I have heard for many years the great accolades of Tilley Hats. First it was from my own father who had one, lost it, replaced it, and still owns it today. Next it was a friend, and all shouted from the rooftops about how great these hats were. Well… I had to look into them myself to find out whether they lived up to the hype!
So, luckily I was given the opportunity to have myself and my family try out the hats and learn more about them in the process.
Tilley’s Top Ten Truths
- Wear Them For Your Lifetime. Tilley Hats, AdventureCloth Classic Shorts, VOMP (Vest of Many Pockets) and all Different Drummer Legends clothing will be replaced FREE if they EVER wear out.
- Hat Ahoy! That’s right, Tilley Hats float. A non-absorbent foam liner in the crown adds buoyancy to ensure your Hat ends up back on land and on your head – if you put your name in it.
- Your Head Doesn’t Shrink So Why Would Your Hat? What good is a hat that no longer fits after you wash it? No good, that’s what. Machine or hand-washed, your Tilley Hat will air dry back to its original size in just a few hours.
- Sun Protection Never Looked So Good. Tilley Hats block 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. We also work with researchers to select fabrics for our clothing that protect travellers from the sun’s damaging rays and then we have them UPF certified, so you’ll know it.
- Pack Small. Lighten your load with clothes that pack small, mix and match with ease and arrive relatively wrinkle-free. With Tilley, you can travel the world with only your carry-on – and some actually do!
- Pity The Pickpockets. Hidden away and even sealed with Velcro®, our inside secret pockets are unassailable. This means your wallet, keys and passport are as pickpocket-proof as can be.
- Probably The World’s Only Insured Hat (Not Counting Tiaras). Tilley Hats are insured against loss or grievous damage: two years, all perils, 50% deductible.
- Wash ’N’ Hike, Wash ’N’ Sail, Wash ’N’ Sip A Martini…You Get The Idea. Tilleys are made with ease of care in mind. Most can be laundered in your hotel sink in the evening, hung to dry overnight and be neat and dry for breakfast.
- Crinkled Cottons – No Shrinking. No Ironing. No Kidding! Low maintenance meets relatively high style in these comfortable, easy-care cottons that have the “crinkles” already built in. That’s crinkles, not wrinkles.
- Tilley Can Even Help You Take Better Pictures. Look good while traveling the world. Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice style for comfort when packing for your adventure.
These ten items sold me even before I received the hats for my family. Once I did receive them I have to say that the hats lived up to my expectations. The hats fit wonderfully as they were custom fit. They were light and provided great airflow to your head. After I received the hats I also explored the Tilley Hat website and was surprised to find a number of other products that are geared to save your family from sun damage. So when you go to the website you will not only find great hats, but you also will find items like shirts, shorts, pants, socks, Jackets, vests and even underwear, belts and bags, and that was just in the men’s items (Women had even more to choose from).
Going back to the hats themselves, I have to say that I love the fact that they block 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. As a person who’s father has had many bouts of melanoma on his head, I am always trying to cover up my head for this reason alone. I also love the fact that the hat will be replaced even if lost in the first few years and then is replaceable for a lifetime, talk about a hat that lasts!
I am a Tilley Hat convert. I will definitely be considering other Tilley products in the future and encourage you to do so also!
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