Akubra The Overlander
The Overlander from Akubra's Heritage Collection, has the style and flair of the Australian outback, with a pinched telescope crown and rolled brim with front and back down. The hand braided leather band is done in six strands, with end fringe and braided keepers. The fully lined crown is about 4 inches high, raw-edge brim 3-1/4 inches wide. The leather sweatband offers great comfort. Premium quality pure fur felt. Reeded roan leather sweatband. UPF rating 50+. Made in Australia.
Made in Australia by Akubra
Dark Fawn, Charcoal or Sand
54 to 63
• Premium quality pure fur felt
• Pre-creased pinched telescope crown
4" to peak of crown
• 3-1/4" brim, raw edge
• Hand braided leather band
• Fully lined
• Premium reeded roan leather sweatband
• No chin strap hooks
• Sizes 6-3/4 through 8
• Akubra's Heritage Collection
Akubra Hats are made to be worn by active outdoorspeople. They are made to give full satisfaction during years of service, through sun and rain. There is no need to baby your Akubra, but if you treat it with understanding, it will look better and last longer.
Do not pick up your hat by pinching the crown, either at the top or front. Pinching will flex the felt, and eventually cause a hole or crack to develop in the felt. It is best to pick up the hat either by the front and back of the brim, or by placing the thumbs inside the leather sweat band at the sides with the fingers just touching the outside edge of the brim.
Rain or sun do not harm a pure fur felt hat. There is no need for plastic rain covers — these merely keep the felt from breathing properly and so make your head uncomfortable. Do not heat a wet hat. Heat will shrink the felt, as well as the leather. Stand the hat upside down on its crown, or hang on a hook in a cool place and let it dry naturally. Wet felt retains the shape in which it dries, so make sure the brim and crown are shaped as you want them before drying. Do not leave a hat standing flat on its brim, as this will distort the brim. Never put your hat on the back ledge of your car or truck in the sun, as the heat may shrink and damage the leather sweatband. If your hats must of necessity be dried or stored under warm conditions, storing the hat on a Hat Stretcher, set to your hat size, will be beneficial.
Dust and grime are bound to accumulate on a hat under any normal conditions. Dust can be removed by brushing with a soft brush. Always brush with the nap, in a counterclockwise direction. Dust can also be removed by wiping the hat with a damp (not wet) towel.