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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).

Tilleys are replaced free if they ever wear out, shrink or fall apart. They're so carefully handcrafted by us in Canada, and made of such strong materials, that many outlive their owners. Final words in the Owner's Manual? "Pass it on!"

We understand the anguish of losing this reliable companion, or of having your dog terminally gnaw it. Should that happen, we'll replace your late, lamented Tilley at half the catalogue price.

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.

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....

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.

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.

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.

Soft and comfortable, it picks up sweat from your forehead and wicks it away to your temple area where it evaporates.

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.

Most hat makers make 4 or 5 sizes; we make 13, and even individual Hats beyond that size range when necessary.

As a matter of principle, no one shall be deprived of the pleasure and privileges of Tilley Hat ownership simply because of an uncommon head size.

The Tilley Hat fits more comfortably than other hats. It's designed to be worn low on your head and slightly loose. It should be held on by gravity, not by painful pressure on your forehead! For the proper fit, you should be able to easily insert two fingers, flat, between the middle of your forehead and the front of the Hat. The Hat should be loose enough that you can rotate it to the left and right, and lift it up and down, without friction on your forehead. When it's windy, use the cord!

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. 

Please refer to our Hat Sizing Chart for the easy reference to your Tilley Hat size.

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.

There are 8 of these in the Secret Pocket. You'll have fun with them; they can even get you into trouble, if you wish.

You can attach your sunglasses to the side of your Tilley: a Velcro tab inside the Hat holds the folded temples of your glasses in place after you've tucked the temples through the solid brass ventilation grommets.

Inside the crown is a good-sized pocket sealed with Velcro. In it, carry your Brag Tags, I.D., toilet paper(!), license, hotel key, $10 bill (in your case a 20), plus a quarter for an emergency phone call.

You will receive an original, authentic Tilley Hat. BrandsOnly.com is an Authorized Tilley Retailer.

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PLEASE NOTE: We charge $8.50 for any Tilley Hat size, color or model exchanges to cover additional costs for restocking, shipping and handling and packaging material. Hat sizes marked * are special orders. Please allow 5-7 business days to ship special orders.