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

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$155.00

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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 Darren

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

Verified

My new Akubra bushman/fedora

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Quality Is Outstanding
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • The Fedora Bash Is Super
  • Fits great

CONS

  • None Noted Yet

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Commuting
  • Goes Well With A Suit
  • Evening
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I've been wearing this every day since I've received it. I ordered it in brown which goes with most of my clothing. You can wear it dressed up for church or dressed down in jeans and work shirt. Haven't worn it in the rain yet (we haven't had any). I'm very pleased with this purchase. The salesman who helped me on the phone was very helpful and it shipped very quickly.


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.


By ingineer

About Me Hat Geek, Practical, High-end shopper

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Wear this anywhere!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Commuting
  • Rain
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

Perfect blend of fedora/ western/ city hat,Think straoliner from the 60's.My second Akubra , Love the open crown,easy to put my own crease in.It ain't hard. Reeded sweat!! Little steam from a teapot works wonders.This hat loves the rain, every time it gets wet it is a little softer. I get more compliments on this hat than any other than my custom mades. Moonstone goes with anything DM was great to work with and found just the right size


By Gerrard

About Me Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great Rain Hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I bought my Bushman in December 2012. I'm lucky enough to live in the Seattle are, so I was able to go to David Morgan's store front. Very helpful staff, they even set an initial bash for me. I picked the Bushman for a rain hat. I walk upwards of 40 miles a week as transportation, and being in this climate I needed a hat. I hate hoods on coats and umbrellas aren't practical if there's any wind, and there often is around here. The Bushman's brim is perfect, especially combined with a high-collar rain coat. I've walked 5 miles in Seattle rain and although the Bushman looks soaked it never soaks through. It's also warm enough in winter coupled with a scarf. I've been working the bash for a year now. Every time it's wet I try to tweak it a bit more. It holds a shape great once it dries. The hat doesn't need babying but it always looks good whatever I do to it.


By Bart

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Simplicity

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • work

Comments:

I work in a dusty construction work environment and have a flock of 50 laying hens at home as well as bee hives. I wear this hat all day, everyday. I've had my eye on it for some time and being my birthday, I pulled the trigger. I like hats and clothes in the simplest form and this fits the bill- no insignias or flash, just quality. Thank you . I'll be getting another in the future.


By P.T.

About Me Practical, Casual

Verified

The hat for me!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Commuting
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

Love this hat!


By Arnold

About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Casual

Verified

Thank you!

 
5.0

PROS

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

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting

Comments:

Thank you for your wonderful products and service. This is the second hat I've purchased from you in two years. I am delighted with both hats, how you packaged them, how you helped me over the phone, and how you "bashed" the open crown hat for me. In addition, I enjoy reading your catalogs.


By Mark

About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical

Verified

Excellent Quality

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Travel

Comments:

This is my favorite outdoor/fishing hat.


By John

About Me Practical, Comfort-oriented, Outdoorsman

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Best hat I've ever owned!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Hiking
  • Casual Wear
  • Camping

Comments:

I purchased this hat from David Morgan almost 30 years ago (I think it was in '85). Since then I've worn it backpacking, camping as well as around town in sun, snow and rain. I love the flexibility of the open crown and the protection of the broad brim. It's starting to show some wear and I think I'm due for another but it's still one of my favorites. Now I just have to decide on a color!


By Kim the "frenchguy"

About Me Casual

Verified

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

I would recommend this product

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

First of all, I would like to apologize for my bad english but I'm French. I've bought a Bushman hat to ride my horse and protect me from the sun and the rain. I've also bought an open telescope bash because it looks like the old vaquero style. I'm very proud of my hat.It fits me well and stays on my head even at a full galop. I've tested it under the rain and the sun and it works fine. This is my 6th Akubra hats, all bought at David Morgan's Co, and I can say that their services are first class. The Hat travelled the Ocean and came to me with the right shape and within no time.


By Kokoro

About Me Practical, Stylish, Trendy

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Awesome most versatile hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Evening
  • Commuting
  • Travel

Comments:

I have several of these Bushmans and have transformed one into a Fedora with a larger ribbon and one into a safari style hat with a pugaree. Each of looks like a completely new hat, it is that versatile. The fit is always great with all my hats from David Morgan as is the durability. I do not baby my hats and they all still look new.


By experienced hat buyer

About Me High-end shopper, Comfort-oriented, Practical

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

excellent hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

This hat can be blocked to resemble a cowboy hat or to resemble the Open Road.


By Osobello

About Me Comfort-oriented, Casual, Practical

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

A great hat at a decent price

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Travel
  • Commuting

Comments:

The Akubra hats to be the best hat for the price. I have owned several over the past thirty years. They age well and they hold up in all sorts of weather.


By TouchDown

About Me Practical

Verified

Great hat for ranch & going to town

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Ranch Work
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

This hat is perfect for a good "using" hat on the horse ranch. Great sun prevention, rain cover, head warmer! I have the chinstrap for horseback riding which went on easy. The crown shaped easily to nice teardrop but can change given a whim to tweak it. Brim width is perfect. Sweatband is comfortable. Crown height is spot on. I have & had many Akubras but this classic still holds up. Brush it off & it goes out on the town, to the horse show or to a business meeting.