Has worked very well for high output hiking and trail running and doesn't look too dorky for casual wear. No itchiness after a full day of wearing. Breathes much better than I was expecting after seeing the thickness on the top panels of the hat. It still traps some heat (getting the black one probably didn't help this a lot either) but much better venting than anything else I had. Seems to dry relatively quickly but can stay damp for ~ 1/2 hour - 45 mins. if you work up a good sweat in it. Doesn't seem to show sweat so far like other hats I've used for active endeavors would.
Stays put very well w/o feeling like you've got a vice on your head, thanks in large part to the stretchiness of the fabric and the elasticized adjustable strap. It is a form fitting and low rise cap, but covers down to about a 1/16" or so above my ears on my ~ 7 3/8 size head. Fits very well w/ any of my sunglasses/glasses on. The bill came w/ a nice shape and seems pretty beefy. It provides good coverage w/o being obnoxiously long/large.
Only complaints I have is that the sweatband could be a bit more absorbent (probably perfectly fine for lighter sweaters or those in more arid climates though) and the price could be a bit lower.
This is my first Arc'teryx hat purchase. I like the fit of the hat, it is a "small bucket" hat which I like better than the taller baseball style hats. It feels very comfortable and does not have a rivet on the top of the hat. The sides are ventilated and are thinner than they appear in the pictures. The nighthawk color is definitely a dark blue vice the black/gray appearance on the web. The logo on the front is very reflective when a light hits it. Fit and finish is great. I have only worn it a couple of times, but so far it looks like a good piece of gear.
Great Hat! It is now a favorite running hat. It seems to repel water? Did not read anything about that before I purchased it. Have worn it on several runs now that its cooler out. No stink. No salt lines, washes up easily by rinsing in sink. Sweat band does not dry as quickly as some, otherwise its awesome. I bought it in black so it may be kind of a heat magnet on warmer days.... Fits my smallish head perfectly.
I'd buy it again in a minute... And yes it is a good looking piece of outdork gear.
I love this hat. I was so upset when I lost my black one and it appears they don't make black anymore. But, I settled for a dark navy blue and it fits and looks great. I must have had an older model but this one is just as good. Lightweight, great fit for large heads like me and adjustable. It dries really quickly and the brim is perfect for sun and keeping rain out of your eyes. Fits nicely under a bike helmet and over ear protection. I want another one already.
I wear this while hiking, it is a very comfortable and well designed ball cap, with a startlingly water-repellant finish. The rear adjustment strap is stretchy and holds the hat in place even in windy conditions, without feeling too tight.
Really nice hat. Have worn it for a few months for running and strenuous hiking. Definitely recommend it for comfort. Can be a little warm in high temperatures. I have a larger head and it fits well.
The accelero hat is my favorite hat, its light,breathable and packable. Great for running, hiking, or just as a casual hat. Think I'm going to get another in red. I would highly recommend this hat.
The hat is pretty nice, but makes my head look a bit big. Also, I really wanted it in black, but FYI the Nighthawk color is definitely navy blue. The bill is a bit longer than a standard baseball hat, but it doesn't look dorky or anything like that.