- UPF 30
- Folding Brim for Easy Storage
- Wicking TransAction ™ Headband
Fabric Supplex® 100% nylon
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 1.8oz / 51g (L)
- A Revelation (Review by NewDeal)
When you want to pack small and light, a traditional baseball cap is pretty inconvenient. I got the Radar cap to fill that need, thinking it would be a utilitarian piece to keep the sun out of my eyes, my head dry, and cover up messy hair (ok, so I'm a little vain). I was surprised--it's actually a very stylish hat. I wear it out and about as much as on the trail, and get many compliments. And that folding brim... why every hat doesn't have it, I don't know.
Regarding its water resistant capabilities--I've worn this hat in some pretty heavy storms and it has kept my head perfectly dry. As a test, I even inverted the hat and filled it with water. I didn't notice any drips. Conclusion: this hat is, for all intents and purposes, waterproof. The only drawback I've found is that it holds in my perspiration on hot days. For that reason, I plan to buy the version with vents.
(Posted on 12/31/14)
- Like an "old friend" (Review by Matt)
I've owned this hat for a while, and decided it's finally time for a review. This thing goes with me everywhere. It's super light, really comfortable, and effective. I get countless compliments on the hat, and people are amazed when I show them how the brim folds. It's like they've been living under a rock all their lives. Some folks have mentioned the water resistant properties as being bad - however, I've found that it does just fine as long as you are not in a down pour. No, it is not waterPROOF, but it's not made to be. The functionality (spelling, I've had a few beeeeers) is great for blocking that big ball `o fire in the sky, and keeping light rain out of my eyes. Plus it folds down to the size of a taco and slips into a pocket or pack very nicely. I recommend the Radar Pocket Cap for anyone that wants a hat that is truly functional and not cumbersome. You can't go wrong with something that simply works.
(Posted on 11/14/14)
- Almost perfect! (Review by MJS)
Love this hat. Light-weight, great for traveling, versatile, easy to clean. 4 stars instead of 5 only because the hat is a bit deeper than I'd prefer - I have a big grape on my shoulders, and when I put it on, it fits well in terms of diameter, but there's still a little bit of space between the top of my head and the hat - not a deal-breaker, just not perfection. Love the fold, too.
(Posted on 11/4/14)