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The Ventile Cap

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The Ventile Cap

Emblazoned with the Best Made X and made in the USA from one of the more sensible outdoor fabrics, our Ventile Cap will be one of the more comfortable hats to grace and protect your head.

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Emblazoned with the Best Made X and made in the USA from one of the more sensible outdoor fabrics, our Ventile Cap will be one of the more comfortable hats to grace and protect your head.

Story

A 100% natural cotton developed for British R.A.F. pilots in World War Two, Ventile is versatile and one of the more sensible outdoor fabrics, perfect for a hat. Amazingly, Ventile is not coated or laminated, but yet still offers the same advantages of a modern technical fabric: it is water resistant, windproof, durable, quiet, breathable, and is resistant to tearing and burning. Our Ventile Cap is made in the USA, it is emblazoned with the Best Made X, and will be one of the more comfortable hats to grace and protect your head.

SPECS
  • Embroidered logo
  • Water-resistant
  • Brush clean
  • One size fits all
MATERIALS
  • 100% Cotton (Ventile)
  • Black cotton twill sweatband
  • Embossed English Bridle Leather adjuster strap
ORIGIN
  • Designed, cut & sewn in the USA of fabric imported from UK
In the Field

Lumberland, NY. Photo by Peter Buchanan-Smith.

History

Ventile was developed by the RAF to protect Arctic pilots from exposure if they wound up in the drink. It is an untreated, unlaminated cotton that offers exceptional water and wind resistance. Ventile achieves these properties without chemical treatment with an incredibly tight, long-staple oxford weave that is 30% more dense than other cotton fabrics. As moisture contacts the fabric, the threads swell to form a barrier against further absorption. Ventile has been tested and endorsed not only by the pilots whose lives were saved by the fabric, but also by adventurers in the farthest reaches of the planet.