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Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:32:13 AM »
After the initial Bucket hat style trial we had enough feedback to look further afield....

Version 1.


So here is version 2 as a trial based on feedback from the bucket hat....



There are 2 sizes in this hat...M/L and L/XL or 59cm an 61cm, there may be a smaller size TBA.




We have chosen a grey colour similar to that of the previous men's shirt to alleviate the concerns of a black hat, the hat has a flat but mouldable brim and can be throw in as top load in a top box with minimal changes to its shape. It does have a chin strap that is removable with scissors  :p if required.

These will have a retail of sub $30 delivered by Aust Post.   

We currently have 2 hats on trial, 1 (61cm) is on trial with Lionel in Canberra and I have the other (59cm). Once I have had a play with the hat and my Pediculosis capitis subside I will pass the hat on to someone else to trial.

I have added a poll so you may indicate your thoughts or preferences.....please add any relevancy comments below.


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« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 10:36:02 AM by ST2UP »
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 01:15:26 PM »
I'll have one of those the guy with all the badges on his has.    :thumbsup

A sensible sized brim (unlike Vn 2) that doesn't hang down like a curtain (as per Vn 1)!    :grin
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 07:04:31 PM »
Version 2 looks good.

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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 09:05:27 PM »
I'll be in for a 61 version 2 . . .
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 08:29:29 AM »
I'll have one of those the guy with all the badges on his has.    :thumbsup

A sensible sized brim (unlike Vn 2) that doesn't hang down like a curtain (as per Vn 1)!    :grin

I concur with Biggles.

a bucket hat with a less steep brim is all tht is needed.
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 06:24:32 PM »
My 750 bucket hat (the one in the photo with the badges) is the same as the one Chris is modelling above, I just turned the brim up so I could see out of it!

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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 11:52:39 PM »
My 750 bucket hat (the one in the photo with the badges) is the same as the one Chris is modelling above, I just turned the brim up so I could see out of it!

Ah- so it comes back to the model.  No wonder they pay models such big money when it's them that adds the value to the garment!   :thumbsup
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 07:24:00 PM »



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Definite upgrade on the hat models Eh Diesel?  ;-* :grin
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 02:34:39 PM »
Remember if you wish to see the poll you need to vote  :nahnah

23 votes so far  ;-*
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2017, 05:40:25 PM »
Version 2 for me, looks the goods..................... :wht11 :thumb
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2017, 06:56:44 PM »
Not for me I'm afraid, but Version 2 is a far more practical hat.
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 08:58:41 AM »
I just want to put these down again as an example that there IS the ability to get a traditional bucket hat with a decent brim that does not impede vision.

I don't like the new big version as I have a similar hat at home and the brim becomes very 'weak' and tends to become super floppy after getting wet numerous times and then becomes useless as a hat due to the vision impairment.


somethi9ng like this

http://www.nqpromoproducts.com/catalogue/hats/bucket-hats/
or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jungle-Hat-Boonie-Camo-Jungle-Bucket-Hat-ACU-Digital-Camo-Rothco-5458-/361561881699

or

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Unisex-Men-Camo-Bucket-Hat-Boonie-Hunting-Fishing-Outdoor-Wide-Brim-Military-Cap-/152101306440
or

http://www.madeforschool.com.au/t4331b-burke-microfibre-bucket-hat-with-trim?scc=116





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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 10:57:59 AM »
 My answer to the drooping brim is spray starch and an iron.

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 02:49:16 PM »
Age maybe errrrr of the hat of course............... :well :wht11
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 11:44:31 PM »
I vote for version 2.

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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2017, 06:51:01 AM »
Well I have warn the hat anytime that a hat opportunity arose....its mowed the lawn a couple of times now, it even got close to a fishing trip that got cancelled due to the weather.


It's soft, maintains a reasonable shape, provides heaps of sun protection, fits my goofy head and never once sort to take to the breeze.

The chin lanyard doesn't appeal to me and on my own hat I would remove (cut off). I wonder if having "Touring in STyle" the same as our caps would work on the rear of this hat or not  :think1

The hat has just been washed with no ill effects at all....

So now it's time to pass to another for assessment. We will be attending the QLD RTE on the 23/04/17 and will pass the newly washed hat to another willing crash test dummy  ;-*




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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2017, 08:56:44 AM »
... crash-test dummies... a small but exclusive sub-club of OzSTOC...  :grin











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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 01:54:45 PM »
People who know me realize that Iím not an average size person. Normally, I have great trouble getting the right size when I order items of clothing.

Within two minutes of placing and re-placing version 2 on my head I noticed that the prototype OzSTOC hat was a very good fit for my head at 61cm. Not only a good fit but also very comfortable.

I agreed to take the hat home and give it a trial in real life situations. Regrettably I havenít been fishing, caravanning or gardening to give the hat a proper trial. Usually, I only pack one hat when Iím on a motorcycle trip to identify myself as one of the group. I already have the OzSTOC Ďbaseballí style cap and one from the other pub.

I had ďLionelĒ engraved on one of these caps to make it easier for other riders to know who I was and also to help identify which of a collection of caps was mine. Iím not sure if Iíll do the same on the new style of hat but I probably will.

The version 2 hat is very similar to my Army issue hat though the OzSTOC hat is slightly larger as seen in the photo below.



Some people have made comments about the floppy shape and the chin lanyard. I prefer the soft, floppy style. I also much prefer a decent brim for keeping the sun off my ears and back of my neck. The version 1 hat may fit the bill though I think the baseball caps are next to useless for this purpose. In this photo taken at Government House in Canberra you can see the sun burning the left side of my face.



As for the chin lanyard, Iíve been in situations where Iíve needed both hands to land a fish in blustery conditions. I canít show you the blustery conditions but here is one such huge fighting fish.



As an aside, my fishing return on investment is somewhere north of $7,500 per kilogram. So when Iím in Brisbane I generally catch my fish at Morganís Reef in the Redcliffe area. I never fail to catch fish in this location so as a favour to my OzSTOC mates here is the LatLong, -27.195276, 153.107764

In summary, I believe the version 2 hat is a better proposition than version 1 and certainly better than the existing cap. Iíll probably order two, one to keep in pristine condition for OzSTOC group photos and one for fishing, etc. I certainly recommend version 2 of the new style of hat to others.

 
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2017, 01:08:38 PM »
Does the fish from Morgan's come with chips?

I would buy one or two of version 2 as well . .
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2017, 01:26:30 PM »
I will definitely want 1 and most likely 2 of Version 2, one for each of the ST and GL top boxes. How long before they are available? Needed one for the York Motorcycle Festival yesterday!
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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 09:45:36 PM »
Chris left the hat that he originally had with Shiney to test in QLD who intends to use it for a few weeks mowing etc and give us a report.

Based on the poll I think we have a winner.

So if you haven't voted yet, let's hear from you  :think1


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(To be fair my vote was I wouldn't buy either) I'm not a blokey hat person, just saying  o:)

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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2017, 09:45:39 AM »
Chris left the hat that he originally had with Shiney to test in QLD who intends to use it for a few weeks mowing etc and give us a report.

Based on the poll I think we have a winner.

So if you haven't voted yet, let's hear from you  :think1


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(To be fair my vote was I wouldn't buy either) I'm not a blokey hat person, just saying  o:)
But you still need to protect that pretty face. :grin

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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2017, 03:37:26 PM »

But you still need to protect that pretty face. :grin


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Re: Broad brimmed hat Version.2
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2017, 07:35:09 PM »

But you still need to protect that pretty face. :grin


As does Lionel....   :grin
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