I'm not sure where the animosity about buying a Tilley came from? I would actually like to spend the $70 to buy a quality product. Here's the one I was thinking about:
OK, that link doesn't take you to the appropriate cover. It's the LTM6 AIRFLO Hat.
Here's the one I lost from REI:
My concern now that you bring it up is the heat and humidity factor. Here in San Antonio summers are oppressive with 90 something heat and 80 - 90 something humidity. Would the Tilley be too hot for this application? I may just resort to the REI and try to rig a teather or float system because it was at least cool.
Thoughts? Thanks. Dwayne