A Great Selection of Tilley Endurables
Tilley, a name recognized world-wide for excellence in travel clothing and accessories which includes their famous Tilley Hats. If you happen to be visiting Vancouver, BC, then be sure to drop by Tilley Vancouver. Chances are you’ve most certainly come across someone, somewhere around the globe wearing a Tilley Hat.
The Tilley Brand has become one of the most successful independent family businesses in Canada!
My son and I are traveling to India in the next short while and with all the exciting things we have planned, from a Camel Safari in the desert to enjoying the beaches in Goa, I knew that I was not going to leave home without a Tilley Hat and a pair of their superb Legends Masai Shorts.
The History of Tilley Accessories
Alex Tilley Sailing With a Tilley Hat
The Tilley Brand got its start in the early 1980’s, with Alex Tilley designing a special hat for sailing and a pair of comfortable shorts. As a sailor, he wanted a comfortable, lightweight rugged hat, designed not to fly away in the breeze, but one that would float as well.
With the help of his brother John, they began selling their products on the road at various trade shows and boat shows.
Tilley Vancouver Retail Outlet
A Wide Selection of Hats
From there, the rest is history and 30 years later, they have become one of the most successful businesses in Canada, selling their products worldwide. The reason why you ask? Well for starters, it’s because they back their products with guarantees that you would be hard pressed to find with any other clothing brand in the marketplace.
Most hats and caps come with a lifetime guarantee against wearing out.
A true testament to the quality of their products they offer the consumer!
Tilley Endurables Western Inc.
Tilley Vancouver Retail Store
Tilley Vancouver – A Family Affair
Today, the family run Tilley Vancouver, an impressive store filled with their famous Tilley Brand Hats, clothing and travel accessories. They are definitely keeping up with the latest trends in travel accessories and clothing for men and women, and their selection is sure to please most everyone!
If you’re looking for a quality, uniquely designed hat that offers exceptional sun protection, is light weight and stylish, then look no further than Tilley.
Below, is a brief description outlining the hat I chose and showing just what to expect when purchasing one of their great hats!
Showing Off My New Tilley Hat & Shorts with John Tilley
T4MO Organic AIRFLO
- Guaranteed for life not to wear out
- Insured against all perils including loss, for 2 years
- Excellent sun protection, rated UPF 50+, although some rays could enter through the 3/4″ mesh
- Made of a soft, sueded organic cotton
- Repels rain
- Secret pocket
- Ties on in the wind
- Machine washable
- Made in Canada
If you’re in the market for a pair of comfortable, lightweight, durable shorts, check out the pair below I selected to wear to during my travels throughout India.
Store Walls Filled With Satisfied Tilley Customers!
Legends Masai Shorts
- Side elastic waistband
- 2 front slant pockets, one pocket with a secret Velcro®-sealed pocket inside
- 1 waistband coin pocket
- 1 deep side-zippered pocket
- 2 patch cargo Velcro®-sealed, flapped side pockets. One side has an additional Velcro®-sealed pocket and the other side an additional zippered pocket.
- 2 back Velcro®-sealed flapped pockets
- Inseam: 8 1/2″
- Fabric certified “EXCELLENT” UV protection – UPF 50+, the maximum rating given
- Made from breathable wind resistant nylon, treated for water and stain repellency
- Made in Canada
Over 30 years and many Tilley Hats later, the family business in Vancouver is still going strong. Barbara & John Tilley are moving toward retirement as their children Nikki and Jeff take over the business.
Below, I have listed their official website for the Tilley Vancouver Store your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information on their complete product line including a handy Tilley Endurables Online Catalogue.
A Big Thanks to Tilley Vancouver for inviting my son and I to promote and wear their wonderful hats and shorts on our upcoming journey to India. All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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