The Rough Rider is an awesome hat as it is a western style hat with a lower, more traditional Australian medium crown which satisfies both types of hat users. The brim is pre-moulded to be slightly raised on a refined sharper angle for true style.
Fully stain lined inner and shaped with raw edge. Hatband is Plaited horse hair hat band with two tassles. Made from Akubra's Imperial Quality pure fur felt and Reeded roan leather sweatband.
These hats are genuine Akubras, made in Australia and built for durability. Australians spend a lot of time outdoors. To protect themselves from the harsh sunlight they wear hats as a matter of course, and they expect their hats to last. Australians give hats rough treatment - fan the fire, water the dog, or gather the chooks' eggs, an Akubra is expected to handle it all, day in day out, year in year out. You can wear your Akubra with confidence, knowing it's quality and style are top-notch.
An Akubra is more than just a hat-it's an Australian icon.Akubra takes great pride in the materials, workmanship, fine styling and quality of their hats.
Every Akubra hat is made from pure rabbit fur felt and depending in the style, anywhere from 10 to 14 rabbit skins make an individual hat.
Felt is the strongest fabric known because every fibre is interlocked in every direction with a number of other fibres. That is what makes Akubra hats so durable.