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#3249142 - 05/17/13 08:57 PM What hat do you use for hunting?
buckbstr_1
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I am wondering what is the best all around hat for hunting deer? Just looking for something that is versatile in our crazy weather.
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#3251189 - 05/20/13 03:04 PM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: buckbstr_1]
Wes Parrish
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Like with the boots, I've not found any one that is good for all circumstances.

I typically go afield with a lightweight mesh cap and a heavier insulated hat, along with a variety of "head gear" items which can be worn under the cap or hat. IMO, you need several different caps/hats.

There is also the issue of whether you need camo or orange headwear, or both.

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#3252160 - 05/21/13 06:14 PM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Agree with the above that there is no one hat for hunting. Nor do I consider a hat to be a highly important part of a hunting system.

This question really depends on what you want out of a hat. If you just want the sun out of your eyes, any old hat will do. That being said, I have really become a fan of the KUIU line of hunting gear. Its a relatively new company that was started by one of the founders of Sitka gear who defected when Sitka started using large retailers and had to reduce their quality to make their prices competitive. (he has a long rant about the hunting industry retailers on his blog).

Anyway, they have a hat that weight 2 oz, is very tough, UV resistant and water resistant. dries quickly. https://store.kuiu.com/products/clothing/kuiu_cordura_cap/?category_name=headwear

Its great for hot weather hunting -extremely breathable. I also wear it often when running and it doesn't seem to hold scent very much because, between turkey season and running, its seen a lot of sweat.

Though, in the end, its just a hat, so don't over think it.
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#3252371 - 05/21/13 10:13 PM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: Poser]
catman529
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I wear my Tndeer hats, the orange for deer gun season and the camo for everything else... That's al I need, never felt compelled to wear a different kind of hat.
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#3255284 - 05/26/13 06:44 PM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: catman529]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
I wear my Tndeer hats, the orange for deer gun season and the camo for everything else... That's al I need, never felt compelled to wear a different kind of hat.


yep. i do have an "elmer fudd" orange hat i wear in extreme cold. one of these 3 depending on season and weather





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#3255635 - 05/27/13 10:17 AM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: stik]
pastorbmp
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I wear a mesh hat in so as not to get cold. I carry a fleece type tobbagan and a full face mask tobbogan type hat with in colder weather.
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#3256773 - 05/28/13 10:13 PM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: pastorbmp]
redblood
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i dont ever wear one. just the hood of an under armour pullover if it is extremely cold
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#3258555 - 05/31/13 09:39 AM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
i dont ever wear one. just the hood of an under armour pullover if it is extremely cold


He even hates hats.... \:D
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#3264724 - 06/09/13 06:13 PM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: Poser]
Grill-n-man
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I use a BDU hat from an army surplus store. They are great for keeping the sun out of your eyes as the round brim around them blocks it from all directions not like a ball cap where you have to move it around. Plus they fold up to put in your pocket.
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#3265075 - 06/10/13 08:31 AM Re: What hat do you use for hunting? [Re: Grill-n-man]
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I really like my Stormy Kromers.
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