Hat Saver

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 22:57
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Hiya

Does anyone use one of these and if so will it put the Akubra out of shape up against the Roof !



Hat Saver


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Reply By: GerryP - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:00

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:00
Hi Warfer,

Had one for years, in two different vehicles. My Akubra lives in it 24/7 (unless of course it's on my head) without any issues.

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Gerry
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Reply By: Kroozer - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:06

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:06
See them in all the station cars up here and there hats are never out of shape. Can recall a mate having one in his 80 series a few years ago and his big 10 gallon Akubra lived in it but was never out of shape.
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Reply By: PradOz - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:11

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:11
i noticed that these were listed for sale on the akubra web site - not sure what the cost was, but if you are interested in getting one it may be worthwhile checking there to see if there is a saving to be made.

also for what its worth, a google search came up with a response here on EO from a few years (or more??) ago where someone suggested using two ocky straps up between the two grab handles in the back seat and sliding the hat in there...
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:44

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 23:44
Hi Warfer,
the only time I'll wear a good hat is when I'm being placed in a box at the end.

The rest of the time I wear either me old orange-ish cotton wash hat (which always looks like it needs a wash) or my much loved akubra which looks nothing much like a new one either.

Both hats have character markings and remind me of where I have been over the years.

I don't mind if they get sat on, chucked on top of the stuff on the back seat or into the back of the wagon, I just push it back into shape and it fits my scone like it has done for a good few years now.

Old hats are special.

Disco.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 07:44

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 07:44
an akubra aint a hat unless it has character...and keeping it in pristine condition wont give it any
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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:08

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:08
warfer,
yep.... we have one in the Patrol and both our hats are stored in it with no damage...... a great device!!

Cheers

Brian
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Reply By: ants_oz - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:21

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:21
I once heard a great saying...

A hat isn't broken-in until a dog has had a litter of pups on it.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:27

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:27
Warfer, depends on the style of hat - if it's got a brim which turns up they are ok but if the brim turns down (like my Coober Pedy) then not so good.
They are expensive compared with the one I bought (years ago).
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Follow Up By: Mick W - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:36

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:36
I had the same said hat with a hat keeper, being wire, I just bent its shape until it would accommodate the turned down brim. No probs
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Reply By: Sigmund - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 10:17

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 10:17
Dunno if other's have had this experience but I found that mine shrank in the heat of the wagon. Next time I'll buy a size larger.

(No wisecracks please!).
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 13:22

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 13:22
***(No wisecracks please!).***


Your lucky i'm not the wisecracking type ! lol



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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 13:23

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 13:23
Thanks guys i hav the Akubra Cattleman so should be right...


Cheers for your replies
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 14:44

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 14:44
We've kept our hats in one for years through several different vehicles, they work well.
If you have a hat with a downturned brim tape a suitable piece of foam to the end of the hatsaver to keep it off the headlining enough so the brim isn't squashed.
They are usually available at saddleries too.
Peter
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Reply By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 07:12

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 07:12
Used them for years.
First one I bought in USA in the seventies and have one in most vehicles now,
No problem keeping hat shape, if the hat saver is too flat just bend the end of it up so the hat saver contacts the head lining and not the hat.
Last one I bought in Winton along with a new Akubra, a tip I learnt there was to buy a hat that is a size to large and pack the sweat band out, no it is not to allow for the brain to enlarge with all the info gained from ExploreOz forum but the leather sweat band will shrink after a bit of sweat and then drying out again.
Russ
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