Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Rain Hat.
Have a great time in the outdoors with this Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Rain Hat. This Seattle sombrero has been designed with 100% nylon material, to make it exceptionally tough for all your outings into the wild and even for everyday use. The crown and brim are made of 70D taslan. The taped seams guarantee that it will not come apart. This hat is waterproof so that you can use it to protect yourself from the rain, while you are out on your adventures, as well as from the sun's harmful rays. It has a chin cord that lets you keep it on firmly. You can also remove the chin cord for more comfort. It comes in various colors such as black, yellow, chili/java, abyss/black, and others, giving you an ample choice to find the right one for you. Enjoy all your outings more with this Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Rain Hat.
The Seattle Sombrero by Outdoor Research. 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.
A perennial award-winner, the classic Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is the most recognizable rain hat in the outdoors. Even in the worst of rain storms, the Seattle Sombrero keeps your head dry.
Designed to fend off rain, the Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero also provides protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.
Sizing information for head circumference is as follows:
The original, legendary, award-winning, waterproof rain sombrero.
Tested in some of the heartiest downpours the world has to offer, the Backpacker® Magazine award-winning "Sea Somb" 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 your face when in monsoon-like conditions.
Winner of the Backpacker® Magazine's 2005 Editor's Choice Gold Award
|Brim:||3" front & sides, 3 3/4" back / 8cm front &sides, 9.5cm back|
|Fabric:||Brim: 2 3/4" / 7 cm Fabric: 100% nylon: 3-layer, 70D GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric 100% nylon brim 100% polyester lining|
|Hat style:||Rain hat|
|Item Weight:||3.2oz (91g)|
|Material:||Exterior: Waterproof/breathable 3-layer 70D Taslan Gore-Tex Interior: Brushed tricot|
|Recommended Use:||Hiking, backpacking, boating or any wet-weather activity|
|Sizes:||S, M, L, XL.|
|Weight:||3.2 oz./91 g (size L)|
|Outdoor Research Multicam Seattle Sombrero||$74.95 - $75.00|
I am a member of a GORE-TEX product testing team and received this hat a sample while working at a gear store about 5 years ago.
That said, these hats are great. They last forever (mine doesn't show any wear and tear and my father has had one for at least 10 years) and are very functional.
I will readily admit that they aren't the most stylish thing out there, but whether you're venturing out in the rain, wind or sun, this hat does a great job of protecting you from the elements. The brim keeps rain off the face and back of you neck and shades you from the sun. The velcro patches make it easy to hold the sides up and the chin cord ensures that your hat won't run away from you.
I use mine primarily in the rain and on river trips - they are warm enough that I don't love using it in the middle of the summer when it's hot and sunny out (although I have used it for that purpose on occasion).
The Sombrero's light and packs down enough that it will easily disappear in a back pack.
All in all, a great hat if you pick function over form.
I was looking for an all weather hat to keep off the sun and rain. This hat was so highly rated that I decided to take a chance even though the standard comment was that it was not very attractive on. I got the hat yesterday and can't wait to wear it! The hat is VERY nice and looks nice on. The quality of the construction and the reviews that say it can take a beating and still look great for years won me over and I am glad I made this purchase. My husband liked mine so much that he wants one. I ordered the small based on the sizing chart and it fits EXACTLY right. While my husband's head circumference is the same, his head is taller from the eyes up and the hat fits a little small on him that way so he will go with the medium and just use the head band adjustment strap to tighten it a little if necessary.
Well this thing seems pretty solid. Very soft lining so my balding head feels great in it. There is an adjustable hook and loop strap inside to help get that perfect fit. Now I just need to get some rain. Best go to Seattle.