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The Pilkington Medium Brim

£35.00

Heading somewhere hot? Here’s the ultimate sun hat. Read more…

Colour: Cinder
  • Protective, technical sun hat
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The Full Story +

Heading somewhere hot? Here’s the ultimate sun hat.

Offering protection, comfort and a certain amount of sartorial distinction, our Pilkington hat is the perfect choice for the adventurous traveller.

Originally designed for serial explorer and long-time friend of Rohan, John Pilkington, the hat is built to take the knocks of a lifetime of abuse.

It’s made from a durable blend of polyamide and elastane with our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish.

It offers very good (UPF40+)* level of protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation, a useful level of wind protection and cool comfort in hot or humid conditions.

It’s easy to wash – in a machine, a bucket or a stream – and will dry in just a few hours.

Features include an elasticated chin-strap, a secret pocket hidden in the crown and venting holes in the side.

To check your hat size, use a tape measure to measure your head circumference approximately 2cm above your ears in a place where the hat would sit comfortably – you might need an explorer’s assistant to help with this bit.

*A Note on Sun Protection
All Rohan garments which carry our sun protection icon, have been tested in accordance with recognised international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection. As a guide to the level of protection offered to covered areas, garments are awarded a rating of UPF 40+. Protection may be significantly reduced with extended wear or if the garment is stretched or wet; the reduction of associated health risks will vary with other factors such as skin type or individual medical history.

Fabric: 94% polyamide, 6% elastane with DMC™.
Weight: 110g
Pack Size: 400ml
Drying Time: 3 hours

Features at a Glance +
  • Protective, technical sun hat.
  • 7cm brim.
  • Removable chin-strap.
  • Secret crown pocket.
  • Venting holes.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • High wicking.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Crease resistant.
Technologies +
Elemental Protection
Wind - Highly Wind ResistantWind - Highly Wind Resistant

Cutting down windchill can make more difference to your comfort and safety than the amount of insulation you are wearing. Garments that carry this icon are Highly Wind Resistant.

Sun - UPF 40+Sun - UPF 40+

We pioneered the testing of fabric for UV penetration in the UK over fifteen years ago. The health risks are now, of course, more widely recognised. All Rohan fabrics for hot weather, that carry the sun icon, are tested for their Ultraviolet Protection Factor and rated UPF 40+.

Functional Features
StretchStretch

Building stretch into our fabrics offers some big advantages. It allows us to make very comfortable, streamlined clothing. And a close fit has big advantages for active people. Clothes don’t flap in the wind, they work well in a layering system without bulking up and because there is less fabric, they are lighter, dry quicker and pack smaller – all critical Rohan virtues.

Fundamental Principles
Lightweight - Weight: 110gLightweight - Weight: 110g

We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.

Packable - Pack Size: 400mlPackable - Pack Size: 400ml

Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 3 hoursFast Drying - Drying Time: 3 hours

All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.

Our Technologies
Dynamic Moisture ControlDynamic Moisture Control

Our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish is a permanent, wicking treatment that rapidly spreads moisture, such as sweat, over a wide surface area of the fabric. This ensures the garment dries more quickly and you stay more comfortable - even in the hottest and most humid conditions.

Size Guide +

Unisex The Pilkington Medium Brim

Small/MediumMedium/LargeLarge/Extra Large
To fit
Inches21.25 - 2222 - 22.7522.75 - 23.5
cm54 - 5656 - 5858 - 60