Bailey 4X Black Lightning Felt Hat

Item # 4XBABK

4X quality wool blend felt hat with 4" brim and 4½" crown, self-felt band. Round oval. Made in the USA.

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  • Crease Options:
  • Cattleman's Crease: A more traditional crease. Rolled front with sides rolled higher and the back dipped slightly.
  • Quarter Horse Crease: Longer vents in the crown, squared front with sides rolled moderately, cupped back.
  • Cutter Crease: Similar to the Quarter Horse Crease with a squared front brim, flatter sides. Please specify whether or not you want "cutter bumps" in the crown.

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    Product Reviews

    By Bubba's mom on 03/12/2018

    Received my hat in crisp perfect shape. Beautiful hat for showing!

    By Saclevenger on 10/21/2014

    I bought this hat for showing in IHSA. The fit and quality are great! Rod's does a great job shaping the hats the way they are supposed to be shaped.

    By Marie on 09/30/2014

    Received this hat crooked and not shaped correctly. It also looked dirty. There was residue on the crown lining that wouldn't come off and it made the hat look used.. I wouldn't be surprised if it was. I received no packing slip, and they were 5 days late emailing me a return label. I won't be buying from this company again. I purchased this exact hat elsewhere and it was perfect, just like it would be coming from the Bailey hat maker.

    By smiles on 05/23/2014

    Great hats!! We each have one! They are arena ready right out of the box! And a year later they still look fantastic, one was even exposed to a little rain, and didn't hurt it. GREAT hat Great price!!

    By Elm hill on 05/03/2014

    Very pleased with the quality of this hat!

    By Caligirl on 04/29/2014

    I ordered this hat for my daughter in black and white. The black hat fits well, and looks so much better than the children's hats. We are waiting for the white hat to ship, but I'm sure it will be as nice as our first one!

    By collegeshowkid on 01/03/2014


    I bought this hat but in white for Rodeo Queening, I loved it so much I decided to buy it in black!

    I show on the collegiate level , we travel to UC Davis, Cal Poly, Sonoma state and other school to compete so looking good in the show ring is a must, although college is expensive enough without adding horses into the equation.

    This hat is an affordable price and it looks great!

    By DCTRanch on 11/12/2013

    Love this hat!! It looks great in the show ring!!!

    By WPfriend on 10/30/2013

    When the hat arrived it was shaped but it was crooked. Who wears a hat that is shaped crooked. So we had to go to the local tack store and pay to have it reshaped as there was not time to mes with sending it back and getting another one. It looks a bit cheap but then it wasn't that much so you do get what you pay for but crooked???

    By rideaquarter on 10/07/2013

    Love this hat. Great quality and looks great in the show ring.

    By Varee on 10/01/2013

    I love this hat! However I did read the reviews & ordered a size smaller, guess what, it was too small. I had to send back to get the size I usually wear. Comparing my Resistol to a Bailey, my experience says the size runs true. It would be helpful to know what brands previous posts are comparing to. With that said, again, love the hat. Comfortable, crease is great! Highly recommend.

    By aggie on 09/27/2013

    This is my second purchase of this hat. My daughter thinks its great to be able to see in showmanship without her hat obstructing her view.

    By 64Mustang on 08/21/2013

    Very NICE hat for the money!!! Looked great for the horse shows this year. Like the Cattleman's crease the most. Size does run a little big. I take a size 7 1/8 according to the sizing chart but a 7 probably would have fit better. Didn't have time to send it back to get a different size so I just put the foam liner that came with the hat inside the inside band & it fit just fine. Love the Hat! My husbands hats are size 7 but this hat ran a little big so had to send it back for a size 6 7/8. He likes the hat also!

    By Aggie on 08/05/2013

    Great guality for the price. The crease was done correctly. My husband is hard to please when it comes to creases but this meant his approval. You are able to see without obstructions with this hat. Very pleased with this hat as a show hat.

    By winken2win on 07/08/2013

    Great fit but it lost its shape after one use. I have purchased this hat in the past and it has been a good hat.

    By Rachel on 06/24/2013

    Good quality for the price. The hat runs a 1/4 size too big, so order it 1/4 size smaller than what you measure and you'll be fine. I had to return the hat to get the correct size. I originally ordered a 7 1/4 (which is what I measured according to Rods sizing chart), but it was way too big (the hat fell over my eyebrows!). I exchanged it for a size 7 and it fits snug and perfect! I plan on using this for showing purposes. The Quarter Horse Crease is very flattering too.

    By trouble is the status on 06/18/2013

    Great Hat!!! Perfect for the show ring, great value.

    By Mel on 04/14/2013

    Great quality and fit!

    By Andie G on 04/06/2013

    I bought this hat in tan 12 years ago from a tack store. Wear it every show season. Fits big. So I use it in Halter where I know it won't fly off. I wear a 6 5/8. My hat is a 6 7/8 fits like a 7. There is no where inside the brim you can slide bobby pins under the flap to hold your hat to your head. Th ehat is gorgous and lasts forever. I store it in the origional hat box in my cedar closet. 12 years later I use it every show season. I LOVE this hat. My black hat has seen finner days. I am buying one today in black to replace it.

    By Karen on 07/27/2012

    This hat was a gift - the perfect gift!

    By Bandalino on 07/27/2012

    Wore this hat with my Halter Outfit, and took 1st Place in Halter Weanling Mares. Perfect fit, and nice buckle.

    By morgan 4 ever on 07/27/2012

    not true to size. i have a 6 5/8" hat the same brand, so i ordered the same size and it was as big as a 7 1/4'!

    By Worthans1 on 07/27/2012

    Showed in this hat right out of the box! Good value!

    By ljamento on 07/27/2012

    riding competitions

    By Wildwoodapp on 07/27/2012

    I bought this hat for my daughter for her birthday and she is thrilled with it. It looks really good and she looks very sharp in it.

    By Bama Girl on 07/27/2012

    I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hat based on the low price :)

    By Barrel&PleasureQueen on 07/27/2012

    It isn't true to size but a great buy!

    By BarrelBeauty|PleasureQueen on 07/27/2012

    I use this hat for Barrels,Showmanship, trails, and just to wear to the local rodeo! Its amazing I LOVE IT!!!

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