You know your favorite hat by how often you wear it compared to your other hats. This one is my favorite. Why? Mainly because it stays in place on my head (baseball caps constantly require adjustment, even my expensive fitted and flexfit ball caps), even when driving in a convertible at freeway speeds. But it's also incredibly convenient due to the folding bill; none of my other caps or covers will fit easily in a pocket except my boonies, but those aren't commonly-seen enough for everyday wear.
I have only two suggested improvements:
1) I wish the OR Radar Pocket Cap actually had a map pocket inside it like regular BDU patrol caps or the zippered-pocket like on another OR model of Radar cap; that would make it pretty much perfect for me to hide away cash when at the beach or while traveling.
2) It would be nice if the internal liner was the same material as the outside to give the hat a bit more stiffness and shape. Or the BDU-style map pocket from 1) would also add stiffness and structure to the hat. Right now, the hat looks just a bit floppy and a bit too casual.
Still, when this one wears out, I'll buy another one.
To potential buyers: be aware that due to the fabric used for this cap, there will be some initial shrinkage from laundering. I ordered the size Large (7 3/8") knowing that the newer Multicam (50/50 nylon/cotton) ripstop does this, so it now fits perfectly at my regular hat size of 7 1/4". Because you cannot return the cap once it is worn/laundered, be sure to take this into account.
All statements and information in my reviews are comprised of my unbiased, honest opinions.
Reason for purchase: I recently decided to take back up camping and I have camo everything but I didn't have a camo style hat. I saw this model and loved the design plus I had a good experience the last time I bought one of their hats.
Pros: 1. Great fit. Comfortable, lightweight, and nice visor. 2. Comes with an excellent strap to hang. 3. Excellent design. I owned this one for a couple of months and another black model for about a year and both look brand new.
Cons: 1. Nothing that I noticed.
Additional Comments: 1. This brand is looking like they will be official hat brand like Jordan's are my brand for sneakers.
Company that I purchased the product from: Outdoor Research Company that shipped the product: Amazon LLC Shipping time: Item was shipped out promptly in the agreed upon manner. Was the package secure?: Item arrived safely in secure packaging.
Knowing what I know now, would I buy this product; yes/no Any regrets?: Yes, I'd buy this product. I have no regrets.
Thank you for taking time to read my thoughts; I hope I’ve helped.
The Outdoor Research Men's Radar Pocket Cap holds its shape nicely, and the bill can be folded so that the cap can be packed or carried in a back pocket without damage. Construction is very good, and meets the high standards I would expect of any OR product.
The hat only loses a star due to the fact that the fit is somewhat smaller than I would have expected. If you may be close to between sizes, you should strongly consider ordering a size larger.
This is a sweet hat, I really really like it...so far. Unfortunately I have to send it back and get a smaller size. This thing was so huge on my head that it goes over my ears and I can fit 2 fingers between my head and the hat. I had ordered a large, but I know I am a size 7 1/4 (which for me is around 23 inches) this was way too big. Hopefully the medium will fit better.
I hear that this type of material is prone to shrinking if laundered, but there's no way it'd shrink THAT much. Besides, the instructions are specific on how to clean the hat. In my opinion, you should get the hat to fit right as it's new, follow the instructions for washing, and be happy with it.
I love the fold on the brim as it's very deliberate and heavy-duty.
A well made, exceptionally comfortable, lightweight foldable hat. I’ve been abusing it for two months now, and you wouldn’t know by looking at it. Material and stitching is of good quality. Holds dress with no starch needed.
Love this hat. Use it on all my motorcycle trips . Brim folds nicely and compresses to a nice small size. Construction is top notch. Looks like it will last for years. I was concerned about the sizing but it was accurate and all is good. Bought a size large.
I love this hat. I have this camo pattern and a blue and I wear them daily. I have a small diameter head (doesn't help that I'm bald) and the size small fits me snuggly. The hat is very light weight and dries in no time.