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11. Posted by BASEnutter (Budding Member, 25 posts) 27 Nov '09 23:28

Quoting Travel4gro

Well, beyond the obvious truism that real adventure requires a helmet, I have my favorites.

I have a very old Outdoor Research rain hat which my family hates. It is great for bad weather.

I like buffs for the winter traveling. They are versatile.

I do not have one, but I would like a classic Australian oil hat.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

Buffs are excellent, the other weekend hiking in wales, soaking wet, cold and windy, but my fleece buff worn in a balaclava STILL kept my face warm and out of the painful rain.

Whats the outdoor research hat look like? And an Aussie oil hat would be nice...

12. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru, 880 posts) 14 Dec '09 18:17

To confirm: It's a truism that real adventure requires a helmet?

So, to solidify then...Dian Fossey, not adventurey. Polar expeditions, really just cold walks? Iditarod just some outdoor fun? Jungle exploration just tramping around in the back forty?

Headgear of above....Neckerchief, Toque, Toque, and fedora (for that total Indy feel)

13. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member, 146 posts) 14 Dec '09 19:04

I love caps that makes you look like Al Capone.. I have a few of them actually and I almost wear them anywhere I go... whatever the occasion is... lol.. but in places where it may get windy, I wear a balicap.. its easier to keep on the head-considering all the hats that I have lost and got carried away by the wind.

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15. Posted by BASEnutter (Budding Member, 25 posts) 15 Dec '09 08:39

Quoting Piecar

To confirm: It's a truism that real adventure requires a helmet?

So, to solidify then...Dian Fossey, not adventurey. Polar expeditions, really just cold walks? Iditarod just some outdoor fun? Jungle exploration just tramping around in the back forty?

Headgear of above....Neckerchief, Toque, Toque, and fedora (for that total Indy feel)

Don't forget Bear Grylls, Jo Gambi, Ray Mears etc.

No helmets, but still classes as an adventure.

16. Posted by TravelSoup (Budding Member, 33 posts) 16 Dec '09 07:02

I use the same Tilly hat that I've had for 25 years. Very durable and a great sun shade. Sure it is overly touristy and even dorky but very functional. Works well for sailing, hiking and travels. The key thing is to wash them alot! When this one wears out I get a new one for free. Easily my best all round hat.

17. Posted by jacopolia (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 5 Jan '10 00:20

well, i always wear a Wide Brim Hat when i was out, there are so many flowers were stitched on it as if the butterfly will fly towards it in the summer, i like it very much

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18. Posted by SirSamkin (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 20 Jun '10 18:53

a really good hat that I use for Hiking and walking is the ACU (army combat uniform) boonie hat. It's digital universal camoflauge, so it pretty much matches most travel clothing, and is made of lightweight ripstop. my uncle got me one from his Supply Sgt., but you could probably find one online. (I suggest getting a half size larger than what you normally wear, so that you can fit a thinsulate cap under it if it gets cold.) it keeps the sun off your face and neck, and has a strap so you can just have it on your back when you go inside. Its a real winner.

19. Posted by Dave2525 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 21 Jun '10 09:36

Like many of the others, I also have a Tilley hat for keeping the sun off. I've also used a baseball cap depending upon what I'm doing.

20. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 23 Jun '10 14:10

I have several different types of head gear. One of my favourites is a beauty I bought really cheap in Ukraine one winter when the temperature was down to something like -30c. I was so incredibly (and unpleasantly) cold, but this thing allowed my head and ears to almost cook.
For trips to Africa and Southern Europe in the stupidly hot summer months when it can get up into the +40's, I have a white brimmed cotton hat that not only keeps my head cool, but also the sun off my face as well. One thing I just cant cope with when abroad (in fact anywhere), is sunburn. I had sunstroke just once - never again. Once bitten - twice shaded.

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