Saturday, June 14, 2008
Attached to my hat
It's rare when I find a hat that fits me, and when I do I wear it for years and years. So this hat is the new featured item, bought at REI for our wild bear adventure. It has a full brim and nice deep top, with chin strap for wind, and it's waterproof, made of some new high tech material. Many of the new clothing items for hikers have so many features they need for dummies books written about them.
You can turn the sides up with velcro tabs and stick feathers in them, then watch the feathers blow away, as I did the other day.
Baseball caps sit on the top of my head like an inverted tea cup.
My last hat was olive green, then faded to pale green, then an ugly beige with stains. This one is ever so much better and required at altitude 9000 ft. Before the ugly green one I had a hat with long ear flaps that people made fun of.