I just got this to replace my old canvas baseball hat for running since the weather is warming up here in Raleigh. Thanks so much to prior reviewers for recommending it! It is very lightweight so holds in a minimum of extra heat (much less than the baseball hat) but covers my hair so I don't get 'visor hair' (which in my experience is much more bouffant-ish than just hat hair and so definitely to be avoided). Also based on reading other hat reviews apparently I have a very big head (22 1/2 inches around), but this hat fits me great and I think would fit people with even bigger heads--probably at least 24 inches around. One thing I don't like as much is that this hat comes down lower on my head--actually between the tops of my ears and my head--so my ears stick out a little more than usual and I notice it against my ears, but this is a minor thing. In case this matters to anyone else, I measured and I think the hat from brim to brim over the top of my head is almost 13" (in my case, almost the distance between where my ears attach) so for some people it might bump against your ears more and be kind of annoying. However, I still love this hat because it's great lightweight/wicking items like this that make it possible for me to continue running in the weather we get here--this morning, 78 F and 72% humidity by 9 AM (later going up to 91 at least and you could feel it coming!!). I think that if I had been wearing my canvas hat my head would have just melted, or more likely I would just have decided it was just too hot to keep running and given up for the Summer. It really does make a difference--thanks Outdoor Research for this product!
I bought this hat because it will fold into a "pocket -sized" package. I is lightweight and cool . On a windy day the wind seems to blow though the fabric and so it does not seem to blow off your head so easily. it still covers your head, which in my case is important since I already have had one skin cancer.
Great lite weight with a adjustable strap. Allows you to fold up and put in your pocket when not in use. This hat also has a breathable material so your head does not get to hot. I notice with a decent wind gust the hat hasn't flown off yet at least on my head which possibly do to the adjustable strap so that you can adjust it for your comfort. Ill say this is my favorite cap that I owned for outdoors use.
Great summer weight hat. The brim is long enough to provide adequate coverage from the sun over my eyes. The brim has a seam down the middle which allows this to be folded in half lengthwise which is great for travel and stuffing into any bag. The fabric doesnt show sweat stains or salt after it dries. I now own in 2 different colors. Thats how much I really like this one.
My father-in-law had always had issue finding hats that fit his large head. The outdoor research hat is perfect! He uses it for landscaping because they are lightweight, waterproof, and have in protection. He's has multiple pairs since. The bendable rim is great for storing in your pocket or in a bag. Overall great hat for the price!
I was so happy to find this cap. I had one last summer and have lost it. My husbands wound up in the bay while jet skiing during a high wind. So we needed more! I ordered multiple so we always have them around. They also pack well and the bill folds in half so they are our go to for suitcase packing!
I don't like to wear hats. Most are too heavy and mess up my hair. But I live in the Southwest, and after getting a bit of skin cancer on my nose, needed to start wearing a hat.
After trying numerous hats that I never was comfortable with, I found the OR Echo cap. Light, breathable and it fits around the head not on top of it. I have a 7 5/8 skull and it fits comfortably. Nice wide brim, too.
So I bought a few in different colors. Black and pewter are my favorites. The other colors are more neon-y and not exactly my style. I wish they had more earth tones.
Adjustable band keeps it secure. The visor has a seam down the middle that is hard to see in the photo - it holds its shape on your head but folds up and fits in a pocket. I washed it after wearing it in the Color Run and it held up fine.
I really enjoy having this lightweight Outdoor Research Echo cap which can even be folded flat to fit into the corner of my bag.... great to have on hand all the time.... rain or shine! Nice color, too!