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Tilley Vancouver
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Tilley Vancouver – Quality Travel Wear For More Than 30 Years

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Tilley, a name recognized world-wide for excellence in travel clothing and accessories which includes their famous Tilley Hats.  If you happen to be visiting Vancouver, BC, then be sure to drop by Tilley Vancouver. Chances are you’ve most certainly come across someone, somewhere around the globe wearing a Tilley Hat.

The Tilley Brand has become one of the most successful independent family businesses in Canada!

My son and I are traveling to India in the next short while and with all the exciting things we have planned, from a Camel Safari in the desert to enjoying the beaches in Goa, I knew that I was not going to leave home without a Tilley Hat and a pair of their superb Legends Masai Shorts.

The History Of Tilley Endurables

Alex Tilley Sailing With a Tilley Hat


The Tilley Brand got its start in the early 1980’s, with Alex Tilley designing a special hat for sailing and a pair of comfortable shorts. As a sailor, he wanted a comfortable, lightweight rugged hat, designed not to fly away in the breeze, but one that would float as well.

With the help of his brother John, they began selling their products on the road at various trade shows and boat shows.

Tilley Vancouver Travel Outlet In British Columbia

A Wide Selection of Hats


From there, the rest is history and 30 years later, they have become one of the most successful businesses in Canada, selling their products worldwide.

The reason why you ask?

Well for starters, it’s because they back their products with guarantees that you would be hard pressed to find with any other clothing brand in the marketplace.


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Most hats and caps come with a lifetime guarantee against wearing out.

A true testament to the quality of their products they offer the consumer!

A Great Selection Of Tilley Travel Clothing & Products

Tilley Vancouver Retail Store


Tilley Vancouver – A Family Affair

Today, the family run Tilley Vancouver, an impressive store filled with their famous Tilley Brand Hats, clothing and travel accessories. They are definitely keeping up with the latest trends in travel accessories and clothing for men and women, and their selection is sure to please most everyone!

If you’re looking for a quality, uniquely designed  hat that offers exceptional sun protection, is light weight and stylish, then look no further than Tilley.

Below, is a brief description outlining the hat I chose and showing just what to expect when purchasing one of their great hats!

Showing Off My New Tilley Hat & Shorts with John Tilley




  •     ✔ Guaranteed for life not to wear out
  •     ✔ Insured against all perils including loss, for 2 years
  •     ✔ Excellent sun protection, rated UPF 50+, although some rays could enter through
    the 3/4″ mesh
  •     ✔ Made of a soft, sueded organic cotton
  •     ✔ Repels rain
  •     ✔ Secret pocket
  •     ✔ Ties on in the wind
  •     ✔ Machine washable
  •     ✔ Made in Canada

If you’re in the market for a pair of comfortable, lightweight, durable shorts, check out the pair below I selected to wear to during my travels throughout India.

Store Walls Filled With Satisfied Tilley Customers


Legends Masai Shorts


  •     ✔ Side elastic waistband
  •     ✔ 2 front slant pockets, one pocket with a secret Velcro®-sealed pocket inside
  •     ✔ 1 waistband coin pocket
  •     ✔ 1 deep side-zippered pocket
  •     ✔ 2 patch cargo Velcro®-sealed, flapped side pockets. One side has an additional
    Velcro®-sealed pocket and the other side an additional zippered pocket.
  •     ✔ 2 back Velcro®-sealed flapped pockets
  •     ✔ Inseam: 8 1/2″
  •     ✔ Fabric certified “EXCELLENT” UV protection – UPF 50+, the maximum rating
  •     ✔ Made from breathable wind resistant nylon, treated for water and stain
  •     ✔ Made in Canada



Over 30 years and many Tilley Hats later, the family business in Vancouver is still going strong. Barbara & John Tilley are moving toward retirement as their children Nikki and Jeff take over the business.


Unfortunately, Tilley Vancouver has closed their doors for good. After many years in business, they have finally decided to say goodbye and retire! 🙂 Not to worry though, you can shop safely & securely for their clothing online at any time.

Below, I have listed the Official Tilley Endurables website for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information on their complete product line, including a handy Online Catalogue.


🕵   Tilley Endurables

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

signature of author and owner Robert Tellier at https://gr8traveltips.com

A Big Thanks to Tilley Vancouver for inviting my son and I to promote and wear their wonderful hats and shorts on our journey to India.

The Hats and Shorts were outstanding, and I never leave home without them any longer.  All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.


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