Tarp Hats - The Real Deal: Made in Brazil

REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS, RAVES & PRAISING RAMBLES

We surely don't mind having other folks say we rock! So here's a bunch of attaboys from a variety of real-live happy Real Deal Brazil customers, some with really lively RDB experiences to share (Running naked on a Puerto Rican beach? Chickens? Wha …?)! 

These are our customers' own words, untouched, except for the occasional tiny tweak for clarity. With our more recent customers, we've also included where they're from, cuz we just think it's cool to see all the different places. It never occurred to us when we started out how far and wide our products might travel, or we'd have gotten that geographical info from our early customers, too.

That said, here's some of the great stuff that's been said:

  • "I can't imagine enjoying any adventure without my Real Deal hat. This thing is bomb-proof and holds up to any abuse I can toss at it. Wearing this hat puts me in a mindset that I am ready to take on any great time that the outdoors can offer."
    Travis Cossette, Gainesville, FL
  • "Ordered a hat yesterday,it arrived today! Now that is some good service. It was too small and I was going to return it BUT my daughter has now snagged the hat and I just ordered a larger size for me. Thanks! and the daughter loves it and I know I will love mine if someone doesn't take it from me."
    -Jeff C., Carters Valley Road Church Hill, Tennessee
  • "Best hat ever made."
    -Ed M., El Paso, Texas
  • "My favorite hat of all time."
    -Clay C., Chase City, Va.
  • "Five stars."
    -Eugene V.
  • "Without a doubt one of the best company's with some of the best products I've ever dealt with! Keep up the good work!"
    -Jeff H., Vernon, Ala.
  • "Thanks for putting out an excellent product and providing outstanding customer service -- you guys rock."
    -Brad M., Sacramento, Calif.
  • "You guys have a bitch'n company!!!"
    -Johnny K., Grants Pass, Ore.
  • "I own a few hats, imported from Australia...bought from America etc...but yours really tops everything and now gets worn on every trip i go on, i love it so much."
    -Wal W., Abergavenny, Wales, U.K.
  • "You guys have really proven your motto. I put this hat to the test … and it survived. I don't take care of my Real Deal tarp hat -- it takes care of me!"
    -John M., Orlando, Fla.
  • "The minute you see that (hat) on Tallahassee (in Zombieland), you buy him. He's real. And he's got a real cool hat."
    -Actor Woody H., Hollywood, Calif. (yep, he really said that)
  • "RDB is a great product & I love the romance behind it with the recycling of resources to make each one...especially the hats ... it's like you've inherited an old soul that's been on life-long journey or adventure ... very inspiring."
    -Jennifer O., aka "Chick Eastwood," Ellington, Mo.
  • "The backpack is pretty badass."
    -"Darth Zed"
  • "Love the website, your order-to-ship time is EXCELLENT."
    -U.S. Army Col. Sharon L., Roanoke, Va.
  • "Being in the U.S. military I know how to push things to their breaking point and I am not easy on equipment by any stretch of the imagination. The hat that I got … has survived rainstorms, hail, and even the washing machine (it was getting a little ripe with sweat). Whatever 'hell' I have found myself in, it has stood, or better yet, surpassed the test and still it comes out looking BETTER with age and abuse. Your slogan 'Do not take care of it, it'll take care of you' is dead on accurate!! Keep it up and … thank you for making such a durable, reliable hat that will probably outlast me!! All while using recycled material....Friggin' Genius!!!"
    -U.S. Army Sgt. Matt J., Virginia
  • "I dig the hat!"
    -Brian L., Pawtucket, R.I.
  • "I love my RD hat ... just love it."
    -Randy U., Monroe, N.C.
  • "Love my Real Deal Brazil hat. I couldn't be happier with it!"
    -Jesse S., Ogdensburg, N.Y.
  • "Oh how I LOVE my hat."
    -Laurel S., Hickory, N.C.
  • "Love love LOVE the hat."
    -Ava G., Stone Mountain, Ga
  • "My hat prevents Zombie Hording AND sunburned nose. What does yours do?"
    -"Juicepig"
  • "Love the hat … looks great, feels great, and everybody else thinks it looks cool too (bought another one recently for a friend who kept stealing mine)."
    -"Oldanvilyoungsmith"
  • "I absolutely LOVE the Pretty Ugly Tarp Hat. It makes me feel like an old timey backwoods hillbilly from a '50s Western film ... I must suppress the urge to hike my dungarees up to my armpits, chew on a corncob pipe, and spout high-pitched gibberish past exclamations of 'By Gum! Jumpin' Jimminy!'"
    -Damon N., Springfield, Ore.
  • "I swam in my hat ... buried it in the sand ... stuffed it in my back pack ... filled it with ice and used it as a small ice chest ... at one point it was my loin cloth while I chased a chicken naked down a beach (not sure how I ended up naked ... and the chicken was very very fast). … Awesome hat."
    -Chester E., San Antonio, Texas
  • "I have sung your praises to everyone! Quality hat, fast service! Flawless experience."
    -Denise J.
  • "My hat has a full season behind it now, and has been floated, sunk, driven over, chewed by the dog, crammed in a back pack, washed, dried, rained on, snowed on and sun-bleached ... and it looks and fits better every day."
    Brett L., Des Moines, Iowa
  • "As a Professional Geologist I'm out in the field EVERYDAY!!! My hat has been through drenching rain, and scorching 130 degree heat!! The hat is EXTREMELY durable and has taken some pretty serious use and abuse, and it begs for more!! It has been my best friend on some amazing trips, even to the deserts of East Africa!!! I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!!! My hat is off to you for such an ingenious and durable product!! … REAL DEAL BRAZIL RULES!!!"
    -Sam M., Norfolk, Va.
  • "One of the best hats I've had the privilege of owning."
    -Ken C., Pompton Plains, N.J.
  • "Great service! Great product!"
    -Jon M.
  • "Great hat! Now, however, I have to get a horse, place to keep it, feed, saddle, chaps, Western vest and shirt, boots, a ranch...thanks a lot. All because of that chapeau. That hat is gonna cost me millions! Curse you Brazil!!! Stop with all the hats. You're gonna bankrupt all us wannabe Cowboy Dudes!!"
    -Steve A., Los Angeles, Calif.
  • "After wearing one of these great Real Deal hats for over a year of kayaking the raging manatee-infested waters of North Florida, I have come to the conclusion that I have not worn a better hat. Period."
    -Capt. Dan F., aka "Bamboo Dan," Gainesville, Fla.
  • "I bought my husband and son-n-law the 'Zombie Land' hats last Christmas in 2009. They love them. I just now ordered me a hat to wear for Mardi Gras. I will be putting a colorful boa around the rim of it, to watch the parades in. I am slowly getting my whole family a hat. They are the best!!"
    -Michele C., Gulf Shores, Ala.
  • "Thanks for this tough and very practical hat."
    -B. Demirbas, Hamburg, Germany
  • "I fish, shoot, live on a tropical island in a jungle with a passel of dogs, date handsome men and drink strong coffee. (The Real Deal Brazil) is the coolest hat I have ever owned, and everywhere I have worn it, I get the high sign and 'Cool Hat, man!' mouthed at me ..."
    -M.J. M., Sanibel Island, Fla.
  • "You guys make an awesome product."
    -Jonathan W., Milton, Fla.
  • "I bought hats for my son and a friend and liked them so much I had to order myself one as well. I love it."
    -The Rev. Gary G., Adairsville, Ga.
  • "(These hats) are the best."
    -Michele C., Foley, Ala.
  • "Appreciate your communication regarding when my order was processed as well as when the product shipped. You guys have earned my 5 star rating. Good job and great products. :)"
    -Joseph P.
  • "I love my hat! I like to wear it in 'The Woody' style. Thank you for making such a cool hat."
    -Bryan R., Cumming, Ga.
  • "This hat is the real deal. I ordered it and received it in about a week. Once it arrived, I bent it into the shape I desired, put a hat band on it, and it looks like I've worn the hat for years. More importantly to me, the hat feels like I've been wearing it for years. Very comfortable, and a great value for the money."
    -Tully P.
  • "Absolutely LOVE my hat and i'm not usually a hat wearing kinda person but consider myself kinda unique so this hat suits me perfect...got it to protect my bald head in and out of the pool and plus it's so cool lookin!"
    -John S., Fenton, Mo.
  • "I am a walking, talking piece of promotion (for the Real Deal Brazil). I speaks the gospel: 'Pardon me, son, have you come to know The Real Deal Brazil as your personal headwear?' Hallelujah!"
    -Larry W., aka "Bug," Grifton, N.C.
  • "A great river hat. It holds up to abuse, protects from sun, provides nice swamp cooler affect by dunking it in a river, and of course it looks cool."
    -John T., Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • "Excellent experience. I have recommended (you) to others."
    -Samuel A.
  • "(My) hat went with me all over China and I got plenty of comments from the locals about it. (It) held up great and I didn't worry about it being crushed in my baggage for the 12-hr flight. I just ordered another one for my father-in-law since he was so enamored with mine."
    -Jim Eskew, Charlotte, N.C.
  • "It was a pleasure to deal with Real Deal Brazil. I am always seeking an original product. My husband looks pretty 'Manly' in his new hat. I get tired of seeing guys in baseball caps."
    -Tina P.
  • "Thanks for all of your wonderful products."
    -Debi G., Voorhees, N.J.
  • "RDB makes some badass stuff!"
    -Cameron C., Kennesaw Mountain, Ga.