Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat

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Description

Keep your noggin protected when you’re on the water or portaging to the next entry point with the Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat. UPF 50+ protects you from intense sun while strategically placed vents and wicking fabric in the crown keep you cool and dry. Piping along the brim edge offers greater wind resistance when a summer storm brews unexpectedly.

Specifications

  • SolarShield™construction
  • Ripstop nylon/polyester blend; UPF 50
  • Foam-stiffened brim
  • Flexible, circumferential piping along brim edge for wind resistance
  • Mesh-lined crown and TransAction™headband for comfort and moisture management
  • Vents in crown for ventilation
  • External drawcord adjustment
  • Removable chin cord with cordlock

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

90 Reviews

Pros
  • Lasts forever: 9
  • Great design: 38
  • Build quality: 35
  • Performance: 27

Cons
  • Bad design: 1
  • brim flips up wind.: 1
  • flopy brim: 1
  • none -- yet: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.9 / 5
Durability: 4.9 / 5

90 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
gdiddy2
from New York
45-54 yrs

Sun Hat
October 18, 2010

OR has one of best sun hats made,I need to protect my head because i had surgery. This hat gave me great protection.

Pros: Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Daveysan
top500Contributor

from Aurora, CO
55-64 yrs

My favorite hat ever for being in the sun!
June 10, 2011

It's soft, comfortable, and well made. I am happy to have such great sun protection as I work in my yard, sit at soccer games, or float the rivers. The lanyard is very useful in the wind. I have a size 7 3/8 head, and the large size fits well and can be adjusted for a snug fit. It's a great hat that I'll use for years, guaranteed!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, and it floats!
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Erick88

June 25, 2011

Great hat. Wear it all the time. Large brim does a great job of keeping the sun off of my bald head, along with my face and neck. The brim does move around a bit in higher winds, but isn't bad. Have even been able to ride a bike with it, as long as I am just cruising around. So far, it has worn very well. Still looks new after a few months of regular wear. Great service from Altrec, too!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
golfer4life
from IL
35-44 yrs

sombriolet hat
March 30, 2013

fits well, durable, stays clean. protects my entire face and neck from sun. not too warm, able to wear for the entire summer. strap sometimes is a nuisance, but it is very windy where I live and the strap has kept the hat from blowing off numerous times. will keep for long time

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
HikerPS
from california
45-54 yrs

Best hiking hat
November 10, 2010

I have looked for a long time to find a light weight hiker hat that provided sun protection. This is the best hiking hat I have found. Comfortable and blocks the sun during those long hikes. It's a hat every one should own.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, provides sun protection
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Crazyhiker
from NH
25-34 yrs

Great hat
June 16, 2011

Hat is well made and well designed. Great coverage of shade especially over the back of the neck. Hat was a bit big (got a Large even though we measured hubby's head size). Hat is very lightweight and overall, a great buy.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
sgmpalm
from Canton GA
45-54 yrs

Happy with the product
May 19, 2011

The hat is of excellent quality. The material is soft and the stitching is superb. It's very comfortable to wear all day long and it certainly keeps out the sun during the intense hot days here in Georgia. The design is very stylish and the neighbors took notice. I wouldn't have been able to work around the house and yard without this hat. In addition, the item arrived on time and the packaging was excellent. I would recommend this item and Altrec to all.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
SurfDog
from South Orange County, CA

Was Looking for a hat for the Surf
November 04, 2010

I have tried the hat once in the surf, and so far has worked well. Fits pretty comfortable, although sizing is slightly larger than I thought. The cinch cords work well to tighten it up. The stiff cord in the edge of the brim work well to keep the hat from flopping into eyes. It was important to have a hat that floats, and so far it has worked. I would have liked to seen a stiffer neoprene in the brim to give added float, though...

lovesport2013
from California
35-44 yrs

The best sun hat
June 09, 2013

I bought one for me and one for my mom. We both really like it, especially it has UV block. I like the string when come to wind, it does not blow the hat away. Outdoor research has quality hat. It's a good deal from Altrec compare to others web. Thanks

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
kscampingmom
from Kansas
35-44 yrs

Great sun hat
May 20, 2012

Bought one of these for my husband and myself. We both LOVE it. The ventilation works even better than expected - very light weight and easy to pack - fit is very true to the size chart provided. Great camping, hiking hat!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Ilovewonton
from Los Angeles, CA
55-64 yrs

Great quality sunhat!
July 06, 2011

Love the construction and materials used in this hat. The brim is wide enough to keep the sun off of you. and the back is a tad longer to protect your rear neck. I love that you can fold this hat and pack it away. I LOVE this hat!!

Pros: Great design, Performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Sunsensitive
from Texas
55-64 yrs

Outstanding sun hat
November 05, 2010

I am sensitive to the sun and wanted a stylish hat that protected my face and neck. The sombriolet sun hat has done the job. It not only looks good, but gives good protection. The brim gives very good coverage from the face to the back of the neck. In addition, it has adaptable custom fit adjustments. The only issue I have had is that the brim flops in strong winds, such as when riding in a fast open boat. Nevertheless, it is my favorite hat.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: flopy brim
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
HoosierDaddy
from Indiana
45-54 yrs

A Sunhat's Sunhat
December 29, 2010

A dermatologist convinced me that I've got to be more careful when I'm out in the sun. I went looking for an all-around hat that would provide me the protection that I need. I bought this hat as my own personal Christmas gift -- during an Indiana winter. So, I've had limited opportunity to wear this hat outside. However, here is what I can report from first observations: The fit is easily adjustable. The hat is also very light weight. I'm sure that the strap will come in handy on windy days -- just to keep the hat from flying off. The hat is well vented with mesh inserts along the side. This should keep the hat cool and comfortable. The brim of the hat is somewhat oblong -- the brim is wider in the back than on the sides and front. This will provide greater protection to the back of the neck. The brim is also easily adjustable. I've also ordered the Seattle Sombrero for cooler and wetter weather. Acquiring these hats did come with a little speed-bump. When I opened the box from Altrec, instead of hats, I found two backpacks. Altrec made returning the incorrect items a breeze, and quickly made things right. Altrec's customer service was top notch. So far, I'm quite pleased with both the product, and the service from Altrec.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: none -- yet
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
czq1
from California
45-54 yrs

perfect protection
March 01, 2011

I have an OR rain hat and was so excited to see this wide brimmed outdoor hat - perfect for hiking in sunny days. Comfortable, ventilated wide brim - what a find!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
sunflower
from Napa valley
25-34 yrs

I Love Sun Hat OM Napa Valley
May 17, 2011

I love Sombriolet Sun Hat by OM because I’m outdoor person how work in the sun in the Napa valley sun is very harsh rays. With the lightweight fabric that provides UPF 30+ sun protection, SolarShiell construction. Mesh-lined crown and TransAction headband for comfort and moisture management Mesh side panels let air flow over the sides of your head make your day in the sun cooler. I will buy other Sombriolet Sun Hat OR. I love It !!! Sun hat + sunglass go go outdoors.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value

Well built but watch the sizing
November 09, 2009

This is a very nicely made OR hat which I bought to replace my many-year old OR hat. Construction quality is top-notch. My only complaint is sizing. I wear a small or at most medium hat or helmet usually. I ordered a Medium size Sombriolet and it was too small so I gave it to my wife.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
BENE875
from Oklahoma
Over 65 yrs

Another Great OR HAT
September 22, 2013

great for golf, ball games, kayaking. breathes well & is easy to clean. Large worked great for 7 3/8. Have several OR hats and all perform well with quality.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

good choice for sun protection
November 07, 2009

great hat for sun protection. It has a wide brim and is very light.

Excellent Sun Hat
June 20, 2009

I found that OR's Sombriolet Sun Hat met all the qualifications for a good hat to wear in the sun. It provides ample shade from the sun from all angles; I wear a large size and the brim measures 3.25" on the front and sides, 4.5" on the back. The mesh opening ventilates very well, allowing sweat to dry on long, sunny hikes. It fits comfortably; the rim reaches to my eyebrows and top of ear tips, whereas OR's Seattle and Coastal Sombreros sat uneasily an inch above my brows. While the brim holds its flat shape, the crown of the hat is supple on the outside material as well as for the inner mesh. I really enjoy using this hat for my long summer hikes as well as when I'm outside during work.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
OutdoorResarchhats222

About the Sombriolet Sun Hat
December 26, 2011

My dermatologist loves this hat selection. I like it as it shields my ears, neck & face due to the broad brim. And about the brim, how does it keep it's shape even after you pack it in your luggage, or fold it for some other reason? I'm a golfer and I'm amazed about the integrity of the brim due to either wind or rain. I really get my money's worth from this hat. I took the first two to my dry cleaner and am getting even more use out of them.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, can dry clean also
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Djorji

Won't leave without my Sunbriolet hat
June 12, 2011

The Sunbriolet hat fits well, is comfortable, wtih a wide enough brim to block most of the sun. It lives up to the sun protection that helps my sun sensitivity. It comes in just a few sizes, and the Altrec sizing chart helps to get a close fit. The inside band seems to stretch nicely, and there is a clever way to cinch it tighter if needed. I keep it with me in the car (no worries about crushing) so that for short errands I can throw it on. It sheds water, although I haven't had a heavy downpour. I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a comfortable sun / water protection hat that's good looking.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: prominent logo
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
leonzlot
from Israel
45-54 yrs

Excellent hat
November 04, 2013

This is outstanding hat for sun activity. I has Colombia hat before and it was pretty good. But after some years it wearied out and I found the OR. OR is generally better than Colombia. As most of OR products it's designed very smart and with real need in the mind. Highly recommend.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Great value

Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat
December 28, 2009

Pro: Comfortable, brim stays firm in wind, adjustable size, blocks lots of sun from your face. Con: None. Absolutely first-rate

good sun protection
December 08, 2009

All in all I was happy with this hat during a recent sea kayaking trip in Baja. It is light weight, well ventilated, provides good sun protection, and cinches tight relatively well. The only minus is the piping around the brim; while it provides stability, it becomes misshapen. The brim of my hat seems permanently cock-eyed with one side higher than the other; functionally not an issue, but a tad annoying nonetheless.

Great light weight hat!
May 05, 2010

Barely feel this hat on your head. Does not cause your scalp to itch or hurt and you get a good amount of coverage from the sun. I have worn it in the wind and the front does not flap up or down but stays in place. This hat is super comfortable even in the heat. Would recommend to go up one size. The measurements given would have me in a small but I bought a medium and it fits great.

Great sunhat that doesn't make you look like a dork
May 29, 2010

I need to wear hats to keep from getting freckles, and this one not only works well but doesn't make you look like a dork. Ok...not as much of a dork anyway. My kids say I look like a safari guide with this hat. Functionally, it's a great hat and works as advertised.

Great Sun Hat
August 11, 2009

Hat is very lightweight and comfortable to wear, sweat band keeps you dry, adjustable for a comfortable fit, overall great product. Would highly recommend.

I love this hat
September 30, 2009

This hat is very comfortable and easy to wear. It has a wide enough brim so that it casts a nice shadow for my 4 month old when we go hiking.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
centiuum
from Aliso Viejo
35-44 yrs

Excellent hat for your field works
May 04, 2011

Great outdoor hat to use under the sun. This hat is so good and your sweat will disappear. Durable material to withstand tough environment. Meantime, it is so light and protect UV so you are fully protected under harmful rays.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Kayakereast

Great Hat
April 21, 2011

This hat fits well and performs as described when I use it while kayaking or hiking. The wide brim protects me from the Sun and the hat's material is comfortable to wear even on warm days.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

Awesome hat
June 30, 2010

I love this hat! It fits great and keeps my head very cool. This is the second OR sombrero I've owned and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. OR makes good quality stuff and the prices is extremely reasonable. And yeah, you don't look like a dork in this thing.

Sombriolet Sun Hat
May 30, 2009

This is the coolest hat I have ever had. I spend a lot of time outside in the summer with my job and it keeps the sun off me.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
hookedonfishing
from Texas
35-44 yrs

fishing hat
August 29, 2011

I love the hat, it really protects me from the sun. Great wide brim and very comfortable. I have a large head so the ex-large is great! I have had one for over 2 years...I finally lost it as it flew off my boat. Got another one as soon as possible. It wears better than other hats of higher price. It keeps my head cooler than other high dollar fishing hats that I have used. The material stays looking like new even after several washings.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: brim flips up wind.

Excellent hat
June 16, 2010

The hat is very comfortable and lightweight.

Fantastic Hat
June 20, 2009

Three days of fishing in the Everglades and great protection from the sun. Bald head with no sunburn. Never even offered to lift off my head at 42 MPH on a flats boat. I'll never fish without it on my head. The venting system was cool at 90 degrees and no perspiration in my eyes.

Great hat!
June 30, 2009

Loved the fact that it comes in different sizes since I seem to have a bigger than average noggin. Kept the sun off while not building up heat on my head and with the Wyoming wind the strap was perfect and easy to use.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Singapore
Over 65 yrs

Great Hat
April 14, 2011

The product does what it claims...keeps the sun from buring your face and neck while keeping you cool and comfortable. The brim of the hat may be adjusted for better vision. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Cachucha
from SoCal
25-34 yrs

Excellent item
September 22, 2010

I have a 23 inch head (large) and the fit is perfect. It provides excellent protection from the hot sun while keeping your head cool and dry. I was using a baseball hat before and did block the sun in my face but my head would sweat and my hair would be really moist. Taking the baseball cap would make my hair and scalp itch. With the sombriolet my head stays cool and dry. It fits well and leaves about a 1/4 inch to work with. You can cinch it down from the back of the head and to your chin to prevent it from flying off during strong winds. It is also very light and can pack down in your pack.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Danzoo
from California
35-44 yrs

Well made hat!
December 01, 2011

Air vents are great. The quality is noticeable & the material is very light. Anyone spending much time under the sun would benefit greatly from this hat. My new favorite summer hat. I also have the Seattle rain hat and that is top notch also.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Smiley
from Princeton, IL
Over 65 yrs

Ready for the Desert!
September 16, 2010

I bought the sunhat for protection from the hot sun. I tried it at our local parade while I sat in the sun. My head was cool. I will be wearing it on the desert in Israel on my vacation.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
garlicguy
from East Central Arizona
55-64 yrs

Great sun protection
March 09, 2013

The Sombriolet sun hat is the best sun hat I have found in 20 years of searching and buying and trying. First off the brim is wide enought to give you total protection of the face and neck. I cant believe all the sun hats out there with brims that are so short that they offer no protection. Now this is coming from a guy that has lived in Arizona for over 30 years. I know something about sun damage. I have had three cancers removed from my bod, one from my face. The one from my face was the least fun. This hat saves the face where a baseball hat maybe saves your nose. The hat is nice and light you hardly know its on and if it gets windy it has a nice chin strap that is removable, I leave it on and just stuff it up inside the hat untill needed, you dont even know its there. The fit system is great, it has infinite ajustment so you can get it on your head just the way you like it. It has builtin air vents that help with circulation and the head band is way soft and comfey and really soakes up the sweat.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

Perfect for the Beach!
August 28, 2009

Pro: Comfortable, brim stays firm in wind, adjustable size, blocks lots of sun from your face. Con: None. Absolutely first-rate

SafeTravel
top1000Contributor

Known for their hats
August 15, 2010

I have a number of OR and Mountain Hardwear hats. I have a MH summer hat that is vented with mesh but its not protective enough of balding head. So, i purchased this more protective one and will update after wearing.

livesoutdoors
top500Contributor

Goes everywhere!
May 06, 2010

This hat travels well, provides shade when I need it and with the stampede strap it stays on in the highest winds. Highly recommended for hiking, water sports or anywhere you need protection from the sun. Only wish the brim was larger and did not bend in the wind, but the positives way outweighs the negative so I can deal with that!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Otter
top250Contributor

Decent hat
April 17, 2011

I am outside , in the Florida sun, all day. Need excellent facial sun coverage. This hat is made of quality material, light, adjustable, ventilated. My concern is that, in my opinion, the brim needs some adjustments. In slight wind, the brim will fly up, and out of your face, thus no coverage. Second, the brim, again in my opinion, needs to be at least one inch wider. In full sun the coverage only goes down to about my middle nose, leaving other areas fully exposed. The quality of this product, materials, etc. is very good. However if you are looking for as much sun coverage as possible, or at least more, I would suggest finding a stiffer and wider brim.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Loveswool
top25Contributor

from Arlington, VA
35-44 yrs

Best sunhat ever
November 29, 2010

I own many hats, and I always end up turning to OR for their quality. This is by far the best covering activewear sunhat that I've ever encountered. It is comfortable, cool, and most importantly, keeps my entire face and neck protected from the sun's rays. There's nothing more to say. If you need head and neck coverage during a hike, get this hat. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Los Angeles
55-64 yrs

Great Hat
October 13, 2010

This is a great hat. I have worn it hiking in the Sierras and around town when it's hot and sunny. It provides plenty of shade, breathes reasonably well and is very lightweight. It fits well and it's comfortable. The adjustable headband works great. It folds up well and springs back into shape. Since it's so light, the chinstrap comes in very handy. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, lightweight, good color
ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
PhilFrog

Great hat for the FL sun
September 30, 2010

I bought this hat, primarily, for when I do yard work in the sun in central Florida. It shades my head, ears and, most importantly for me, my neck. It is quite light and seems to be able to prevent a lot of the sweat from dripping in my eyes (unlike the baseball cap I used to wear). I've worn it once in a light shower and my head stayed dry with the water beading off the surface. I can't say how dry it will stay during any significant, prolonged rain exposure. Bonus feature: my Wife thinks it looks cool. I'm very happy with this purchase and definitely recommend it.

Another good
June 19, 2009

Of the three "OR" hats its my least favorite, still a great hat but the brim of the hat is a little too big for daily use. I like my Helios better for summer use.

Another great hat!
May 04, 2009

Well, I'm off and running! My first hat was the Nimbus Sombrero and I loved it. We've had lots of rain this spring in the mid-Atlantic states and this hat has kept me dry. I liked it so much I decided to buy a Sombriolet Sun Hat for myself and a Women's Oasis Sombrero for my girl. We're planning a trip to Texas soon and we need that sun protection. Both hats have the same quality as the Nimbus Sombrero. We are very impressed!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
BldgMan
from Louisville, KY
35-44 yrs

Outdoor Research Does it Again
July 06, 2011

I bought this hat for a fishing trip, it exceeded my expectations. The hat is very comfortable. It stays on in very windy conditions. It doesn't hold heat like others do. Another great product from Outdoor Research.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, or warranty
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
TRock70
top500Contributor

from Charleston, SC
35-44 yrs

One more step to the perfect summer kayaking hat.
July 09, 2011

Love this hat. Light weight, ventilates well, covers sun sensitive areas of the head, looks cool. Until this summer I hadn't been wearing one. The brim doesn't stay down in the wind. Enter heavy spray-on clothes starch. Put about 10 coats of spray starch on the brim, and now it's perfect.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, brim can be stiffened

Awesome
September 14, 2009

This hat is great, good sun protection, light weight and very comfortable, also water and dirt resistant,very satisfied.

Great Quality - Super Light and Breathes!
June 07, 2010

Just bought 2 (1 of each color) and went fishing in 98 degree weather - Tarpon Fishing. Jumped 3 fish and the hat kept me cool and comfortable. Great for the tropics and good looking too!

We like our hats
June 05, 2009

Bought hats for both my wife and myself for yard work and boating activities. They are light, vented and do a great job at keeping the sun out. If you are looking for a great sun hat, then this is the one you want.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
nwfmate
top100Contributor

from Florida
25-34 yrs

May 27, 2012

I bought this hat for a trip to outback, where I was going to be doing a fair amount of hiking and other outdoor activities. It's comfortable and doesn't overheat your head! I'm glad I bought this one!!

Pros: Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Captain
from Lexington, SC
45-54 yrs

Great Sun Hat
May 13, 2011

This is the best sun hat I have ever owned. It keeps its shape even in the wind unless it is very windy and is comfortable even on hot days due to its thin material and venting.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
jdp63
from Texas
Over 65 yrs

Best Hat !!!
October 06, 2011

We bought this hat for my son-in-law. He had gotten me one for our trip to Isreal. It was perfect for hot, hot climate and protected me from sunburn. It is worth every penny of the cost. Buy one and you will not regret it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use

I bought this hat for my Mom, and she loves it!
May 21, 2010

My mother is elderly but very active. She has a very fair complexion, and really has to avoid sun exposure. She's very practical and down-to-earth, but has a hard time finding a hat that fits her lifestyle. She loves this hat. Besides the obvious benefit of great sun protection, she loves the following: The hat can lay perfectly flat without any damage, which makes it very practical for travel. She can pack it flat in a suitcase or handbag; it can hang down her back from the strap, laying flat and comfortably behind her when she's sitting down, riding in a car, etc. It has lots of little vents that will keep her head from getting sweaty. It weighs practically nothing. It doesn't flap in the breeze. Besides, its attractive and flattering! Maybe I'll have to get one for myself . . .

great hat!
January 08, 2010

Finally, I found a hat that is light-weight, comfortable and fits well!

Life

Sun Blocker And Excellect Ventilation
April 30, 2010

The Outdoor Research Sombriolet Hat Is An Excellent Sun Protection For "The Great Outdoors". It Has 4 Ventilation, 1 On Right & Left Of Each Side(6Inches Long) and 2 front and back (3Inches Long). The Hat Is A True Size(L, 23 1/4). Its Not Too Tight Or Loose, It's Just Perfect. The Brim Can Be A Bit Smaller But You Will Get Excellent Sun Protection Throughout Your Head, Neck And Some On The Shoulders. Great Job OR!

Excellent all around hat
September 05, 2010

Use it for summer fishing and general overall use. Wouldn't hesitate buying another and fantastic service from altrec. Needed it within a week for a trip and arrived in a couple of days at no additional cost. Outstanding

Well designed hat
May 06, 2010

Not much of a hat person, but I wanted a shade from the sun. Actually I like the hat so much I am pondering buying another one, maybe a different color so I have two. Works great for shading the sun, and works great in the rain too. When I go inside I fold it up and stick it in my pocket. Great Hat

Life Saver
May 14, 2009

I bought this hat for an African Safari. It is light weight, packs easily, and is comfortable. Perfect!

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
SurfDog
from South Orange County, CA
55-64 yrs

Was Looking for a hat for the Surf
November 04, 2010

I have tried the hat once in the surf, and so far has worked well. Fits pretty comfortable, although sizing is slightly larger than I thought. The cinch cords work well to tighten it up. The stiff cord in the edge of the brim work well to keep the hat from flopping into eyes. It was important to have a hat that floats, and so far it has worked. I would have liked to seen a stiffer neoprene in the brim to give added float, though...

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use

Great Hat
September 15, 2009

This hat is light with a wide enough brim to do the job well on the beach or trail. I dig it!

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
water123

Hat
June 13, 2013

I was so picky trying to find a good hat for boating around the lake but one that is stylish for late 30's guy. This one is great. It looks good, is durable and even would float if it comes off. I made a great choice.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
ks132672
from South
55-64 yrs

Exactly what I needed
February 06, 2012

Doctor said stay out of the sun - I coach soccer in the south. Exactly what I needed. Fits perfectly. Very light weight. Blocks the sun out very well with a wide brim. Vents carry heat away from my head quickly.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
ThinSkinOutdoorsman

October 13, 2010

Great hat for the sun. Light and comfortable and does not cut off my vision as the floppy brim hats do.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Brad1059

Great Sun Hat
March 07, 2011

I wore the OR Sombriolet for a week sailing throughout the BVI. I lost my baseball cap in the first hour, but the OR stayed secure the rest of the time. When the wind blows hard, the brim does flip up, but otherwise it was perfect. It remains cool, is lightweight, dries quickly, and provides good protection from sun and rain.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

Good looks, great function.
July 13, 2010

Great features and a great look. The brim is stiffened so it doesn't flat around in the wind. The underside of the brim is made of gray fabric to cut down on glare - nice. The fit was a bit big based on the size chart, but the external drawcord adjustment helps customize the fit. Overall, this is great looking and great functioning hat. Great for out in the yard or on the trail.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

35-44 yrs

Perfect Sun Hat
November 07, 2010

This hat is very cute and will be great for keeping the sun off of my face for an upcoming safari in South Africa. I have a medium sized head and the medium fits correctly. The hat is able to be adjusted also for a tighter fit around the head. It is light weight and has ventilation to let the heat escape. I am very happy with this purchase.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
stirving
from LOng Island, NY
55-64 yrs

great coverage!
August 23, 2011

great sun protection, large, wide, bendable brim protects from sun, yet is also relatively cool. Recommended for shade source, with or without windy conditions.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance

Great hat!
August 09, 2010

I'm off to Alaska with my new hat, it will be perfect because rain is in the forecast.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
OfficerChuck
from Santa Monica, CA
35-44 yrs

Great Hat for Hiking
October 03, 2011

Its a Excellent Hat for Hiking or any outdoor use. It keep most of Sun of my face. This is my second OR Hat, this will be my Primary Hat, the other will be the backup.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
SaraTX
from Corpus Christi, TX
25-34 yrs

Very good hat for active, outdoor activities!
December 04, 2010

This hat is one of the most comfortable I've ever worn. It is also unisex--it looks equally good on me and my husband! I bought it because I've been looking for a hat that will stand up to the winds on the beach while protecting my face from the sun. Its brim is just big enough to shade well, but not too big because it doesn't flop all over in the wind. The only reason I didn't rate it as "Excellent" is because it didn't pass my beach test: It will still "flip up" when in direct wind...though not as bad as others I've tried. I plan on keeping it because I think it will be my "go to" hat when doing outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, etc. because it really does keep your head cooler than most hats. Plus, it looks like it belongs in the outdoors. :) The only downside--on a personal level, I'm not a huge fan of the prominent logo on the front--but on a functional level, it probably will not look good on people with small heads. The circumference of the headband is true to size, but the actual head room is quite generous and can look a little dorky unless you pull the hat down low around your ears. All in all, great hat; would recommend! :)

Pros: Great design, Performance, super lightweight

Great Sun Hat
May 02, 2010

I have had this hat for a year now and really like it. I use it when doing yard / garden work or when I'm fishing. I primarily bought it to keep the sun from scorching my head, face, and neck. It definitely has done that but it also keeps me cool. Even on really hot days, 80 / 90 degrees, I do not overheat with this hat on. It is also really light weight, so I do not really notice that I am wearing it. It has 2 cinch cords, one for your neck and one around the crown, so when it gets windy you don't need to worry about it flying off. If you are looking for a sun hat for summer time yard work or fun this is a good option.

Great Hat
July 12, 2009

My husband wears this hat while he golfs. We live in Florida so the sun is very strong. It protects his scalp, face, and neck and he says he forgets he is wearing it because it is so light weight.

hat works great...brim is a little large
August 14, 2010

I would have preferred the brim to be about 1/3 smaller, but it works well.

Great hat for Nevada summers.
July 29, 2010

This is the best sun hat I have purchased. It is perfect for the hot Nevada sun and works well in the wind. I have also swam with it in lakes and rivers and it maintains it's shape.

Perfect hat
June 26, 2009

This is the 6th hat from OR that I have purchased over the years. Best one yet, cool, light weight, covers ears and neck, brim is better in the wind than most It doesn't interfere with my backpack.

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