Akubra Hats

Australian Outback Felt Hats - page 1

From mid 2021, through today, Akubra hats are in short supply. We apologize, yet we did order almost every hat the distributor had in their stock - for you.

Thanks to gov't Junk I won't get into - the pricing has really shifted high. Doesn't look like they will come down for at least 3 yrs.

It is hard for hatmakers to get all supplies they need to make your hats.  Akubra is imported from Australia. They and Cultured Cowboy are doing our best for you.

I hate the shipping surcharges, but freight is a challenge for everyone- both ships & by air.  Our new pricing reflects the latest costs and we hope as fuel might fall in price, so might these prices. But if ya need to protect yer noggin now ...

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Most hats can be shaped either by bending and manipulating wire built into the outer edge of the brim, or by steaming the hat and changing curves up or down a little. (Sometimes even radically!) Akubra hats are made from the highest quality wild rabbit furs. Fur hats use the best felting of the animals. This felting, under a microscope, would look like a thick blackberry bramble patch. Steam loosens the tiny barbs so the felt hat can be shaped, and so that once the hat is removed from the steam, the hat keeps the new shape. The felt rejoins against itself and maintains the new shape. Pretty neat, huh!  

In our store, we have these really nice steam machines and for a while, bought a lot of forms too. After a bout with those forms, we ditched them and went back to hand creasing all the hats. With a little practice, you too can shape or reshape your hats. Our first steam generating machine was a steam kettle on top of a wood stove in our 2nd store building. It worked great, just slow. Although holding the hat over a pot of boiling water works, it is not as much fun as the steam kettle. (Something about the sound of the water whistling through that little hole, and not blistering the skin off your hands over un-concentrated hot boiling water!)

If you need to buy a steamer, we can get them for you. If a little less investment will work, get a nice stream kettle. Anyway, I like to shape a hat brim so that the angle of the brim matches the angle of the jawline of the wearer. This almost always makes a hat look good on people who even think they look bad in a hat. They don't look bad; they just have not gotten the right shape. With almost all felts you can make these little adjustments so that your hat complements your face. 

If you're caught in a downpour, wear your hat. It is here to keep your head dry! When you get out of the rain, carefully take your fingers and shape the hat where you want it and let it dry at room temperature. You might check on it a time or two. It will dry and hold the shape again. A soaking rain will work like steam. Think of it as, if the hat is soaked and the brim edge falls, your hat thinks you are reshaping it. Just put it back as it dries, and you're as good as new! 

The higher the quality of your hat, the more you can endure the elements. It is not unusual to pass this Akubra quality to your grandkids. Remember that good fur felts will breath, and be much more comfortable in the sun, than cheaper felts. Most hat wearers are wearing to protect from sun damage, (or to look good)! 

Need a lower priced hat?  Be sure and study Tassy Crusher Australian Hats.  Crushable Tassy and Outback Adventure hats.

Good wearing, and God Bless,    Cultured Cowboy.

Choosing Akubra combines good taste and good sense. 

are among the finest hats being manufactured in the world today.  For over 100 years, Akubra has taken the highest quality, super fine range-rabbit fur, luxurious silk linings, full grain leather sweatbands and handsome trims to create hats that have become part of Australia's heritage.  Akubras offer uncompromising durability that provides superior protection from the sun, wind, rain and snow.  It's then said that an Akubra improves with age, often developing special characteristics worn into it by its owner, be it a rugged range rider or a "city slicker".  

Unless otherwise noted, All Akubra Hats are available in sizes:
54,  55,  56,  57,  58,  59,  60,  61,  62
Akubra is a great hatmaker for hard to find extra large sizing.

Fawn Colour Snowy River Akubra

#AKU-1611  Snowy River

From big country to big screen, the Akubra Snowy River hat is the premier Aussie shape.  Low pinched crown and Aussie-dipped brim is the "Down-Under" silhouette.  Braided leather hatband with Akubra's commemorative medallion. 

The Snowy River is a pre-creased stockman's hat from Akubra, a classic Australian outback hat. It has a pinched telescope crown and a brim with rolled sides with front and back turned down. This enduring outback style may be worn over the eyes or well back on the head in typical Australian fashion. The crown is 4 inches high. The brim is 3-1/4 inches wide, with a raw edge. The pure fur felt is Akubra's Imperial Quality. The hat is fully lined and has a leather ornamental band with sueded insert and chin strap hooks set inside the crown for easy attachment of a stampede string. Reeded roan leather sweatband. Made in Australia. 

Sizes:  6 3/4 to 8 1/8  (54-65)
Colour: Choose among Fawn (CC best seller), Med Gray, or Black.

CC Price: Only $285.99 !    easily compares at $329.99

Medium Gray Colour Snowy River Akubra

Black Colour Snowy River Akubra

#AKU-1616 Coober Pedy

The Coober Pedy by Akubra is a popular fur-felt hat for both city and country wear. The 3-1/4 inch bound edge brim, tilted down in front and back for protection from sun or rain, is dinkum Aussie. The pre-creased crown is 4 inches high at the front, 4-1/2 inches at the sides, eyeletted and fully lined, with a half inch ribbon band. There are chin strap hooks set inside the crown for easy attachment of a chin strap. The pure fur felt is Akubra's Imperial Quality. Reeded roan leather sweatband. Made in Australia. 

Sizes: 6 3/4 to 8   (54-64)

Colour: Choose among Moss Green, Fawn or Black.

CC Price: Only $219.99!    easily compares at $239.99

Moss Green Colour Akubra Coober Pedy

Fawn Colour Akubra Coober Pedy

Black Colour Akubra Coober Pedy

Sand Colour Akubra The Boss

Size:  57 & 58

#AKU-1617 The Boss

The Boss is a hat that shows the on-going love affair between Australia and America - a happy melding of rolled up sides, downswept front and back brim and tapered open telescope crown. The raw-edge brim is 3-1/2 inches wide and the pre-creased crown is 4 inches high, fully lined. Made from Akubra's Imperial Quality pure fur felt, The Boss has a brass-studded leather band. There are chin strap hooks set inside the crown for easy attachment of a stampede string. Reeded roan leather sweatband. Made in Australia.

Sizes: Very few left see pic!

Colour: Choose among Sand, Black or Dark Brown.

CC Price: Only $319.99!    Almost impossible to get.

Sizes in stock - Sand 57 & 58
Black - 55


Black Colour Akubra Boss

Size: 55 

Dark Brown Colour Akubra Boss

Size: All gone

#AKU-1632 Adventurer

The Adventurer is an Akubra in the same general dimensional shape, style and color as the fedora worn by Indiana Jones in the "Indiana Jones" movies. Embark on your own adventure by bashing this open crown hat into the Indy shape shown here, or to another crease of your own choice. The open crown is 5-1/2 inches, the raw edge brim is 3-1/8 inches on the front and back, 2-3/4 inches on the sides. It is made in Akubra’s Imperial Quality fur felt in a mid brown color. It is finished with a matching 1-1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon band. Fully lined, with a reeded roan leather sweatband. This is a durable hat that will stand up to long-term hard use. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 7 to 8   (56-64)

Colour: Mid Brown.

CC Price: Only $279.99!    easily compares at $299.99

Adventurer is among Akubra Hat's Worldwide Best-Seller List

Charcoal Colour Akubra Banjo Paterson Hat

#AKU-1622 Banjo Paterson

The Banjo Paterson from Akubra's Heritage Collection of outstanding hats is a great style suitable for town or country wear, named after the Australian poet and writer. The pre-creased crown has a wide center crease with side dents in the front. The crown is 4 inches high at the front, 4-1/2 inches at the sides. The brim is 2-3/4 inches wide. The striking hat band, 1/2 inch wide, is made from the skin of the Barramundi, one of Australia's fine food fishes found in the Condamine and other northern rivers of Australia. Premium quality pure fur felt, fully lined. Reeded roan leather sweatband. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 6 3/4 to 8   (54-64)

Colour: Choose among Charcoal or Heritage Fawn.

CC Price: Only $219.99!    easily compares at $250.99

Heritage Fawn Colour Akubra Banjo Paterson Hat

Akubra Banjo Paterson Hat is a felt dress hat that mixes with casual wear, probably better than with your Sunday suit.

Scout Brand Aerosol Spray "Scotchguard" type

#MF-01046 - Scout Rain & Stain Protector
Felt Hat Rain & Stain Protector
CC Price:  $18.99
Compare at:  $21.00


How do you help weather proof your Australian hat? These fur felt Australian hats can be assisted by using several coats of Scout Brand Rain & Stain Protector. Spray, let dry about 10 minutes. Spray again. Let dry about 10 minutes. Repeat a couple more times and make your headwear more weather resistant in snow and easier to clean in mud. Remember the key is several lighter coats. Retreat after washing.  CAUTION: Only treaty the TOP side of your hat. Do not treat the bottom or inside, or you will not be able to steam and re-shape your hat if you waterproof all sides. 

Please be sure to specify your size when ordering!












































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