- 100% Nylon
- SUN PROTECTION: A wide shade with a floating foam-stiffened, varied width brim and UPF 50+ rating protects your face and neck from hot, sunny days. A wicking TransAction headband keeps sweat and water away from your brow and out of your eyes.
- COMFORTABLE AND LIGHT: The lightweight material will keep you cooler and comfortable while traveling and exploring the great outdoors. With an adjustable drawcord and removable chin cord, your favorite hat will stay with you on all your adventures.
- MULTIPLE USES: Whatever you are doing outside, we have you covered. This bucket sun hat is perfect for beach days, hiking, camping, fishing, tennis, kayaking and boating, and countless other outdoor activities. Easily packable!
- WATER-RESISTANT MATERIAL: Weighing in at a mere 2.9 ounces, this lightweight sun hat is made from 100% Supplex nylon and a plain weave crown and brim. This advanced sun hat is easily washable and is built to last.
- OUTDOOR RESEARCH: We built a company from a feeling: the urge to get out. It's what drives us. Our tribe is devoted to exploring our outdoor passions and challenging ourselves in the mountains, water, and deserts of the planet we love so much.
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Outdoor Research is dedicated to inspiring the journey ahead with technical apparel and accessories. Based in Seattle since 1981, we are committed to improving our customer’s experience through innovative materials, purpose-driven features, and versatile products.
Adventures are better shared.
Friends who bring out the best in others are the ones you want to climb with. That extra psych and stoke might be the key to sending your problem.
That's what partners are for; To spot, to share snacks, and to split the load from trailhead to crag. We find more joy in climbing with friends because they push us up harder routes, and at the end of the day they're still willing to tape up our flapper.
After all, it takes a team to bring home the send train.
Tested in some of the heartiest downpours the world has to offer, the "Sea Somb" is a rainy day classic. The shell offers waterproof protection and the brushed lining manages perspiration. The shaped brim directs water away from your head when it's gushing.
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.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Item model number : 243505
- Date First Available : October 1, 2001
- Manufacturer : Outdoor Research
- ASIN : B000FBDA7E
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All in all, for hikers, camping enthusiasts, or weird PNW dads like me - this is a great choice.
P.S. - My wife hates it, which endears me to it more.
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.
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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As it turned out, the rain passed through earlier than expected, and it was only drizzling by the race start time. The hat did keep my head and neck dry from the light drizzle, but that wasn't really a good test for a $50+ dollar rain hat, IMHO. Guess I will have to wait for another day to test the ability of this hat to keep my head dry in a heavy rain.
But to my surprise, the hat kept my head and neck very warm as I walked hour after hour in the cold, humid night. Parts of the night were cold and windy, and since I have a very small sized head, I usually have a lot of trouble keeping a hat situated properly on my head in windy conditions. I usually have to put a knit hat under any other sun or rain hat I might wear, to get the hat to fit right and stay in place. But I bought the small sized hat, and this hat fit my head perfectly without a knit cap underneath, even when the wind whipped up.
The race began at 3 pm in the afternoon. I wore that hat all afternoon, all evening and night, and we'll into the next day (until about noontime) without taking it off. It was so lightweight and comfortable that I didn't even bother to take it off when I took a half hour off to go enjoy a spaghetti dinner they had for the race participants. Honestly, as small as my head is, I don't think I have ever worn a hat as comfortable and lightweight as this hat. Even after wearing it for 21 hours non-stop, the hat still felt as light and comfortable on my head as the first moment I put it on.
I bought the hat for rain protection, but as it turned out, I needed protection from cold more than rain protection. It got down to 37 degrees before morning. And the was a very humid cold. Not a dry weather type of cold.
To see the hat - light and thin as it is - you would never think it could protect a head after many hours of walking in the cold night. But it did. By 5 a.m. - despite thick gloves - my fingers were so cold I couldn't move them enough to unwrap a snack I needed to eat to fuel my body with. My fingers were that cold.
But my head was warm. Amazingly, my head was warm with just that light hat on. Guess It was the Gore-tex material the hat is made of. (Wish I'd worn my Gore-tex gloves out there that night, instead of the thick gloves I wore instead).
It did well with the sun, too, when morning finally came. I planned on switching to my sun hat sometime after morning, but never felt need to do so. I am not sure how the hat will work in an extremely sunny, summer sun, as it was a bit cloudy the morning of our autumn race. And the rim on this hat is not quite as wide as my dedicated sun hat. But it worked very well in the more moderate sun we had this weekend.
This hat is pricey. But when you do ultra-marathons and other extremely long foot races like I do, you need the best clothing for the job. This hat fit the bill for me during my 24 hour endurance race this past weekend.
Edited to add: I have now had opportunity to wear this hat in a heavy rain. I was out in the rain for about 15 minutes. The hat kept my head and neck dry despite some heavy showers.
This hat was well worth the money, IMHO.
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Postscript. Had a chance to test this now and its great for keeping water out which you would expect from a goretex hat. Rubbish as a sun hat though. Inner felt lining and absence of flapped ventillation makes your head sweat so I'm looking for another hat for summer now. This I will use in heavy showers but that's it. Can't use it for summer and wouldn't trust this in snowy mid-winter either. Ideal for typical British Autumn showers.