Tilley Hats

In 1984, Alex Tilley, a keen yachtsman, and art dealer decided to make himself a hat that would stand up to the harshest of weather conditions. The hat would also have to offer water and wind resistance, a chin strap, floating capabilities, a classic appearance, and above all top quality workmanship. Once the main features were established he began searching for materials to meet his requirements. He centered his research around cotton canvas, a practical and durable material which has many natural advantages. However, after manufacturing the initial prototype it was soon apparent the material was too thick, heavy, and shrunk when it got wet. After considerable research and experiments Tilley realized by pre-shrinking and boiling the canvas, it would eliminate the shrinking issue. The pre-shrunk cotton canvas became the first of many materials to be used to manufacture Tilley hats.

Tilley hats are truly the ultimate outdoor hat and recommended most by dermatologists. Nearly indestructible, good looking, incredibly designed and well made - Tilley hats are made to last!

All Tilley Hats:

  • Provide maximum sun protection - rated at UPF 50+
  • Float - A foam liner in the crown adds buoyancy.
  • Tie-on - Tuckaway wind cords keep the Hat on.
  • Repel rain - The brim channels water away.
  • Won't shrink - Machine or hand washable.
  • HYDROFIL® Anti-Sweat band - Picks up sweat from your forehead and wicks it away.
  • Have a secret pocket for stowing cash or keys.
  • Come in 13 sizes - there's no one they can't fit!
  • Insured against loss or grievous damage.

The Tilley hat is designed to be worn low on your head and slightly loose. It should be held on by gravity, not by painful pressure on your forehead. When it's windy, use the wind cord. When security is a consideration, there's a secret pocket.

Tilley Size

S (6 7/8 – 7)
M (7 1/8 – 7 ¼)
L (7 3/8 – 7 ½)
XL (7 5/8 – 7 ¾)
2XL ( 7 7-8 – 8)

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