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Outdoor Research Transit Sun Hat - Men's

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    15 Reviews


    Never leave home without it.

    Toss on the Outdoor Research Transit Sun Hat when it’s so hot even the mosquitos don’t dare to fly and bite. This breathable, 50+ rated UPF hat uses mesh side panels for ventilation so you’ll keep cool when you hike in the desert heat or fly fish the Gunnison River. Don’t worry about losing your hat when fighting a monstrous rainbow because the hats brim allows it to float in the refreshing river.

    • Sun hat shields you from the sun's harmful rays
    • Stretch canvas is durable and breathable
    • Removable chin cord and one-handed drawcord adjustment
    • Item #ODR0509

    Tech Specs

    98% cotton canvas, 2% spandex
    UPF Rating
    Recommended Use
    protecting your head and face from the sun
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Perfect hat for the outdoors

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got this to keep the sun off my head and neck on long hikes and walks. I'm not a hat wearer, so some other brimmed hats have bothered me. They are always heavy, either too tight or too loose, and build up sweat and are too hot. The Transit Sun Hat takes care of all of that. I often forget I'm even wearing a hat. For me that's the goal: protect my skin without noticing anything there. Very breathable and perfect fit that is light and protective. The only downside is that all of that utility comes at some style costs. It's not a hat I'll wear for anything other than outdoor recreation.

    Great hat

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

    I got this hat for my dad and he says he loves it. It is comfortable and gives good sun protection. He also said he washed it once and it washed really well. He has the mushroom color.

    Great Hat for the Price

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

    I bought the hat for a trip to Hawaii. It is well ventilated, while providing plenty of sun protection. Shock cord adjustment helps dial in the fit for windy days.

    If you have to wear a hat, this is it!

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

    It was time to start keeping the sun off my neck, and this hat fits the bill perfectly!! I was worried a hat would make me too hot on the river, but this one is lightweight, breathable, and I barely know I have it on my head! It's just perfect!!!

    Perfect for backpacking!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Picked this up for a pal spending 100 days backpacking around Asia and looking for something lightweight. After checking some out decided this would be a perfect hat for him. This hat is not only very lightweight it also packs away and holds its shape. Breathability was a must for the hot & humid days he would be spending in Asia. If you are looking for a great breathable hat this is a must.

    Finally found it!

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

    I had a great, albeit inexpensive, Dorfmann Pacific hat for years. It was heavy cotton, acted like a swamp cooler when wet, and kept my bald head from scorching. It was lost.

    Saw this hat on Backcountry and picked it up. Very glad I did. It is a great cotton blend, light and very breathable. It is all that I liked about my old standby with massive improvements. Bring it Mr. Sun. I'm covered.

    Sizing: I am slightly smaller than 7 5/8 and the XL is great. The draw string around the crown allows for great fitting. I guess if you err, size up and you will be fine.

    Finally found it!

    Perfect Sailing Hat

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

    I sail in many regattas in the Great Lakes. There are plenty of times when you are sitting on a downwind leg and the sun is beating down but there is no airflow. This is a perfect hat vented to keep you cool but a wide enough brim to keep the sun off.

    Outdoor Research Transit Sun Hat

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I got this hat for my dad. He says this is the best hat he has ever had. He wears it mowing the yard, walking or just going out for the evening. The hat color (Tan) goes with almost anything. Very happy with the hat.

    Outdoor Research Sun Protection Products

    If you're not careful, long days outside hiking, paddling or climbing can leave your skin damaged and burned. To keep you protected from damaging ultraviolet rays, Outdoor Research offers a full line of sun hats, and UV Protective shirts and pants designed to keep you protected from the sun.

    Breathable work hat

      I bought this hat for my brother's birthday because he turned thirty and cut all his hair off...or at least the remains of once-great civilization of hair. He lives in SC and has no shade in his yard, but while he cuts the grass in the muggy 90+ degree weather he can keep the sun off while the vents dump heat and let in the breezes. The strap keeps it secure in the big gusts. I could see this being hot for people with a lot of hair...but jeeze why don't you brag about it a little more? :)

      Nice hat lousy shipping

        My 30 dollar hat which I paid another 7 bucks for shipping arrived in a wad in my mailbox. The packaging consisted of a plastic bag with no cushioning material. I thought USPS gives free boxes for shipping?

        Nice hat lousy shipping

        Great backpacking hat

          Don't get pulled into buying a hat with the funky synthetics- they are too HOT when one is in motion. This was a great buy- Very Breathable- wonderful venting- this hat was my very particular daughters choice out of about 5- it accompanied her through the Olympic National Park on a 10 day trip- she would reccomend it highly! The natural fibers, packable and moldable brim add to its ease of use!

          My new best friend

            I love this hat. I notice the majority of people purchase the Helios, and I considered, but I wanted a Vented hat that did not look like a sombrero, I also purchased the mushroom color (looked grey on monitor, is actually dark green). I hike a lot of prairies and the edges of forest, often in direct sun, while shooting wildlife (photos) in high heat, high humidity and not only does this hat protect my face and neck, it keeps the sweat out of my eyes AND seems to obscure my face enough that a hawk flew out of the grass right over my head!( raptors in Kansas avoid people, with good reason). the brim is not rigid at all which suits me just fine, and I think it is the best hat ever! THE END

            Are the Helios and the Transit the same...

            Are the Helios and the Transit the same hat except for the vents?

            Best Answer

            No, verry different, although the shape is similar. The Transit is cotton canvas, made to dunk in the water and serve as a swamp cooler on your head. The Helios is lightweight synthetic, UPF 50. Both are great hats. Let me know if you have other questions!