TILLEY TWC09 DAKOTA HAT.
Love the vintage, well-worn look? Then our Wax Cotton Dakota is the Hat for you. The true wax finish of our Dakota Hat helps to keep the elements off while developing its own character over time & use; leaving your unique history built into the fabric itself. Pairs with our 3 Season Base Layers system for colder days.
Look forward to:
Lots of options – pairs with 3 Season Base Layers for colder days
Staying dry - the water-repellent waxed finish keeps off the rain
Guaranteed for life
Brim wire for extra stability in windy conditions
Hydrofil® sweatband to wick moisture away
Grommets for extra ventilation
Keep valuables safe in the secret pocket
Made in Canada
Brim size: 2 3/8” all around
Weight: 5.6 oz/ 159 grams solids; 3.2 oz/ 91 grams for plaids
Fabric: 100% cotton - 14 oz. for solids; 8 oz. for plaids
Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth or soft scrub brush. Do not dry clean of use detergent. TEXWAX refinishing ointment, left to absorb, will restore wax finish
What makes Tilley Hats the best in the world? To start they're insured, they block 98% of the sun's harmful rays and they’re proudly made in Canada. There are a lot more reasons too, but we'd rather have you discover them for yourself.
Made from one of the oldest and strongest natural fibres in the world, this medium brimmed hemp Hat is hardwearing and breathable. Its natural fibre means natural fade, so your Hat will change colour in time and become truly unique.
Guaranteed for life not to wear out
Insured against loss for 2 years - all perils; 50% deductible
Excellent sun protection, rated UPF 50+, the maximum rating given
Repels rain, floats and ties on in the wind
Brim size: Front: 2 5/8"; Back 2 3/4"; Sides: 2 1/8"
Weighs 5.3 ounces / 150 grams
Made from 100% hemp fabric.
Fabrics of all Tilley Hats are certified to block 98% of harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Machine wash delicate or hand wash. Re-shape by hand. Air dry. Do not bleach. Wash it frequently or non-removable sweat stains will mar it and possibly rot it.
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! 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).
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE: 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!"
INSURED AGAINST LOSS: 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.
FLOATS: 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..
TIES ON: 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.
REPELS RAIN: 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.
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.
CERTIFIED SUN PROTECTION: 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!
UMPTEEN SIZES: Most hat makers make 4 or 5 sizes; Tilley make 11, 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. If you give us the measurement (inches or centimetres) , we’ll give you the right size. Or refer to the Tilley Hat Sizing Chart.
4-PAGE OWNER'S MANUAL: You'll find it a good read...
SUNGLASSES' SECURITY: 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.
SECRET POCKET: 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 note (in your case a 20), plus a 20p for an emergency phone call...
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD: As mentioned above, a Tilley Hat fits lower and more comfortably than other hats. The lower it sits, the larger at that point is one's head circumference. To find your Tilley size, simply measure around your head, just above the eyebrows. Tell us this measurement in inches or centimetres. We'll take it from there. Or refer to the Tilley Hat Sizing Chart.
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: Wash it frequently or non-removable sweat stains will mar it and possibly rot it. Machine 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.