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  • Outdoor Research Swift Cap Lemongrass/Light Grey
  • Outdoor Research Swift Cap Glacier/Light Grey
  • Outdoor Research Swift Cap Desert Sunrise/Dark Grey
  • Outdoor Research Swift Cap Crocus/Dark Grey
  • Outdoor Research Swift Cap Dusk/Dark Grey
  • Outdoor Research Swift Cap Black/Dark Grey
  • Outdoor Research Swift Cap Khaki/Dark Grey

Outdoor Research Swift Cap

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    Enjoy the game wearing the Outdoor Research Swift Cap.

    The Outdoor Research Swift Cap shields your eyes and keeps your noggin cool for those hot days barbequing or watching the ball game. The Swift Cap's Coolmax headband wicks moisture, while its mesh liner and lightweight, quick-dry Supplex fabric aids in ventilation. Outdoor Research gave this hat a shaped, plastic-stiffened bill to give it a worn-in look.
    • Item #ODR0231

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Nylon Supplex
    Adjustability
    Quick-release buckle
    Recommended Use
    Hiking, kayaking, sun protection, running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Lifetime

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    Roan Highlands

    Love the OR swift cap! I wear it all the time when out on the trails. It's light, breathable, and comfortable. It doesn't get much better than that.

    Roan Highlands

    Lots of Km under these brims

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

    This is my go-to running hat and I ALWAYS wear a hat while running. I'm currently on my third, and not because of wear (lost one, and tend to misplace things enough that I need two...). I use it for training and hard core races. Protects from the sun without being annoying and keeps a little bit of heat in when I climb. This photo is after 48km , 3600m Matterhorn Ultraks race! My only complaint: sometimes in high wind I really need to cinch down the hat and there is a lot of extra strap which can be annoying, especially during a race. I have a big head so I'm not sure what all the extra's for...I have also washed them many times, in the machine (on gentle) no problems though I do have to bend the brim back into shape a little. I have had white, green and pink and they all keep cool pretty well and don't seem to show sweat. Also, seems to keep all but extreme forehead sweat contained! I have tried other hats and highly recommend this one.

    Lots of Km under these brims

    Excellent all-sports cap and

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

    I bought one of these caps in the high-viz Lemongrass color back in 2011 before moving to Belize. I bought it for myself, but my husband ended up using it nearly all the time since he needs the sun protection on his head. In the past four years, it's been through countless runs, hikes, walks, and bike rides, and it still looks brand new. Lightweight, easy to wash, quick-drying, and attractive; it doesn't get much better than this! In fact, we just ordered four more in different colors after having such a great experience with the first one. And this time, I don't think my husband will steal my pink one!

    Doc approved

    This is a great hat - easily keeps the sun out of your eyes and stores those pesky sunglasses! And all this without weighing you down or drenching you with cotton.



    Nice adjustable fit, doesn't blow off to easy but is still nice, light, and keeps the sweat down and away!

    Doc approved

    Great Hat For Running

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

    I use this hat for running - for both a bit of sun protection, but also just a touch of insulation on cooler days. I get hot quickly and while the picture doesn't show it, the sides of this hat are vented mesh - this hat breathes very well. I also feel it's well-constructed.

    My other caps are now jealous

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I used to wear a surplus boonie cap with a full brim when I went on 3-season hikes/camping. Picked up this cap on a whim and it immediately became my go-to cap. It is significantly lighter, breathes well, and packs down to almost nothing. The fabric even seems to be some what water repellent. In a gentle drizzle, I noticed the water was beading rather than soaking in.



    I have the dark olive green color, and love it for being in the woods. Will probably snag a blue for use around the city where color coordination is a bit more important.

    My other caps are now jealous

    It's a winner

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

    Kind of hard to get too effusive over a hat but, for me, this is hands down the best hiking cap I've ever owned.



    I'm in SoCal and even though we have big boy ranges and snow; a cap is what I'll wear on the trail nine months out of the year. This hat is crazy light, durable, allows for some ventilation and is low-profile. It also cleans up really well and has a cool 'hiker' look.

    You won't go wrong with pulling the trigger on this one.

    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.

    Twice is not coincidence

      This is the second OR Swift cap that I have bought. I have the khaki one (the tan coloured one) for the wilderness, and a blue one for when I prefer a more pleasing appearance around town, at the park, or wherever else.



      They are well-fitting, light, breathable, and have a sensibly sized peak. The fact that the cap has mesh all the way under the solid top panel is the cause of great ventilation and breathablity. The solid panel is kept off the head, and this also aids in preventing sun-induced fatigue.



      The comment in another review that the strap dangles is not a problem, because the strap actually has a purposely designed channel on the other side for the strap to slide in to. It can be hard to see and easy to miss, but this makes it seamless once the strap is tucked away.

      light weight, well vented sun protection

        Love this hat, the Diablo is a little more orange than the picture indicates and looks even better than I was expecting. Other reviews say it is a bit big but I've got a pretty good sized head (60 cm helmet size) so this thing fits me perfectly. Most importantly, it keeps my bald head from burning without trapping any heat which I've never gotten a good combination of with other hats.

        Lightweight sun and sweat protection

          Can't even tell it's on your head. The bill doesn't lose its shape even when packed in a pack.

          Agree with the other reviewers that the cap is too large. It fits well when I have it tightened down nearly all the way, but then the strap dangles 2-3 inches in the back (see picture). Not a deal-breaker, though. Great hat.

          Lightweight sun and sweat protection

          My favorite hat

          • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

          Bought this hat a few months ago and it has become my go to for any outdoor activity. Breathes well, keeps the sun off, and has been super durable. My one complaint: wish it came in a bit of a smaller size. In high winds it can fly off even when I have it tightened to the max.

          My favorite hat

          what is the uv rating

          what is the uv rating

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