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Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat

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    • Dusk, M
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    • Dusk, XL
        $36.95
    • Fatigue, M
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    • Multicam, XL
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    • Realtree Xtra, M
        $45.95
    • Fatigue, XL
        $36.95
    • Realtree Xtra, L
        $45.95
    • Khaki, M
        $36.95
    • Realtree Xtra, XL
        $45.95
    • Khaki, L
        $36.95
    • Khaki, XL
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    • Sand, M
        $36.95
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    61 Reviews

    Details

    The Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat helps you enjoy bright, sunny days in the backcountry.

    Pull on the Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat and explore the red rocks or kayak on a bright summer day. This lightweight sun hat protects your head with UPF 50+ SolarShield fabric. The Helios Hat's Coolmax headband wicks moisture to keep you cool while you're exerting yourself in the sun, and the external drawcord and removable chin cord dial in your comfort. Not to worry if you drop this Outdoor Research hat in the water, its foam-stiffened brim floats.
    • Item #ODR0223

    Tech Specs

    Material
    SolarShield
    UPF Rating
    50
    Recommended Use
    hiking, kayaking, sun protection
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Pewter version

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    First off the suggested hat size worked like a charm - this particular hat fit perfectly. In addition to the nice checked pattern I like that the brim isn't too wide. The brim is flexible enough to enable me easy access to the view finder on my camera. Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase - just wish the price point for free shipping was lower.

    Nice hat, if it fits your head

    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    As other reviewers have noted, it looks dorky, but that's not the point for this hat. If the hat fits you, it's a great lightweight way to stay protected from the sun.

    Unfortunately I can't use it because even the largest size doesn't fit me. I'm a hat size 7¾ (which is typically an XL size) and the XL was too small. There's no larger size so if you are 7¾ or larger you are SOL.

    Look dorky, save your skin

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    What can I say about this hat that hasn't already been said. It is rad. It is durable, packable, lightweight, wicking, floatable, protective, easy to fit, and goofy looking. Well, I personally love the look when you're out hiking or floating on the river, but I get why some people make fun. When I was in Central America and wore it to the beach every day, it earned me some not so favorable nicknames, but kept me from getting toasty fried. As a German boy from Minnesota, this hat has been with me on every recent adventure that could involve UV rays. In the long run, it will save you money on sunscreen for your upper face and neck.



    I may not always properly protect the rest of my body from the sun (see picture), but my head is protected with my OR Helios

    Look dorky, save your skin

    Am I really this old?

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I'm still a young lad, but when I put this hat on I reminisce to the days of old when I would romp around in the sun all day without the slightest concerns of skin cancer or liver spots. How could I have been so naive? Although when I'm trying to look really hip or feeling just plain risky I leave this hat at home, but when I want a lightweight, comfortable, high quality hat to bring on adventures, this is a great choice.

    high quality and simplistic

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Bought this for my husband. The hat is simple but it is the high quality you expect from OR. The brim provides good coverage but is not overly bulky like some sombrero type sun hats. The brim maintains shape but it is flexible. You could stuff it into a pack with no problem. There is a cinch cord around the inside of the brim which is great for getting a snug fit.

    Exactly what I wanted

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I was looking for a hat that was cheap and wouldn't make me look like a goofball. My head is 58cm in circumference and I bought the Large size. It is great with some extra room for my buff on hot days. The cinch cord is great to get a tight fit and the chin cord ensures i wont lose the hat in a gust of wind! But just in case you do, it does float on water!

    Goes with me everywhere

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I've had this hat for years and it goes with me everywhere. I'm bald but the UPF 50 rating has never let me down and I've been in many sunny places for extended hikes and stays. It's been thoroughly used and abused. When I come home, I just untie the neck strap and throw it in the washer. It still looks pretty much new.

    The brim does not have a wire in it so you can just squish it into a backpack and it'll recover fine.

    I do feel the "OR" logo in the front is about too much. It's large and very visible on the sand color I have. I'd prefer something more subtle.

    Works well in the rain too!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    This type of hat isn't my usual style but I felt I needed something that would provide more sun protection than my normal ball cap. I ended up using this more in the rain than in the sun (ha!), but wow was it good! I wore it under my rain jacket hood but the front part of the brim protruded from the hood and did a great job of directing the water away from my face. The material beads up water and doesn't soak through over periods of torrential rain. It dries quickly and retains the brim shape well even after being folded up.



    Not too keen on the style but I would recommend it for practical purposes if you are in the market for this type of hat - it works for both the sun and rain.

    Perfect Hat

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I first ordered the OR Sombriolet, but returned it. The brim was just too big and the style not quite right for me. I got the Helios instead and couldn't be happier. After spending a week in this hat camping, hiking and fishing, well, it's perfect for me. I ditched the chin strap, but could see using it if boating or in high wind conditions. The adjustable tension has been just right for fine-tuning the fit for different conditions. The brim has been good for sun and for shedding rain, like when breaking camp in a downpour. So glad I got this hat!

    Can't get it away from my Husband.

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit:True to size

    Got this hat for my husband and now he does not want to take it off. Other guys keep stopping him and asking where he got it, which in turn makes him preen like a pretty blonde on prom night. Love the hat, but a little iffy on the diva attitude it has caused.

    Superb Hat for all outdoor applications

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    This hat is wonderful. It fits and performs better than most every similar hat I have tried, even by the same company. The material is good for hot days even and does a good job of keeping the sun off your face and keeping you cool. I use it for hiking, biking, camping, fishing. Get it wet, get it dirty, get it windy, scorch it in the sun.... it can handle it all.

    Nice sun hat

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size

    Got this hat recently and it really does the job when out in bright sunlight. Sure it's not waterproof and a little floppy but it has a nice wide brim and covers your shoulders and neck well. I would recommend it for nice sunny days, not for extreme weather though.

    Outdoor Research Sun Protection Products

    If you're not careful, long days outside hiking, paddling or climbing can leave your skin damaged and burned. To keep you protected from damaging ultraviolet rays, Outdoor Research offers a full line of sun hats, and UV Protective shirts and pants designed to keep you protected from the sun.

    Summer Hat of Choice!

      Every member of our survey crew and family owns this hat. Guys and girls. It's a great light weight hat. Drawstring in the back allows a perfect custom fit. Easy to fold and pack. We have had these hats for years. We have backups for when they are dirty or briefly misplaced. Easy to wash in washing machine, air dries over night. My husband says "you should be born with them on." They have a floppy brim that takes good shape and form after a few washes.

      Which of the OR brim hats is the most...

      Which of the OR brim hats is the most breathable/coolest?

      Thanks,

      Ron

      Best Answer

      Hey Ron,

      So personally I'm a fan of the OR Sombriolet Sun hat.

      http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-sombriolet-sun-hat?rr=t

      I like sombriolet shape, its longer in the back and has a larger brim all round. There are slit vents along the dome to cool your melon.

      The transit hat has more mesh siding on the dome, I just prefer the other shape.

      http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-transit-sun-hat?rr=t



      Hope that helps!

      How do I determine the correct size?

      How do I determine the correct size?

      I need a large Kid size age 5,6,7 with...

      I need a large Kid size age 5,6,7 with this style of hat, color sand, do you have it?? Item: ODR0223

      Hi nla5644521,

      if you go here: http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-helios-sun-hat-kids

      And you use the drop down button on the upper left side, you'll see that the color Sandstone is out of stock in the Large size--the typical size for a 5,6,7 kid...

      If you'd like to know when it'll be back in stock, try using the "Chat" function on backcountry's website--they handle stock issues better than these question forums do (the people answering questions are typically not backcountry employee's).

      Write your question here...my husband has...

      Write your question here...my husband has a very big head how do know if xl or xxl will fit? can i measure his head to tell if u have u have one to fit him? he is a farmer and needs this hat since several cancers have been removed.

      I live and work as a guide in Israel and...

      I live and work as a guide in Israel and I sweat A LOT! How does the Helios do on soaking up sweat/keeping it out of your eyes? Is it nice and light, or will my head fry in it?

      I have been trying to find a replacement...

      I have been trying to find a replacement for a dome shaped travel hat with a 3" brim and a chin strap labeled "Head Trip" and the words "Long Range" on one side and an emblem of a star, bolt of lightening and some other symbol in a red and blue square. The Hat is made in the USA. Does anyone have knowledge of this product? Is your product similar. Is it US made? Nate - sorry - I lost your reply. Please try again?

      How does this hat hold up in creeks and...

      How does this hat hold up in creeks and rivers for swimmimg. does the brim fall in front of your face if it is wet? How will it hold up for cliff jumping?

      I am looking for a full brimed hat to run...

      I am looking for a full brimed hat to run in - any thoughts on this hat or are the other suggestions?

      My head measures 23" and I know the large...

      My head measures 23" and I know the large is supposed to be 23 1/4". Would I be better off getting the xl instead?

      That is up to you. The hat is going to break in and stretch out a little. The XL may fit a little loose, but it also depends on how much hair you have. If you like a snug fitting hat, just get the Large and it will stretch and be more comfortable after a while.

      Adjustable or not? One reviewer wrote,...

      Adjustable or not? One reviewer wrote, and I quote:"lightweight, durable, adjustable, looks great , works great. bonus it floats"while another reported:"The hat is not adjustable, and size XL fits up to a 24" melon. It's darn close to 24.5", though not quite there. I know that even 1/2 inch can mean the difference between a comfy fitting hat and a ridiculous looking brain-constrictor."Which is it?

      what is the warranty?

      what is the warranty?

      Does this hat have any adjustment, my head...

      Does this hat have any adjustment, my head measurement is 24.5 inches so I'm wondering if the XL is going to fit?

      The hat is not adjustable, and size XL fits up to a 24" melon. It's darn close to 24.5", though not quite there. I know that even 1/2 inch can mean the difference between a comfy fitting hat and a ridiculous looking brain-constrictor. That said, backcountry.com offers a completely unlimited return policy, so you can get your moola back, or switch it for a bigger hat.. no worries.