Outdoor Research Switchback Cap-168634 - Women's


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Function lies at the heart of the jill-of-all-trades Women's Switchback Cap from Outdoor Research. It will shield you from the sun with UPF 30 sun protection, keep you dry with the TransAction headband, and store away in your pocket with the help of the folding bill. A hidden pocket stores cash for a lemonade fix after a toasty hike, paddle, or trail run.


  • Supplex® nylon fabric; UPF 30+
  • TransAction headband for comfort and moisture management
  • Folding brim for easy storage in pocket
  • Sewn eyelets for ventilation
  • Hidden zippered pocket
  • Quick-release buckle adjustment
  • Weight: 1.8oz, 51.03g

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

7 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 3
  • Great design: 3
  • Great value: 3
  • Build quality: 2

  • Bad design: 1
  • doesn't tighten very much: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

7 Ratings & Reviews

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

Light as a feather :)
April 12, 2012

Just received it and did not have a lot of chances to wear it. But I love the color, it is light and bright and seems to stay on your head while biking, looks good. Price is ok.

Pros: Great design
from Haysville, KS

I love this cap!
May 18, 2011

The bill folds in half so it can be folded to a very small size. There is a zipper to hold small items. Neither of the two above comments are shown or listed in the shopping area. It is fully adjustable rather than set adjustments of too tight or too large. Great product!

ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Tequesta. Florida
55-64 yrs

Love to wear hat's
October 13, 2010

I was shopping at my local supermarket and I noticed this lady with the cutest hat I had ever seen. I am not shy so proceeded to approach her and ask where she purchased her hat. After getting the information I went on line and purchased one for myself. I am 5'2" small frame and it's hard to find a hat that fit's let alone look's good and sporty. I am outdoor allot and am on the water with my kayak. This hat is perfect and is so light in weight that I don't even realize I have a hat on. The adjustable quick release strap in the back is perfect for fitting (almost any size head) The small zippered pocket on the side is the best and looks cool. Great for key's, ID, money etc. Best of all those flowers with the long stem are forever cute. Love every thing about this hat and I will put it up there as my favorite that I own and I have more hat's then I can count.

Pros: Great design, Great value, light weight, upf 30, dries fast, easy to clean
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Kennewick, WA.
55-64 yrs

Great Hat
August 26, 2011

I finally found a hat to shade my face that fits me and isn't hot. I love this hat. It will also come in handy to block the sun rays as you take your photos.

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

love these hats
July 02, 2011

I rated this cap excellent across the board because it is!! I own several in different colors. I like the fact that it folds so you can carry it in your handbag. The quality of the fabric is excellent, it washes and comes out lookng like new every time. An added bonus if the zipper pocket, its perfect fit my car key as I am taking my morning walk. You can not go wrong with this cap!!

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from CA
35-44 yrs

comfortable lightweight hat
December 05, 2010

I like the fact that this hat is very light weight and has a small pocket to put items in but the one draw back is it doesn't allow me to tighten it very much. I prefer to wear my hats on the tighter side and this one just doesn't allow that to happen. Plus there is quite a bit of extra material flapping around if you do tighten it all the way. I guess I will have to cut this off. I still like it but it would be better if it tightened more and the extra material used to make the hat smaller/bigger tucked into the back of the hat.

Pros: lightweight, pocket built into the hat, Cons: Bad design, doesn't tighten very much
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from NJ
35-44 yrs

Avid Runner
October 26, 2010

I go running and jogging allot outdoor. I needed something that can shield me from the sun and this hat is perfect. It is so light in weight that I didn't even realize I'm wearing it. My head is small and the adjustable strap is the perfect solution. One of the best thing I like about this hat is the small zippered pocket on the side -- excellent for small accessories. I would definitely buy again.

Pros: Ease of use

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