Airflo® Nylamtium Tilley Hat
Comfortable protection from the elements
say that I love my Tilley LTM3
AIRFLO® Nylamtium® Hat would be an understatement.
I must admit that I was skeptical at first. I had heard
all the wonderful stories about Tilley Endurables and
Tilley touts their hats as best in the world, but that
wasn't enough for me-I had to try one for myself. Being
the woman who loathes hats, I was going to be a tough
sell. Well, I'm sold.
Tilley hats are Canadian
made and very well constructed. I love the color and
the air venting system keeps my head nice and cool.
I have thick hair and tend to become a little over-heated
up top. I usually don't like hats because I sweat underneath
them but the Tilley is different.
I like that it has what
the company refers to as a "fore 'n' aft Wind Cord"
so that my hat stays put when I am paddling on a windy
lake. The secret pocket is great for me and I it's a
great place to keep the card that goes with my Medical
Alert bracelet. There is a closed-cell foam core in
the top of the hat so if I forget to use the wind cord
and my hat blows off, it is not going to sink to the
bottom of the lake. I appreciate that it repels rain
because everytime I camp with my husband, I swear it
is in a monsoon.
The other thing I love about
Tilley Endurables is the company touts theirs as "the
world's best hat" and they stand behind that.
If your hat wears out, the company will replace it.
If it is lost or stolen in the first two years Tilley
insures the hat with a fifty percent deductible.
Because of Tilley,
I now don the protection that a hat provides from the
elements in confident comfort.
by Laurie March
Tilley Self-Portrait by Laurie March
KEEN Commuter Sandal
A good fit for light to moderate mountain biking trails
Have you ever ridden your
bike along a trail and come across a path that was unrideable
yet you still needed to get through and had the problem
of a slippery soled riding shoe not fit for the trail?
Until I tried the KEEN Commuter, when the situation
arose, I had that very problem. During a hike-a-bike
I would often lose my footing with other cycling shoes,
but with my KEENs I have much more confidence.
On the flipside, as well
as for mountain biking, I also love my KEEN Commuter
sandals for hiking light trails and commuting around
The KEEN Commuter sandal
is a warm weather cycling shoe that offers both comfort
and stability all the while keeping your feet cool while
you pedal. The polyester webbed upper with KEEN toe
protection and a hydrophobic quick dry lining creates
shoes that are an excellent choice for even the wettest
of terrain. Keeping them snug on your foot is easy with
the shock cord and toggle lacing system.
Offering the use of either
the full length SPD compatible plate or the TPU cleat
cap plate makes these sandals ideal for both the intermediate-advanced
or beginner rider.
KEEN has made these sandals
durable and easy to clean - just a little soap and water
and let them air dry.
Whether you enjoy
tackling the adventures of a light to moderate mountain
biking trail, a leisurely ride with your family, or
commuting to work the KEEN Commuter sandals are a good