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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.
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.
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.
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:
/breathable, 3-layer 70D Taslan Gore-Tex fabric crown, seam taped.
(U.S. pat. #4,845,782)
• Avg. weight: 3.2 oz./91 g (size L)
• S: 6 7/8.
• M: 7 1/8.
• L: 7 3/8.
• XL: 7 5/8
|Adjustability:||hook and loop strap|
|Brim:||3" front and sides, 3 3/4" back / 8 cm front and sides, 9.5 cm back|
|Fabric:||3-layer 70D Taslan GORE-TEX crown / 100% nylon brim / 100% polyester lining|
|Hat style:||Rain hat|
|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.|
|Sizing L:||7 3/8 US or 23 1/4 in. or 59cm|
|Sizing M:||7 1/8 US or 22 1/2 in. or 57cm|
|Sizing S:||6 7/8 US or 21 5/8 in. or 55cm|
|Sizing XL:||7 5/8 US or 24 in. or 61cm|
|Weight:||(Size Large) 3.2 oz.|
|Weight [with packaging]:||Medium: 0.3 lb, Large: 0.45 lb, Small, X-Large: 0.5 lb|
|Outdoor Research Multicam Seattle Sombrero||$52.50 - $74.95|
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.
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.