Helios Sun Hat

Style# 243458OR

OUR MOST-POPULAR SUN HAT The broad-brimmed Helios Sun Hat protects from intense sun with a UPF 50+ rating. The headband moves moisture away from your brow, and the brim offers an oasis of shade. The drawcord adjustment keeps it snug on long trails.


Sage Green




  • Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Breathable, Lightweight, Wicking, Quick-Drying, TransAction™ Headband, UPF 50+
  • Design Features: Dark Fabric Under Brim, Floating Foam-Stiffened Brim, Embroidered OR Logo
  • Functional Details: One-Handed Drawcord Adjustment, Removable Chin Cord, Packable


Fabric: 86% nylon, 14% polyester, double weave ripstop main shell - 100% Supplex® nylon, plain weave under brim (Multicam: 50% cotton, 50% nylon - Realtree Xtra®: 60% cotton, 40% polyester)

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 2.3oz / 65g (L)

Customer Reviews

Please make 50/50 like multicam version!!! (Review by bassman)

I've got two Helios hats! The 50/50 multi cam hat is my favorite due to the materials used! It holds its shape better and looks better. The 86/14 regular helios is cooler in the heat - but it tends to poof up and look odd. Don't get me wrong - both are VERY good, durable hats. I've tried to wear them out. I just can't wear my favorite multicam hat everywhere.... I save that for true outdoor adventures. I want one just as perfect for everything else. For now my regular Helios works...but I know OR can do better!!

(Posted on 3/20/17)

Good so far (Review by SamB)

I chose this hat because it was packable and washable. I like the cord option for wind. It would be nice to have mesh for ventilation. I like the light blue color but see that it is not available any longer. Being winter, I haven't had much chance to wear it yet.

(Posted on 1/29/17)

outstanding product (Review by wheatley)

Purchased this hat over a decade ago for backcountry use. I have used it in deserts, heavy rainfall (dries fast), windy weather (draw cord is great for this), on glaciers and cascade mountain ascents for sun protection, traveled everywhere with it overseas. It folds nicely, lightweight, stitching has never come undone considering the heavy use. Retains it's shape when unpacked from extended storage. I live in eastern WA and jog with it as summers can average high 90's F. Great hat, it has never let me down.

(Posted on 6/9/16)

Outstanding Cover (Review by Comrade Kirov)

Although Chinese-made, this product is very well made. It is fully-adjustable, provides ample shade and is lightweight. I hope I never lose it.

(Posted on 3/26/16)

best hat I've ever owned (Review by lance)

All around great hat. My 3 year old son started wearing my hat, so we've now got 4 of them in our house.

(Posted on 6/23/15)

Too big (Review by Claus)

Hat seems ok, but the size range is messed up - no smaller size available. By the time I pull the adjustment cord to make the hat fit a size 7 head, the whole back half of the hat is puckered up and looks ridiculous, and renders it useless for me.

(Posted on 6/23/14)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By KayakFla)

This hat kept my shaved head from turning red on my 5 mile kayak trip today.I just bought it last week and this was the first use. So far, I'm a happy camper. The brim is a little stiffer than my old floppy hat, which i really appreciate. Good product.

(Posted on 9/16/12)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By Simon Raven)

I have used this hat for years. Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, climbing, you name it. I don't really like hats so being able to keep this hat in my pocket is great, then when ever the sun comes out I just put this on and with a touch of sun screen on my nose I'm good to go. It packs down very small, you can easily fit it in a large pocket or stuff it in your pack. The shape doesn't stay perfect but I have been crumpling it for years with out a problem.Only complaint is that it tends to sit very lightly on my head and pop of in the wind if I don't tighten the draw cord, I have more hair than most folks so maybe that's the reason. The elastic draw cord helps but it still wont keep it on with out the draw cord.

(Posted on 7/20/12)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By beo)

I enjoy this hat in both sunny and mildly wet weather conditions, my mother, aged 82, doesn't go outside in summer without hers and my wife is equipped with one too (family recommendation). Three strikes for the pros.

(Posted on 7/10/11)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By srwNms)

Styling is great. Brim size is just right. Wish the brim would lie flat like the Sombriolet. Can be a bit floppy in a moderate breze. It does block the sun well but, light enough not to be to hot. Piping in the brim similar to the Sombriolet would make perfect.

(Posted on 6/12/11)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By Sams_pa)

I was given this as a gift after having skin cancer removed from my face. I needed a good hat for sun protection. This hat was everything we had hoped for. It is much cooler than other hats I own including a wide-brimmed straw Panama hat, an Army 'Boonie' hat and a cotton floppy. It maintains its shape when traveling, cleans up easily and is a bit more stylish that my other options. I also like the drawstring that allows for adjustment to tighten it up in windy weather or loosen it up when the temperature is over 100. I wish I had saved my self the money on those other hats and purchased this one sooner.

(Posted on 6/7/11)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By Hot and Dry Summer Texan)

love that it is packable and durable

(Posted on 6/6/11)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By Shaf)

I bought this hat for a trip to the out-island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas in late March/early April.I shave my head and need a hat to protect my scalp, neck, and face. The cotton sun hats I'd worn before would get too hot and heavy-feeling. This hat did an admirable job of keeping the sun off my head unless a strong wind was blowing, then the brim will be pushed up.It also served to protect my head and face from light to moderate rain.Overall, I am very pleased with this hat, and feel it's the best sun hat I've used to date.

(Posted on 4/9/11)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By Roadrash)

I was bought this as a present by the wife as i have a tendancy to burn and peel accross the top of my forehead (it must be love) however this has proven to be one item that i wont go without on any of our many excursions, you can shove this in a backpack along with all your other kit and it falls back into shape instantly. nod off and the brim just bounces back I cannot reccomend this product highly enough to all you avid adventurers out there with an aversion to the sun great protection and a lot of thought in product design.

(Posted on 3/7/11)

Helios Sun Hat (Review by By JAK)

This IS my favorite hat of all time! It weights next to nothing and always finds its way into my bag. You can do anything to this hat and it will bounce back into shape and fit great. Great for photographers also because the brim will squish out of the way while you are looking though the viewfinder and then pop back into shape.

(Posted on 1/14/11)

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