Sun Runner Cap

Style# 243433OR

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, EAT YOUR HEART OUT Years ago, the Sun Runner Cap set the standard for versatility in the sun hat category. To this day it remains one of our best sellers offering convertible, multifaceted sun protection and comfort.






  • Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Breathable, Lightweight, Wicking, Quick-Drying, TransAction™ Headband, UPF 50+
  • Design Features: Dark Fabric Under Brim, External Breathable Mesh Panels, Removable Cape, Convertible, Embroidered OR Logo
  • Functional Details: Hook/Loop Back, Removable Chin Cord, Packable


Fabric: 100% Supplex® nylon, plain weave

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 2.8oz / 79g (L)

Customer Reviews

Only adequate for hairy heads (Review by Theo)

I bought the OR Sun Runner and was really happy with it at first. It really protects the major part of my face from the sun, which is great and different from most other sun-protective headwear including wide-brimmed hats. However, the mesh-panels on the sides of the cap are basically "sunburn-portals". I have a slight receding hairline above the temples and with many caps, including this one, I get sunburned due to the side mesh-panels they feature. The same would happen for anyone with a short haircut. For a hat that is specifically supposed to provide bomb-proof sun protection, this is an absolute no-go! I'm really disappointed about this major design flaw, especially as I don't think the mesh-panels provide a lot of ventilation anyway. I would like to love the sun runner, but in its current state, it only works for hairy heads.

(Posted on 11/15/16)

Not a great helmet (Review by Climbing with Morgan)

This hat works great for most standard face-shading uses (lightweight, comfortable, extra long bill, great breath-ability and good wicking) but it is absolutely terrible at withstanding the impact of a 300lb+ chunk of rock falling from ~25 meters above it. As such, I would not recommend using this hat as a helmet substitution. Thank goodness that the hat was laying on the ground and not on my head when this product shortfall was discovered! Upon direct impact of the rock, the cap sustained severe damage to the mesh, bill and metal clip for attaching the neck protector. Surprisingly, the elastic band remained completely intact and the hat is still wearable, save for a gaping hole in the left side. Again, I do not recommend this cap be used in place of a helmet. For the sake of your brain matter, use the hat only for sun protection and not also rock protection.

(Posted on 9/26/16)

The best out there (Review by guygevaart)

I use it summer and on a sunny days on the mountains
Is it fast dry! super light! keep you sun out of your face.

I'm a professional nature photographer and can't wear sun glasses for I can shots. it is the best "tool" for my work in the field.
Buy it!!!

(Posted on 1/31/15)

Perfect! (Review by Tgrabs)

Bought this for a 2 week trip to the Virgin Islands this past spring and for kayak trips under the summer sun. Haven't used it yet for kayak trips but I expect it to perform as well as it did hiking in the hot sun of the Caribbean. Often I used just the hat with the sun shade in my pocket. The sun shade packs down super small so I had no problem bringing it along even if I wasn't sure I would use it. On really sunny days I attached it quick and easy-like to the hat and protected my ears and neck from the pounding sun. The hat is nice and breathable and even somewhat stylish!

(Posted on 6/21/14)

A hat, you say? (Review by Jim)

I am a self-professed gear freak. I own every commercially available brand of high-end outdoor gear, (except Mammut, and I'm still shopping for the perfect Mammut piece), and I have a lot of great kit. And I use it all. But I can say unequivocally, that this OR hat is the most versatile piece of gear I own. Rain or shine, hot or cold, with or without the Pharaoh neck attachment, it is literally the only piece of gear I own, that I use every single day. And I have done this for 5 years without the slightest problem. This is more than just a hat. It is protection for the part of my body that is exposed more than any other - my face. It works.

(Posted on 4/22/14)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Matt the Brit)

I recently returned from some exploratory mountaineering in Garwhal Himalaya where I protected myself from the intense UV rays with your Sun Runner Cap or SPF 50. An excellent bit of kit that did exactly what I bought it for however I have one comment/ suggestion regarding its design. The skirt (that was pretty much worn during daylight hours) may benefit from an adjustable cord at the back rather than the elastic strip. I confess I have a larger than average head but when the elastic was fully extended it still felt tight and often gave me a headache. Not ideal at altitude!

(Posted on 11/14/12)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Chuck the Caribbean beach bum)

It is the best beach running or walking hat ever with the neck cape being able to be worn several ways, or not at all. It is easy to install or de-install the cape and this hat looks very cool in a funtional way. So many people want to know where I got it. It is, also my favorie golf hat, with and without using the neck protecting sun cape. Can't say enough about this hat. I am ordering another .

(Posted on 2/9/12)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Z-clip)

This gives excellent sun protection for head and neck that you can't get with even with wide-brim hats (especially the nape). If the extra detachable cover is wrapped around the face even the cheeks are protected. It turns into a nice and stylish looking cap without the drape.

(Posted on 5/31/11)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By D-Hodg)

I bought this hat to replace the Nike Runner hat I'd washed and accidentally shrunk in the clothes drier. I wear the Sun Runner hat for trail runs, half-marathan training, backpacking, and spring backcountry ski touring. I've realized I only need one hat with all the features this cap comes with.

(Posted on 4/16/11)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Wings)

Adapts to all conditions outside of winter. Light and functional. I only wish the brim was a bit softer.

(Posted on 2/14/11)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Michael)

I have owned two of these hats. After the first one wore down, I immediately bought another.The hat is cool in the summer and surprising warm in the winter down to about 25F. If I am outside, I wear the hat. I use it for running, climbing, skiing, name it.The hat is extremely light and folds up nicely, which is a plus if you are climbing.I travel extensively and found that it makes the perfect traveling companion on flights, because I can fold it up and put it in my carry-on or even back pocket.The only problem I have had with the hat is durability. Both of the hats separated where the bill meets the hat. Although, I think the damage is more a function of me folding the bill into the hat when storing it.

(Posted on 1/28/11)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Neil)

I wear this hat when I'm running. I'm bald/shaven and this hat is very comfortable. I'd not worn hats before and always had to take my shirt off to wipe sweat from my eyes. This cap prevents sweat from rolling in my eyes and in colder weather helps keep my head insulated. I throw it in the laundry with my running gear in normal wash cycles and it does great.

(Posted on 1/6/11)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Mike)

This hat is great for preventing the sunburn which sneaks up on you when in the snow or on glaciers. It also shields yor eyes from snow glare, making sunglasses that much more effective in bright conditions. It is not hot, so works well in warm conditions. Packs up well and washes easily.

(Posted on 12/12/10)

Sun Runner Cap (Review by By Casual Brad)

Another piece of OR gear I tried for the first time this summer when climbing Mt Rainier. For someone who can't hike in most hats because his head gets way too warm this is perfect. Carrying 75+ lbs up from Paradise to Camp Muir this hat (and attachable neck covering) kept me cool and the same pasty white complexion I prefer. In the higher altitudes it fit perfectly under my helmet giving me sun protection while remaining breathable.When sun reflecting off snow is not a concern remove the neck covering and you have a very breathable hat good for all sorts of activities from walking around town to hiking Mailbox Peak. This hat is part of my essentials kit every time I head out to the mountains.

(Posted on 12/11/10)

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