|$46.99 - $60.00|
|$60.00 - $75.00|
|$60.00 - $75.00|
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.
The Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is the ultimate in waterproof headgear. It has a waterproof outer surface for the heaviest rains, and the lining pulls perspiration away from your head, so it handles the moisture coming and going.
Yell Arriba! and head out into the drizzle with the Seattle Sombrero from Outdoor Research. Your head won't suffer from the northwestern clime thanks to fully seam-taped GORE-TEX fabric and a wide, foam-stiffened brim that floats in case your hat gets knocked into the harbor down by Pike's Place Market.
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|
|Material:||70D Taslan Gore-Tex|
|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.
Much better than a baseball hat at keeping the sun at bay. I used mine mostly during the summer down in the Gulf of Mexico doing work offshore, where there's only the sun and very little shade. It performed fine, was comfortable, and kept the sun at bay. The few times I was outside in a squall it did its job and kept the rain off, so no complaints there. It seems to be holding up fine too, despite being crushed in various bags etc during movements, so again, no complaints. Their sizing seems accurate as the large fits me well and thats what my hat size is. Overall a very nice hat!
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex and Windstopper garments for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.
1000% waterproof, how's that for a review!
Lightweight, long extension for neck coverage. Front bill also protects against rain for those of us who wear glasses. Top part of the hat is goretex-lined for wind proof, as well as rain-proof protection! I wear mine in the winter as well -- top gortex section keeps the wind out.
There you have it, now get off the couch and get one of these great hats!!! Well worth the price. When, if, mine wears out I'll get another!!! You'll thank me later for this recommendation. I wear a 7 1/4, and I got the Large. What's nice is the internal velcroe adjuster, so you can both tighten or loosen the hat as necessary. Perfect fit no matter what. And the inside top is soooo soft as well.
This is the perfect hat for spending a significant amount of time in the rain. I love that it is waterproof and will keep your head dry. I have used this hat extensively in Alaska and fishing the northern Minnesota and it has never let me down. It is very packable and will roll-up and fit in a pocket while not is use. It is also lightweight so you feel like your not even wearing it. It might be a little warm for the middle of the summer but it does great the rest of the year.
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.
Ok, so I test products from W.L. Gore. And I used to live in Seattle. So I think that makes me qualified to review this. While I would not place this in the stylish category, it for sure takes care of business. It keeps you dry, keeps the sun out of your face, and is easy to clean. Keep this in your pack if there is a chance of rain, and it will make you one happy hiker. Not much else to explain, but another solid product from OR.
1. The hat is 100% waterproof
2. The brim extends in the back to keep the water from going down your shirt or jacket..
3. The hat's inner brim is super soft, and is adjustable.
4. The hat folds and tucks away in any pack
5. Best of all, if you wear glasses you will love the extra wide brim for keeping your glasses perfectly dry, even in a tough downpour.
There, I've said enough, now get off your duff, cough up the green and get yourself this Sombrero, you will thank me later.
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.