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Sombriolet Sun Hat

Whether you’re trekking through the mountains or fighting your way through crowds of tourists, adventures abroad should never catch you without proper headwear. The Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat, complete with foam-stiffened brim floats , keeps the sun off your head during ray-intensive explorations. A mesh-lined crown and moisture-managing headband help keep you dry, while crown vents let you cool down the think tank when you’re overloading on the gorgeous views.

  • A wide brim hat fit for traveling or river floats
  • Fabric is rated to UPF 50+ for defense against sun
  • Chin strap keeps hat secure on head
  • Headband wicks away moisture and dries quickly
  • Piping along brim enhances hat's wind resistance
  • Item #ODR0504

Material
86% nylon, 14% polyester
Adjustability
fitted
Brim
wide (3 - 3.75in)
Style
sun
UPF Rating
50+
Recommended Use
casual, hiking & camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Finally Have To Get A New One

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 3"
Weight
215 lbs

I’ve had the Sunbriolet for over 4 years now. That’s about 10 trips to the beach along with 4 summers in the Deep South working outside. It’s extremely comfortable, and as you can see, durable!

>Rating: 4

I think these run small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

I think these run small or I somehow got a smaller than average one, because I measured my head before purchasing a medium and yet it's way too tight. I really like this hat though. I would definitely recommend and I'm planning to get a new large one, as soon as they get more in stock. Just maybe order one size up, because it does have a cinch in the back that can tighten it up for you, but there's no way to loosen it up.

>Rating: 5

Great hat!

So nice I bought two of them!

>Rating: 5

Just Buy This Hat!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I did more research before buying this hat than someone probably should admit to doing (never mind actually doing)! I settled on this hat, and purchased it online, slightly concerned about the online purchase-without-seeing-it concept of it all. BUT, I’m happy to report, this hat is everything I hoped it would be. It’s lightweight, it blocks the sun, it’s comfortable, and it is incredibly breathable! I wore this the other day while mowing my acre yard in the blazing sun while it was 95 degrees outside, and this hat was perfect! I can’t recommend it highly enough - I can’t imagine there is anything better out there. So, if you’re in the market for something like this, you can stop your researching - just buy this hat!

Awesome review Eric! Glad That hat has worked so well for you!

>Rating: 5

Coach

Excellent hat, absolutely my favorite. Very comfortable because of the mesh liner that keeps your head cooler and not up against the top of hat. Nice generous sized brim with better than average stiffness in average winds. Drawstring works good but could be improved with better locking clasp. Outdoor Research products are always top quality design, materials and workmanship. I need large in OR hat's (medium in most brands). I teach physical education in this hat everyday. I have a second one for the beach and walking the dog.

Many thanks for the review, Robert. Enjoy your Sombriolet! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

New Sun Hat

Having just found a small area of Cancer recently. I decided before I head to San Pedro Island next month, I would need some protection. The new hat fit the bill. Quick shipping, as usual with Back Country. Can’t wait to get more use on my trip.

An excellent choice, Barry! Enjoy! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Great price and great hat from Outdoor

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Backcountry had the best price and also there delivery was quick. considering the really busy Christmas Holidays. I already own this hat and purchased two more for my son and son in law.

>Rating: 5

perfect activity hat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is a great hat for boating, rafting, or really any activity in the sun. It’s lightweight and breathable and provides great protection from the sun. It’s great for men or women, I often find my girlfriend stealing it for herself.

>Rating: 5

Finally A Hat That Fits! :)

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've ordered size XL sun brim hats online before, and they always run small. This is the first one I found that fit me perfectly! Brim was wide enough to keep the sun out of my face all day. No more burnt forehead, and cheeks for me! :)

>Rating: 4

Lots of brim

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Nice wide brim hat to keep the sun out of your face and off your neck while hiking. I found that it does run a little small and you will want to size up. My head measures 22½" and found the Medium to tight on my head. Bumping up to the Large was a much better fit.

>Rating: 4

Like Holly said: Head Size Matters.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Ordered the medium, definitely should have gotten the large. But let me tell you: this hat kept me cool and protected me from the sun quite well on a 10-day Yellowstone trip; I would have been in trouble without it. It was comfy to wear, the brim didn't blow up and reduce sun protection, and the cord mostly kept it snugly on my head whether horseback riding or kayaking. I will say that they could do a better job with the little thingy that adjusts cord length - in really gusty conditions I had to hold on to the cord because I didn't trust the chintziness of the part. (Only reason for 4 stars) One additional nice thing: it's a little longer in the back to protect your neck area; I was looking at kayaking photos and other than the guide, I'm the only one with a fully protected neck. 10/10 would again.

>Rating: 4

Head Size Matters

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

I'm a female with thick hair that I often wear ponytail to keep my neck cool. My head is a bit larger than standard head size. So I brought the mens sand xl and it was fantastic to block out the sun off my face. Glad to own one for the first time.

>Rating: 5

She loves it!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I bought this for a friend who was going backpacking in Yellowstone. She loved it! I think OR makes some of the best hats (not just hats) out there and that's why I chose this one for her. I knew UPF protection and something that would breathe well and dry quickly would be great features and this hat does those things very well. Let me know if you have any questions : )

hank you for the great review, Zach! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Does the Trick!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

My dad is hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro , and needed some sun protection! I ordered the Khaki color, and although a bit goofy will keep him protected from the sun and wicks away moisture!

>Rating:

toggle

this is the toggle you should be using on your hats because the ones you are using are worthless. Yours on the right --one on the chin strap is one I put on and it stays tight unlike that little nothing

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>Rating: 5

the best!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 7"
Weight
135 lbs

This hat is super goofy looking yet funky in its own way. This hat is sturdy and flexible! It does everything that its suppose to do and plus more. It works great in wind, sun, and rain! Going to wear this all summer long!!

>Rating: 5

GREAT HAT

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
200 lbs

Well my son liked this hat so much , he just purchased 4 more !!!! Three for him and one for his Dad. He also told me a coworker asked about the hat and he passed on your contact info ---

Great review, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Good hat

Description

Description

Great Picture! Thank you for sharing! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 4

Sombriolet

Size Bought
XL

Bought this hat for my son for his Birthday and he is very happy with everything about this hat--- EXCEPT ----the draw string will NOT stay tight under his chin in the Las Vegas winds. He has had to chase the hat down the street a couple of times when it blew off his head. Any way to remedy this issue or is it a faulty part ? I would hate for it to be lost to the winds ---it's not really a cheap hat.

Hi Rebecca - Thank you for the review. I will be sure to pass this information on to the folks at OR. Many thanks for sharing! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Agree with the positive reviews

This is a great hat and fits well and gets the job done. I took it down to Moab recently and wore it all the time out hiking to keep the sun off

>Rating:

Does this hat (sombriolet) have a SPF rating?

YES! UPF 50+! Great Hat! Leta OR Rep

>Rating:

Does the Helios Sun Hat come in a royal...

Does the Helios Sun Hat come in a royal blue color???

Hello Robert. This particular model does come in a Royal Blue color, however we don't carry it. So sorry about that! Best to order directly from Outdoor Research if you are set on that color.

>Rating:

How wide is the brim on this hat, particularly...

How wide is the brim on this hat, particularly in the back?

Hey Bwana, here are the stats for this product. Medium: 22.5 in / 57 cm. Large: 23.25 in / 59 cm. X-Large: 24 in / 61 cm. Measurements: Circumference: 21 in Brim: 3 in

>Rating:

Can this hat fold up? Or is the brim stiff...

Can this hat fold up? Or is the brim stiff and doesn't allow that? Just thinking about portability and if I can stuff it in a cargo pocket when not using it...

The brim is pretty stiff. If you're looking for this kind of coverage with a foldable brim, look at the Helios--a lot more flexible brim that can be shoved into pockets a lot easier!

>Rating:

Is the back of the brim going to whack...

Is the back of the brim going to whack against a tall backpack? From the OR website, the back of the brim is cited at 3.75 inches on the M, which I will get (22.25in head).

not for me perfect size

>Rating:

Is there any adjustment to size , like a...

Is there any adjustment to size , like a back draw string ? I have not been able to see a back view in the photos of OR Sombriolet Hat?

Hey Rick. Yes there is an adjustable strap with a cordlock at the back of the head. I've attached a picture of the back of the hat (sorry, it's a bit smushed from sitting in my closet all winter!) so you can see what I am talking about.

>Rating:

Will the vents let sun through? I worry...

Will the vents let sun through? I worry that my bald head will get burned where the vents are located. Fair skinned and even with sunblock I will burn. So, will i end up with streaks of sun burn where the vents are, as many hats will do?

No. There is a mesh lining between the vent so the tiny amount of light let between the slits will be filtered by mesh as well.

Nope. I have a little thin spot on top, and I spend a lot of time out in bright sunlight in this hat. I've never had my head burn. Not once.

>Rating:

Is this a woman's hat?

Is this a woman's hat?

it's listed under men's clothing. just by looking at it i would say it's unisex

Not as designed, but anyone can wear it. If you are looking for a cool OR chic's sun hat, please consider the Oasis Sombrero or the Solar Roller.

>Rating:

Write your question here...Water resistance...

Write your question here...Water resistance for rain in the sun????

I'm not sure exactly what your question is, but yes, this hat is designed to provide both sun and water protection. River rafting or hiking in an area known for afternoon thundershowers are a couple examples that come to mind for it's use. Portaging kayaks would combine both of those examples in one activity; it's a versatile piece of headwear. If you are looking for even more protection from rain in a sun hat, look at the OR SunShower Sombrero, also sold here at BC. Hope that helps.

Hey Jim - no go. There is no waterproofness to this hat at all. I mean, its better than no hat at all, but it is more for hot weather and sun. It also has great vents!

>Rating:

What size in inches will the XL hat fit?

What size in inches will the XL hat fit?

Hey Mitch, Up to about 62cm.

Hi Mitch, The Adult XL will fit 24.0in (61cm).

>Rating:

We would like to know the width and weight...

We would like to know the width and weight of the Sombrero hat, please.

>Rating:

does anyone have a picture of the actual...

does anyone have a picture of the actual hat color? or can they compare the color to something? I feel like the sand looks almost off white while the khaki looks very dark. is this how it really is or just portrayed in the picture?

The photos up now have been updated since 6/18/2010, were taken here and completely accurate. The old photos were not color correct.

>Rating:

Is this hat waterproof?

Is this hat waterproof?

Water resistant!

>Rating:

I'm ordering the hat-love it!- but have...

I'm ordering the hat-love it!- but have sizing q - I have 22 1/4" measurement which equates to M. But hard to determine if that means top of M size range or I really should order L size. Could anyone provide feedback on M vs L fit. Thanks!

Hello, the maximum adjustment length of the medium is 22.4 inches. So you would be at the top end of the sizing range for the mediums. thanks

I always need LARGE in Outdoor research Hat's. I wear medium in many other brands. I strongly suggest you size up.

>Rating:

Write your question here...Doe this hat...

Write your question here...Doe this hat loose its shape in the rain?

>Rating:

What is the material?

What is the material?

SolarShield construction, ripstop nylon/polyester blend; UPF 50+

>Rating:

How wide is the brim on this hat? And how...

How wide is the brim on this hat? And how wide is it on the OR Helios?

3.3 inches on both of them.

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