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Papyrus Brim Sun Hat


Direct From Bondi Beach
COLOR khaki
SIZE: M - In stock
Infinite Guarantee
Make your own shade with this wide-brimmed natural sun hat. Paper straw fabric provides excellent breathability, while a Supplex® lining provides UPF 50+ protection. A removable chin cord keeps the Papyrus in place during hot afternoon winds.
Fabric :
100% paper straw
woven main shell - 100% Supplex® nylon
plain weave under brim
Dimensions :
Brim Length:
M-2 ¾ ; L-3; XL-3 ¼
Weight :
3.4oz / 97g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
TransAction™ Headband
UPF 50+
Design Features :
Dark Fabric Under Brim
360° Lightweight Plastic Brim Edge
Varied Brim Width
Embroidered Outdoor Research Logo
Functional Details :
Removable Chin Cord


Now I have 2 !


My 2nd Papyrus Brim Sun Hat. I spend a lot of time hiking in the desert and have fair skin, so I want good sun protection with ventilation and durability. The headband has held up to a lot of sweat and repeated hand washing. The brim is just the right width to not obscure my vision whether canyoneering or in the forest. Over the years my 1st OR hat has taken all the abuse I give it: days long sweat, stuffing it in my backpack and carryon, cooling off in stream crossings, repeated washings. Happy that OR still make this.

Western Colorado


Comfortable, cool and fits well


Lightweight and comfortable. Just what I needed for sun protection.

Ventura CA


Very comfortable (my husband says) it looks great on him!


My husband works outside and really needs protection from the sun. He was noticeably cooler when he wore the hat.



Love this hat


Perfect for the days your out in the sun

Long Island, ny


Not khaki but a effeminate yellow color!


I love OR products, but this item was not khaki but yellow. It is NOT the same color as pictured. My non-politically correct children (ages 7 and 9) immediately said "Dad, you're wearing a girls hat." Even my somewhat PC wife chuckled when she saw it on me. The hat itself seems great, but the color makes it look rather silly. I won't be wearing it.



Nice hat. Well made. Picked ot up on sale.


Got it for a summer rafting trip. The strap will keep it from blowing away.

Bismarck north dakota


Absolutely awesome


Great style and awesome fit. I highly recommend.

Hebron, CT


My hat of choice, for warm-season mountain forays


Use it for wildlife work in the mountains (6,000-12,000' elevation), across the West. I spend enough days outside, under full sun all day, that thinking about skin cancer is a must. These hats must earn their keep, when I get them -- they seem to do that !

southwest MT


Super sun hat


I originally bought this hat for a trip to Costa Rica. I wanted a hat to stuff in a bag, but be ready to go in hot/sunny weather. This worked great. The hat survives being smashed just fine and looks good hiking through the forest or hanging on the beach. I liked this hat so much that it has now become my go to hat for fair weather alpine adventures. It is light enough that I don't mind carrying it. Or stuffing it in a pack when it is time to wear a helmet.


I own two and rarely go a day without them.


I cannot tell you how much I love the papyrus hat. I am a master naturalist and thus spend a good deal of time in the field throughout the year. The papyrus is everything I need out of a full coverage sun hat, which breathes remarkably well and dries quickly. It's easy to reshape it (just add water), if you're going for the Indiana Jones look or it simply gets crushed.

Champaign, IL


Papyrus Brim Sun Hat

3.9 23



Can this Papyrus Brim hat be cleaned or washed in any manner to remove sweat stains? Thanks Ray


Hi Ray, We recommend that you try spot cleaning it with a clean, damp cloth. To remove perspiration stains, wipe the area with a clean damp white cloth as soon as possible after wearing to prevent body salts and oils from staining the straw. For stains around the sweatband, use 1/2 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 teaspoon of warm water on light colored straw. For dark straw, use 1/2 teaspoon of ammonia and 1/4 cup warm water. Use a soft-bristled brush - an old toothbrush - and work on a small area - one to two inches - at a time. Clean and then blot with a white towel dampened with water. Allow the area to dry completely before wearing again. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

Can this hat be embroidered? I see it is embroidered on the band is there room for more embroidery on the band and/or can the papyrus material be embroidered?


Hi Alaina, we recommend that you do not embroider the paper straw material. Embroidering the band or a applying a sewn on patch would probably work best on this hat. Thanks for contacting OR!

Hi Alaina, we recommend that you do not embroider the paper straw material. Embroidering the band or a applying a sewn on patch would probably work best on this hat. Thanks for contacting OR!

Hats Size guide


Measurement shown in:
US HAT SIZE 6¾ – 717.2 – 17.8 7⅛ – 7¼18 – 18.4 7⅜ – 7½18.7 – 19 7⅝ – 7⅞19.3 – 20
CIRCUM 21½ – 2254.6 - 55.8 22¼ – 22⅞56.2 - 58.1 23 – 23⅝58.4 - 60 23⅞ – 2460.6 - 61
US HAT SIZE 6¾ – 7⅝17.2 – 19.3 6¾ – 7¼17.2 – 18.4 7⅜ – 7⅝18.7 – 19.3
CIRCUM 21½ – 2456.2 - 61 21½ – 22⅞54.6 - 58.1 23 – 2458.4 - 61
AGE 0-1Y 1-3Y 3-6Y 6-12Y
CIRCUM 18½47 2051 2153.5 22½57.2

How to measure

Measure around your head where the headwear would fit comfortably.