Sorry we no longer sell these,this page is an
archive only. To purchase try Gaelforce or Guy Cotten. (try an internet
Elegant they aren't,but the long back of
these traditional souwester (or sou wester) waterproof hats keeps the
rain,even in a heavy storm,or sea water from running down the back of your
neck and the big brim keeps water out of your eyes.
They also double as a bailer or emergency
bucket.Material for the souwester is a heavy yellow PVC on canvas backing
(similar to the old traditional oilskins),and adults are made as one size to fit
all,but we can do childs or larger sizes to order.The rain hats are
hand made in Lowestoft,which was once a major UK commercial fishing port.The
strap is fixed,non adjustable and worn hanging down loose at the front because
these are designed for working in the hostile enviroment of a commercial
fishing boat where a tight strap could prove dangerous if it caught in
machinery.The traditional colour is a bright yellow, but
black sou'westsers are also available..
.For anyone out in foul weather,fishermen,vegetable pickers,farm
workers and Paddington Bear look alikes,these will keep your head dry in the
middle of any storm.
Tel 01493 600718