Review: Tilley Hat

A hat that comes with an owner’s manual? Say it ain’t so. But the journalist in me likes the fact that the folks at Tilley want you to love their travel apparel as much as they love it. Their adoration shows; from the detailed owners manual to their guarantee for the life of the product, in this case a sun hat.

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The author wearing her sun hat.

“My Tilley hat has outlasted my phone number,” said Nancy Ross-Madnick. “I bought my hat over 20 years ago to wear during family camping and hiking trips in the Sierras. Then it became my “go to” hat for travel and the first item I put in my suitcase. Now when I wear my Tilley hat to twice weekly water aerobic classes I think about these wonderful times in my life. Who knows where my trusty and indestructible Tilley hat will take me next!”

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Nancy Ross-Madnick wears her Tilley hat. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

Skin Cancer and sun protection

After my recent experience with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer, I’ve paid much closer attention to clothing with UPF protection and sun hats with a broad brim that offer protection from UVA/UVB radiation. It’s an added bonus that the women’s Tilley TH9 hat floats and is fashionable, too!

Made with a downward sloping broad brim and hemp material, the natural fiber makes the Tilley hat durable and fade resistent. The fabrics of all these hats are certified to block 98% of harmful UVA/UVB radiation and deliver an ultraviolet factor (UPF) of 50+.

I also ordered the Raffia Fedora but this hat has proven so popular that it is currently on back order. Do you have a favorite hat? What adventure have you and your hat shared? Leave your comments below.

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The water aerobics crew wearing our hats in the pool.

Insider Tip:

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It floats! Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

Ever find yourself out walking, or sailing on a boat or swimming and only want to carry a $20 bill and your driver’s license? The clever folks at Tilley have stashed a small plastic, zip lock bag in a hidden pocket inside the crown of your hat. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone. It’s a secret.

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For additional insider tips follow Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown on Twitter @Nancydbrown and follow @TilleyEndurable on Twitter.

Where to Buy:
Tilley website

Article written by and photos courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. Tilley supplied me with this sun hat for a travel apparel review, however, all opinions are my own. No hats were harmed in the making of this blog post.

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