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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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ORSeattle Sombrero
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection from rain (20)
  • Rugged (16)
  • Good protection from the sun (13)
  • Stylish (9)
  • Washes easily (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking (13)
  • Casual wear (10)
  • Travel (6)
  • Performance (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (10), Avid adventurer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mine only lasted about 15 years.

I have owned my red Sombrero about 15 years, and have worn it almost everyday for at least 10 years. I have lost it about once per year, but always manage to recover...Read complete review

I have owned my red Sombrero about 15 years, and have worn it almost everyday for at least 10 years. I have lost it about once per year, but always manage to recover it. Now it is getting ragged and I want to buy a new one. I have to decide what colour. I am leaning towards yellow for night-time visibility, since I walk to/from work, often in the dark. I have tried a few other kinds of hats, but this floppy scrunchable pocketable style of sombrero is very practical for me. Be careful to get the right size, not too loose and not too tight. The neckstrap is essential to prevent losing the hat in windy weather, but is also valuable for hanging the hat on a chair or coathanger. I recently accidentally broke the neckstrap, and am really missing it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not good for kayaking

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.

Reviewed by 36 customers

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5.0

Amazing Rain Hat

By 

from Durham NC

About Me Professional/Guide

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Protection from Rain
  • Good Protection from the Sun
  • Packs down and returns to shape and fit
  • Rugged
  • Stylish
  • Washes Easily

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking
    • Performance
    • Travel

    Comments about Seattle Sombrero:

    I bought this hat because I guide cold environments with lots of sun and areas that receive enough rain to be considered rain forests.

    I received the hat before being in the field for almost 20 days. During that time it rained all but 3 days Many times I didn't need to pull out my rain jacket because the hat was doing it's job keeping the rain off my shoulders and out of my face.

    I slept in the hat under m y tarp, it kept mosquito netting off my face and my head warm.
    It;s been dropped in the mud, tied to a harness, stuffed in a pack and strapped to handlebars. The hat is still in perfect shape begging for more abuse......it's gonna get it too.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome Versatile Hat!!

    By 

    from Victoria, BC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection from Rain
    • Good Protection from the Sun
    • Looks Great!!
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Watching Baseball Games

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      This is my 2nd hat of this kind. Hat#2 matches my sons baseball team colours :)
      Very waterproof, but I use it for sun protection too while watching ball games. Keeps my head dry when fishing and stays on with the chin strap. Lots of great colour combos to choose from. Love these hats!!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Hat

      By 

      from CA

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      Well made, and comfortable. I always wore a hood, but was annoyed by the restricted vision, and reduced hearing. This hat has literally changed my life. I'm still dry, but have all my senses! Maybe not enough sense to know that saying this hat has changed my life, was a bit too much. I just really like it.

       
      4.0

      Great unless its windy

      By 

      from US

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      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

      By 

      from CA

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      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

      I Love This Hat!

      By 

      from CA

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      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

      By 

      from CA

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      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

      By 

      from CA

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      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.

       
      5.0

      Great for tropics

      By 

      from US

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      can't beat this hat. has everything you need in a tropical environment.space I do a lot of work on my knees as a medic in the wilderness and this catches sweat and blocks sun and never had a rain get to my head. Bombproof.

       
      5.0

      Stayed Dry during a deluge

      By 

      from US

      Site Member

      Comments about OR Seattle Sombrero:

      I have seen these on many other people and decided to try on out. Shortly after my purchase I had a 8 mile hike planned and the weather forecast was for 1 to 2 inches of rain. I thought this a good time to test the Sombrero. A tough 8 mile hike while wearing a Goretex hooded jacket would cause anyone to get wet inside or out. Everyone else in the group were tightly bundled up with their Goretex hoods cinched down tight and I had on my Sombrero, my head and neck open to the air.
      The first 1/2 mile had 2000 ft elevation gain and everyone other than me were sweating and wet on the insides of their hooded jackets. No me, I was venting heat just fine in my new hat. It kept all rain off my head , face and neck.
      All in all a great hat.

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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.