Nearly all the staff at Trailblazer Outdoors owns a Tilley hat, of one type or another. Trailblazer Outdoors Andy has owned a LTM5 for a number of years and rates it highly. The nylon construction and air vent allow the hat to breath and makes it an excellent summer companion. That said, Andy uses his hat in all seasons, using a wool Buff to provide added insulation. It works well in the rain too, especially when treated with Nikwax TX direct. Due to its age and heavy use, Andy has washed his hat a number of times, using Nikwax techwash. Careful drying restores the shape. Not only is it a great hill, moor and mountain hat, its a great one for forest walking and bushcraft. Made in Canada too, so you know the workers will be treated fair as will the environment. This is apparent in the quality construction and finish. The guarantee is second to none. It lasts the life of the garment and its well worth registering the hat after purchase. All told, its a great hat and one you never regret owning.
One more thing to consider is fitting. This must be done correctly, to ensure the right fit and is looser than you might expect. We would always recommend spending time getting the right fit and any good stockist will be able to help and advise on the correct fit.