This is where it all began. In 1991 Barry Barr was running a fishing boat off the wet and windy Alaskan coast. A gust blew his hat off his head and sent it into the drink. This would be the last time this happened to Barry Barr because he had an idea; make a better hat. Fast forward nearly 30 years and this beauty is still hand cut and hand sewn in Seattle by the same family. How about that for staying power? The secret in this hat lies in its constructions and materials. This includes the beefy nylon tubular webbing with 4,000lbs breaking point, KAVU d-ring adjustment, five 43-stitch bar tacks, tough polyurethane bill, heat laminated underbill, and four panel design secured with 1" grosgrain covered internal seams. And this year the toughest hat on the market gets just a little bit better. Now made in 100% certified organic cotton.