ajft wrote:human909 wrote:Summernight wrote:I'm sure those hats do a lot of good protection-wise. Not.
Broad brimmed hat do offer fantastic protection. In fact they protect you more against the bigger danger than helmets.
Wasn't that the argument that the posties used so that they didn't have to wear helmets? Worked for them.
You got me there a great one, ajft. Although there are such things as these:
(Can be found at: http://www.dabrim.com/html/products/equestrian.htm - they do cycling stuff as well apparently: http://www.dabrim.com/html/products/cycling.htm )
They look pseudo cowboy hat-ish so maybe the western riders won't lose their street cred. Okay, they probably will.
As for the posties: I thought they ended up wearing long flapped hats UNDER their helmets now... I've seen at least one maybe two with the sun protection flap attached to the helmet.