Help me find my hat!
August 20, 2015 2:50 PM   Subscribe

I lost my Wallaroo Sonoma hat. It was the best sun hat I ever had, but it's been discontinued and I can't find one for sale anywhere! Please help me find another one in a similar color (or, failing that, the same kind of hat).

Things I liked about this hat: neutral, everyday color (I DON'T want one in pink or seafoam green! Black, grey, and earth tones are more my style). Effective women's sun hat in a non-super-feminine, non-cowboy, non-fishing-trip-or-tacticool look -- I really loved the shape of this hat! Crumpleable/packable, washable, didn't pick up tons of dust or lint, adjustable via drawstring. Can you help me find another one?

What I really want is another Wallaroo Sonoma, if you can find one in the colors above, but a replacement is fine if you can find something similar enough. I tried this Scala hat, but the shape & quality just aren't like my old one ;___; Budget: ~$50 max, would prefer to pay $25 or less.
posted by grey_sw to Shopping (9 answers total)
I'm no expert on womens hats but 'round here Tilley is a go to place for outdoor and travel wear. See if something like this is what you want.
posted by Zedcaster at 3:59 PM on August 20, 2015

Yep. Nthing Tilley.
posted by jbenben at 4:31 PM on August 20, 2015

Tilley hats were issued to the Canadian Forces during the first Gulf War.
posted by yyz at 7:35 PM on August 20, 2015

Have you tried contacting Wallaroo to see if either they've got some deadstock or can recommend the next-best thing from their line? There are a few I see that look like they might meet your needs.
Also, try setting up an Ebay alert for the Sonoma in case one comes available there. There have been a couple in recent months -- it may even be worth contacting the sellers to see if they actually sold or if they just took the listings down.
posted by katemonster at 8:21 PM on August 20, 2015

This $20 Slogger hat isn't too technical looking, also comes in gray and lighter brown.
posted by mgar at 8:29 PM on August 20, 2015

One of their other packable hats? The Aqua is similar color. Maybe Cascade or Capetown?
posted by Yorrick at 9:14 PM on August 20, 2015

I think the Wallaroo Sonoma in brown and ivory is still available at this boutique's website.... good luck!
posted by lock sock and barrel at 11:45 AM on August 21, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks for the advice so far! The Tilley is cool, but expensive and only seems to come in Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego Red, and the others aren't quite right (Aqua is too foam/fake looking, Cascade too belt-y, Capetown too country club).

lock sock, I ordered one from that boutique and they messaged me back to say they're out of stock! :(
posted by grey_sw at 12:05 PM on August 21, 2015

I was worried that may happen. Dang!
posted by lock sock and barrel at 12:17 PM on August 21, 2015

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