Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero

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  • $60

Tested in some of the heartiest downpours the world has to offer, the "Sea Somb" is a rainy day classic. The shell offers waterproof protection and the brushed lining manages perspiration. The shaped brim directs water away from your head when it's gushing.

  • Backpacker Magazine’s 2005 Editors’ Choice Gold Award
  • Waterproof/breathable, 3-layer 70D Taslan GORE-TEX crown, seam taped
  • Foam-stiffened brim floats
  • Brushed tricot crown for comfort and moisture management
  • Internal Cinch-Band adjustment
  • Color-matching hook/loop tabs on brim and dome
  • Removable chin cord with cordlock

The Seattle Sombrero is the ultimate rain hat. Use it in the worst rain storm you can find and keep your head dry while kayaking, hiking, skiing in the Pacific Northwest, sailing, or getting off the bus into a thunder shower.

Taslan GORE-TEX dome, fully taped:
  • Sombrero is waterproof, windproof, and vapor permeable
  • Comfortable, contoured fit in the windiest weather; little space between head and crown of the hat.
  • Guaranteed To Keep You Dry certification:
  • Not only does this hat pass all of our quality standards, but it also passes W.L. Gore's tough rain room test.
  • Cinch-Band internal adjustment system :
  • Easy sizing of the internal headband to accommodate a liner or to simply tighten the fit to keep the hat on in the wind.
  • Allows the outer shell to be held away from the head a bit, maintaining air flow and therefore greater comfort and vapor exhaust through the GORE-TEX membrane.
  • 1-inch wide elastic in headband.
  • A two-inch length of elastic in the Cinch-Band increases comfort at the band by stretching a small distance.
  • Foam-stiffened brim:
  • In addition to the obvious structure benefits of foam in the brim, it also allows this hat to float if blown overboard.
  • Hook and loop tabs on crown and brim:
  • Brim can be fastened on one side of crown or both when greater visibility, ventilation, or style is needed.
  • Brushed tricot lining:
  • Spreads perspiration rapidly over its surface to aid in more rapid exhaust of vapor through the GORE-TEX crown.
  • Very comfortable material to have next to the skin. Feels dry even when wet.
  • Protects the GORE-TEX membrane and seam tape.
  • Removable drawcord under chin:
  • When it's windy the chin cord keeps the hat from flying overboard. For less intense situations, it can easily be untied from the loops above the ears.
  • Long enough so the hat can be dropped down onto the upper back.
  • Longer brim in back than in front:
  • Keeps water from running down your neck; yet, not so long that it gets in the way of a backpack.
  • When the sun comes out the neck is protected from being burned.
  • Avg. weight: 3.2 oz. / 91 g (size L)