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“I’ve always loved hats but could never get them to fit. I was naturally born for a Tilley 8+ and did not know it. In July 2008 I walked by a Tilley rack in a Cape Breton store. That’s when my Tilley affair started. I now wear a TW2 for late fall and early winter, a charcoal TIC1 for heavy winter, a T3 cotton duck hat for those late spring and early fall windy days on the Summerside boardwalk (the snap-up brim is great in the wind) and finally but not last, I just recently bought a T5CN for just about any summer day and may cheat a bit and wear it to Florida for March break.”
Thanks, Denis; when Horst Berlin of Toronto bought the first Hat, it was a size 8.
TM10 Cotton Duck with Mesh Hat
The TM10 Tilley Hat, designed with a broad brim, has a strong ‘3-D’ polyester UPF 50+ mesh which blocks sunlight, but allows air to pass easily. The mesh has also been treated to provide water repellency. The cotton duck brim fabric is derived from an incredibly durable sailcloth that is still used in boating today.
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- Guaranteed for life not to wear out
- Insured against loss
- Excellent sun protection, rated UPF 50+
- Dark underbrim for glare protection
- Repels rain, floats
- Ties on in the wind
- Machine washable, won't shrink
- 4-page Owner's Manual
- Secret pocket
- Broad brim with 3" ventilation UPF 50+, water-repellent mesh
Brim size: Front and Back: 3 1/2" Sides: 2 1/2"
Weighs 5 ounces
- Made from rain and mildew resistant 10 oz. 100% cotton duck with a polyester mesh.
- The fabric and 3" mesh of this Tilley Hat has 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 30 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.
- We hand-sew each Hat using very strong thread; all seams are lock-stitched so they won't unravel. The brass is from Britain and is the best there is. All Hats are made with such care and dedication that one is as good as another. Your Tilley will be equal to that presented to a president or princess. ("Hi, Duke! How long have you had your Tilley?" could be an effective opener.)
- Wash it frequently or non-removable sweat stains will mar it and possibly rot it. Machine wash on delicate cycle separately or hand wash in cool water. Do not use bleach as it remains inside the Hat, slowly rotting it. Smooth and reshape the Hat by hand and set it out to air dry. When the Hat is dry, simply re-stretch it, as an American sailor showed us, by putting your knee in the crown, and pulling firmly on the opposite side.
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( 5 )
Love it, all day, every day
I recently laid foundation for my new home. As the driller was drilling the 5m deep holes for concrete support pillars it would spew rocks and sand high into the air. All this debris rained back down on me an the workers. As I blessed my TM10 for its stiff wide brim and padded top I thought to myself, "Alex Tilley never expected this application for his hats."
Since then I wear the hat every day on site. The sun protection is unbeatable. Arguably a wide brim interferes a bit with upper field of vision, and that may cause me to bump into stuff more than I would otherwise, but I still bless the padding every time a do. And my non-hat-wearing workers have also had their share of self inflicted bumps to the head.
I used to wear a T4 and loved it to death. It quickly took on a worn adventurer look (I put it through hell) that commanded respect. The TM10 will never look as cool due to the molded foam top, but the cool mesh ventilation is worth that sacrifice for me. I would get sweat marks on the forehead of the T4 and had to wash it frequently.
( 5 )
Best Find (literally)
I've seen first hand what this hat can endure, and I can certainly say it has been the best hat I have ever had. Was fishing out in the river one day, and I see this object snagged on a stick about 30 feet from shore. My buddy, whom has better eyesight than me, tells me it is a full-brim hat. Having just destroyed my old hat...it takes me about 30 min to muster up the courage to wade into the water to grab it. Mind you, this is the upper Willamette, so there is some snow melt going on (which means the water is about 3 deg warmer than freezing)...and after much effort fighting some current, I retrieve a size 7 TM10 Tilly Hat. Not only that, but there were a few cans of beer inside (as if someone was using it for a beer cooler on the side of their boat and it came loose and drifted off in the current). Judging from the expiration dates on the beer, the hat had been in the water (and probably snagged there) for about 3 months. It was pretty dirty, had all kinds of river bugs and silt in it. But...washed it off in the tub a bit, and a couple trips through the washer later...it has darned my head for some time now, and my melon could be none-the-happier. Epic hat folks...keep up the good work!
( 4.5 )
Distinct and with character
My TM10 has swam in Lake Tahoe, hiked on the PCT and sat thru baseball games. My hat is very young but has offered great versatility. I am very happy with my decision to own a Tilley hat. I plan on adding the Original Tilley hat to my wardrobe next Spring.
( 5 )
So I've wanted a Tilley hat for nearly a decade now but I just couldn't bring myself to justify the price point. A few months ago I finally broke down and decided to get one. When I initially brought it home my girlfriend read my the riot act for spending $80 on a hat. However, after seeing it and witnessing first hand the water and sun protection it offers she got one as well.
This hat has a very wide brim that protects my face and neck but doesn't obstruct vision. The mesh top is very breathable and will pick up the breeze while keeping the UV rays from destroying my shaved head.
All in all this is one of the best purchases I've ever made for headgear and only wish I would have followed my instincts 10 years ago.
( 4 )
I spend a lot of time outdoors in south Florida, mostly golfing. I've also had chronic issues with skin cancer. I needed a serious trade-up from my all-too familiar baseball cap.
I love the wide brim on this hat. It gives thorough UV protection, even on the sides of my face. Surprisingly, it is cooler than a ball cap in the hot Florida summer as it blocks the intense sun but also breathes through the crown. It is also warm and comfy on chilly mornings while fishing. Wonderfully versatile and a fantastic hat. It's a breeze to wash and goes right back to it's original shape, even if it gets squished!
The only complaint about the design is that the crown tends to collapse when I wear it. No functional issue with this problem, only cosmetic. The dents make the hat look older and more worn than it actually is. It's a sharp looking hat and the dents in the side of the crown keep me from wearing it with nicer clothes when out on the town in the evening. Great product though.
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HERE'S WHY TILLEY HATS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED 'THE BEST IN THE WORLD.'
APPEARANCE AND COMFORT:
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!
Your Hat is guaranteed for life (yours, mine or its) not to wear out or fall apart. We're delighted to think that yours may be passed on to the next generation!
INSURED AGAINST LOSS:
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.
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 current catalogue price.
EXCELLENT SUN PROTECTION:
The fabric 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.
Yes, Dorothy, there can be truth in advertising. For instance, although our Hats block 98% of UV rays, some rays COULD enter through the ventilation grommets.
Many Hats have a dark underbrim to reduce glare from water, sand and pavement.
Not perfectly but usually quite adequately. The brim channels water away for improved foul-weather protection.
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 the Owner's Manual, which accompanies each Hat, for amplification or visit our Facebook page to watch the Tilley Hat Wind Cord tutorial.
After washing, smooth and reshape the Hat by hand and set it out to air dry. When the Hat is dry, simply re-stretch it, as an American sailor showed us, by putting your knee in the crown, and pulling firmly on the opposite side.
4-PAGE OWNER'S MANUAL:
You'll find it a good read. It's also available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Please specify if it should be other than in English.
HYDROFIL® ANTI-SWEAT BAND:
Soft and comfortable, it picks up sweat from your forehead and wicks it away to your temple area where it evaporates.
Inside the crown is a good-sized pocket sealed with Velcro®. In it, carry your I.D., hotel key, $10 bill (in your case, a $20), plus 50¢ for an emergency phone call.
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.
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.
BUT WHAT MAY BE MOST WONDERFUL OF ALL?
Those who wear Tilleys usually have innate good taste, creative minds and uncommon intelligence. Everybody knows that! And the Hats serve to identify such people to each other - immediately.
Because of these exceptional yet shared traits, virtually always, especially in foreign countries, Tilley wearers greet each other. Friendships have been formed because of the Hat, and that can be the nicest thing of all.