We're traveling with Tilley Endurables -and we're taking them all the way around the world
Every chance to travel is precious one and I want to enjoy every step of the process, from booking tickets and reading guidebooks to sorting through photos and distributing the souvenirs. It always pains me to hear people say how much they hate packing. Packing should be easy, uncomplicated, and stress free.
We are so proud to partner with Canadian made Tilley Endurables to build the perfect travel wardrobe for our upcoming round the world trip and demonstrate to our readers that packing can be a pleasure, not a chore.
Best of all, they are extremely light weight, easy to hand wash, and will dry overnight without wrinkles. This is exactly the kind of clothing that we need on our trip!For a sneak peak of what’s going to be in our packs, we'll be reviewing a few pieces of Tilley gear in upcoming posts. We start however, with the most famous item, known the world over:
The Tilley Hat
Having a Tilley hat feels like being inducted into an exclusive club of legendary travelers and globetrotters (and officially gives me something in common with Prince Phillip!) A good hat offers protection from sun, the elements, and insects. Tilley makes dozens of different hats with different styles, materials, and purposes, so I was thrilled that store associate extraordinaire Cindy was able to help narrow down my choices, showing me several lightweight models with natural, breathable fabric. I settled on this stylish hemp hat, as it was my favorite style and had the more natural fit for my head. I love that it came with extra hat bands so I could change up my look and the chocolate brown color was my favourite.
There were so many hats to choose from. Thankfully Cindy was there to help me narrow things down and keep me focused. She knew my size right away which impressed me, and immediately led me over to 2 different hats she thought would work for where we were going (and had already picked a favourite). Before I decided, I had to try on others, but wouldn't you know it, I picked the one that Cindy had chosen. She just knew. I would come to rely on her throughout the afternoon at Tilley. Anytime I wasn't sure, I'd ask her. She always just knew.
My new chapeau is the Organic Cotton AIRFLO® Hat. I have worn it camping, on walks, working in the garden, and in the pouring rain putting it through its paces. It wears well, it dries fast, and it fits like a glove - well, a glove that was made for the head. I love this hat.
Update!!! Curious to see how our hats looked on our round-the-world trip? Here we are outside Fort Mandalay, Myanmar, with our hats shielding us from the 40 degree heat!
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