The Bac Pac Traveller is hand made in Byron Bay, Australia. The man who brought you Australia's original leather hat goes one better with this great shape. Features a removable hat band and made with waterproof suede steer hide. This hat can be crushed and will pop back out to its original shape. Fitted with a comfortable leather inner band. Our best selling BC Hat style!
A light-grade sandpaper or soft cleaning brush can be used to take out marks on suede hats. We have even used clear, soft erasers. Make sure the eraser is not colored, as this can leave a mark. There are also many non-toxic, waterproof sprays available to give your hat added protection from stains and rain.
I got this hat in the summer of 2019. The fit is good, the looks are great. Shipping was really fast. This is a wonderful casual dress hat or one for wearing on a walk in the woods when the wind is not so high it's going to blow it off your head every 5 minutes. Because it is suede. Suede is very different from say leather or hemp. I should have remembered to immediately stain and waterproof this hat before I ever wore it outside but I couldn't resist and first thing I did was walk into a low lying juniper branch at a picnic spot and put a stain right in the front of the crown. Fortunately, after watching the video on how to clean suede, I got most of it out using a suede eraser and some white chalk. Then I sprayed the hat with some UGG water and stain repellent for suede I already had and let it dry for 24 hours as per instructions. The last thing I want on a $72 suede hat are water marks from rain or stains from tree branches or asphalt marks because the wind picked up my hat and skidded it across the street. I'm not sure even the stain repellent would work on asphalt marks. In my opinion, this hat is great for most occasions. It couldn't look better, more stylish and elegant but you just have to remember that it's suede. You can't use water and a rag to clean it like the Connor Hemp hat I've had now for 2 years. So if you get this hat make sure to waterproof and protect it right away. Also make sure you watch the Connor video on how to clean suede. Link is below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=otcL6-lthAE
I love this hat, it's my go to hat! The craftsmanship is of very high caliber, the materials are excellent, and the fit is phenomenal.
I bought myself a BC hat in Talkeetna Alaska in 2001, the hat is like wine... gets better in time.The quality of the handcraft is superb.
I get so many compliments on it, people will ask where I bought it.
I gave my husband and our friend one as gifts, they are now BC Hatter and loving their as well.
I bought my first BC hat about 7 years ago. I how have 3. The quality is first rate. The wife likes the way I look in it. I'm a happy camper.