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Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat

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498-Yellow/Dark Grey
  • 100% Nylon/100% Polyester Lining
  • Imported
  • Waterproof, breathable rain hat for outdoor adventures or everyday wear
  • Made of three-layer 70D Taslan GORE-TEX fabric
  • Brushed tricot crown for comfort and moisture management
  • 2-3/4-inch brim, foam-stiffened brim floats
  • Hook/loop tabs on brim and dome, and removable chin cord
  • Foam-Stiffened Brim Floats

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Product Description

Product Description

Tested in some of the heartiest downpours the world has to offer, the Backpacker Magazine award-winning "Sea Som" is a rainy day classic. The shell offers ultimate waterproof protection, and the brushed lining wicks perspiration away from the skin. The shaped brim directs water away from the skin. The shaped brim directs water away from your face in monsoon-like conditions.

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Tested in some of the heartiest downpours the world has to offer, the Seattle Sombrero rain hat from Outdoor Research was a winner of Backpacker Magazine's 2005 Editors' Choice Gold Award. Constructed of a three-layer 70D Taslan GORE-TEX fabric, the Seattle Sombrero provides a durable, waterproof barrier against the elements while remaining breathable. It has a brushed tricot crown for comfort and moisture management, and an internal Cinch-Band adjustment. Other features include a 2-3/4-inch brim, foam-stiffened brim floats, color-matching hook/loop tabs on brim and dome, and removable chin cord with cord lock.


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B003P8QOV8
  • Item model number: 82130
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,571 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Mike on October 2, 2010
I've had mine for about eight years and it's still in good shape and does the job when called on. I wear it about a quarter of the time when it's raining.

You're basically looking at a parka hood versus the hat. The hat gives you good vision but provides no air management. The hood is the opposite.

The hat will have you sweating above 50 degrees, negating the rain it keeps off, although that wouldn't be a problem if you're just standing around waiting for a bus, say. It also blows around in the wind, which by itself is annoying, but also doesn't do much to keep you dry and warm in driving rain. You will definitely loose this hat if you don't keep the neck strap tight in windy weather.

Contrast that with a hood on your rain parka or sweatshirt hoodie. That's always handy, and you never have to stick a wet hood in your otherwise dry pocket. With the hood you get good air management, that is, it keeps the wind off of you and lets moist air circulate. The downside is a restricted view and muted sounds, and if it's a man made material then it can be somewhat noisy.

So ja, the hat is fine and does a good job in the right conditions. For me personally, those conditions are circa 32 to 55 temps and very low or no wind where I want peripheral vision to see what's going on around me.
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109 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Adam Mase on March 29, 2011
Size: LargeColor: Chili/Java
This is my second Seattle Sombrero. My first one I used extensively, as I do work in the field for my job in the Pacific Northwest. It always did what I asked of it; keep my head dry in all weather conditions. Unfortunately that Sombrero was stolen from my car, and since I found it so useful I had to replace it. My replacement is similar is most respects, but I noticed that these are now made in China, instead of made in the USA. Stitching accuracy is noticeably down from my previous hat, and the internal fit adjustment band was cut far too long. While my previous hat was a high quality garment that stood the test of time, I have doubts about my new one. While I have not experienced any catastrophic failures of my new Sombrero, I do not think that the level of quality now matches the price charged for these hats.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Northwestedge on November 7, 2009
Size: LargeColor: Chili/Java
I love this hat--find myself looking forward to rain. I work in Portland, renowned for precipitation, and this hat performs as described. It is so lightweight that I can strap it tight to protect against wind and my thick wavy hair doesn't mold into "hat-head".The wide brim at the back keeps water from dripping down your neck,and the hat is attractive. You can also fold it to keep in your tote/bag/purse and it retains it's shape. Love it, glad I made this purchase.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Francisco Araujo on October 24, 2007
Size: LargeColor: Khaki/Java Verified Purchase
I bought it for a recent vacations travel to Costa Rica with a lot of rain in mind (it was raining 12 hours a day), it keet my head dry. The only drawback is that it is a little hot, maybe in a fresher place it would be better.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By solocanoe on January 5, 2011
It's not for warmer weather (to me) as others have said - In summer it can be too warm.

It IS for days when it's already raining...or you know it's gonna be raining...or your trip weather report is saying lots of rain. This hat has been with me about 8 yrs I'd guess. BWCA, out west, down south to the gulf, I've enjoyed it. It's TOTALLY waterproof. I got the Java/coffee brown version and my wife doesn't even mind it too much, haha.

For some reason, I didn't grab it on my latest trip. I had a waxed cotton ball cap and my hood on my rain gear...it was ok...but I did find I missed the full coverage that this hat provides. To stay dry, I had to use the hood too. I lost a lot of vision and was always fighting the hood on this trip. Not exactly what you want when you are running a river you thought was calm...but rain blows it out unexpectedly.

I can't say I'll never go without it again - but I can say I'll probably never leave it behind if there's much chance of rain on my trip again.

oh - I will say this - make sure you use this hat with a rainjacket that either has no hood or your hood packs away into the collar like mine. The OR hat WILL drop all the rain right off the back. Having a hood "out" would just fill up with water in no time.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By B. Li on February 24, 2011
Size: SmallColor: Abyss/Black Verified Purchase
I bought this hat a while ago, but due to a season that has been drier than usual for my region, I haven't had the chance to try it until now. Did it keep me dry in the rain? Conditionally, yes.

The material is great and very much waterproof and so will keep the front and back of your head dry...but even a mild breeze will push up the sides of the brim, exposing the side of your head and face. So, unless you're going out in windless rain, expect to get the side of your head soaked. Also, the space for you to put the hat on your head is surprisingly shallow, so it it will undoubtedly fall off unless you draw the string like a noose agaist your neck. This might or might not have been because I ordered a Small, but I needed that size because the circumference of my head is relatively small. No my head is not egg shaped.

Considering all the wonderful reviews this hat recieved and the fact that it won the "Backpacker® Magazine's 2005 Editor's Choice Gold Award," I thought that this would be the best darned hat this side of the Western hemisphere... but it isn't. I'm returning this hat and trying my luck with another.
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