Hats by Stetson are well known all over the world. Founder of the renowned brand, John B. Stetson, began his company’s success story with the “10 gallon hat”. The hat was given its name because you can transport 10 gallons of water in it. It was made from watertight felt material, therefore killing two birds with one stone: on the one hand, the hat protected its wearer from bad weather; and on the other hand, it could be used to transport water from a spring to the man’s lodgings. John B. Stetson got the idea for this hat when he noticed that his tent – made from the same material – was watertight, even during the heaviest rainstorms.