* GUARANTEED FOR LIFE
* INSURED AGAINST LOSS
* EXCELLENT SUN PROTECTION
* REPELS RAIN
* SECRET POCKET
* TIES ON IN THE WIND
* MACHINE WASHABLE ( WON'T SHRINK)
Introducing the NEW LT1B Breathable Nylon Bucket Hat
And it weighs only 2.8 ounces!
New and lightweight, the LT1B hat features a bucket-style brim, size 2 1/2" all around. Made with 93% nylon, 7% spandex with durable weather and stain repellant finish. It is tightly woven for high abrasion resistance, better shape retention, high breathability and superior comfort. A new moisture wicking sweatband made with TRANSPOR® DRY LAYER offers superior moisture control technology. The hat can be folded into its own secret pocket. Once folded, it is easy to transport it with a hang-tab to clip on your backpack, golf bag, etc. New wind cord made of nylon with reflective tape that illuminate in the dark. Matt black grommets and eyelets, double plated to ensure it will not chip-off.
We have 'up-dated' the look but have kept what makes a Tilley Hat a Tilley Hat: It floats, ties on in the wind, repels rain, won't shrink and is guaranteed for life not to wear out, insured against loss, comes with a 4-page owner's manual and brag tags. The Breathable Nylon Bucket Hats have been tested and certified as having a UPF 50+, the maximum UV protection rating given.
Brim Measurements: Brim size 2 1/2" all around.
SIZES: S - 6 7/8 - 7 M - 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 L - 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 XL - 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 2XL - 7 7/8 - 8
HERE'S WHY TILLEY HATS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED 'THE BEST IN THE WORLD.'
APPEARANCE AND COMFORT: To protect you from the sun and rain, Tilleys fit lower than other hats. This also tends to give one a rather dashing appearance!
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, Tilleys 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).
THE GUARANTEE: Your Hat is guaranteed for life (yours, mine or its) not to wear out or fall apart. We're delighted to think that yours may be passed on to the next generation!
INSURED AGAINST LOSS: 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.
FLOATS: 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. Good grief!
People have told us that this foam layer has helped save their lives. Double your money back if it doesn't save yours. Apply personally....
TIES ON: 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.
See COMFORT above, and the Owner's Manual, which accompanies each Hat, for amplification.
REPELS RAIN: Not perfectly but usually quite adequately. Happily, the brims of the cotton-duck Tilleys actually become stiffer when they get wet, not floppier, helping to protect your neck, face and glasses.
The Lighterweight Nylamtium® Tilleys are excellent at repelling rain.
WON'T SHRINK: They, in 1980: "Alex, you can't make a cotton hat that won't shrink!" Me: "But what if we boiled the material first? Mercilessly preshrunk it?"
They: "Well, I guess that would work." It did and does.
SECRET POCKET: Inside the crown is a good-sized pocket sealed with Velcro®. In it, carry your I.D., hotel key, $10 bill (in your case, a 20), plus a quarter for an emergency phone call.
ANTI-SWEAT BAND: New sweatband fabric, TRANSPOR® DRY LAYER offers superior moisture control technology. Perspiration slides through the inner layer to the outer wicking layer of the fabric where it spreads and evaporates. It will keep you cool and dry in the heat.
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.
You still need SPF 15 sunscreen and sunglasses with UV filters! Children especially need the UV filters in their sunglasses as non-filtering glasses will increase the size of their pupils, allowing even more of the damaging UV rays to enter. This often causes cataracts and retinal problems later in life and has happened in my (Alex Tilley's) own family.
Certified Sun Protective Hat
UMPTEEN SIZES: 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. If you give us the measurement (inches or centimetres) on the Sizing Guide on the website, well give you the right size. Or refer to our Hat Sizing Chart for an easy reference to your Tilley Hat size.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD: As mentioned above, a Tilley Hat fits lower and more comfortably than other hats. The lower it sits, the larger at that point is one's head circumference. To find your Tilley size, simply measure around your head, just above the eyebrows. Tell us this measurement in inches or centimeters. We'll take it from here.
If you give us your head measurement (inches or centimetres) on the Sizing Guide on the website, well give you the right size. Or refer to our Hat Sizing Chart for an easy reference to your Tilley Hat size.
If you already know your regular hat size, please ask for one size larger when you order your Tilley. For instance, if you're sure you're a 7 1/4, order a 7 3/8.
If you give us the measurement (inches or centimetres) on the Sizing Guide on the website, well give you the right size. Or refer to our Hat Sizing Chart for the easy reference to your Tilley Hat size.
4-PAGE OWNER`S MANUAL: You`ll find it a good read. It`s also available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Please specify if it should be other than in English.
Owner`s Manual for the Tilley Hat
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cool water. Do not use bleach. Smooth and reshape the Hat by hand and set it out to air dry. Wash it frequently or non-removable sweat stains will mar it and discolour fabric.
MADE OF TITANIUM AND KRYPTONITE: Hardly! The lighterweight Tilley (LT) Hats are handcrafted of a strong, laminated, waterproof nylon, Tilley Nylamtium®; Our new nylon fabric (93% Nylon, 7% Spandex) is tightly woven with a DWR finish. Other Hats, are created from 10-ounce (per square yard) cotton duck, a tough, soft, closely woven, mercilessly preshrunk, water-and mildew-repellent, canvas-like material. Our hemp hats are engineered from 11-oz. hemp, natures performance fabric®. Hemp is the worlds strongest natural fibre.