Becky Mason - Paddling Sponsors
Wearing Many Hats
Endurables recently approached me to try out some of their new hats. I
couldn't resist, so I took two
hats with me to
Temagami, Ontario for a gorgeous late
canoe trip. It
typical fall weather: cold, windy and wet with some warm sunny breaks and
clear crisp cold nights too.
pretty much everything about those two hats on that trip. On the
portage the LTM2 Tilley Airflo® Nylamtium® Hat was as light as a feather and not clammy. When the
rain pounded down It held its' brim and had a surprisingly dry feeling. How does
Tilley do that? My husband Reid's Tilley cotton hat was cold, heavy and stiff and of course was hanging
on a tree to dry at the end of the day but my new Airflo was on my head! It
felt light and dry and I was happy as could be.
As the sun
dropped and the temperature dipped I got out
the TTW2 tec-wool hat. It had been a long day on the Sturgeon River running,
and portaging rapids, and as the temperature cooled those ear flaps were great!
It was also so cozy during the evening and perfect for those frosty, misty
I knew that
it must be a good hat when my
husband Reid grabbed it and tried to stuff it on his head. Sorry big guy 7
1/8" won't fit you no matter how hard you try. I got my new prized hat back and
settled it back on my head and luxuriated in the warmth. It aced our fall trip! My head has
never felt so comfy and protected from the elements. I think, to keep the peace,
Reid might be getting a TTW2 tec-wool hat Tilley
Endurables for Christmas.
arrives I can also see myself wearing this stylish woolly Tilley to gallery
openings and shows downtown. Not only that, but in the past people have
laughed at my escapades on the ski trails, what with my wide brimmed summer Tilley hat
on with my
chin strap firmly in place zipping through the spring snow. Now I can't wait to try out the
TTW2 tec-wool hat on the back
country trails of the Gatineau Hills. Pure poetry it will be.
Many thanks to
for supplying me with gear that makes it
easier to do what I do.