A soft and comfortable hat that's naturally resistant to UV light, mould, mildew and salt water.
Tilley Hats are bursting with clever design features and touches that give them the worldwide reputation they enjoy. Suitable for most outdoor conditions, you'll come to trust your Tilley Hat come rain or shine.
The Tilley Hat fits more comfortably than other hats. It’s designed to be worn low on your head and slightly loose. It should be held on by gravity, not by painful pressure on your forehead!
The TH5 Tilley Hemp Hat, designed with a medium brim, is made from a breathable hemp fabric that is naturally resistant to UV light, mould, mildew and salt water. Although the Hemp Hats have a soft linen-like look they have a 'tough as nails attitude'. Hemp - Nature's performance fabric™.
Certified UV Protection: All Tilley Hats are rated UPF 50+ for “EXCELLENT” UV protection, blocking 97.5% or more UV radiation Ties on, Floats & Repels Rain: Most Tilleys come with a tuckaway, adjustable, fore 'n' aft Wind Cord. When it's calm, the Wind Cord stays hidden in the crown. When there's a breeze, place the part with the sliding knots behind your head. A layer of closed-cell foam in the crown, and sometimes in the brim, provides the Tilley's positive buoyancy. Secret Pocket: All Tilley Hats have a secret pocket (shhhhh!) in the crown to safely and securely store any important ‘stuff’ such as licenses, room keys, etc etc... you might even find that it's the most convenient place for your iPod, your fishing lures, your secret engagement ring.....
Take your actual body measurements as they are more accurate than measuring over your clothes or shoes.
Collar: Measure around the base of the neck where the collar sits.
Chest: Measure the chest at the fullest part, placing the tape close up under the arms.
Waist: Measure the natural waistline.
Inside Leg: Measure from the crotch to where your trouser is normally worn on the shoe.
Jacket Length: Measure from the centre back of your neck to your hemline. Then length measurement will vary depending on the style.
Feet: Use a ruler or tape measure to measure your foot (from the heel to the tip of your longest toe) Be sure to measure both feet. Many people have feet of different sizes. Fit to the larger of the two.
Nice looking hat when new but fades very badly, losing the attractive olive colour and turning a sickly terracotta shade. In addition it loses its shape and when you start a regular washing regime, as Tilley recommends, it proceeds to shrink. The headband can be stretched out again with some effort but the crown just gets smaller and smaller, ending up looking squat and inelegant.
I have replaced my five year old Hemp hat with a waxed cotton Outback model and hope that it lives up to Tilley's durability claims rather better than my defunct Hemp model has.
Reviewed by Rachel - 13th Jul, 2018
Keeps the sun out of my eyes and off my face and neck without worry of it coming off.
Reviewed by Bart - 9th Aug, 2017
Exactly what I wanted. Go Outdoors service was excellent. Ordered at 5pm and received it at 7.30am next day.
Well styled hat and looks very durable
Reviewed by Trevor - 7th May, 2017
I bought this hat to prevent me burning my head on holiday in India. It was a last minute decision to buy a quality hat that will flatten to go into my suitcase and straighten out and still look good.
The temp got up to 45 degrees C in a pre-monsoon heat wave in Delhi. This Tilly hat kept me shaded, reasonably cool and sunburn free as we toured around India. It was crushed into bags on planes, trains and automobiles (as well as tuk-tuks and rickshaws). It still looks good and is ready for my next trip.
It's a bit more than I really wanted to pay but it's a quality item and I hope to get many years out of it.
Reviewed by matt - 27th Jun, 2016
what can i say fits great very comfy wicks perspiration away effectively. repels water really well keeps the drops of my specs. if you want a good outdoor hat look no farther
Reviewed by el dimmo - 12th Jan, 2016
Tilley TH5 Hemp Hat
This is my 5th Tilley hat, 8th if you include those I got for my wife and her parents as well, so it goes without saying that Tilley is the hat for me.
About the TH5, specifically: it's lighter that the other Tilleys I own (TH4, two T3s and a TW2). Just as soft as the TH4, obviously, since they are both hemp hats, but because its brim is shorter it looks more elegant and its certainly more versatile. TH4 with its extra-wide brim rules as a sombrero on hot, still weather, but on windy days, or whilst on the back of a horse or bike, said brim turns into a sail. Not so with the TH5.
Although it does repel water up to a point, this is still a hemp hat, not a helmet, so under hours under a tropical storm it will get quite wet. Nevertheless, if you are crossing the Amazon, I assume you'll have a proper rain jacket. The TH5 under the hood of your rain jacket will acts like a visor, expanding your field of view whilst keeping the water away from your eyes.
Thanks to the unusually warm winter (so far), I've not had the opportunity to test it under below 0° conditions, but based on my experience with the TH4, it does protect your head and it does warm you up a bit. Better than no protection, anyway. Add a scarf and ear muffs (or closed cup headphones) and you're ready to go. Nevertheless, if it goes too far below 0°, that's when the Winter Tilley comes in anyway.
Reviewed by David Unicorn - 13th Oct, 2014
Tilley TH5 Hemp Hat
Excellent product. Many of my friends have them for riding and camping in hot places but I had been making do with a cheaper alternative. It was OK but I should have bought a proper Tilley Hat years ago.
Reviewed by Rads - 9th Aug, 2014
Nothing "old-duffer" about this hat!
Such a cool look. Great shape, great fit and does the job winter and summer. Looking for a hat? Look no further.
Reviewed by Noxious_Dogz - 6th Jun, 2014
Tilley Hat - It's emotinal...
I could talk about the great fit, the tricky little extras that make it that bit more special, the fact that you can wash it without fear of it shrinking to the size of a hanky... but that's the 'blurb'. I love it & that worries the wife (#nolongerallowedtowearinbed)
Reviewed by RoddyK05 - 14th Dec, 2013
Worlds best hat
Had my hemp TH5 about three years now. I've always worn hats, and this is easily the best I've ever had. In summer it keeps your head cool and stops any burning of my sparsely populated dome, in the winter it keeps off the snow and rain. When using in the rain, it absorbs the wet to start with, but then it sheds water. Mines now nicely aged looking, a bit faded but lots of character. Tilley will even replace it free if it ever wears out! Cracking hat, best bought in the shop so you can try on different sizes and get the right fit for you. You will not regret buying a Tilley.