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Radar Pocket Cap

The 1.8 ounce Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap packs small enough to put in your pocket and protects your head from the sun with its UPF 50+ rated sun protection. Outdoor Research also included water-resistant and quick-drying technology in the headband to increase comfort and moisture management on the trail. Grab the Radar Pocket Cap to eliminate the chance of a sun-burned head on your next hike.

  • Hiker-friendly military cap for exposed trails
  • Lightweight and breathable fabric keeps your head cool
  • Moisture-wicking and quick-drying technology repels sweat
  • UPF 50+ sun protection keeps your scalp protected from burns
  • Folding brim and body can fit into your pocket and pack
  • Fitted band stays securely attached to head with a perfect fit
  • Item #ODR0228

Material
100% Supplex (nylon)
Adjustability
fitted
Brim
yes, foldable
Style
military cap
UPF Rating
50+
Weight
1.8oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

new favorite

got this for my husband for his birthday, he loves this style of hat and it looks great! he used it for airsoft and his head stayed dry and safe from the sun, great purchase! it did run small, he usually wears large on most hats but he needed an xl

>Rating: 5

Quick favorite

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This hat quickly became a favorite of mine due to the fantastic fit (large was perfect for me) and the convenience of being able to just shove it in a pocket if need be. The folding brim has been surprisingly convenient

>Rating: 4

Good for a small dome and packable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

One of my favorite hats. Nice to have a good, packable hat for my small cranium. You can throw it in a bag and not worry about it. Provides good sun protection and breathability. My only knock on this is I've had some issues with actual sizing, i.e. I've always purchased a small, but they weren't all the same actual size.

>Rating: 4

Cute!

I like the style and it's comfortable. Contrary to the other reviews it does fit my head just right.

>Rating: 4

Runs large :) or my head runs small

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

Just received two, one in khaki and one in forest. Very prompt delivery thank you. Colors: Khaki - greyer than I expected, almost a tinge of green Forest - deep dark green Size: XL - my head is 23.75" around (XL is for 24") and it is loose on my head. I can easily put a couple of fingers, both touching my head, between the band and my head. Being made of nylon, I don't expect it to shrink. I can make it smaller with a stitch or two, but expected something a little snugger. In future, a little elastic might be nice. This feels like it will fly off my head in a wind. Sewing and material: Excellent

Darius, Thank you for the review, and I am sorry it's just a tad too big for you! Happy Trails, Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 1

RUNS SMALL

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
LARGE
Height
5` 9"
Weight
168 lbs

I bougth one SIZE XL in the past and was just giant for me,, i just got a zise L, ANS IT IS TOO SMALL,, so i dont know what zise to buy,,

>Rating: 5

Protects my bald head...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small

... from the Colorado sun and stays put in the wind, folds up nicely for packing and can be thrown in the wash when dirty, which is often. I am a size 7-1/4 and the large is snug, so I say that is running small - some elastic, or adjustment in the headband would be nice

>Rating: 5

Perfect for hiking

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 1"
Weight
130 lbs

I bought this hat in preparation for a road trip. I wore it every day. It is light & comfortable.

>Rating: 3

The fit has changed.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL

I love these hats. I recently ordered my 3rd and 4th after losing my 2nd on a vacation. However, the sizing of the XL has changed markedly from the ones I bought in 2013 and 2014. It's now pretty darn snug and was a comfortable fit previously. To be honest, after receiving them I thought they'd sent L's but they're labeled XL. I normally fit 7 5/8 so by OR's charts these ought to work. But it's tight. I'm hoping they'll stretch out a bit after a few wearings.

>Rating: 5

Great piece of gear

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

super lightweight, stylish, folds up and fits in a small pocket, friggin LOVE this thing. No complaints from me. I got the large and have a 7 1/4" head by baseball cap standards. Also pic related. That was taken in heavy wind, cap stayed on, was impressed.

super
>Rating: 3

nice hat

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large

I have quite the large head so I ordered an XL and it was larger than I normally buy (7 5/8 roughly or L/XL flex fit) to the point that I could tuck my ears into the band so I ordered a L to replace it and it's bigger than a normal large but pretty tight on my head. The depth of the cap is right on the money but I am hoping I will be able to stretch it out some without getting a headache. I needed something to fold up into my pack or back pocket for traveling and it does just that. Other than the size issue this is a great looking and functioning cap. A stretch band would be nice to fix the size issues.

>Rating: 5

Awesome cap

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

I love this cap. I have run in it and have used it for several years working as a kayak guide in coastal SC. It breathes well, rinses clean with ease and stows easily in back pocket. The short bill provides some shade and cuts glare reflecting off of the water, but doesn't interfere with large framed sunglasses.

>Rating: 4

Good hat

Height
5` 11"
Weight
195 lbs

Good hat, very packable. Only gripe is trying to get the sizing right. I purchased the medium, and while it's a little snug, it's not uncomfortably so.

Hey Matt - sizing is hard to get right when you are between sizes! Enjoy it anyway! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 4

Too Big or Too Small

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large

I've had ~5 of these hats in the past several years, and it keeps getting better. Only gripe is that the difference between the M and L is huge. M constricts my head, and L is loose enough to fly off in a gust. Even a little loose, this hat is still my go-to for hiking and backpacking.

Hey there - Thank you for the review! Let me pass this feedback on to OR. Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Great Hat!

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

Although I have rarely folded the cap up, it has this capability and fits in a cargo pocket with room to spare. Due to the fabric, it doesn't tend to keep wrinkles or creases. You can yank the cap out of a pocket and it looks fine when you put it on. The fabric sheds water at least to some extent. I have been rained on and it has never seemed to get soaked. I'm not sure how breathable it is, but I've never found it too warm. I now have four of these hats. (One is a ferrosi with the zippered pocket on the side, which is also more shallow than this cap's style.) Not just for the great outdoors, I'll wear these anytime!

Hey Wesley, Thank you for the great review! There is a reason this hat is one of our top sellers! Interesting about not getting wet... it isnt waterproof, but it does fit well, breathe well, and the foldable brim is rad! Thank you for taking the time to write, Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

The Go-to

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

The Radar Pocket Cap has been my go-to hat for outdoor adventure for the better part of a decade. I never go for a climbing, hiking, or canyoneering trip without the Radar on my head. Useful in all conditions this hat especially shines in the desert where it provides ample sun protection without making you feel overheated. The foldable bill enables the Radar Pocket Cap to easily slip into a pack or pocket when the time comes to put on a helmet.

>Rating: 4

nice hat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 0"
Weight
215 lbs

It does run a bit large... Nice hat, I prefer to add more curve to the bill. Beads water off really well. Great for tossing in the pack, super slim and light.

>Rating: 5

Great hat, made for the outdoors!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
195 lbs

Love the feel and build of this hat. Looks great on but can be tossed in a backpack without fear of ruining the shape/fit. Initially I purchased the large (based on reviews posted here) but found that it was too small. So in my case it certainly didn't run large. I had to return for the XL which fit perfectly! The hat has no elasticity so I can definitely see why the fit of this hat is such a question. It either fits or it doesn't. Once you find your size it's a great hat!

>Rating: 5

Wayne's World Worthy

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

Great, great hat. Only buy the XL if you have a head like Wayne Campbell's brother. Size down and you can put a lid on it.

Great,
>Rating: 4

Awesome Hat; Runs Large

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large

Great packable hat-- holds up to many washes without noticeable signs of wear. I consider myself to have a HUGE noggin, however, and the XL radar cap was way too big for me. I'm usually a snug fit in other XLs (e.g., Goorin Bros.), but I have to wear a large in this hat. And large is comfortable, but not snug. Perfect, really.

>Rating:

How does this fit compared to the Yukon cap?

Tough to say, because the fabrics are different, so they will feel different. HOWEVER... if you have a Yukon in size L, then I would get this one in the same size. Hope that answers your question! Leta OR Rep

>Rating:

I've searched the world over for quality caps with an XXL size - and usually it is all for naught - why is it that companies like OD will not offer this size? I'm awaiting...

>Rating:

I am wondering if this hat runs large or...

I am wondering if this hat runs large or small. There is no medium in the color i want and want to know if i can just order a large and be ok. Please Help!

It does run large. If you soak it in hot water then dry, it seems to tighten up

>Rating:

Is there a hole in the back for a...

Is there a hole in the back for a ponytail?

No there is no hole....Great hat regardless....

Sadly no, but the women's Switchback cap has the same foldable brim construction as the radar, and has a ponytail holdr. Sorry ren, I am not sure if you are a chic with a ponytail or a dude! I do love the radar regardless, and I am a chic who wears a ponytail, just not with the radar cap!

>Rating:

does this cap have a hard bill?

does this cap have a hard bill?

It's hard, but it's split in the middle so you can put it in a pocket or lumbar pack. Very convenient.

>Rating:

Will you be getting in any more Large size...

Will you be getting in any more Large size caps

They most likely will. Your best bet is just to check back often to see if they have re-stocked.

>Rating:

when do you expect to get khaki caps in?...

when do you expect to get khaki caps in? i need a large in khaki.

I am sorry there are no more on order.

They're back in stock now. :)