Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat
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- 100% Nylon/100% Polyester Lining
- Foam-Stiffened Brim Floats
- 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
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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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I love that it ha s a 'lariat' tie instead of two pieces to tie in a knot. When the rain stops and I want to hang it behind my head, I don't get choked.
The colors are another matter. What's wrong with solid colors? I chose yellow because I kayak where there are power boats and every bit of bright apparel helps me be seen, but OMG, the "dark gray" brim is closer to dark olive-green than gray and limits the high-visibility area of the hat. Come on, OR, you can do better on the high visibility colors.
My hat arrived jammed into a box much too small for it and the brim was creased in several spots. The kind of crease that has not and never will flatten out probably because the foam core inside the brim is creased. I know the hat isn't a fashion statement, but at around sixty bucks in yellow, I'd hoped it would be packaged more appropriately. Crush the crown! It straightens out, but the brim may not. Oddly enough, a tiny item was delivered to me last month in a box that would have been perfect for the hat.
It'll keep your head dry in the rain and cool on sunny days. The size was perfect for my melon head. The packaging was the worst. It's not going to win any awards for being fashionable.
For function, I like it a lot and I recommend it.
Sent it back and ordered a new one.
Got the second one and while it didn't have a bad crease, it still was crushed to the point that the brim was wonky. Also where the hat meets the brim there was a lot of material puckering on one side. That means too much material which means that someone is flying through their job sewing those together and quality control is bare minimum. Outdoor Research needs to do an updated hat and make the prices the same. No reason the camo version is 40 bux more, or a different color $20. Just silly.
While this hat stays in my car nearly always for quick retrieval for those unexpected showers, I find it to be of greatest value while traveling. It is packable, I roll it up and add it to my camera bag (which doubles as a purse), during tours. When unrolled for use, it still looks great.
The brim is wide and keeps the water away from your face and neck. I love the fabric, it really looks like a quality, well-made hat. The tie is essential for use in wind. While from my prior purchases I know the medium size would have fit, I don't like to have "hat hair" so chose the large size instead. After a brief rain storm, I can take the hat off, fluff the hair, and I'm good to go again. I bought the black so it looks good with the jackets and raincoat that I wear in all weather conditions.
Last year my husband and I traveled to Russia on vacation. One cold, rainy day, when all of our fellow travelers were huddled under umbrellas, I unpacked this hat and enjoyed the freedom of being able to walk anywhere, hands free to snap some gorgeous pics, snug as a bug. No one mentioned it, but I suspect some of these other people will be buying this hat for their future trips! I suspect I'll also be buying another one soon in a brighter, fun color!
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Quality is high and I don't regret spending the higher cost on a good hat like this.
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