Hold on to your hat!
Chinstraps, known in cattle country as stampede strings, ensure against the loss of your hat in wind or brush.
The Akubra Stampede String isn't only for ranchers working cattle on the open range. Anyone who wants to keep their hat from blowing away will find it useful. Featuring a sliding knot that joins together two, four plait braids of leather, this chinstrap is practical and looks great!
How it works: Two cotter pins slide between the sweatband and the hat body. Once bent, they provide a secure attachment of the stampede string.
How to attach Stampede Strings:
1) Hold the cotter pins tightly together and push them through the stitching where the sweatband meets the body.
2) Pull the pins completely through the base of the sweatband until the braid is firmly against the sweatband.
3) Spread the pins outward, as close to horizontal as possible.
4) Check by tugging on the braid.
Approx. 19" long, excluding pins
Made of: leather
Four plait braids of leather on each string
Size: One size fits most.