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When you buy one of our Australian Outback hats, you won’t just get a durable, sun-blocking topper. You’ll get a mate for life – an authentic investment piece that stands up to any challenge. This collection features some of our best-selling men's leather hats and women's leather hats with a unique, bushman, Australian Outback-inspired flair. 

These hats have been beloved since American Hat Makers began in 1972, and for good reason. Though they are inspired by Down Under, they’re meticulously handcrafted in the US, with only 100% natural leather and hand stitching creating the best Australian outback hats available.

We’ve been leather-workers since the beginning, recognizing the time-honored traditions of leather while we continue to hone our craft. The best leather molds to your head for a custom feeling fit and gets softer over time, without losing strength. Which means, with our Australian Outback safari hats, each memory you make will surpass the last.

Your Outback hat’s journey begins as a humble piece of high-quality, genuine leather. The first step in the process is to carefully clean and treat the leather by hand to ensure that it remains flexible yet durable. For our colored leather, we use highly-pigmented, long-lasting dyes. But regardless of the hue, all our natural leather hats are shaped, dyed, and distressed by hand, providing you with a one-of-a-kind headpiece. To ensure your hat's longlasting seams and structure, we put it through a professional grade hydraulic press. We simply aren’t satisfied until your women’s or men’s Outback hat has the perfect silhouette. 

The final step for any of our Australian Outback hats, is adding the details. Many outback hat styles are based in the details. This might be the hand-tooling, brim trim, leather hat band, feather, or other detail that gives your hat it’s unique character. With its vibrant color, soft feel, and finishing touches, an item from this collection is sure to create a style statement and last a lifetime.

We believe the little things make all the difference. Our detailing transforms our most function-forward hats into fashionably stunning pieces. Shop everything from hats with braided hat bands added for a bit of panache to useful chin straps that will help keep your hat secured on even the wildest of adventures. 

Start Your Next Adventure with Premium Leather Outback Hats

Every hat in our Australian Outback hat collection is sure to last a lifetime. Yours will arrive  ready to stand up to the scorching sun or whipping wind, with packable options that are ready to go in your suitcase.

A leather hat can stand up to lots of wear and tear, but we felt that sometimes you need a little extra durability. That’s why our top-selling, packable hats have a range of flexibility for travelers. They can be tucked in a suitcase or carry-on, springing back to vibrant life when your flight lands. They’re always ready for another journey, so you can look and feel your best.

All of our leather Outback hats add a stunning finish to any outfit. They have a similar silhouette to the American cowboy hat, but with a softer, more flexible shape. Outback hat vs cowboy hat is a long standing debate, but it’s about what you make of it. However the brim crease is often more relaxed, tipping down slightly in the front. But, just like our men's cowboy hats and women's cowboy hats, our Outback cowboy hats are designed to keep the elements off your face and out of your eyes, because that’s what an Australian cowboy hat is all about.

When it isn’t protecting you from the sun, rain, wind, and dust, it’s important for you to protect your Australian hat. You have a few options for storage. You can rest your hat on a hat cone, hang it on the wall, or store it upside down in a hat box. No matter what you decide, it’s crucial to store it completely dry and keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent shrinkage or fading. 

Of course, we understand that sometimes adventures can take a toll on your hat. Whether it was bitten by a wild croc or simply needs some sprucing up after years of adventures, we’ve got your Australian bush hat covered. Our refurbishment program ensures that even the most well-loved hats can be repaired and sent back to you like new. 

When you’re looking for a hat that stands up to the test of time, there’s nothing like leather. Soft yet tough, easy to care for and easily repaired, your Aussie hat is guaranteed to be a mate for life. Australian Outback hats help you announce to the world that, just like your hat, you’re ready for anything.