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Outdoor Research Peruvian Hat

4.4 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews
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Price: $19.17 - $39.19
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Abyss/Black
  • 100% polyester
  • Imported
  • 100% polyester knit
  • Windstopper technical fleece
  • Four-panel crown construction
  • Machine washable, no bleach, medium heat
  • Made in China

Product Description

The classic Peruvian Hat protects your head with fleece earflaps. It combines windproof, all-mountain protection with soft fleece insulation, and the chin cord keeps the earflaps down during a blizzard or tied overhead when the sun is shining.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.1 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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  • ASIN: B003P8QMGK
  • Item model number: 83155
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,761 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By L. Petersen on November 13, 2010
Size: LargeColor: Olive/Evergreen Verified Purchase
This hat arrived and was very lightweight and thin and I thought, "well, here we go, time to find another hat." But I have worn it a few times in the wind and cold rain and it keeps my head surprisingly warm and dry. It isn't cozy or snuggly, but the heat from your head stays absolutely inside without adding any extra warmth you get from snuggly, cozy hats. If you are sitting on your porch enjoying hot cocoa, this might not be the hat for you, but if you are moving around it is absolutely perfect.
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After a couple weeks of use, I'm giving the OR Peruvian a thumbs up.

Using a quick example, the Windstop worked great yesterday on a three-hour backcountry ski jaunt up the hills. The wind pounded in the tree clearings and I felt nothing but warmth. Even with heavy perspiration in parts of the trek, it seemed to breathe well also. Naturally, it is can bit hard to hear your buddies and their chit chat with the ears covered, but that's getting picky.

The medium fit me well, but I would try and check sizing in person if you can as it is a trim fit unlike the knitted Peruvian caps you can grab. Sometimes I wear a nylon Nike DriFit running cap underneath and the OR cap fits comfortably but doesn't feel tight or too snug. The straps, I found to be superfluous.

A few people mentioned it looks goofy. I don't know, maybe it does. It doesn't scramble eggs or cook bacon either. I didn't pick up any girls out in the hills with this thing - but it does protect my ears well. That's what I bought it for.
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By CKC on December 22, 2011
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Be careful as there are two different items pictured. (with and without chin straps) I thought I was buying a decent-looking Peruvian Hat with ear flaps with a slightly rounded fuller dome. The black one with no chin straps. I received a black one but the item is the coyote-color version. (from the pictures). It's not round and full and has these elastic chin straps. Maybe I'm the fool for not realizing a Peruvian hat wouldn't have chin straps.

As far as fit goes, I have a large head and most micro fleece caps don't cover my ears completely. That's why I purchased this item. I will say though that if you purchase the large, it should fit a large head nicely. But the inside of the cap is kind of rough. At least rough for a guy with thinning hair that keeps it cut very short. The inside isn't micro-fleece. It feels almost like some kind of foam. The inside seams in my other fleece caps are stitched down smooth where you can't feel them on your scalp. The inside seams in this one stick out quite a bit. Nearly 1/4" or 4-5 mm. It was quite uncomfortable.

The elastic chin strap is probably effective in blistering cold winds, but it was also pretty uncomfortable.

Thank you Amazon for having such a painless return process.
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Size: LargeColor: Olive/Evergreen Verified Purchase
I was looking for a wind-proof hat for those winter days when walking or waiting for the bus can get painfully cold. I wanted something I could keep in my bag all the time "just in case."
This Peruvian hat was well reviewed and it lives up to those other reviews. Very comfortable and toasty. Ears and neck are covered. Keeps the chilly wind out.

Bonuses for my purpose: Rolls up into a tiny little package I keep tucked in the corner of my bag. Very lightweight.

Combine it with Columbia Sportswear Bugascarf and you're ready for those sub-zero days.
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Size: LargeColor: Abyss/Black Verified Purchase
Fits well under a cycling helmet...fairly thin fleece. Also if you pair this with a neck warmer or "buff", it's better and more versatile than a balaclava in my opinion. This thing covers your ears, side and back of head well and keeps you toasty warm. The first day I wore it on my winter bike commute, I found my hands were warmer than normal, which I think it due to this thing keeping my overall core warmer. You will sweat a bit with aerobic activities wearing this hat, but it breathes pretty well and it doesn't feel clammy. Great for biking in the 0 to 30 F degree range. Above 25 or 30, its probably too much for aerobic activity.

I wish they made an XL, but the L fits my generally XL sized head pretty well.
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Size: LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
Super noisy. Tried on once and sent back immediately. I ignored other reviews that said the same thing, and figured they were exaggerating - they were not. It sounds like the surface of a drum is against your ear, such that any movement of the hat against your ear, your hair, or your other clothes as you move makes a low rustling or thumping noise.
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Size: LargeColor: Retro Red/Black Verified Purchase
This is a good hat, but I was disappointed that it was not lined with polartec or something soft. It was a gift, and the young man was quite happy with it. I just hope the exposed seaming does not become uncomfortable after long wear.
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Size: LargeColor: Retro Red/Black Verified Purchase
I have a big melon, and finding hats that fit is always an issue. Who ever came up with the one size fits all hat designation must have only been thinking about the bottom line, as none of those size hats ever fit me. Unless squishing my head to the point of pain is fitting?

Outdoor Research makes good stuff and I have plenty of their gear in my toy collection. Their gators are awesome for skiing and heavy trekking, and their hats have always been well made. Although this hat is not made in the USA like a lot of the older gear I own (talking 30 year old gators), it appears well made and sturdy. The material has a good feel to it, plenty soft and warm. It blocks the wind and covers the ears, which Is my favorite feature, especially when cycling in cold conditions. No more painful ears from the cold! And the large size actually fits my head comfortably, which is a relief. It fits well under cycling helmets, although I find it best to enlarge the helmet fitting before donning the hat.

No negatives to report in a few weeks of use in temperatures down to 30F.

If you have a big noggin and need a cap that can cover your ears and fit under a helmet, I highly recommend this hat!
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