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    Ghost Rain Hat

    When the sky's crying and you have ground to cover, top off your rain suit with the Outdoor Research Ghost Rain Hat. It's a lightweight, versatile hat with a classic bucket style, made of packable nylon and coated with water-resistant polyurethane. All the seams are taped for extra protection, too. The Ghost's party piece is it's removable Gore-Tex Paclite crown cover, which stows easily into the low-profile pocket when the sun's out and quickly pulls out to cover up the mesh crown when things get wet.

    • Rain hat with removable crown cover made of waterproof Gore-Tex
    • Water-resistant nylon fabric is light and packable
    • Internal cinch band provides a secure fit
    • Item #ODR008T

    Tech Specs

    [crown] Gore-Tex Paclite (2-layer), [main shell] 70D nylon, PU coating, [lining] 100% Supplex nylon
    internal Cinch-Band
    4.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping
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    Not lasting in tropical weather

      Used it mainly for my weekly kayaking trip. While it has good ventilation, the gore-tex lining lasted just over a year before it started to flake off. Unfortunately lost it during an overseas trip. Perhaps will look for another model instead.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      When you need to reproduce the look of an international treasure such as Steve Irwin, the original crocodile hunter, look to further than the Outdoor Research Ghost Hat.

      Steve has proved to be a timeless inspiration to conversationalists. He has inspired an entire generation to follow in his footsteps with diving into curiosity for the natural world and displaying love and empathy for the animal kingdom.

      Similarly, the Ghost Rain hat inspires the wearer to venture outdoors and explore the world around you while shielding you from the elements.

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      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Super fit with all the adjustments between utilizing the rain cover or tucking it in. Once you get the fit, you'll love it. Sweat band is very useful. Dry's quick inside and out. If I could find a drawback, not a flaw, is if your overnight backpack is packed too high, the back end of the hat touches. Well built, adjustable, stable, and reliable even after being abused. Step up from the Sombero. I'v washed it several times as well. Update from a summer of backpacking: This is the bomb.

      Great rain hat

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: L

      Amazing in the rain, especially with the rain cover, i just wish i would have chosen the lighter color. The grey can get pretty warm in direct sun, but with the rain part stowed away it breaths well. The adjustable traps are nice, i would say size up if you are at all in between sizes... other reviews say the same but the fit is true with the rain cover up. Definitely a great design and goes with me on just about every trip.

      Best hat eva

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Size Bought: Large?
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 110lbs

      I got a large, I wear my hair up, but there is an adjustable velcro inside for sizing. I live in NM and this hat keeps me cool and handles water great. Worth it.

      Great hat.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Med
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 185lbs

      As a greens crew worker @ a c.c. This hat can have a very positive effect on your day. 8+ hr day of rain and a dry head & neck are a game changer. Works perfectly. Only issue is sizing. Runs true to size with rain cover up ( intended purpose of purchase) bet gets tight when the rain cover is stowed into pocket. Would buy up a size to get more comfortable fit when stowing rain cover for a vented sun hat. Overall very pleased.

      The hat I've been looking for

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small

      I often spend time hiking, or just being outdoors, in the summer sun. I've had a nice wide brim hat for that. However, when the summer sun is followed by that summer thunderstorm, my rain suit didn't keep my head dry, unless I tried to wear the hood and the wide brim hat together. Not a good look. I am hoping that this hat will do both jobs. It fits well, and it looks good. Storing the rain cover is easy. The descriptions don't say that there is a velcro adjustable headband. I measure exactly halfway between M and L. I ordered a Large and it fits well, snug even with the cover stowed. I'd say this runs small, and with the sizing adjustment, you should probably order a size up, maybe.