the sun would really do a number on me so friends would call me cherry Barry. I do also have a regular ball type cap for the other days when the sun is not too hot. I must admit, I pulled six caps out of the trailer this fall when we were unpacking - I tend to pick them up along the way it seems whenever I see one with a great logo I like.

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Old 01-07-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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I typically take along a Columbia all-weather boonie hat. It's great for hiking, canoeing, and basic lounging around.
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:27 PM   #5
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Current favorite is....

Nice thread!

My current favorite, for the last year or so (since I got 'em) are the cream or blue Airstream baseball caps. Also got a "Duff Beer" - DOH!!, one for Christmas... wonder why?

Have a REALLY beaten up one that fits like NO other PERIOD!!! Has a ND logo, but there is no connection - other than it fits like it was made for me and my big mellon.... had more comments about that hat, now that I think about it.

As I just got back from 10 days in SilverToy - the 2 AS and a Jacob Lake (Grand Canyon NR - AZ) hat were along. Nought else, I'm affraid.

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Old 01-07-2007, 11:30 PM   #6
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When the sun's beating down, I've been wearing one of those oh-so-funny looking caps with the extended brim and the sun cape in back. I wear high spf, zinc based sunscreen on my face and the cap doesn't blow off like the wide brimed hats want to. Really saves your neck from a burn.

In the winter, I have a variety of lighter to heavier hats from Patagonia. Some windproof, some not.

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:26 AM   #7
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I keep three in the coach. A visor with my work logo on it. For sun protection, a very large straw hat like the local lifeguards wear. And my favorite is a baseball style cap from the 2000 Master's golf tournament. It's just about worn out, but I can't give it up. Ron
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:37 AM   #8
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Hardhat for hail storms, Ball caps to cover up the hard hat hair My favorite all around cap is a KAVU I have worn them for years. Not the best for sun protection but I guess that is what they make sun screen for. I work construction so I accumulate caps at an alarming rate. I usually only keep maybe 1 in 5, the rest get donated to the local thrift shops or if somebody needs one. I like the low profile soft caps the best. I did get one for Christmas that has LED's in the brim to use for working on odd projects, might just come in handy when digging around under the galley in the Airstream.

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I sort of feel like Mr. Cubbins; Since each day I seem to have less and less hair, hats have become important. My favorite are the regular baseball type but must meet three criteria; 1) Fit, 2) Be from someplace I have camped 3) Have some visual appeal. Needless to say I now have an almost endless supply but keep buying more!
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:25 AM   #10
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jerry-- I don't have an answer but can certainly relate as when packing my wife says, "how many hats does one person need" !!!???? Can't help it my old bald head has different needs at different times. I even sleep in a stretch hat to keep the "noggin" warm. Not pertty, but functional----pieman
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I currently own around 300 hats at this time, always looking for another. Please don't mention hats around my wife......
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I like a Tilley hat for sun protection, a blue AS baseball cap and a John Deere cap for fun.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:58 PM   #13
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Poll?

Maybe I should create a poll: Tilly-type hats V.S. ballcaps?

I tend to wear a ballcap unless the sun is really bright. THen I wear a Tilly type broad brim hat. I also have a good selection of strawhats with brims.

THanks to everyone for sharing.
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:20 PM   #14
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God knows I've got more than my share of golf / baseball type hats! But my favorite "hiking" or camping hat is my Filson. Bought it out in Colorado last year and it covers my very tender ears when out in the sun for the day. Filson's are just about indestructable!
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