Hat in a Bag : Folding,
packable sun, rain hat for backpacking, climbing, hiking, canoeing, sun
bathing, traveling, and sports. HAT IN A BAG
was founded in 1997 by Abby
Minot, to market innovative, functional, portable, stylish sun hats and rain
hats. The HAT IN A BAG
was a result of Abby's personal quest for a travel
hat to use backpacking at high altitudes, where the sun's damaging
ultraviolet rays are increased. For every 1000-foot rise above sea level,
ultraviolet intensity jumps 4%. At 10,000 feet, the strength of UV radiation
increases by 40%. She needed a packable hat to be as compact, light, and UV
protective as possible. Using the technology of a folding metal ring from a
car sunscreen, her first test sample was an all black hat. While it
prevented sunburn, it was too hot to be comfortable. Next she made a white
hat, which was cool, but the sun was blinding. The solution was to put the
light color on the outside, to keep her cool, and the dark color underneath
to cut the glare. And so the HAT IN A BAG
(Canada) : Offers Tilley
hats. Travellers have a right to insist upon
dependable clothing that can withstand whatever the world has to offer.
Function is important also, but not at the expense of comfort, and they made
sure all their Tilleys age ever so gracefully. Simple to clean, too. They
aim for clothing you can launder in a hotel sink in the evening, hang to
dry, and wear neat and ready to go to breakfast. Not all Tilleys wash 'n'
wear this well - but most do.
|Travel hats are hats that are easy to pack and
easy to care for when traveling.