Tilley TH4 Hemp Hat
Price Paid: $78
A great hat. Especially if you have a big head like mine ... size 8 is pretty hard to find.
Excellent sun protection. Pretty good in the rain, definitely better than cotton and has a lot more absorbency than nylon.
Very comfortable and good looks. The tie down cords are great and you can just hang the hat off your neck in the back if you don't want to carry it.
I'd rate the hemp much better than cotton. The latter is prone to perspiration stains that you can't get out. My hemp one has no stains. Hemp is also much more rot proof than cotton.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is that the wide brim is a bit floppy in the wind. There is a slightly narrower brimmed hemp model (TH5) that should be better in that respect. That's going to be my next Tilley purchase.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Why Hemp? Not only do our Hemp Hats look great, but they have a soft linen-like look with a 'tough as nails attitude'. In fact, Hemp is the world's strongest natural fibre. It is breathable, and naturally resistant to UV light, mould, mildew and salt water. Tilley Hemp fabric has been tested and certified as having a UPF 50+ this is the maximum UV protection rating given.
- Ramsey Outdoor
Tilley TH4 Hemp Hat - Why Hemp Not only do Hemp Hats look great, but they have a soft linen-like look with a 'tough as nails attitude'. In fact, Hemp is the world's strongest natural fibre. It is breathable, and naturally resistant to UV light, mould, mildew and salt water. Tilley Hemp fabric has been tested and certified as having a UPF 50+; this is the maximum UV protection rating given. Brim measurements: Front and Back: 3 1/2" Sides: 2 1/2" Details: Guaranteed for life Insured against loss Excellent sun protection Repels rain Ties on in the wind Machine washable (won't shrink) Hempy goodness
- Massey's Outfitters
It is one of those items that you have always wanted, but feared to ever ask for. Now's your chance! I'm giving you permission to ask me for this, just this one time. So go ahead ask for it. I know you want the TH4 Hemp Hat from Tilly Endurables. PRODUCT FEATURES: With a wider brim than the Tilley TH5, this hemp hat will provide even more sun protection, while maintaining the strength and softness of a hemp hat Based off the classic design of the T4, this hemp version is naturally resistant to salt water, mildew, rain, and mold, yet soft as linen! And hemp is the strongest all-natural fiber, so you know this Tilly hat is eco-conscious yet sturdy!
- Appalachian Outdoors