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Old 06-27-2006, 08:41 AM
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I wear a boonie from the Army-Navy store.
yep, same here. desert pattern seems cooler than the other available patterns i've tried.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:53 AM
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After getting 2nd degree burns on the back of my neck from the sun, I got one of these.
http://www.villagehatshop.com/columb...oner_bank.html
Light weight, quick dry, protects neck and able to wear earmuffs.

Might not look the most fasionable but does the job well.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:40 PM
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My favorite mowing hat for the summer just became this one:

http://www.discountsafetygear.com/vucohaha.html

It's a Vulcan brand cowboy hard hat. It looks like a regular cowboy hat, except it's a regulation ANSI Z89 rated hard hat. It's got a rigid outer shell constructed of high density polyethylene that resists penetration, and deflects blows from falling objects. In MY case, I was gettin mighty tired of whackin my head on low hanging branches. THIS hat was about 26 bucks, delivered, and first day out it already saved my tired old noggin from more bangs. Worth every penny in my book.

Made in the USA! It's got a ratchet suspension with a quick adjuster knob, so the hat doesn't sit right down on your head, but it's suspended with about a half-inch of air space all around the base. I've found this lets more air flow get under the hat, and you stay cooler. It's got a brim almost 3" wide all around, which shades the ears and face pretty good. You'll still want sun screen on your neck and shoulders. You'll notice it's a bit heavier than an ordinary cowboy hat... but you get used to it pretty quick, and you'll come to love it the first time it soaks up an impact from something like a tree branch that you're mowing under. I completely recommend it.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:50 AM
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My favorite mowing hat for the summer just became this one:

http://www.discountsafetygear.com/vucohaha.html

It's a Vulcan brand cowboy hard hat. It looks like a regular cowboy hat, except it's a regulation ANSI Z89 rated hard hat. It's got a rigid outer shell constructed of high density polyethylene that resists penetration, and deflects blows from falling objects. In MY case, I was gettin mighty tired of whackin my head on low hanging branches. THIS hat was about 26 bucks, delivered, and first day out it already saved my tired old noggin from more bangs. Worth every penny in my book.

Made in the USA! It's got a ratchet suspension with a quick adjuster knob, so the hat doesn't sit right down on your head, but it's suspended with about a half-inch of air space all around the base. I've found this lets more air flow get under the hat, and you stay cooler. It's got a brim almost 3" wide all around, which shades the ears and face pretty good. You'll still want sun screen on your neck and shoulders. You'll notice it's a bit heavier than an ordinary cowboy hat... but you get used to it pretty quick, and you'll come to love it the first time it soaks up an impact from something like a tree branch that you're mowing under. I completely recommend it.

Only in Texass would a guy wear a cowboy hat to mow.
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:42 PM
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Trying to find a good hat to wear here in the heat. I had been wearing my Georgia Bulldogs hat but it doesn't shade too well and it has gotten NASTY!!!
Go DAWGS !!

sorry.. couldn't resist, being from Athens..

I am also looking for a good hat for the GA heat.. I prefer a full brim hat to block the sun from my face/neck.. but I'm having trouble finding one that's comfortable and good quality.

Good luck this season neighbor!
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:19 PM
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Coolibar "Super Sport" hat. Wraps around and velcros. with glasses on, you have total coverage of neck and face. Lightweight. Would recommend. http://www.coolibar.com/men-s-hats.html
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:21 PM
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Actually "Ultra Sport hat" is what i have
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:05 AM
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Look for one of the surplus military pith helments. They are hard, but have a suspension system that holds it away from your head allowing air to circulate. I have seen them at Army Navy surplus. or online sources as Brigade Quartermaster, Cheaper than Dirt, ect. Also found a fedora type at Tractor supply with mesh sides and twill top and brim.
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