Free domestic shipping on orders >$150! Shop Wei's Legendary Selection Online

FAQ - Akubra

Do Akubra Hats stretch?

Akubra hats do not stretch; always purchase the next size up if you’re between sizes and use a liner. Your hat will eventually conform to your head shape, but won’t ever stretch. Depending on how they are treated, they may shrink over time. Good care and maintenance of your hat is critical; if the hat has become wet, let it dry naturally because force drying it can cause it to shrink.

When not wearing your hat, rest it upside down or on a hat peg to help keep its shape. If your hat gets out of shape, simply use steam to gently reshape it. To clean your hat, brush it counterclockwise, then lightly rub the area with a damp cloth to clean it (make sure to use water and no other cleaning products).

Are Akubra Hats unisex?

Yes, the hats are unisex, as with any great cowboy hat. The sizes range from 6 ⅝ all the way to size 8, which covers a range of head sizes and types. Men typically have a hat size of 59 cm, while women hover around 57 cm. Make sure to measure your head correctly in order to get the best fitting hat and size up if slightly tight.

What are Akubra Hats made of?

A good work jacket is hard to find, and we’re all searching for a great piece that can last a long time. Carhartt Full Swing products are the exact product to fit this mold. Because we both know, Mother Nature isn’t planning any days off. That’s why you’re covered with Carhartt, rain or shine. That’s why we’ve got Full Swing jackets for every scenario from fleece lined to water repellent to durable FR protection. We do our job so you can do yours and stay protected against the elements!

Will an Akubra hat be ruined in the rain?

An Akubra hat can get wet, but isn't designed to be submerged in water or exposed for long periods of time. Light showers and rain drizzle are fine, but thunderstorms aren’t going to help your hat live a long life. It’s important to remember not to force dry your hat if it does get wet, as it can cause the inside leather band to shrink.

Always pat dry your hat and let it air dry; be sure to never put it away wet, or else it can lead to mildew. As your hat ages, the waterproofing will start to break down, but your head should still stay dry for the most part.