Aussie Slouch Hat (Open Crown) - Reviews

The Aussie Slouch Hat, one side turned up against the crown, has gained worldwide recognition. Akubra has made these hats for the Australian Army since the early 1900's. Proven in the toughest of desert and jungle conditions by Australia's fighting men, the Slouch Hat enjoys an unequaled… more

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$150.00

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By Dunn

About Me Demanding, Practical, Quality-oriented

Verified

The ANZAC know best!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable
  • Breathable
  • Durable

CONS

  • Not one

BEST USES

  • Everything Outdoors
  • Travel
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

You can't argue with over 125 years of service. I received My first Akubra slouch hat in 1968 as a gift from a high school friend who bought it for me while on R & R in Australia. I am a rabid outdoorsman and I wore this hat constantly, rain or shine, until I finally wore out after about six years. I immediately purchased a new one and got several more years of excellent service out of it. I will have to admit I was never particularly kind to my hats, having used them to water horses on several occasions. I purchased my last slouch in 2000. I have slowed down quite a bit over the years and as a result this hat has lasted much longer than my first two. I am about to purchase a replacement for my girlfriend's original slouch that was stolen recently. (Hers was decorated with emu feathers in the tradition of the Australian Lighthorse Regiments, and she looked extremely hot wearing it!) I would like to see David Morgan carry authentic military issue puggarees and perhaps additional ANZAC insignia. The Akubra Slouch is the best all-around hat your money can buy.

 
 

By Carlo

About Me Practical, Stylish

Holding up okay!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wilderness
  • Stadium
  • Commuting
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

Bought mine in 1969 from Eddie Bauer (sorry, didn't know about David Morgan back then) to add a little panache to my outdoor wear. It was a size 7-1/8, since reblocked (by Shudde Bros. in Houston) to a 7-1/4, and about to be reblocked again to a 7-5/8. ('Cause my head keeps growing, whaddaya know?) No, I haven't worn it every day, but I've worn it every cool season plus outdoors whenever, and it still looks great. A little salty, but I wouldn't want to start breaking in a new one. Gents, if you were military, you might want to stick a service or specialty badge on the clipped-up side. As a guy on another website says, "They'll fight over it after you're gone."


By Mike

About Me Stylish, Practical, Comfort-oriented

Verified

love my aussie slouch hat!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Breathable
  • Stylish
  • Adjustable
  • Durable

CONS

  • Needs To Be More Oval

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Travel

Comments:

very stylish


By Mike

About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Casual

Verified

Terrific hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

It is a terrific hat. Great to wear in the field. My head is an odd size and it took a little to adjust and I replaced the pugaree with a military one which made it fit my head better. I don't usually go anywhere without it. Top notch product. No complaints.


By Explorer

About Me Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Dashing, Practical, World Traveller, Adventure Seeker, Explorer

Verified

The Best!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Style
  • Comfortable
  • Historic
  • Dashing
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Adventurous
  • Breathable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Exploring
  • Commuting
  • Evening
  • Working In Africa
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I use the Aussie military slouch hat everyday for work in Africa. Akubra makes the best hats - style, comfort, durable, and practical. It is the best and real deal!


By Jake

About Me Casual, Practical

Verified

I've owned mine sine 1977

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

After having this hat since February of 1977, purchased from David Morgan,I'm retiring it and will purchase another. I've worn it throughout the years, but it has become a cool weather only hat for me now that I'm older and fatter. It has weathered 120 + degrees in the US West and -30 degrees in the US Mid-west. Rain, snow, hail, dust storms, drought, wind (thank goodness for the chin strap), desert sun, smoke... you name it, this hat takes it and protects the wearer. The quality of this hat is impeccable, and is a fantastic testimony to Akubra's quality and standards. 36 years... I hope I live long enough to wear the next one that long.


By Halodoc

About Me Practical, Casual

Verified

Aussie Slouch Hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I have loved this hat since the day it arrived! Awesome fit and can be shaped to your liking.


By joe

About Me Practical

Verified

A good looking quality hat,wear anywhere

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable
  • Stylish
  • Breathable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Bowhunting And Hiking
  • Casual Wear
  • Travel

Comments:

I wanted a hat to give good sun protection and protection from the other elements. I will wear the hat for many outdoor activities including bowhunting and fishing. The hat arrived in two days and was well packed.


By Jedi5150

About Me Comfort-oriented, Active, Casual

Verified

Great outdoor hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Outdoors
  • Travel

Comments:

The Aussie Slouch Hat was my first Akubra, and since getting it I've added a Cattleman to the collection and will hopefully be adding a Lightning Ridge or Territory in the future. I plan on using the Cattleman for dressier ocassions, and the Slouch for adventuring. After having worn "boonie" hats and baseball caps for many years on my outdoor adventures, I finally decided to try going old school, with felt. Wow, I'm glad I did. The slouch hat breaths very well in the heat, keeps me warm in the cool evening and morning air, and dry in the downpours. This hat easily outperforms other hat types in varying weather conditions. I wore it on a backpacking summer trip in the High Sierras, where it withstood heat and sun, thunderstorm downpours, etc., and snow in the winter. An Akubra is now among the first things I grab when going backpacking.

 
 
High Trail, Ansel Adams Wilderness, CA

By no nickname

About Me Casual

Verified

Great Hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Adjustable
  • Stylish
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

The hat was great. Used it on our new year's Carribean Cruise. Good Sun protection. Got many positive comments. In the wind it did come up, forcing me to use the chin strap.Do you have any suggestions for remidying this? Will be using the hat at home for outdoor recretional activities. Glad I got It.


By The Righi

About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish Into The Wild, Casual

Verified

Wearing a Legend

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • Mythical
  • Adjustable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Outdoor
  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Travel

Comments:

Amazing hat, makes me feel on the same footprint of the great explorers, hunters and (why not ?) heroes of the past century. Thus: it makes me kid another time. And a great hat too: very confortable, light and adjustable. Then I have to say that I already have a feldsjagermutze for hunting, during winter time, lacked an other useful and legerndary hat for hunting during spring and summer time.


By Linemanlosk

About Me Regular Guy, Casual

Verified

I would buy this product again

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Hiking Outdoor Work

Comments:

I wear this hat hiking, bar-b-queing, drinking beer outside, yard work. Basically, all summer long.


By PilotFishBob

About Me Practical, Stylish, Casual

Verified

Great lid

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish

CONS

  • None

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Travel

Comments:

First hat I ordered was borderline tight, despite my head measurements. But I always have this issue so can't fault DM. They replaced it with no fuss, and the 2nd is a bit loose, but using the felt strips provided I got it set up just about right, and just a wee bit loose so I can rake it forward when I'm driving (to clear the headrest). Get a ton of compliments on the hat, and it's become my new favorite. This thing and I are destined to be together for a long time to come.


By Bob the hunter

About Me Practical, Stylish, Casual

Verified

excellent quality and fit

 
5.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Travel

Comments:

well done- hat went to africa with me on a hunting safari


By TexasHunter

About Me Practical

Verified

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent option for the real world

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel

Comments:

This hat was priceless on my recent hunting safari in S. Africa. Kept me warm during the chilly mornings and kept the sun off my face during the blazing days. Breathes very well too, and survived several crawls through thorny bush. I can now see why this hat has the reputation that it does. I highly recommend it.