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Seattle Sombrero


Legendary, Award-Winning Gore-Tex Waterproof Protection
SIZE: S - In stock
Infinite Guarantee
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 :
100% nylon
70D plain weave crown - 100% nylon
70D plain weave with PU coating brim - 100% polyester
tricot lining
Dimensions :
Brim Length Font/Side (in.):
S-2 ¾; M-2 7/8; L-3; XL 3 1/8
Brim Length Back (in.):
S-3 ½; M-3 ¾ ; L-3 ¾; XL-4 1/8
Weight :
3.2oz / 91g Avg. Weight for size L
  • 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


Truly waterproof.


I'm a postie in Vancouver, BC and I'm out all day in all manner of weather. Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night... I was in need of a decent hat to keep the wet at bay. My faithful cotton Tilley hat is great for summer sun and brief showers, but in steady rain it eventually gets saturated and stays that way. I tried the corporate-provided "rain hat" and discovered (within an hour or so of moderate rain) that despite the waterproof fabric, it wasn't even remotely seam-sealed. So, I gave the Seattle Sombrero a whirl. After several months of use over an especially wet winter, I can confirm that it works. Very well. It's genuinely waterproof, and the brim is big enough to direct the water over my collar and down the back of my poncho (and eventually into my shoes). Long after my poncho has steamed up on the inside and my Gore-Tex shoes have filled up from the top, my head remains dry and comfy. When the rain stops it breathes quite well even when I'm charging around with a satchel full of mail. It stays crammed in my pack when it's nice out, and although it's a little disheveled-looking when I pull it out it *foops* back into shape after being on my head for a few minutes. My only minor quibble is that the brim isn't quite stiff enough - I like to push the front of the brim up to keep the runoff from dripping onto my handful of mail (looks dork-o-rama but it works) and it doesn't always stay pushed up. Also, it gets a little flappy in strong wind. I don't use the chin-strap (I tuck it up inside), and it looks to be easily removeable, but I find it useful to hang the hat up to dry at the end of the day. tl;dr - waterproof, breathable, durable, comfy. Absolutely worth it!

Vancouver, BC


Great cool and wet weather hat


A nice stylish paddling hat. The chin strap secures the hat well in the wind. However, when the wind blows, the brim flaps up and catches on the velcro.... not ideal when you want the protection from the rain. The hat does not breathe well enough for use in hot sunny weather....but ideal in cool wet weather.

Campbell River, BC


Seattle Sombrero

4.5 2



Hats Size guide


Mesurement 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.