Russ Shapeable Leather Hat

Size Guide


The Russ Hat Features:
  • UPF 50+
  • Water resistant
  • Western Block
  • Shapeable
  • Genuine Australian Crocodile leather hatband with teeth and Kakadu badge
  • Built from pull-up leather
  • Chinstrap facility
  • Ventilation eyelets
  • Brim: 8 cm
  • Crown: 10 cm
  • Australian Made


Alright, you tough nuts and rugged romantics, meet the Russ Shapeable Leather Hat — the true-blue mate for every Aussie larrikin with a love for the wild and woolly outdoors. This ain’t just any old lid; it’s a bonafide bushwhacking essential, ready to shape up and ship out for whatever caper you’ve got cooked up!

Dipped in the hues of the outback, the Russ comes in a robust bark that’s as sturdy as a gum tree and a sleek black that’s as sharp as a night in the Never Never. This hat isn’t just for wearing; it’s for strutting, for exploring, and for living it up under the great Southern sky.

Crafted from the toughest pull-up leather, this hat can handle a squall better than a saltie handles a river. It's got UPF 50+ to shield your noggin from the scorching sun, and it's as water-resistant as a duck's back — because we know the weather down under can flip like a flapjack on Sunday brekkie.

Now, let’s yarn about that hatband — genuine Australian crocodile leather, complete with teeth and a Kakadu badge to boot. It’s not just a statement; it’s a story around your crown, a bit of the wild that whispers tales of the bush. And with a shapeable brim and crown, you can tip your hat to the sun, the rain, or the cheeky cockatoo eyeing your lunch.

Need to keep your lid tight when the wind’s having a hissy fit? The chinstrap facility’s got you covered, and those ventilation eyelets? They’ll keep your cool when the heat’s on.

So, whether you’re mustering cattle, wrestling river gums, or just spinning yarns by the fire, the Russ Shapeable Leather Hat is your go-to gear. Australian made and tougher than a two-dollar steak, it’s ready to ride the high country and delve the deep gullies. Throw this beaut on, and show the untamed bush you’ve got what it takes.

Style #: 20HW15

Material & Care

Pull-up Leather

High-quality, aniline-dyed bovine leather treated with a unique blend of oils and waxes. The leather exhibits a beautiful color change effect when the leather is stretched or bent, enhancing its vintage aesthetic and making each piece unique.

  • Do not wash or dry clean – brush off surface dirt with a soft brush and/or wipe clean with a damp rag. 
  • Periodically apply a leather conditioner to maintain water resistance and protect the finish.
  • To avoid oil transfer, keep away from light-colored fabrics, especially in warm conditions.
  • Avoid leaving leather goods in a hot car where the high temperatures may affect the quality and finish of the leather.
  • A good rule of thumb is - if it's too hot to touch, then it's too hot for your hat!

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews

Very good quality. I bought it for my son and he never takes it off.

Better than expected

It was traveling around the world to reach me bach in Czech. After a while since I was in Aussie, hat was only missing fragment of memories. Thank you again for all your hard work, hat is awesome, looks great, quality exceeding and that leather smell, cool. Worth it, also worth a customs calcs, even if those were non-sense...

A fantastic hat!

Very happy with my new hat. It feels and looks even better than advertised. High quality.
Delivery was fast.
If you need a great hat, this is the place.
Strongly recommend.


This is one of the best purchases I made so far, the quality, how perfect is this hat, is my second one from Kakadu, for sure Ill have a third one!

Best hat in town

Purchased my Russ hat today from the factory. Simply awesome service with the best hat in town. I fly back to New Zealand tomorrow and will wear with Aussie pride always. Thanks Kakadu Australia you guys are awesome and recommend to all.