Akubra Rough Rider unites classic Western style and Aussie panache. Its pre-moulded brim is angled and stain-lined. The Plaited horse hair hat band and two tassels sport Imperial Quality pure fur felt. Reeded roan leather sweatband. Crafted in Oz for resilience and durability; an Akubra is an Aussie symbol of strength. Available in a large size range. This hat is an icon.
Akubra is an Australian hat manufacturer. The company is associated with bush hats made of rabbit fur felt with wide brims that are worn in rural Australia.
In 1874 Benjamin Dunkerley arrived in Tasmania from England and decided to start a hat making business in Hobart. His skills as a hatter were backed by his ability to invent machinery, and soon after his arrival he had developed a mechanical method of removing the hair tip from rabbit fur so the under-fur could be used in felt hat making. Previously this task had to be done by hand.
By 2015 Akubra has produced two million hats for the military.
Akubra Hats are still proudly Australian-made in Kempsey.