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Hats for the Discerning 107 Driver

On my road trip with the top down today, I discovered a problem I hadn't quite anticipated: My hat didn't want to stay fully on my head.

I've been using a baseball cap from my employer. It's worked fine for me driving back and forth to work and suchlike, but at 70 MPH, it became clear another solution was needed. I pulled over and tightened the strap as tight as I could and still get it seated on my head, and that worked, but it seems a non-optimal solution.

What kind of hat do the rest of you wear? (Those of you with a full head of hair who don't have to worry about sunburned scalps...keep your snickering to yourselves. )

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Had this problem. The solution is a wind screen.
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Who needs a hat when you've got hair?

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Even in the early 70s when I had a full head of hair and an MGB I needed cover when driving top down.
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My solution so far has been to tighten down the hat as much as possible comfortably and not to wear expensive to favorite hats. I'm 6 2 and sit up high, so perhaps a bit more vulnerable. Wind screen helps a lot but I like the wind.
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My solution so far has been to tighten down the hat as much as possible comfortably and not to wear expensive to favorite hats. I'm 6 2 and sit up high, so perhaps a bit more vulnerable. Wind screen helps a lot but I like the wind.
I like breaking wind.
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Had this problem. The solution is a wind screen.
Yep. Rowdie's simple solution is "hats on". If you don't have a wind blocker/screen yet really is a must have R107 option.
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Try weldwood contact cement.
Failing that, thumb tacks.

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I use a visor. But last week I did get a sunburn through my hair.
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English style caps are not as prone to suck-off in the wind as the golf caps. There's nothing worse than suck-off at 60mph!
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