Hi, I’m Gina and I’ve been with the product development team at Outdoor Research for the past three years. This is the Seattle Sombrero, our best selling hat for the last 20 years and winner of the Backpacker Magazine Gold Award. This is my favorite hat for hiking and paddling in the rain, and since I live in the Pacific Northwest, I need it. The fabric on the Seattle Sombrero is durable, waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex and all the seams are taped so that you don’t have any moisture leaking through the seams. The Velcro on the sides allows you to flip up that brim when you don’t need that much coverage and when you just wanna look like a cool cowboy. This hat comes in four sizes, but you can micro-adjust the fit – simply adjust the Velcro strap on the inside. The inside of the hat is a brushed tricot, which gives you just a little bit of warmth and softness next to your head. The cinch strap is adjustable and also removable. I like wearing this hat instead of a hood because the air circulates around your neck keeping you cooler, and I can hear and see my friends.
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