About the fur blend...
I have a Portage in the Stone color and it was described as being a "buffalo fur blend". I like it a lot. The buffalo fur blend seems to hold up well here in the wet Pacific Northwest. Now I'm interested in a darker one. But the black colored Portage is described as being only a "fur blend". They're both Portage hats. Are they really made of two different kinds of fur blends? (or has there been an error in the description?) If there is indeed a difference in the fur blends, what is that difference? And will it hold up as well in the rain as the buffalo fur blend does? Thanks.
This appears to be an error in the description, as both hats are from the American Buffalo Collection from Stetson, and are both made of a buffalo fur blend. ( I own both, so I was able to put them right next to each other and check)
This series of hats is a great choice for the area, as they hold up well against rain, but just like any other steam shaped hat made of buffalo, beaver, or any other kind of fur, the rain here will eventually cause the hat to deform, and droop. you can protect against this by using a rain repellent, and you can also send the hat back to stetson to be reshaped when it finally begins to droop too much.
1 year ago
- Concrete, WA