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Outdoor Research Transit Sun Hat
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
I got this hat for my dad. He says this is the best hat he has ever had. He wears it mowing the yard, walking or just going out for the evening. The hat color (Tan) goes with almost anything. Very happy with the hat.
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.
Breathable work hat
I bought this hat for my brother's birthday because he turned thirty and cut all his hair off...or at least the remains of once-great civilization of hair. He lives in SC and has no shade in his yard, but while he cuts the grass in the muggy 90+ degree weather he can keep the sun off while the vents dump heat and let in the breezes. The strap keeps it secure in the big gusts. I could see this being hot for people with a lot of hair...but jeeze why don't you brag about it a little more? :)
would not buy
order a xl and i allways were a large a xl is still small and hat is falling apart at the seams...junk brim is small...
Winter Sun Hat
To hot to wear when it is above 60'.
Nice hat lousy shipping
My 30 dollar hat which I paid another 7 bucks for shipping arrived in a wad in my mailbox. The packaging consisted of a plastic bag with no cushioning material. I thought USPS gives free boxes for shipping?
Great backpacking hat
Don't get pulled into buying a hat with the funky synthetics- they are too HOT when one is in motion. This was a great buy- Very Breathable- wonderful venting- this hat was my very particular daughters choice out of about 5- it accompanied her through the Olympic National Park on a 10 day trip- she would reccomend it highly! The natural fibers, packable and moldable brim add to its ease of use!
how wide is the brim on this hat?
how wide is the brim on this hat?
campmor says 2.75"
Are the Helios and the Transit the same...
Are the Helios and the Transit the same hat except for the vents?
No, verry different, although the shape is similar. The Transit is cotton canvas, made to dunk in the water and serve as a swamp cooler on your head. The Helios is lightweight synthetic, UPF 50. Both are great hats. Let me know if you have other questions!
My new best friend
I love this hat. I notice the majority of people purchase the Helios, and I considered, but I wanted a Vented hat that did not look like a sombrero, I also purchased the mushroom color (looked grey on monitor, is actually dark green). I hike a lot of prairies and the edges of forest, often in direct sun, while shooting wildlife (photos) in high heat, high humidity and not only does this hat protect my face and neck, it keeps the sweat out of my eyes AND seems to obscure my face enough that a hawk flew out of the grass right over my head!( raptors in Kansas avoid people, with good reason). the brim is not rigid at all which suits me just fine, and I think it is the best hat ever! THE END
I bought this hat for work. I work outside and wanted protection from the sun. It's a very nice hat. I wear it for all my outdoor activities.