Looking to get an Indy Hat

DuneMuadDib

Sr Member
Went to Disneyland today, and the Indiana Jones ride gave me a jones to get an Indy hat (pardon the pun). Don't know about spending the cash for a Herbert Johnson, so was looking at an Akubra Federation Deluxe. Are they a good alternative?
 

Gatekeeper

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The Akubras are good fedoras, but not Indy-accurate. The HJ's, while being of correct brand, are simply not worth it anymore.

However, you might want to check this place out.
 

Jedidentist

Well-Known Member
Yeah...I'm just looking for an excuse to get an Optimo. Definately not cheap though. If you're looking for a close enough hat that won't break your wallet, then the Akubra is the way to go. Go spook around Indygear.com and you'll get a better feel for things.

Derek
 

ob1al

Sr Member
Fed's are great hats, but my advice is check out the Adventurebilt. I've owned a fed, 2 optimos and an HJ but having seen (and tried on) a friends AB, I reckon it's the best Indy hat out there.

IMHO.

:)
 

Gigatron

Sr Member
I've been wearing my fed deluxe for 3 yrs now and it still looks as good as they day I got it. They only get better with age as you naturally distress them. They conform to your head and you even forget you're wearing it.

It may not be 100% indy correct (more like 98%), but for the price, it can't be beat.

-Fred
 

Dr. J

Active Member
It may not be 100% indy correct (more like 98%), but for the price, it can't be beat.
Absolutely. The Federation was designed to be an Indy hat. For the money, it's a GREAT option. If you have a couple of bucks to spend though, the AB is the way to go.
 

Apollo

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Gotta join the Choir on the Adventurebilts.

I will be getting mine some time this spring.
 

ob1al

Sr Member
Originally posted by kalkamel@Feb 23 2006, 04:39 AM
What's the difference between the Federation and the Federation Deluxe?
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The fed deluxe uses a better felt.
 

Probe Droid

Master Member
My old Stetson fedora has the jakers beat out of it (I think I've had it 22 years), and I'm thinking of popping for a new one. Can you guys post pix of you various brand hats (if you have them handy, don't kill yourselves)? Thanks.
 

howlingwind13

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I have a Beaver Brand and I love it...I also bought one of the cheapo $50 Disney world ones and it may not be even close but I wear it ( for stunts :p )
mike
 

DarthBish

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Originally posted by howlingwind13@Feb 24 2006, 03:36 AM
I have a Beaver Brand and I love it...I also bought one of the cheapo $50 Disney world ones and it may not be even close but I wear it ( for stunts :p )
mike
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Go The Akubra.......it's AUSSIE, so it's simply better than anything else :)
 
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