Out­back

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MA­TE­RI­ALS Weath­ered cot­ton, shape­able brim, vent eye­lets, re­mov­able leather chin strap

COL­ORS

Black, Brown

SIZES

21 1⁄ 4 to 251⁄ 4 inches

MSRP

$50

URL

tenth­streethats.com

NOTES:

With an un­even weath­ered ap­pear­ance out of the box, this Out­back hat from DPC Out­door De­sign looks right at home on a back­woods trail. It also won’t leave you wor­ry­ing about scuff­ing up or dis­col­or­ing the fin­ish if it gets dropped in the dirt or mud — that just adds char­ac­ter. This hat’s ma­te­rial feels slightly waxy to the touch and has no trou­ble shed­ding light rain, although heav­ier pre­cip­i­ta­tion may even­tu­ally seep through the stitch­ing. The 23⁄ 4- inch brim in­cludes a flex­i­ble wire at the edge that can be eas­ily shaped into a cow­boy-style curve or a more sub­dued flat pro­file. A sim­ple chin cord is cut from a strip of leather, and in­cludes a wood bead to keep the hat in place if the wind picks up.

PROS:

Weath­ered ap­pear­ance gives it a unique look and elim­i­nates the awk­ward break-in pe­riod of other fresh-look­ing new hats

Shape­able brim lets you con­tour the hat to your ex­act pref­er­ence in sec­onds

Avail­able in a large range of sizes

CONS:

Black cot­ton/polyester sweat­band isn’t soft or mois­ture-wick­ing.

Rigid crown can’t be crushed and packed away, so you’ll need to hang the hat out­side your bag.

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