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Bushman Hat (Open Crown) - Reviews

The Bushman is a classic Australian stockman's hat, worn in the outback since before 1900. It is related to the old snap brim Fedora, and was the first hat imported by Akubra from England. It was also the first hat made by Akubra when they started manufacturing in the early 1900s. It was one of… more

Average Rating
 
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$155.00

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By Eli

About Me Practical, Casual

Impressed with Akubra and David Morgan

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Adjustable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Travel

Comments:

Nice quality hat. I have a hard time finding a hat style that works for me but with the open crown I was able to try out several bashes and wear them for a while until settling on one.being able to snap down the brim is a nice option.


By Victor the Fiddler

About Me Stylish, Practical

Open Crown Highly Recommended!!!

 
5.0

PROS

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

CONS

BEST USES

  • Commuting
  • Travel
  • Casual Wear
  • Evening

Comments:

I have had the Tan Bushman for several years, and just purchased the Moonstone. I have had much experience with shaping hats so the open crown and a teakettle is all I need. This is a GREAT HAT for any purpose. I'm always asked about it, and I'm happy to tell people what it is (a real bush hat made since before 1900). The leather headband is fine, everything about the hat is stylish--or casual--it takes on your personality. Make sure you know your correct European hat size (I wear a 59) and have a cedar hat jack for the hat. As no one else will have the hat, if you like having your own style, don't hesitate. Quality is as good as Borsalino costing twice as much or more!


By Travelling John

About Me Casual, Stylish, Practical

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Superb Hat!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I have had my Akubra Bushman for a few years now. I have other fedoras, Italian and American made, but my Bushman get worn the most. I love the old style wide brim, the fit and feel, and the amazing durability. I have worn my bushman in rain, snow, and hot weather and it is always comfortable and stylish. I am considering getting another as mine is in the tan color which was the only one available at the time. The blue/gray one looks good in the pictures. These are hats that are built to last many, many years. This was my first open crown hat, and I have to say, I really enjoyed bashing it into my own teardrop style. It convinced me that open crown hats are the way to go. I am pleased that you carry these extraordinary Australian hats. buy one, I guarantee you will love it and receive many compliments.


By RAD

About Me Practical, Casual

Verified

Quakity hat and reasonably priced

 
5.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Travel

Comments:

This is a solid hat and easily styled with a little steam. Compares well to a Stetson: thicker felt, good color, sized well, nice lining and priced lower. This is my second Akubra and I'll buy more.


By Benny

About Me Practical

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Up Date on the Bushman

 
4.0

PROS

  • Adjustable
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Commuting
  • Casual Wear
  • Travel

Comments:

The reason I chose the Bushman was the wide brim. One of the most deadly cancers are skin cancer of the face and neck,and a brim of three inches is the minimal, and a four or more inches is better. Exposure to the hot sun in Nevada, and California require a Cowboy hat or a wide brim Fedora. All the fedoras I researched were small brimmed, under three inches. The Stetson Fedoras were under the three inch requirements for sun protection. The Stetson hat liners were not protected with thick plastic like the Bushman. Current hat styles seem to be a baseball hat worn backwards, or hatless with shaved heads. I have been wearing mens Fedoras for a long time,1975, and when I had some pre cancer spots on the face burned off is was a "wake up call " to switch to a wider brim Fedora. The Bushman is the best quality hat for the money. I would recommend it to a friend, but at 80 ? Bottom line get rid of the baseball hats and get some real sun protection. Buy the Bushman.


By Dan

About Me Casual, Practical

Verified

Well made had that I will purchase again once worn out

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Durable

CONS

  • Not Adjustable

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I use this hat on the job (farmer evenings/weekends and commercial construction day job). It's great shade for my face/head during the summer and keeps my head warm during winters. Great work hat that I will purchase again as soon as I wear this one out.


By Benny

About Me Practical

Bushman open crown

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Poor Fit

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

Hat band had slight damage. Appears it was crushed when packed into the shipping box. The hat was not a 55, or 6 7/8, although the inside of the hat said it was a 55, which is my size. I have other hats such as Biltmore, Stetson, Dobbs, Herschel, Golden Gate, Cody James, Indiana Jones, Hereford, Bradford, Montecristi, Broner and few other brands. All are a 55 or a 6 7/8 and fit. The Bushman was smaller than a 55. I had to stretch the hat to a larger size. I corrected the folded over hat band, but it looks like it needs some steam to make it lay flat. I like the hat and did not want the bother of sending it back for an exchange.


By Capt. Everett

About Me High-end shopper, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Trendy, Stylish, Casual

Since 1976 --- Keep coming back

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Travel
  • Evening

Comments:

Since 1976, I have purchased three "Bushman" hats, all in Nullarbor Tan. I have worn them for everything from an elegant night out to a two-week backpacking trip. Sweat, sun, dirt etc take their toll and each one gets moved to a new roll, but I still have and wear the first one when roughing it. I did purchase a "Sydney" for a trip to Britain (where nobody wears hats...go figure) which was perfect. That one seems to be my day hat at work these days. I would recommend Akubra hats over Stetson, every bit the equal in quality at a better price.


By The Big Cat

About Me Comfort-oriented

The Bushman (Open Crown)

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

I have worn hats all my life! The Bushman with open Crown is one of the finest I have owned. I look forward to wearing is everyday! Work or play, I know that the quality in this hat compares to none!


By peanut

About Me Practical, Casual

Verified

Great value!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Commuting
  • Casual Wear
  • Travel
  • Evening

Comments:

Have other Akubra hats. The two Bushmans purchased recently are part of my growing collection. None have ever been anything but great. The price and quality make them a great value.


By Sports photog

About Me High-end shopper

Verified

Love my hat

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Travel
  • Working

Comments:

I wear my hat every day. I am a photographer and have been recognized simply because I'm the guy in the hat.


By Ace Guide

About Me Practical, Casual, Comfort-oriented

Verified

Superb Hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Adjustable
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Evening
  • Commuting
  • Travel
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

Superb hat and great value. Would like to buy another, if it came in a bone or natural color. Compares well with my other custom hats.


By Eric in Georgia

About Me Practical, Comfort-oriented, Casual

Verified

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Still my best hat..after 30 years!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Iconic
  • Stylish
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Rain-or-shine

Comments:

I asked for and received my Bushman for Christmas in college(30 years ago!). It is still my best hat. It shows some honest wear, but still looks great. I still wear it 4-6 times a week, rain-or shine. My hair may now be gone, but my Bushman endures!

 
 

By Pops

About Me Practical

Verified

Great hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Great quality
  • Feels good
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • LOoks good
  • Durable

CONS

  • No complaints

BEST USES

  • Hunting
  • all the time
  • Every day
  • FISHING
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I've worn this hat every day since I got it. It shapes easily and looks good. So far has been good protection from the elements.


By owyhee cowboy

Verified

Bushman Hat /Moonstone

 
4.0

PROS

  • Comfortable

CONS

  • Color Does Not Match Web

BEST USES

  • Horsemancattle

Comments:

Great hat for money.Quality product.Should have sent back and got brown. The color of hat did not match web picture.I thought mine was too dark compared too baby blue picture.


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