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    48 Reviews

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    Keep your head dry and sweat-free in any downpour with the Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero.

    The Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is a burly full-coverage hat designed for extremely wet climates. In Seattle, there are two types of weather. It's either raining, or it's about to start raining. The Seattle Sombrero's waterproof breathable Taslan Gore-Tex to keep the downpour from soaking your head. Its soft brushed-tricot lining wicks moisture, and the chin strap is removable. The foam-stiffened brim on this Outdoor Research hat offers full protection from rain or sun, directing water away from your head when it's really coming down. And if things get really wet--like, you fall into the river you're rafting--the sombrero's foam brim floats. Maybe better than your boat.
    • Item #ODR0086

    Tech Specs

    Recommended Use
    rain protection
    Material
    Taslan Gore-Tex®

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    BEST RAIN HAT, BAR NONE!

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

    LISTEN UP, I'VE OWNED THIS HAT FOR 8 -YEARS NOW AND IT'S NEVER FAILED ME IN THE HEAVIEST OF DOWNPOURS. THIS IS A "RAIN" HAT, NOT A FICTITIOUS, FAKE, WATER-LEAKING PIECE OF JUNK. MY SOMBRERO RAIN HAT IS STILL IN "NEW-LIKE" CONDITION, THAT'S WHY I AM GOING TO ORDER ANOTHER ONE, JUST TO HAVE IT ON HAND! NOTE: NO MATTER WHAT SIZE YOU ORDER, THESE HATS HAVE AN ADJUSTABLE VELCRO HEAD-BAND FOR TWEAKING YOUR FIT. I WEAR A 7 1/4, I ORDER THE LARGE AND JUST TWEAK IT A TAD AND IT'S PERFECT, AND I MEAN PERFECT. IN SUM, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON ANY OTHER BRAND IF YOU'RE SEEKING THE BEST RAIN HAT -- YOU JUST FOUND IT, YOU'LL LOVE IT, NOW ORDER ONE. YOU'RE WELCOME!

    You win! Best review! I LOVE the all caps... I can HEAR you!! So glad you love the Sombrero. We at OR call it a "pinnacle product." It is so core to who we are and the quality of our brand. Thank you so much for the killer review. :-)

    Leta
    OR Rep

    you know you want one !!Seattle Sombrero

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

    I love this Seattle Sombrero so much that i bought myself a second one , one for work,one for pleasure .

    Perfect for Seattle weather

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

    Bought this for a trip to Seattle over Thanksgiving holiday. No problem in the rain. My husband bought one long ago and recommended me to get this hat because it worked the best for him. I got a large based on their measurement. Fits perfectly. Don't think twice about it.

    Thank you Fifi! Enjoy this classic OR hat!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Great fit for my melon!

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

    I wear a size 8 baseball hat, so finding a hat isn't always that easy, but the XL size of the OR Seattle Sombrero Hat fits perfect. It's a good looking hat that protects me from the elements when I'm hiking.

    very light weight

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

    very comfortable, like the adjustable size, does a good job of keeping the rain off. I like the being able to stuff it in my coat pocket when I don't need it and pull it out when the weather turns.

    Great hat for the pacific northwet.

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

    Waterproof and a nice wide brim all around to keep the rain off without blocking the sound like hoods do.

    Hey Peter - a classic OR hat for sure, and it's fit and performance are why. Thanks for taking the time to write,

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Not as nice as the Nimbus it replaced.

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

    I used to have an OR Nimbus Sombrero for many years. I recently lost it and had to replace it. I researched many hats and tried on many of the OR hats and this Seattle Sombrero is the closest thing to my old Nimbus.

    First off, for cold, rainy, Seattle days...this hat is probably perfect. For me it will be more of a 3 season hat (Spring, Summer, Fall) and it seems a little overbuilt and hot for summer use. I used to use the Nimbus for kayaking and my head rarely got hot. Kept the rain off and the sun off.

    But, there are two things that make me worry about the Seattle version - 1) it has velcro on the sides instead of snaps. So, if you don't look in the mirror when you put the sides up they are often mismatched or crooked. The Nimbus had snaps so you only had one way to put the sides up and it was always perfect. 2) The entire inner hat is lined. That and Gortex not being nearly as breathable as the folks at Gore would like you to think, it seems like it'll be a sweaty hat to wear on a summer day. No ventilation options at all.

    But, it was the closest thing to my old Nimbus so I bought it.

    Seems very well constructed and I have not doubt it is waterproof.

    Regarding sizing, I measured my head and the chart says I'm a solid Large. The large is very big on me. I have to tighten the inside strap all the way to make the hat comfortably snug. Plus it looks pretty baggy up top (lots of extra room). I ordered a M and found that was too snug, but the brim and top were just the right size. So, I stuck with the large.

    I'm feeling this is the best hat I've found but maybe not the best for me. Or maybe I just miss my Nimbus. You know how it is when you lose an old trusted piece of gear and have trouble finding it's equal...

    Hey there - the Seattle Sombrero has been in the line for decades, and I think the Nimbus was a lighter version of the Seattle Sombrero. The SeaSom is indeed lined, but you can try the Halo Sombrero. I think that will be the right replacement for what you liked in the Nimbus.

    Good Luck!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Absolutely love it

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

    The Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is the bomb (to borrow a term from 1995). The fit was perfect (I bought an XL for my big head) and it's not hot and heavy. I love the versatility of it - I wear it hiking, but to do yard work, as well. Super happy with this purchase!

    Great Hat

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

    fits well & adjustable. Brim up for fair weather hiking & down for rainy hiking. Best for Fall & spring.

    Hey Peter - this is an OR staple. It's what we call a "Pinnacle" product. Many try to copy it, which is a complement, but there really is only one Seattle Sombrero! Thanks fr taking the time to write!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Great for wet weather!

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

    This hat is perfect for keeping rain off of your head and its great at directing the moisture away from your face. It can also shield you pretty well from the sun, but if you use it in too warm of conditions it can feel a bit muggy. I suppose this is due to the Goretex membrane that has to reach a certain level of humidity before it allows vapor to escape.

    The Anti-Umbrella

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

    I sort of love walking in the cool rain with this thing on. Keeps water well away from neck, strap is great, and adds just enough warmth for most rainy situations. Would change nothing.

    Great Hat

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This hat sheds rain and wet snow, fits great, packs up small. We've had lots of rain in CO, this has come in handy.

    AWESOME

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

    This is my second one. I lost my first one after about 6 years and it was still in great shape. This hat stays in my truck at all times eady to be thrown in my pack or worn. sheds water great, it also blocks some sun on those cool fall days.

    SE Alaska Must

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love the fleece lining! It keeps my head warm during the downpour. I use this on all my fly fishing outings. Water does tend to pool on top of the brim depending how you have the brim oriented. I wish I had gone up one size though. You can adjust the fit with a Velcro strap inside the hat, but I have mine maxed out and it fits tight. Still love the hat though.

    Great for Europe!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    While in Europe- it poured on us! This hat was a life saver. I purchased the "red" in size "small" and both were true to color and size. I purchased the olive green for my S/O and he has enjoyed the hat as much as I have.

    Do not use for surfing in the sun!

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

    It is a great hat otherwise, but the hat fills with water with heavy use in the ocean...

    Most likely, when the rain and mist fly under the brim and soaks it the rain can run in towards your brain pan. But still, for hiking and other activities it's the bomb, you have to agree.....

    Love this hat!

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

    I've never been disappointed with any Outdoor Research gear, and once again I'm satisfied with my purchase. I have used it out in the cold pouring rain and it kept me protected, and it's very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this!

    Very pleased!

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

    I was looking for an all weather hat to keep off the sun and rain. This hat was so highly rated that I decided to take a chance even though the standard comment was that it was not very attractive on. I got the hat yesterday and can't wait to wear it! The hat is VERY nice and looks nice on. The quality of the construction and the reviews that say it can take a beating and still look great for years won me over and I am glad I made this purchase. My husband liked mine so much that he wants one. I ordered the small based on the sizing chart and it fits EXACTLY right. While my husband's head circumference is the same, his head is taller from the eyes up and the hat fits a little small on him that way so he will go with the medium and just use the head band adjustment strap to tighten it a little if necessary.

    Cowboy Khaki

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

    Love this hat. If you go above 75-80 it can get a little warm on top of the head. But for sun and rain its absolutely awesome. Flip up side to engage cowboy mode.

    Customer reports these hats run on the...

    Customer reports these hats run on the small side, can anyone confirm?

    Thanks for the confirmation!! By the way, if you give us a call we'll swap that out for you free of charge.

    Best Answer

    i bough a medium and i usually wear medium hats and it was to small.

    Write your question here...is this a rain...

    Write your question here...is this a rain hat or will it just soak up the rain?

    This hat will repel rain, the Gore-Tex will, as long as it is kept clean and you use some DWR every so often, shed water it most conditions. Reference the reviews below for more on its style and performance.

    This hat is nothing but a rain hat. It is made of bomber gore-tex and performs as such. The downside is that its too hot and heavy for dry warm weather use. I suppose it would make a decent all-around hat when it cools down in spring and fall.

    What holds the sides of this hat in the...

    What holds the sides of this hat in the folded up position? Snaps, velcro, or other?

    if i'm close to a measurement should i go...

    if i'm close to a measurement should i go under or over? if it stretches out a little, should i go under my head measurement? you get the idea, i don't want it too loose- i figure too tight if it'll loosen.

    Best Answer

    ...go alittle over....these hats are cool in that they have a custom adjuster inside with velcro that will crank it down in size and tighten it up...very cool because it makes your hat totally custom fit.

    Write your question here...What measurements...

    Write your question here...What measurements (head circumference) correspond to the sizes?

    Best Answer

    Also, these hats have custom adjustment strips inside. It allows for a fair amount of adjustment. I have a fairly big head and was good with a Large or X-Large.

    What holds the sides up, when you want...

    What holds the sides up, when you want them up? Velcro (hook and loop), snaps, or something else?