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    Enjoy the game wearing the Outdoor Research Swift Cap.

    The Outdoor Research Swift Cap shields your eyes and keeps your noggin cool for those hot days barbequing or watching the ball game. The Swift Cap's Coolmax headband wicks moisture, while its mesh liner and lightweight, quick-dry Supplex fabric aids in ventilation. Outdoor Research gave this hat a shaped, plastic-stiffened bill to give it a worn-in look.
    • Item #ODR0231

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    Lifetime
    Material
    Nylon Supplex

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    Great cap, but put it inside your pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great for backpacking or any other sweaty outdoor adventure in the sun. Nice ventilation, good adjust ability. One gripe is that the buckle comes undone when lashed to your pack. Lost one on a hike that way, but it was my fault for not placing it inside my pack.

    Hats off to OR on this one

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    Bought this hat for running to keep sweat out of my face but not trap too much heat. With it's low profile and lots of mesh it does a great job of that. Used it tonight on a run. Pretty standard hat other than that.
    Only complaint is that it is almost too low profile that I have to keep a sharp eye on it sometimes lest it blow away.

    It's a 5/5

      I don't give 5/5 very often. It's has to be a home run. This is a home run. Light weight, breathable as you can get while still blocking the sun, it is adjustable in the back like a belt with a clip. I too live in topical South Florida, and this is a nice hot weather hat. I recently went to Wyoming and there was snow up in those mountains in Sept, and it worked for hiking there too. Love it. Super comfortable and hugs your scalp (i.e.-lowish profile). If you sweat and overheat easy but still need a sun blocker this is it. Make more, make it forever. I bought 3 figuring they might DC or ruin it by changing it.

      Florida Heat/Humidity Has Been Conquered

        First the reviews that say it is not adjustable are incorrect. The strap connected to the buckle on the right side as you look at the back of the cap slides through to tighten or loosen the band. The reviews that it sits like a yarmulka or is otherwise too small appear to be a result of not checking the strap for adjustment. The size actually runs large. I have a freakishly large head and it is one of the few caps that has enough webbing to properly size out to my head. The design and materials are just about perfect, with very lightweight materials that dry super fast and protect from the raging Florida sun and moisture. The brim material insert is a polymer and waterproof (some hats are cardboard) and can be washed repeatedly and still keep going. I am on my second one. I still have the first one. It is about 5 years old and is getting discolored. But not at the headband where other hats do. The material used in the headband is extremely resistant to stains and releases oils from sweat with very little effort. This hat quite literally will last you for years. I forgot to mention it looks awesome too.

        cool hat....literally. light and cool

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

        I recently purchased this hat for my husband, and he loves it so I got one too. I read from several reviewers that it's not adjustable? It most certainly is! There's 2 clips one on each end of the webbing in back. The side where the webbing doubles over through the clip is where it's adjustable. The tail end of the webbing is tucked under the headband part of the flap. It's kind of hidden at first, but look inside the cap, and run your finger to separate the flap and you'll find the secure end and the loose end tucked in there...adjust it through the clip and then pull that loose end and smooth it out under the flap. Hope this helps...

        Best Ball Cap Ever

        • Size Bought: one size
        • Height: 5'9"
        • Weight: 245lbs

        Best ball cap for people who live in hot weather year round or great summer cap for the rest of the country. Great colors to choose from have several colors for different occasion. Gets dirty just throw on wash and go dries in minutes.

        Wish I could adjust the fit

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: one size
        • Height: 5'5"
        • Weight: 145lbs

        There is a buckle in the back to open and close it, but no way to make it tighter or loser. I keep opening and closing the buckle, but of course that does nothing. This review is before wearing it even once.

        Most confusing is that people say it is adjustable, but mine isn't. Otherwise it is such a fabulous hat, so I'll take the time to cut the straps and sew it to fit me.

        Monica,
        Look under the flap inside the brim of the cap on the side where the strap in back doubles over the clip. You can adjust it, the tail of the webbing is hidden under this flap. Hope this helps!

        Pro's and cons

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

        Another poster said - "Depth/size was small, in which it didn't even make it down to my ears felt like it was sitting on my head instead of actually being worn". Kinda like a yamaka, well not really, but it's not a typical depth hat, its smallish on my large Mellon. That said, it's super light weight, adjustment was light and OK, rain resistant material, it's a decent lid. In most cases I want it to breath, be super light and cool, and block sun and rain, and it clearly excels at those things. Be prepared though, it is a smaller hat design, not to be confused that it won't fit, it fits fine, it just doesn't come down to the ears like most ball caps or other hiking caps.

        Not a fan of current edition

          Had a swift cap a few years ago and it was great. Got the 2016 version and it felt like I was wearing cheap cardboard on my head. Depth/size was small as well, in which it didn't even make it down to my ears felt like it was sitting on my head instead of actually being worn. Back adjustment doesn't allow it to get tight when its windy out. Returned for Sunday afternoon cap which is at least five times better in use of quality materials and fitment.

          Lots of Km under these brims

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

          This is my go-to running hat and I ALWAYS wear a hat while running. I'm currently on my third, and not because of wear (lost one, and tend to misplace things enough that I need two...). I use it for training and hard core races. Protects from the sun without being annoying and keeps a little bit of heat in when I climb. This photo is after 48km , 3600m Matterhorn Ultraks race! My only complaint: sometimes in high wind I really need to cinch down the hat and there is a lot of extra strap which can be annoying, especially during a race. I have a big head so I'm not sure what all the extra's for...I have also washed them many times, in the machine (on gentle) no problems though I do have to bend the brim back into shape a little. I have had white, green and pink and they all keep cool pretty well and don't seem to show sweat. Also, seems to keep all but extreme forehead sweat contained! I have tried other hats and highly recommend this one.

          Lots of Km under these brims

          Excellent all-sports cap and

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: one size
          • Height: 5'2"
          • Weight: 105lbs

          I bought one of these caps in the high-viz Lemongrass color back in 2011 before moving to Belize. I bought it for myself, but my husband ended up using it nearly all the time since he needs the sun protection on his head. In the past four years, it's been through countless runs, hikes, walks, and bike rides, and it still looks brand new. Lightweight, easy to wash, quick-drying, and attractive; it doesn't get much better than this! In fact, we just ordered four more in different colors after having such a great experience with the first one. And this time, I don't think my husband will steal my pink one!

          Doc approved

          This is a great hat - easily keeps the sun out of your eyes and stores those pesky sunglasses! And all this without weighing you down or drenching you with cotton.



          Nice adjustable fit, doesn't blow off to easy but is still nice, light, and keeps the sweat down and away!

          Doc approved

          Great Hat For Running

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

          I use this hat for running - for both a bit of sun protection, but also just a touch of insulation on cooler days. I get hot quickly and while the picture doesn't show it, the sides of this hat are vented mesh - this hat breathes very well. I also feel it's well-constructed.

          My other caps are now jealous

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I used to wear a surplus boonie cap with a full brim when I went on 3-season hikes/camping. Picked up this cap on a whim and it immediately became my go-to cap. It is significantly lighter, breathes well, and packs down to almost nothing. The fabric even seems to be some what water repellent. In a gentle drizzle, I noticed the water was beading rather than soaking in.



          I have the dark olive green color, and love it for being in the woods. Will probably snag a blue for use around the city where color coordination is a bit more important.

          My other caps are now jealous

          It's a winner

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

          Kind of hard to get too effusive over a hat but, for me, this is hands down the best hiking cap I've ever owned.



          I'm in SoCal and even though we have big boy ranges and snow; a cap is what I'll wear on the trail nine months out of the year. This hat is crazy light, durable, allows for some ventilation and is low-profile. It also cleans up really well and has a cool 'hiker' look.

          You won't go wrong with pulling the trigger on this one.

          what is the uv rating

          what is the uv rating

          The product does not have a specified UV rating as the materials block all light coming through the hat (thereby filtering out UV rays). There does seem to be some mesh on the side panels which would allow some sun in, might be the reason as to why there is no SPF rating.