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Snowy River Hat

HAT 1611

The Akubra Snowy River Hat is a premium fur felt hat that is water-resistant and provides excellent protection from the sun. This design was seen in the movie The Man From Snowy River and is the hat that most people think of when they think of Australian hats. A true Australian icon.

The Snowy River is 100% Imperial Quality pure fur felt and features a plaited leather hat band, a cut edge, an inside reeded roan leather brow band and full satin lining. The brim is 3 1/4" and the crown is 4".

Available in sizes 56 - 61 in black and fawn (light brown).


For 130 years, Akubra has made Australia's premier fur felt bush hat. They stand up to hard use, are weather resistant, give complete sun protection, and on top of all that - they're great looking! Whether you are roaming the outback, riding through the bush, or out on the town, an Akubra is always in style.

Head Wear Size Chart - Head Circumference


When trying to find the right size hat you will occasionally find one size too small and the next too big. Akubra recommends that you purchase the larger one and insert a liner inside the leather sweatband to help the hat fit more snugly. A hat that feels too tight will never be comfortable. When the hat is new it may feel a little stiff. However, with wear the leather hatband will begin to mold to your head shape.

Caring for Your Akubra

  • Do not leave your hat in the sun. The hat itself will not shrink, however the inside band will and it is difficult to stretch back.
  • Rest your hat on it's crown, or hang it from a hat peg. Resting the hat on it's brim will cause the brim to distort.
  • Giving your hat a brush in a counter-clockwise direction every once in a while will help return the fur to it's original direction.
  • If the brim gets out of shape simply place it over steam (making sure not to get the inside band wet) until the area is moist. Use your fingertips to reshape the brim and any crown marks should disappear.

About Akubra Hats

All Akubra hats are wholly made in Australia at their headquarters in Kempsey, New South Wales. Akubra hand crafts their hats, ensuring complete control of the production process. This along with the use of the best fur felt available, allows them to achieve the highest quality standards in the industry. The superior rabbit fur felt used by Akubra reinforces its commitment to producing not only an exceptional looking hat, but one of the most durable.

Each hat passes through at least 70 sets of hands and more than 100 individual processes. Why take this care, and why use fur felt? Akubra does it for strength and durability. Fur felt is the strongest natural fabric produced, as the individual fibres are tightly interlocked in production to form a dense, tough matrix. It takes anywhere between 10 to 14 rabbit skins to make each hat.

Practical features including wider brims for sun and rain protection along with reeded, leather sweatbands, made of the finest roan sheepskin, enusres a comfort and security only experienced when wearing an Akubra.

Akubra hats carry a UPF rating of 50+, the highest classification achievable. This plus the wide brims provide excellent protection from the sun for those who are outdoors, either at work or a leisure.

Return Policy/30 Day Money Back Guaranty: You may return an item for any reason whatsoever. All goods must be returned in original new condition within 30 days of the invoice date (clearance and used goods must be returned in the same condition that they were received). Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. Please phone (720) 975-9290 in advance for return authorization code before returning any goods; without this code your return will not be accepted. Make sure the return authorization code is clearly marked on the top side of the return carton. Used, damaged, or dirty items are not eligible for refund. Please make sure that the item is returned with all original packaging and hang tags. If the goods you are returning have been altered or modified in any way, this will immediately terminate any exchange or return provision. All refund amounts will exclude any delivery and or shipping charges. Credit card returns (credits) and refund checks (if you paid by check) can take up to 5 days to be processed after we have received the returned goods. Please note that your credit card company may take 3 to 10 business days to credit your account and we have no control over this part of the process. Saddles Only: As part of our saddle fitment program, we do allow saddles to be returned within the 30 day return period even if they have been ridden. However, if a saddle has any apparent wear from usage your return will be adjusted by a minimum of 15% (more if the saddle shows extensive use) to allow us to resell it at a reduced price. Saddles returned with dirt and/or horse hair will be assessed a $30 cleaning charge. If the saddle has been used or damaged to the extent that it cannot be resold, no exchange or refund will be allowed.

Snowy River Hat Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Akubra snowy river

Posted by Brent on Jun 19th 2018

My hat came in yesterday. The fit is exactly the same as my two Akubra cattleman hats and it has a more "cowboy" style. The felt is thicker and more substantial with a smoother, velvety finish. Not crazy about the hat band. Too plastic looking but that has already been changed. Overall, this hat rivals many American hats at twice the price... and no silly secret X ratings to try to understand. I see more Akubra hats in my future!

Snowy River Hat

Posted by Charles Curran on Mar 29th 2018

I received the hat 4 days ago fast shipping . The hat fits perfect best fitting hat I have ever had. I was concerned about ordering without trying on but like I said it fits perfect . Will be ordering more.

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