Akubra. Handcrafted hats still made in Kempsey, NSW since 1912. They are considered an important part of traditional outdoor clothing in Australia, and still stand the test today. Comfortable and durable, they are recognised worldwide for their Australian styling with a flair. With more than 100 years of experience, Akubra's fur-felt hats have established a reputation of offering long-lasting quality and comfortable reed leather sweat bands.