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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2015, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Curious what everyone's headgear of choice for hiking might be...

It's the piece of gear where maybe your personal flair comes through. Are you wearing the same Tilley you bought 25 years ago? A super high-tech waterproof breathable? A Dollarama cotton bucket? Wide brim, ball cap, bandana or nothing?

What have you got? Would love to see your hat-on-head beauty shots too.
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Well it all depends on the weather and/or temperature:







My preference is the simple ball cap. Shades the eyes, keeps crap out of your hair, not too hot. But I always carry a toque in my pack.
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I got this new Cabela's ball cap 2 weeks ago, its the mesh trucker style so it breathes well..... Never really needed a tuque but i suppose thats also an option which i keep in my bag for that just in case moment.

The lady and I rocking our hats! Excuse the exhausted faces haha
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Nothing with a button on top.

Other than that it has to fit over my huge noggin and probably over my bandana too because my forehead sweats so much.
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Whiskeyjack hat! Huge points for style!
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I am interested in people's suggestions too - I wear a wide brim hat to keep the sun off (ears especially would get burned with just a baseball cap) - my current hat has a fairly stiff wide brim (previous version , the brim was too floppy in windy conditions) However I found that bugs like to shelter under the hat brim as well ! i.e. More bugs around my face than without a hat.
Also, while the stiff brim holds up in the wind/rain (and serves as a camera lens shade when needed) the back also bumps against the top of my backpack when fully loaded.
Still looking for the perfect solution!
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I've tried the standard brim hat but it didn't work that well for me (might have been the brand). Looking at what guys wear when they're out working all day presents a pretty easy solution: ball cap paired with a bandana/cloth to hang over back of neck.

Yeah, the sunscreen on my ears always ends up less than pretty, but I live with it. My sun hat was awesome in Utah as it provides tons of shade.
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Usually a ballcap with the exception of days where the sun is baking down with no shade. Then I will just use a t-shirt bandana style because it shades my neck, ears, and shoulders from the sun.

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I like a ball cap, but always end up with a burned neck and ears because I hate greasy sunscreen, and I hate brims that go all the way around as I don't like the feel of it on the back of my neck when looking up, and it feels heavy..

Need something like this: https://vpo.ca/151343/outdoor-research_sun-runner-cap

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I like the Halo stuff. Good for keeping the sweat out of your eyes.

http://store.haloheadband.com/Halo-S...Tail-p/sol.htm
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Snapback for me.
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Got this hat for Christmas this year
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Bandana most of the time (one more sweaty hiker here) and I recently got one of these:

Frogg Toggs Crushable waterproof boonie hat in plain khaki. I hate wearing hoods in the rain, as I can't hear anything, which is an issue when walking the dog (approaching cars, walkers, other dogs, wildlife etc.), and I hate the movement restriction. It is indeed waterproof, weighs nearly nothing, and very crushable. Not a lot of field testing yet but seems legit.
Oh, and always a tuque in the pack.
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Booth free from cases of beer, both have seen the tops of quite a few mountains.

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I got one of these and it is working well.
http://www.outdoorresearch.ca/ca_en/...-hat-ca-3.html
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