- Wicking TransAction
Fabric Pertex® Shield 2.5L, 100% nylon 40D ripstop rain cover // Supplex® 100% nylon sun hat brim and crown
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 4.1oz / 117g (L)
- good over all need some tweaks (Review by xwovie)
Sombrero w/ Pertex® rain cover is a great hat that definitely keep the sun off. It does it's job. The rain cover works well and, also keeps the head warm in single and -0 degree weather.
The few thinking I think that need to be tweaked are
A) the mesh side panels need work they don't breath well unless in direct wind.
B) The Pertex® rain cover how do you refold in pocket with out it looking or feeling like a ball? instructions on how to refold to original shape would have been nice. Also, some sort fixture to attach the cover to the hat. In windy conditions and after placing cover on and so ware of the hat the cover wouldn't stay secured and had to use the hood of my coat to hold my cover on my hat in winter.
C) The hat dose not was very well and sweat
(Posted on 4/30/14)
- Sunshower Sombrero™ (Review by By Encinoman)
I hike in Santa Monica Mountains and needed a hat to protect me from the rain and sun and this hat fits the bill. It is extremely light (I hardly know that it is on my head) and fits my big head really well. The chin strap is also very comfortable. My only complaint is that a strong wind gust blew up under the brim and blew off the rain cover. Luckily I was able to recover it. It turns out that the rain cover is held on with an elastic band that is not strong enough to combat a strong wind gust. OR should have included velcro fasteners to secure it. I plan on adding these fasteners myself. I am hoping that OR will include velcro fasteners in the next generation of this hat.
(Posted on 5/19/11)