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Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

$37.95

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Sun Runner Cap


  • Stay sun-savvy through summer sprints with this lightweight cap
  • Removable sun skirt lets you custom tune coverage
  • Built from Supplex nylon for moisture wicking and quick-drying
  • TransAction headband pulls away perspiration to keep you cool
  • Mesh panels add key doses of ventilation so you stay cool
  • Chin cord keeps hat secure in the breeze, can be removed
  • UPF 50+ sun protection keeps your skin shielded from harsh rays
  • Item #ODR00IQ

Material
100% nylon
Adjustability
cinch chin strap, hook-and-loop back
Brim
curved
Style
baseball hat
UPF Rating
50+
Recommended Use
running
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Outstanding multi-purpose hat

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
172 lbs

I have tried other "caped" hats for hiking and fishing. The others I have tried included the cape as part of the hat, and while it could be tucked inside on one version, I found it to be too hot when the cape was inside the hat, in essence adding a second layer on top of your head. Okay for cooler weather, but not for warm/ hot sunny days. My chief complaint about the other hats was with the cape attached, the cape was too close to the neck, ears and face resulting in heat build-up, annoying brushing sounds of the material next to your ear, as well as muffled hearing from the material resting directly over the ear, and a reduced field of vision. The Outdoor Research Sun Runner really addresses all of the problems satisfactorily. The cape is removable so you just have a hat when you need just a hat. When you need the added sun protection, the cape take less than 30 seconds to install and is secure. I like the chin strap which helps keep the cape away from your face thus not obstructing vision as badly. With the cape attached, it does not slide down from the hat or your head, like other "add-on" sun capes. The sun cape also sits a little further away from the ears and neck than the previous model I owned, reducing the heat buildup, unwanted brushing sound on ears and muffled hearing. The hat ialso includes mesh vents for releasing heat from the crown of your head. This hat is versatile, well made and a definite winner!

>Rating: 4

Practical and oddly stylish

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I've used this Sun Runner hat on hikes and backpacking trips and I love the sun protection coverage it provides. For backpacking, I prefer these to wide-brimmed hats as those tend to continually brush up against the top/brain of my pack. I would have preferred if the bill was slightly longer, but I have no regrets about this purchase and will be using it for many miles to come.

>Rating: 5

Totally Rad Sun Protection!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 11"
Weight
170 lbs

Got me through a 12-mile hike in Pinnacles in 110 degree weather, as well as 5 NPs in Utah in Aug. No sunburn and dramatically improved my life in those temperatures. My wife thinks I look like a dork in this hat but I think it looks rad! For those of you that have small heads and never look good in hats, this one fits great. Rock this hat with confidence! Everyone else on the trail has no clue what they are missing out on…

>Rating: 5

1st choice for a paddle hat!

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

Was specifically in need of some lightweight sun protection for this ol' hippies chicken butt when enjoyin' one on a cool Montana river. I am not a cap wearer; more a welders bandana fella. I'm fond of this detachable neck shade. Too much sun makes a redneck even redder! Hiked into old mine ruins in the Elkhorns through "occasional showers" and regretted leaving sun shade at home, and glad to be a cap wearer. This is gonna rock on the Blackfoots high water this month! Think I'll attach some flotation to the sun shroud tether...

>Rating: 5

Ultimate Sun Hat Protection

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

I gave this as a gift to my grand-nephew who absolutely loves this! At first, he it looked lame but he stated that it definitely grew on him and thinks that it is the 'coolest thing ever'! My grand-nephew loves to do outdoor activities and theme parks and this has helped protect him his head and neck from the sun. It is light and and can be easily packed away in a bag too! Great practical gift to give!

>Rating: 5

UV Shield

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

If you're looking to save your skin from harmful UV rays then do yourself a favor and pick one up. I"m also a contractor here in the SLC Valley and spend a great deal of time on roofs in the summer. This has been a great piece of gear and easily washable when it get funky.

>Rating: 5

Exotic Looking, Soft, and Light! Perfect

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

I love this hat! Its looks are exotic, bringing back to the memory evocative images of the Sahara desert, with its dunes, camels, and Tuaregs ... Wearing it, the hat makes us feel that we're part of that landscape ... On the other hand, the material is soft, light, adaptable, and it fits perfectly the contour of our faces, and heads ... I'm delighted with it, I'm ready to go on new adventurous with my great companion, the Sun Hat. I highly recommend it. Cheers, Maria Teresa

>Rating: 5

Excellent cap

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

Excellent cap all around. First one I've ever bought like this, but I like it. Plan on using it for extended backpacking trips when it gets hot. Pay attention to the size chart though. Backcountry didn't have a size chart that I could see for this cap, and so I guessed a medium would work for me. I was wrong, as it's way too small. But I like it and so I'm going to keep it for my kids to use, and then pick me up another one. Here is the size chart that I found on another website: Small 21-5/8 in. Medium 22-1/2 in. Large 23-1/4 in. X Large 24 in.

Very helpful with the sizing chart!

>Rating: 5

Perfect for Sunny Adventures!

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

We recently went hiking and my dad's neck was getting sun burnt! He had to apply sunscreen to it constantly. So for Father's Day I decided to give him this hat with the removable sun skirt to protect his neck while we were out in the sun. It was perfect!! It protects him on sunny days and the sun skirt comes off for the days you don't need it! It is essential for anyone who wants good sun protection!! Its great for all adventures.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for Trekking, Paddling & Touring

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Fantastic protection from the sun, even in windy conditions. Very breathable and lightweight, and it packs down small for easy storage in your pack. I'd recommend white to minimize the heat in open sun. And, the removable sun skirt is great for heading into town to resupply.

>Rating: 5

Excellent

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I really like this hat. I use it hiking, camping, climbing, and plan on using it for ski touring in the spring/summer. It weighs next to nothing and you can take the flap off if you don't want it. It's simple, pretty cheap, and works great.

Thank you for the review, Michael! This hat is definitely among our best sellers! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

best hat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I love this hat. With or without the cape. Mostly without, but for days when the cape is needed it's priceless. You can even use the cape without the hat by clipping it onto your helmet headlamp clips, perfect for big walling. Unfortunately I lost mine, but I promptly ordered a new one because it's so perfect. Super ventilated, white, cool, stylish, breezy, shady, and it covers your head.

>Rating: 5

Great Hat

OR makes good gear and this is no exception. My large hat fit true to size on my 7 3/8 head. Very light quality materials and designed to provide wrap around protection. Spray it with permethrin to keep the bugs off during your expedition.

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what is appropriate sizing for this hat?

Wes, if you are wondering what size you should get, then please see the size chart above, located next to where you would select your size and color. Let me know if you need additional information. Thank you, Leta OR Rep