I never travel without at least one hat. We are a Tilley hat family. Sun protection is essential. A good sun hat has a special lining in the top of it to protect the top of your head and a high SPF factor. Tilley sun hats also look quite stylish, and are hard working. I am the owner of two: one is a natty Raffia large-brimmed one with a wide black ribbon; and, the other is a cream hemp large-brimmed one with wide black band.
The cotton has been washed repeatedly and always turns out looking like new, even after it was caked in red dust on safari in Kenya. The wide brim protects the end of your nose from getting overly exposed while sailing, kayaking or canoeing. My husband also has quite a Tilley collection. In fact, one was so worn out, he was able to test out the lifetime warranty. He received a replacement in the mail as well as his old hat, in case he wanted to keep it as a souvenir. It packs compactly, and has the option of ties if the wind catches your sails and you need to protect it from flying off. The natural fibre means your hat will fade over a few years of wear and become uniquely yours
Women’s Raffia $120; Women’s Hemp $90.
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