The classic T5 Tilley Hat, designed with a medium brim, belongs to the category of Tilley Hat fabrics that started it all – the cotton duck. The fabric is derived from an incredibly durable sailcloth that is still used in boating today.
Here's why Tilley Hats are acknowledged as `The Best in the World`.
Appearance and Comfort:
To protect you from the sun and rain, Tilley’s fit lower than other hats.
For your comfort, they’re held on by gravity, not painful pressure on your forehead. On a hot muggy day, you’ll especially appreciate this!
Even though they fit gently, Tilley’s won’t fly off because when there’s a breeze, you use one or both parts of the tuckaway Wind Cord (see TIES ON below).
Guaranteed for life:
Tilley’s are replaced free if they ever wear out, shrink or fall apart. They’re so carefully handcrafted in Canada, and made of such strong materials, that many outlive their owners.
Insured Against Loss:
We understand the anguish of losing this reliable companion, or of having your dog terminally gnaw it. Should that happen, we’ll replace your late, lamented Tilley at half the catalogue price.
With your Hat, you’ll be provided with `The Straight-Shooter`s Statement of Loss of a Tilley Hat` insurance policy. The insurance is for two years, all perils, 50% deductible, and is not issued by Lloyds.
A layer of closed-cell foam in the crown, and sometimes in the brim, provides the Tilley’s positive buoyancy. This is a boon to boaters and fishermen/women/people.
The Tilley comes with a tuckaway, adjustable, fore `n` aft Wind Cord. When it’s calm, the Wind Cord stays hidden in the crown. When there’s a breeze, place the part with the sliding knots behind your head. When it’s windy or you’re sailing, use the chin part too.
Repels against Rain:
Not perfectly but usually quite adequately. Happily, the brims of the cotton-duck Tilley’s actually become stiffer when they get wet, not floppier, helping to protect your neck, face and glasses.
Hydrofil® Anti-Sweat Band:
Soft and comfortable, it picks up sweat from your forehead and wicks it away to your temple area where it evaporates.
Certified Sun Protection:
The fabric and style of all Tilley Hats have been certified to block 98 percent of harmful UVA/UVB radiation and deliver an ultraviolet factor (UPF) of 50+, the maximum rating given.
As a matter of principle, no one shall be deprived of the pleasure and privileges of Tilley Hat ownership simply because of an uncommon head size.
The Tilley Hat fits more comfortably than other hats. It’s 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! For the proper fit, you should be able to easily insert two fingers, flat, between the middle of your forehead and the front of the Hat. The Hat should be loose enough that you can rotate it to the left and right, and lift it up and down, without friction on your forehead. When it’s windy, use the cord!
Like footwear, your Tilley Hat must be sized properly. To find your hat size, use a tape measure and draw it right around your head, just above the eyebrows. Then use the chart below to work out your size.