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Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat - Men's

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Helios Sun Hat

That small, exposed piece of scalp on the back of your head serves as a very painful reminder that you're going bald after a long day out in the sun—save yourself the burn and unwanted reality check with the Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat. Made with Outdoor Research's SolarShield material, the Helios offers UPF 50 sun protection and is designed with a wide brim to effectively shield your face from the sun's rays. The elastic drawcord keeps the hat glued to your melon when you're floating down a windy river, and the adjustable chin strap serves as a fail safe, just in case you start to feel the Helios peel back from your head under pressure from heavy-handed winds.

  • A wide-brimmed hat for hiking, camping, and rafting trips
  • SolarShield fabric provides protection from UV rays
  • Adjustable elastic ensures a secure and comfortable fit
  • Chin strap can be cinched down so hat doesn't blow away
  • Item #ODR0223

Material
[multicam] 50% cotton, 50% nylon, [Realtree Xtra] 60% cotton, 40% polyester, [all other colors] 86% nylon, 14% polyester ripstop
Style
sun hat
UPF Rating
50
Weight
2.6oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Great Fit!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xl
Height
6` 6"
Weight
383 lbs

I have a very hard time finding a hat that fits my big head. This hat fit my head perfect and felt extremely lightweight and comfortable. I highly recommend this hat, I wear it daily!

I
>Rating: 5

Great Fit!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xl
Height
6` 6"
Weight
383 lbs

I have a very hard time finding a hat that fits my big head. This hat fit my head perfect and felt extremely lightweight and comfortable. I highly recommend this hat, I wear it daily!

I
>Rating: 5

Great Fit!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xl
Height
6` 6"
Weight
383 lbs

I have a very hard time finding a hat that fits my big head. This hat fit my head perfect and felt extremely lightweight and comfortable. I highly recommend this hat, I wear it daily!

I
>Rating: 5

Great Fit!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xl
Height
6` 6"
Weight
383 lbs

I have a very hard time finding a hat that fits my big head. This hat fit my head perfect and felt extremely lightweight and comfortable. I highly recommend this hat, I wear it daily!

I
>Rating: 5

Great Fit!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xl
Height
6` 6"
Weight
383 lbs

I have a very hard time finding a hat that fits my big head. This hat fit my head perfect and felt extremely lightweight and comfortable. I highly recommend this hat, I wear it daily!

I
>Rating: 5

Great Fit!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xl
Height
6` 6"
Weight
383 lbs

I have a very hard time finding a hat that fits my big head. This hat fit my head perfect and felt extremely lightweight and comfortable. I highly recommend this hat, I wear it daily!

I
>Rating: 1

Upon further review

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 8"
Weight
200 lbs

The hat is better than I hoped. Top notch. went jet skiing and didnt even need the strap. Love it. That said just buy it elsewhere at any cost. do not subject yourself to the back country stench...its like the worst Back Country privy you ever stumbled upon....if you've ever been to San Jacinto's back country pot....you'll never forget it. Or like going to Oakland or San fransisco....for anything...just a filthy experience you want to forget as soon as possible. for you first time parents out there...its like that time you left the babies dirty diaper in the car at the trailhead for the weekend trip...just really really putrid. I wanna shower now after writing about "them". not sure why they sent me another email asking for my review...her it is. Peace to all. (no not you Back Country dung beetles)

>Rating: 1

The product is fine or it will be

whenever I receive my hat I'm sure it will be a great product....Backcountry sucks!! just buy it somewhere else. Or you could learn to sew, save up and buy a sewing machine, make your own fabric, and even then, you will have your hat quicker than you will get it from backcountry. Im stuck with the hat because I don't even want to deal with them again. Cheers

>Rating: 5

A working hat

This is the choice hat of my friend as he leads some outdoor projects in Kenya this spring! Bought it as a gift for him, for it's packability, great look and promising design to fight off harmful UV rays.

>Rating: 5

Perfectly Packable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this hat to hike in back in the spring and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is lightweight, packs small, and provides good coverage. It's cool enough that I have it in my "dad pack" and take it to kids' soccer games to avoid cancering up the old face.

>Rating: 4

Protect the dome.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have to be careful with sun exposure. I chose this hat because of the color and other reviews. Know what your size is. I ordered a large, and I am probably between a large and medium. I am hoping it will shrink a tad after some use. While I think it is true to size, my hat is a little bit big. I love the color, and the design. I will be testing it out in a lower latitude very soon. The quality is good, but it does not quite have the sturdiness of another brand I have used. It is more comfortable, however.

>Rating: 5

Great Product

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Fits and looks great!

>Rating: 5

Solid Sun Blocker

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this hat for mid-summer Ultimate Frisbee tournaments and it has exceeded my expectations. The hat is lightweight, sun-blocking, and easy to store. While it does absorb sweat, the material dries quickly and I didn’t notice any lingering water marks. This is a solid hat and a bargain for the price.

Thanks Andrew. Easy to see why this is our top seller! Happy Trails! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Awesome Sun Hat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have used this hat a lot from exploring around in Costa Rica, to hikes in the Uinta mountains. The cinch strap in the back helps keep it on your head and the chin strap helps in higher winds. This hat is very light weight and breaths really well on those hotter days. Check it out if you are in the market for a new hat.

>Rating: 5

Great Hat!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Perfect replacement for my > 10 year old hat. Sun coverage is excellent and fits comfortably.

>Rating: 5

Excellent for southern Utah hiking

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This hat was great for UV protection during a 4-day hiking/scrambling trip in southern Utah. It kept its shape well, is lightweight and breathes well —especially considering how much I was sweating. (It's also my go-to hat for the pool and beach.)

>Rating: 4

Classic that Breathes

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have always been a fan of the wide-brim hats and this one has to be one of my favorites. The material it is made of is durable but also supply and breathes exceptionally well. The fit is snug and even without tightening the cinch on the back it stays on my head. Wear this on jaunts in nature, but also as an every-day hat.

Thanks Patrick! Sorry for the late reply! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Basic but just what I needed

I may have overlooked need for some kind of ventilation in the head area but I really like the hat and it held up nicely on a rafting trip

Thanks Angie - we have a vented hat that is similar called the Sol Hat. Both are great! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Great fit!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
s/m
Height
5` 11"
Weight
196 lbs

This hat is so comfortable and provides plenty of protection from the sun. I'm pleased.

Thank you for the review, Craig! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Great Protection

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 9"
Weight
220 lbs

Love this hat. So light and durable and has great overall protection from the sun. I always have this hat handy while going on hikes or doing things in the sun. Can never go wrong.

>Rating:

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

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

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!

>Rating:

How do I determine the correct size?

How do I determine the correct size?

The size chart under the select options menu has all sizes and head circumference listed as follows: Small = 21.75 inches Medium = 22.5 inches Large = 23.5 inches XL = 24 inches

>Rating:

how wide is the brim on the mens helios...

how wide is the brim on the mens helios hat

2.6 inches wide.

>Rating:

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).

>Rating:

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.

There is a sizing chart below the price you can compare to his head circumference. Best of luck!

>Rating:

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?

This is a great hat for soaking up sweat, and it is very light. You will not have a problem with it being breathable or anything like that.

>Rating:

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?

Carol, it is not made in the USA, however, it fits the physical description you have here, minus the words and emblem. Does that help?

>Rating:

is the brim large enough to protect your...

is the brim large enough to protect your neck from the sun?

Yes, but wear sunscreen too! 2.6 inches is the brim width.

>Rating:

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 have worn this hat in the ocean quite a bit and it does pretty good. The brim does flop down a little when full of water, but not enough to get in your face. Wring it out and you are back in business. Make sure you use the chin strap for cliff jumping. Good luck.

>Rating:

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?

If you were to run in a full brimmed hat, this one would do the trick. It is light weight, has an adjustable chinstrap and a nice inner band to soak up sweat. Good luck.

>Rating:

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.

There is clip in back of the hat to adjust the headband, so you could tighten up the looser fit on your head.

Sizing information for head circumference is as follows: * Medium fits 22-1/2 in. * Large fits 23-1/4 in. * X Large fits 24 in.

>Rating:

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?

The chin strap is, the hat itself isn't.

Yes it is adjustable! There is a clip in back of the hat to tighten the headband. Also there is a chin strap that is also adjustable of course.

>Rating:

what is the warranty?

what is the warranty?

lifetime warranty. Backcountry also has a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you ever have a problem you can return it at any time.

>Rating:

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.

Yes this hat is adjustable! If you buy a looser fitting hat, you can use a clip in the back of the hat to tighten the headband.