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New Forest / Didriksons southwester waterproof rain hat

Waterproof Galon®

A garment made from fully waterproof, OEKO-TEX®-certified and PVC-free Galon® is a reliable friend under rain-filled skies. Galon® is hard-wearing and needs neither water-repellent surface treatment nor frequent washing. Instead you can wipe off any dirt with a damp cloth, making this a sustainable and water-saving material. The dense fabric prevents water molecules from passing through, thus keeping the wearer protected from rain.

Waterproof Galon®

The sou’wester through the ages

The rainy south-westerly wind has an item of clothing named after it, and our classic sou’wester has long been a beloved rain hat. It has protected fishermen at sea and also become an obvious accessory for city-dwellers on rainy days. Inspired by these pictures from our archive, taken in various decades, we can see how the sou’wester has been worn in days gone by.

The sou’wester through the ages