The Gibson is a Kakadu Classic that has been constructed from waxed kangaroo leather which is known for its durability and ultralight weight. The softness of the leather allows the lowered pinched crown will fit comfortably on wihile the medium brim and UPF 50+ rating gives you the protection from the sun. Comes with our the built-in chinstrap facility, a suede hand braided hatband with the flying roo metal logo on the side.
Please be aware that hats made from thicker leathers usually run smaller and hats made from thinner leathers are generally considered full fitting.
Fabric type: Waxy Roo
Understanding the Roo
There are over 100 different species of kangaroo in Australia, none of which can be farmed, and with the larger herds consisting predominantly of the Reds and Greys. The government permits only licensed hunters under strict supervision to cull these herds and only in overpopulated areas. Kangaroo leather is renowned for its tensile strength and ultra-lightweight. As all kangaroos are from the wild, scarring on the leather is characteristic.
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