Where Credit is Due July 2011 Issue

Where Credit is Due: July 2011

Tilley Hat

I’ve used a Tilley Hat (www.tilley.com) for many years, cruising the California coast. It served me very well until the rim started to fray. I think the reason it deteriorated around the rim is because the manufacturer had inserted a thin plastic line to stiffen the rim.

Tilley Hats are guaranteed for life not to wear out, so I decided to send it to the company—not expecting a replacement—to show where it had deteriorated in the hope that they could improve on a wonderful hat.

To my surprise they immediately sent a new hat as a replacement, with no questions asked. (I noticed that they had removed the thin plastic line around the rim.) This a company that honors what it claims.

Paul Sabella
Via email

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