Words and pics: Rich Norman

I’m glad we’re experiencing usable weather this far into autumn, and with the sun so low in the sky in the U.K. it’s no surprise that peaked caps are still extremely useful.

I picked up The Redback Company’s Timmy Hat – Night a few weeks back after hearing from a few trusted sources like thecaffeinatedsoldier that it was super comfortable.

I can’t comment on durability, because I’ve not had the cap long enough; but TBH I’ve wrecked very few hats, aside from imbuing heavy tide lines of salt from high tempo summer use. However, with a super low price of just over seventeen quid, I see the item as a consumable in any case.

The first thing to say is that it is indeed super comfortable, and I think that has a lot to do with the perforated technical fabric which composes the rear 4 panels.

The fabric allows for decent mechanical ventilation, wicks well and is fast drying. It also has a soft hand, which allows it to conform well when worn.

The night camo pattern is sublimation printed where, under high temperature and pressure, the dye turns into a gas and permeates the fabric and then solidifies into its fibres.

The company’s logo is embroidered up front: a redback spider, apparently called Timmy and where the cap gets its name.

The front panels and peak are are 65/35 polycotton twill and are a deep green, which will become nicely salty with use.

Aside from Timmy the Spider, other embroidery is included at the rear of the cap and inside; the latter featuring a quote from Jung:

The brim is a decent length and is curved, with the deep green repeated on the underside as an anti-reflection measure:

The sweatband is 100% cotton:

The cap is one size fits all and adjusts for size using hook and loop at the rear:

I like this cap. It’s cheap, comfortable and looks great. It also wicks well and is extremely fast drying.

What else do you really need?