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The LT5B Tilley Hat, designed with a medium brim, is made with a breathable nylon fabric that has a durable weather and stain repellant finish.
This lightweight fabric is tightly woven for high abrasion resistance, better shape retention, excellent breathability and superior comfort.
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
Medium brim with ventilation grommets
Brim size: Front: 2 5/8" Back: 2 3/4" Sides: 2 1/8"
Weighs 3 ounces
Made from 93% breathable nylon and 7% Spandex.
The fabrics 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 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.
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.
The sweatband fabric, TRANSPOR DRY LAYER, offers superior moisture control technology.
Perspiration slides through the inner layer to the outer wicking layer of the fabric where it spreads and evaporates.
It will keep you cool and dry in the heat.
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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