Good hat? (Search didn't help)

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by FIRESCOOBY, Jun 25, 2006.


    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    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!!!

    I'm looking for a hat that has these factors:
    -Lightweight AND light colored
    -blocks sun all around
    -easy to clean

    I don't like straw hats (the look) and the way they feel.

    One of my local mower places carries some brand of hat that has a brim all around, but is a fabric. The tag says the had has an SPF of 50. Only thing is that they only have light blue and a maroon color.

    Just wondering what kind of hat you guys wear and if you like them. Also, where you got them and how much they were.
  2. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    I wear a boonie from the Army-Navy store.
  3. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

  4. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    I wear a straw hat in the heat
    A ballcap in the early spring/late fall
    I find them at the local thrift store/yard sales
    Never paid more than $3 for any of them
  5. Audrey

    Audrey LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 570

    Surplus desert camo boonie.

  6. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    I wish cowboy hats were in style here that would work much better than my baseball cap.
  7. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    I wear white Bandanas. I use to wear a baseball hat all the time. But after an hour the hat did not hold the sweat from running down my face. Also it would cause my forhead to get all rashed up from me rubbing on it all the time.
    With the bandana, it holds the water back from running into your eyes more. And if it gets to wet from sweat, use a diff part. Also you can wet them real good with a hose and put them back on, it really cools you down for a bit.
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    i always have a ball cap of something on but sometimes in a lot of sun i wear an amish straw hat which blocks a lot of sun

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Baseball hat, a bandana, or boonie's can not be beat, cool and they look pretty cool.
  10. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 386

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