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Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Rain Hat



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Item # OURQ8422M
A perennial award-winner, the classic Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is the most recognizable rain hat in the outdoors. Even in the worst of rain storms, the Seattle Sombrero keeps your head dry.
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A perennial award-winner, the classic Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is the most recognizable rain hat in the outdoors. Even in the worst of rain storms, the Seattle Sombrero keeps your head dry.

Employing Taslan Gore-Tex fabric and fully-taped seams, the Seattle Sombrero is waterproof, windproof and vapor permeable. The foam-stiffened brim provides a wide shelf so rain runs off well away from your face and body. The brim can also be fastened on either or both sides of the Seattle Sombrero when conditions clear and you desire greater visibility or ventilation.

An adjustable Cinch-Band internal adjustment system and brushed tricot lining ensure a comfortable, contoured fit. An adjustable draw-cord chin strap enhances fit and can be removed if not needed.

The Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is available in 4 sizes and your choice of color options.

  • Backpacker Magazine's 2005 Editor's Choice Gold Award
  • Waterproof/breathable, 3-layer 70D Taslan GORE-TEX fabric crown, seam taped
  • Foam-stiffened brim floats
  • Brushed tricot interior for comfort and moisture management
  • Internal Cinch-Band adjustment (U.S. pat. #4,845,782)
  • Hook/loop tabs on brim and dome allows sides of brim to be flipped up
  • Removable chin cord with cordlock
  • Avg. weight: 3.2 oz/91 g (size L)



Best Use Backpacking, Hiking
Type Rain Hat
Material Exterior: Waterproof/breathable 3-layer 70D Taslan Gore-Tex
Interior: Brushed tricot
Item Weight 3.2oz (91g)


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 11 real customer reviews)

1-10 of 11

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Decent rain hat
Reviewed by Robert V. - August 10, 2017

Likes: This hat definitely will keep your head dry in a torrential downpour. I just roll it up and stuff it in the mesh pocket on my ULA Circuit pack and I always have it when needed.

Dislikes: Can be just a little hot during warmer weather. But definitely not a deal breaker.

Great hat
Reviewed by Reaper. - October 9, 2015

Likes: Most comfortable hat of this type that I've worn. Nuff said!

Dislikes: None

Reviewed by James A. - June 8, 2014

Likes: This is a great hat. The brim is stiff enough that it sheds water without collapsing and doesn't flop around in light wind. I've worn it kayaking a lot and it performs well. It is lined though so it probably will be a little warm when the temperature is above 70

Dislikes: Can be a little warm

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - January 2, 2013

Likes: Repels water very effectively, it beaded up nicely.
Wind-proof. Wore it on a December kayak trip and was comfortable.

Dislikes: Maybe not the best fashion statement.

Reviewed by Peter J. - August 26, 2011

Likes: Very comfy and waterproof. Well made, top notch!

Dislikes: Could be a little stiffer with more of a solid form to it.

Reviewed by Mark R. - August 9, 2011

Likes: very good rain hat

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Thomas M. - June 19, 2011

Likes: This product was the first of its kind, and in my opinion is still the best on the market. It breathes well, and the huge brim keeps you dry and out of the sun.

Dislikes: I wish it packed down a little smaller, but then, if it did, it might not be as solid a hat as it is...

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - September 7, 2010

Likes: Can't wait to use it when the weather cools down - haven't had a chance to field test it yet

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Robert M G. - September 21, 2009

Likes: This hat has kept me warm on cool nights, dry in the rain and shielded from the sun. An all around fantastic hat. It

Dislikes: None

Reviewed by Matt B. - September 6, 2009

Likes: I just got down from the High Uintas with this hat. On my group's last day we woke up to stiff rain, wind, and cold, which lasted for about five hours as we hiked back to our pick-up point. The hat worked perfectly. I also had top-level rain gear, but the brim on this item gave me superior face coverage to keep water off of my glasses.

I also used it as a shade hat earlier in the week; for temps up to about 70 degrees F, its not too warm for this.

Dislikes: No negatives.

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