Swift Cap™

Style# 243430OR

Our most popular HighEx hat, the Swift Cap has sun protection and a full mesh liner crown for superior ventilation in warm weather, while the shaped brim and nylon panels offer serious protection from the sun.


Khaki/Dark Grey




  • Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Breathable, Lightweight, Wicking, Quick-Drying, TransAction™ Headband, Mesh-Lined Crown, UPF 50+
  • Design Features: Dark Fabric Under Brim, External Breathable Mesh Panels, Embroidered OR Logo
  • Functional Details: Quick Release Buckle Back, Packable, Crushable


Fabric: 100% Supplex® nylon, plain weave main shell - 100% nylon, mesh lining and side panels

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 2.5oz / 71g (One Size)

Customer Reviews

good hat gone bad (Review by normal person)

Used to be a great hat but recently changed design. I recently (may 2016) bought 3 hats on line and all had a deformed bill, one side of the bill is longer and dips down much farther than the other side. Don't know if they're going for the gangsta look or just bad chinese quality control but it's maddening.

(Posted on 7/4/16)

Diablo orange (Review by Gan the man)

PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORANGE COLOR! The Diablo orange is the best color but is discontinued now. Great hat, I have many other colors but really want the orange one back. If you have any left over at all for sale please email me. Thank you!

(Posted on 6/28/16)

Fantastic Hat (Review by MikeyB)

This is my favorite hat. I've since lost 2, and they don't offer the best color at the moment. Please bring back the orange color!!!!

(Posted on 4/27/16)

Lightweight but needs an update (Review by HangTenn)

Looking for a lightweight hat that I could wear year round. I backpack and I trailrun. Great hat for both activities and just wearing around the house. Seems durable so far. My only concern is the fastening system. I'm sure OR chose it to save weight and maintain simplicity but I always find it disconnecting from itself. The other concern I have is that the hat does not fully sit down on top of my head. I large gust of wind makes it feel like it would fly off. Not sure if that's the overall design or the mesh. That's it. Great hat!

(Posted on 12/1/15)

Great Hat (Review by Jim R)

My go-to hat for summer hiking and running for the last two years. Very light and my head never feels warm even in direct sun. Really never even notice that I'm wearing it.

(Posted on 7/8/15)

Great hat! (Review by GZB)

This hat has it all.
Lightweight, good looking, good fit, good ventilation that stays cool in Summer heat.
All in all, just a great hat....

(Posted on 5/29/14)

The Very Best - Bar None (Review by Mike B)

I purchased a Swift Cap a few months ago and have since ordered three more in different colors. It is, bar none, the very best "baseball" style cap I have ever worn. Even though its well ventilated, Its extremely comfortable even during the winter months. However, you're missing the boat by not adding an orange colored hat to the collection for hunters. I recently wore my Swift Cap while upland bird hunting in South Dakota. The guides and other hunters were absolutely impressed with its functionality and tremendous build-quality while passing it around the bar at the lodge after a great day in the field. The only complaint: It isn't available in "hunter orange." I strongly recommend that you add hunter or "rescue" orange to your color options for the Swift Cap, as well as the Revel model, which I wear on really cold days. Thanks for a great product! Mike B.

(Posted on 2/1/14)

Swift Cap (Review by Andy)

The Swift Cap rocks. I'm bald, so I needed a hat to keep the sun off my head during long runs. It has exceeded my expectations. Light and ventilating, the Swift Cap now sees use for just about any activity that calls for a hat. I've got it in Khaki, but I've been so impressed that I'm going to go back and get one in Black and another in Evergreen. As a bald guy, I have a lot of hats, but I've never ordered multiple hats of the same style---this one's that good!

(Posted on 12/3/13)

The Best (Review by TJ)

Not much more to say than BEST CAP EVER.
I'm a cap and beanie guy and the Swift is, without doubt, the best cap I've ever owned and I have one or thirty of them. Super light weight, crazy durable and an awesome, low-profile look. And as one who sweats as if there's a faucet on my head, I really appreciate being able to run it under some water and watch the white from the sweat fall away without any staining. OR nailed it with the Swift.

(Posted on 11/5/13)

Swift Cap (Review by By Bone)

I have four of these hats! One in four different colors, which coincide with the four different "Best Uses" I mentioned in this review. The Swift Cap is super nice, fits great, and looks very nice/sporty. I highly recommend!

(Posted on 4/30/12)

Swift Cap (Review by By minkeyman)

This is my favorite all-around hat. I have 3 of them and wear them constantly. The fit is shallower than most hats (at least on my big head) but is not enough to change my recommendation. The Swift is super light and super breathable. Hands down the best hat out there (along with the Revel for the rainy days).

(Posted on 3/16/12)

Swift Cap (Review by By grandroyal)

First, let me say this is a great cap idea. It does a great job at letting air flow. The problem is the sizing. I have it sized all the way down and it is still loose in the wind. I wear a small/medium to medium in other OR hats, but this hat is simply too large. I'm looking at replacing the strap design with Velcro, hopefully that will allow me to adjust it to an appropriate size.

(Posted on 6/29/11)

Swift Cap (Review by By Trooper Al)

Best hat for hot days in the sun. It's light, cool and fits perfectly

(Posted on 6/10/11)

Swift Cap (Review by By Bandit350)

Great hat. I picked up the Ferrosi for myself and this one for my wife. Very nice hat, light, and comfortable. Great sizing.

(Posted on 5/8/11)

Swift Cap (Review by By tenderfoot)

I start to use the this hat as soon as the weather warms up,and as soon as i need sun protection.Invaluable when hill walking/trekking. The fit is great,the peak not too long.The fact that it can be washed is a great benefit.

(Posted on 4/24/11)

Swift Cap (Review by By jdegler)

I bought two of these hats last year for my son & I. We use them whenever we head to the outdoors. They are comfortable & breathable. My son's hat had some stitching come loose last fall and I contacted OR and they sent us a replacement cap. Good customer support!!

(Posted on 3/6/11)

Swift Cap (Review by By Duke the kayaker)

Great hat when you want to keep your head cool during summer adventures. Adjustable comfortable fit with great ventilation.

(Posted on 1/14/11)

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