What kind of hat do you guys wear ?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Hickory n steel, May 9, 2016.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I've been wearing the same hat every single day since I was 12, it was my dad's old army hat from the mid 80's ( a woodland camo cold cold weather patrol cap )
    But it was falling apart and it probably only had about another year or less left in it.
    Luckily while browsing my local army surplus store this sunday I finally found a replacement and it was only 5$. It's not identical as the old one originally ( whatever was in there basically just rotted out ) had a semi rigid boony style bill and the new one is a hard bill but it's close enough.
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    It used to look like the new one on the right.
    There was some sentimental attachment to the hat, but mostly it was just the perfect hat.
     
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  2. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Baseball caps.

    My favorite was from Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC).

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    I lost that hat in Afghanistan and replaced it with a new favorite from Bagram.

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    Last week this was delivered from backorder. It too will too become a favorite. I'll wear the Bagram or NPS Centennial hats most days,

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  3. CSTLandscapes

    CSTLandscapes

    140
    Jan 8, 2015
    Tillys when out working
     
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  4. Ferahgo

    Ferahgo

    Mar 6, 2014
    I wear my slouch hat when reenacting :D
     
  5. Inebriated

    Inebriated

    153
    Jul 5, 2012
    Tractor Supply hats are my work hats. $5, comfortable fit, durable... This style. Current one is a brown mesh/camo front.

    I also wear various hats from BCM, LaRue, and some local breweries.
     
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  6. Col Defender

    Col Defender

    Nov 11, 2011
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    Well here's the latest, but I may need to switch to a straw version soon.:)
     
  7. mwerner

    mwerner

    Apr 23, 2002
    I always considered hats not as a fashion statement but as a protective device. If there's nothing to be protected from...I don't wear one.
    My favorite winter hat is a rather loose, insulated "watch cap" which I wear pretty religiously both at work and not.
    Loose enough to haul over my old ears when it's windy.
    In the Summer, when we're at a festival or something that requires sun protection, I'll go with a wide-brimmed straw...Like a Panama.
     
  8. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
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    6 days out of 7, work hat. trucker style. my one day off, either the same, a Royals cap, or my marine bucket hat.

    didn't serve, was a gift from my little brother who is enlisted.
     
  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well my replacement hat is starting to break in some, and now I just need to get used to it.
    Hopefully this hat last as long as the first one. ( I wore it all day every day for 9yrs )
    I think the old one was 7-1/4 as its just a little bigger than the new one which is 7-1/8.
     
  10. wazu013

    wazu013

    Dec 14, 2011
    It's hot and humid where I live so I generally wear a Browning straw hat with a Repel-Tex brim. I'm to lazy to get up and take a pic so here's one from the place I buy them.
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  11. Wheeler80

    Wheeler80

    Nov 12, 2013
    Depends on the weather and what I'm doing. Usually one of many ballcaps but I have a few wide brim hats I wear often.
     
  12. Yar

    Yar

    131
    Jul 19, 2015
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  13. MIGUY

    MIGUY

    720
    Jun 27, 2014
    I have a variety of ball caps I like to wear, have a dedicated work one (lawn car/landscaping gets them extremely dirty/worn in about a year, so I replace that one each spring, usually with a freebie I pick up at an expo) and then a variety for off work. I like ball caps cause they keep the sun out of my eyes, rain off my face/ears (I wear hearing aids, was born with a 50% hearing loss, and the caps cover my ears enough to help) and they also work as a bit of a sweat band on my head to keep that from dropping down my face in the hotter months. I also have a dark gray leather Panama style hat that I wear to dressier occasions if the weather is crummy (rain/snow).
     
  14. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    I've been wearing this one when its not being "borrowed".

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  15. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    Under armor baseball hat.
     
  16. sideways

    sideways

    Feb 19, 2013
    The most versatile one I own is a felt ball cap with fold down ears. Lightly insulated and paired with a hood it'll cover a wide temperature range. Cap keeps the sun, snow and rain out of my eyes. Works with earmuffs.

    The one that gets the most attention is a Ushanka. :D
     
  17. Shann

    Shann

    Sep 2, 2004
    I prefer baseball style caps. I just don't think I look good in any other kind of hat.

    As a bald guy, I probably should wear a hat more often. But I sweat through them and ruin them after only a couple wearings so usually I just slap on some sunscreen. If I'm working in the yard, I'll tie on a bandanna. If its raining I've got a dri joy golf cap.

    In the winter, I'll wear a fleece skullcap or a regular old toque.
     
  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    That's one of the things I love about the GI cold weather patrol cap ( class one, not extreme cold version )
    It's got the flaps for in the Winter.
    I also love the fact that it's a very flexible form.
    I wear the same hat every single day, but I do have a few other hats that I wear while doing yard work. One is a large brim camo afari type hat ( the kind where you can fold the sides up and snap them in place ), and the other is my grandpa's Stetson straw hat which I love because it breaths so well.
     
  19. pertinux

    pertinux Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    What a great hat!

    What is it?

    ~ P.
     

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