Another traditional wide brim work hat from Akubra. The Riverina was Named after the agricultural region of south-western New South Wales this hat features a quality Ridge Back leather band and triangular shaped eyelet ventilation. This hat was introduced due the popularity of the territory wide brim hat, however demand was for a hat that could be used for work, but also for fashion so the slightly more designer crown andridge back band was introduced. The Riverina is now one of Akubra's best selling hats A 102mmwide brimmed hat for extra protection from the sun and rain which will keep your total face and neck in the shade. A great hat for workmen or anyone wanting extra sun and rain protection, but matched with style via its ridge backleather hat band.
The brim is tilted down in front and rear. The pre-creased crown height is approx 95mm. 3large eyelets on each side for ventilation. Imperial Quality pure fur felt, fully lined and waterproof. The leather hat band is genuine ridge back plaited leather with decorative embossing & Akubra Bronzebadge.There is a reeded roan leather sweatband to help wick away the sweat.
It is ratedUVR+50 SunProtectionfor the ultimate cover.
How To Measure Your Hat Size:
Get a soft tape measure or a long strip of strong paper and place it around your head in the position you wear your hat. The tape should be level, in the center of your forehead and about one quarter of an inch above the top of your ears.
The prime factors in the quality of fur felt are the quality of the fur used and how tightly it is worked together in the felting process.The basic fur in a felt hat is the under-fur of rabbits, and the quality of this fur is a prime factor in the quality of the hat produced. Fur from wild rabbits gives the best quality. Akubra not only uses more wild rabbit fur in their hats than any other hat company, but also a better fur, as they cut their own fur from the skins, keeping control of quality of the hats from start to finish.
Reeded Leather Sweatbands
The leather sweatband inside the hat is the only part which touches the head and hence is the key to a comfortable hat. Good leathers are breathable, soft and absorbent. In the best hats the leathers are "reeded" in order to conform better to the head. A reed, once a thin piece of rattan, but now commonly a plastic fibre, is encased in an impervious ribbon of oiled silk or synthetic material, and attached to the bottom of the leather. The ribbon helps to keep perspiration from staining the body of the hat. The reeded leather sweatbands used by Akubra are made of the finest roan sheepskin, specially tanned to ensure comfort.
About Akubra Hats
Australians needed hard wearing hats with wider brims than the usual European brims, to protect them from the sun and rain. Akubra soon became known for the durability and comfort of their felt hats, and recognized throughout the world for the Australian styling with a flair that reflects the independent, confident, and sometimes adventurous spirit of the dinkum Australian.
Akubra Hats have been Australia's quality hats since the early 1900's, ever since Arthur P. Stewart set up to make a hat to meet the needs of this bustling new colony. Australians in the earlier days, much like the Americans of the West, needed better hats than the usual, and, like the Americans, they had to make them for themselves. Akubra hats stood the test of life on the cattle stations and droving routes. Akubra hats still stand the test, not only in Australia, but throughout the world. We have been bringing Akubra hats to the United States since 1965, at prices other brand names cannot match, in a quality they envy.
Akubra is the only major hat company making fur felt hats from start to finish, beginning with the raw skins through all the processes of preparing the fur, forming the hood, dyeing, blocking and pouncing the hat to the final trimming. Their control of the entire process allows them to produce an exceptional quality of fur felt. The quality of Akubra's felt is attested to by the fact that they have no need for the colored powders used by many manufacturers to even out the color and hide flaws in the felt. The reputation of Akubra hats is built on the long lasting quality of their fur felt and the comfort of their reeded leather sweat bands.
Over 130 years, Akubra hats have become synonymous with the Australian outback.
Now considered an important part of the Australian national 'uniform', the Akubra is famous worldwide, not only worn by the hardworking men and women who work the land, but presented as national gifts to visiting dignitaries who want to bring a piece of Australia home.
The Akubra brand have now developed a large range of hats – meaning there is a type available for every outdoor adventurer. To this day, Akubra hats are still one of the highest quality hats available and 100% Australian owned and made.
Akubra Riverina (Sand)By: Wayne Macfarlane on 17 February 2019This is my second Akubra hat, the old one is my work hat which is very durable which is particularly good in wet weather and my new one is "for best". The free postage offer and the 10% discount Wildearth had at the time was a bonus, however, the price without the bonus 10% still saved me money compared to other stores. I placed my order on-line on Wednesday evening and it arrived at Kingaroy late on Friday morning by Australia Post. Just GREAT service.
Great product and service.By: Andrew Williams on 20 December 2016I ordered the Riverina on a Thursday and it was delivered the following Saturday, so kudos to Wild earth for the prompt dispatch and to Aus. Post for the delivery. What a great service Wildearth provide; it was the best price I could find AND free delivery. This used to be common in the U.S.A. but rare in Australia, so I'll be checking back with Wildearth in future when I need some outdoor gear. The Akubra Riverina is great. My head is 59.5cm so I purchased a 60cm hat and it fits perfectly. All in all, I couldn't be happier, so thank you to all at Wildearth.
Excellent, Prompt ServiceBy: Greg on 22 November 2016I cannot commend Wild Earth enough. I placed this order at 12:50pm on a Monday and the order was delivered to Melbourne (I did pay for next day delivery) prior to 9:00am the following morning. The item was in perfect condition, well packed and exactly as ordered. Thank you so much everyone at Wild Earth. It is a pleasure to shop with you and will be again soon. I will certainly be recommending all of my friends and family to visit you and purchase any of their outdoor needs from you.
Akubra RiverinaBy: Bennet on 29 October 2015I just received my new Riverina and could not be happier. The postage was super fast and the hat was delivered in perfect condition. The extra width of the brim is a real bonus for my fair skin. This is a high quality hat and I am sure it will last for years and years. Thanks Wildearth, I'll be back again for sure!