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Seattle Sombrero

#243505

Legendary, Award-Winning Gore-Tex® Waterproof Protection
$60.00
SIZE: M - In stock
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Tested in some of the heartiest downpours in the world, the Backpacker ® Magazine award-winning “Sea Som” is a rainy day classic. The shell offers ultimate waterproof protection, and the brushed lining wicks perspiration away from the skin. The brim directs water away from your face when in monsoon-like conditions.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX® 3L, 100% nylon, 70D plain weave crown - 100% nylon, 70D plain weave with PU coating brim - 100% polyester, tricot lining
Weight :
3.2oz / 91g Avg. Weight for size L
GORE-TEX
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Breathable
  • Wicking
  • Tricot Lined Crown
  • UPF 50+
  • Design Features:
  • Floating Foam-Stiffened Brim with Hook / Loop Adjustment
  • Varied Brim Width
  • Embroidered OR Logo
  • Functional Details:
  • Internal Adjustable Cinch-Band™
  • Removable Chin Cord
  • Packable

RATING AND REVIEWS

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4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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    (6)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I hate hats. But....

Can't usually stand wearing a hat. However, I am an outdoor instructor and need sun protection, with all-elements protection for my stunning, he-man hairdo. After using ratty free lids, then going for...Read complete review

Can't usually stand wearing a hat. However, I am an outdoor instructor and need sun protection, with all-elements protection for my stunning, he-man hairdo. After using ratty free lids, then going for higher-tech caps, I decided to give this a try.

I could not be happier with the hat. Unknown to me, there is a hidden adjuster inside the brim that compensates for hair volume and skull swelling in hot conditions. The thing wicks moisture away from underneath, and the outer fabric is totally waterproof. It smashes into a day hatch or pack and comes out looking fine. The under-brim area is non-reflective and makes working on the water, in high-sun, easier on the eyes.
the retainer cord stashes up inside when not needed, and can be untied easily. Just wish this was made as a surfing hat also with a heavy chin strap, but I am content, finally finding a lid I can live with.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seattle Sombrero

I don't get why people like this hat. Yes, it does keep you dry but any wind over 5 mph and the brim is folding up letting the rain or sun into your eyes...Read complete review

I don't get why people like this hat. Yes, it does keep you dry but any wind over 5 mph and the brim is folding up letting the rain or sun into your eyes and face. I also wanted to use the hat kayaking. Well the interior layer that overheats your head in the summer but keeps you warm in the winter soaks up the water like a sponge that drips down on your face after you do a roll. Nice if it is a warm day with fresh water but in the ocean it is an annoying dripping of salt into your eyes. It does pack nice into any sack. It would be helpful if OR put a stiff plastic interior brim into the front to keep it from flipping up in the 5 mph wind.

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4.0

Great unless its windy

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from US

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I have loved this hat for years. Yesterday evening it really let me down. I was out on an ATV searching for animals in my pasture. It was windy and rainy, I couldn't find my good jacket so I was underdressed anyway, and the brim on this hat really seemed to just channel cold rain onto my face, neck and back. I guess the only good news is at least the top of my head was dry. The brim can be useless when you need it most.

 
4.0

Great unless its windy

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from US

Site Member

I have loved this hat for years. Yesterday evening it really let me down. I was out on an ATV searching for animals in my pasture. It was windy and rainy, I couldn't find my good jacket so I was underdressed anyway, and the brim on this hat really seemed to just channel cold rain onto my face, neck and back. I guess the only good news is at least the top of my head was dry. The brim can be useless when you need it most.

 
5.0

Best Rain Hat Ever

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from CA

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I seldom write reviews but I was so impressed by the Seattle Sombrero that I felt compelled to praise this product. In Feb 2016 we hiked the Milford Track in New Zealand. It rained solid for two of the days (> 12 inches total) but our heads were consistently warm and dry. We were much drier than our fellow hikers. The Seattle Sombrero was the best piece of gear that I bought for this trip. Thanks for making a great product.

 
5.0

Best Rain Hat Ever

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from US

Site Member

I seldom write reviews but I was so impressed by the Seattle Sombrero that I felt compelled to praise this product. In Feb 2016 we hiked the Milford Track in New Zealand. It rained solid for two of the days (> 12 inches total) but our heads were consistently warm and dry. We were much drier than our fellow hikers. The Seattle Sombrero was the best piece of gear that I bought for this trip. Thanks for making a great product.

 
2.0

Seattle Sombrero

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from CA

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I purchased this hat to be worn on a trip to Central America. While it appears to be of good quality, and it performed well in the pouring rain, it performed poorly with more than just a light wind. The brim is floppy and does not maintain its shape in real conditions. When the wind picks up, the brim actually reattaches itself in the up position with the velcro! Hard to imagine that the testers missed this.

 
5.0

I Love This Hat!

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from US

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I have owned my Green Seattle Sombrero for a decade, and it's my go-to hat for rainy season in the highlands of Peru, where I am doing volunteer work. It is waterproof, but a bit floppy for windy days. Still, for its purpose, it works well, keeping my head from getting wet. Machine-washability is nice, as is the fact that it rolls up in my backpack when I don't need it.

Speaking of longevity, having this hat for over a decade, in rain, snow, and sun, the Seattle Sombrero is exceptional. For sunny days, I switch to the Papyrus or Sombriolet, because the Seattle doesn't breathe as well.

 
5.0

I Love This Hat!

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from CA

Site Member

I have owned my Green Seattle Sombrero for a decade, and it's my go-to hat for rainy season in the highlands of Peru, where I am doing volunteer work. It is waterproof, but a bit floppy for windy days. Still, for its purpose, it works well, keeping my head from getting wet. Machine-washability is nice, as is the fact that it rolls up in my backpack when I don't need it.

Speaking of longevity, having this hat for over a decade, in rain, snow, and sun, the Seattle Sombrero is exceptional. For sunny days, I switch to the Papyrus or Sombriolet, because the Seattle doesn't breathe as well.

 
2.0

Seattle Sombrero

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from US

Site Member

I purchased this hat to be worn on a trip to Central America. While it appears to be of good quality, and it performed well in the pouring rain, it performed poorly with more than just a light wind. The brim is floppy and does not maintain its shape in real conditions. When the wind picks up, the brim actually reattaches itself in the up position with the velcro! Hard to imagine that the testers missed this.

 
4.0

Greatest; but the brim

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from CA

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When this hat had a stiff fishing line in the brim it was the GREATEST HAT IN THE WORLD.. Now it is subject to flopping and flaring in high winds. Not what it used to be but still a good hat.

I really liked the solid blue version but that is a personal preference not considered in my rating above.

 
4.0

Greatest; but the brim

By 

from US

Site Member

When this hat had a stiff fishing line in the brim it was the GREATEST HAT IN THE WORLD.. Now it is subject to flopping and flaring in high winds. Not what it used to be but still a good hat.

I really liked the solid blue version but that is a personal preference not considered in my rating above.

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Hats Size guide

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Mesurement shown in:
ADULT’S S M L XL
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
1 SIZE S/M L/XL
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
KID’S XS S M L
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.