Outlaw Gunner Hat

$60.00 USD

Keepin’ ya warm in the saltmarsh.

For generations, wildfowling was a way of life along the Eastern Seaboard and market gunning had become a necessary and respected profession. With the enactment of the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, the variant interests of the market gunner and the Federal Game Warden unfolded as a real-life cat-and-mouse game. The struggle became legendary and nowhere was it more vividly played out than along the tidewaters and estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Part-time friends and part-time foes, one thing the gunner and the warden shared equally was the bitter gnaw of winter’s salty northwest blows.

When it comes to staying warm, modern-day outfitters have nothing on these men. Dressing in layers was just common sense and the quilted shell was a key component of every bayman’s garb. Worn as an intermediate layer under oiled cotton smocks and bib pants, early versions were often fashioned from discarded quilts or horse blankets.

Details. Our Outlaw Gunner Hat borrows its being from this time-honored, essential component of warmth on the bay. A tight 2x2 quilt pattern over the nylon outer shell helps build air pockets in the very light poly-fill insulation. The inside is lined with a satin fabric that traps the warm air. The fold-down earmuffs are lined with micro corduroy and tie down with nylon boot lace cord. Adjustable with a genuine leather backstrap and brass hardware.

One size fits most.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Excellent Hat!

I received this hat just in time for the onset of the current polar vortex.

-30 degrees Fahrenheit (before windchill) were no match for this particular piece of robust headwear. Equal parts practical and fashionable, I looked good while braving the frigid Minnesota elements in comfort. I am in my early 30s now and fully expect to still have this particular piece in my collection until I die.

I highly recommend this hat and I plan to buy this lid in every available color.

Woah! Thanks Tyler. Well, you won't have long to wait...the Russet color which has been sold out since X-mas is due in Feb. 20!

Favorite winter hat

This hat is awesome, the only one I’ve worn since I got it.

Zach... you are rockin' the very last Outlaw Gunner Hat we had in stock! Glad you like it. We'll get fresh inventory in March, just in case you need to have the russet color too!

Great hat for outdoor activites

This hat is a good one for staying warm when the weather isn't perfect. Also, the quality of the hat is unmatched. I look forward to wearing this for years to come. Highly recommended.

Hey Steve... glad you are loving your Outlaw Gunner Hat. Send pics!

Great Gear

I used this on some cold weather (in snow at times) hunts. It fits just right, but also kept me warm. Great piece of gear for those of us in colder-weather.