Kevin Callan tells a great story about a canoe hat:
I didn’t give it much thought at first when my paddling buddy began handing over his sleeping pad, rain jacket and canoe pack to his nephew. I just considered it a nice gesture; after all, we had finished our trip – 27 days paddling Quetico park – and his nephew was just beginning his – a summer spent working as a canoe guide for Scouts Northern Tier Camp. But when Andy handed over his canoe hat, a weathered Tilly complete with a sweat-stained rim and a dozen or so mosquitoes squashed on the cap, I definitely took notice. Giving away simple camp gear is one thing…but a canoe hat…that’s like handing over your soul!
Here’s Kevin’s video about camping hats;
What’s my favorite camping hat?
In the summertime it’s the Tilley AirFlo
I am also wear a polypropylene balaclava ( like this one from Campmor) in my sleeping bag to keep my head warm at night. The balaclava won’t fall off when I’m sleeping.
More importantly what’s your favorite camping hat and why?