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Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap Sun Hat



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Item # OURQ8430M
The lightweight Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap provides UPF 50+ sun protection. A modular design allows you to adjust the Sun Runner Cap to fit your specific needs.
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The lightweight Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap provides UPF 50+ sun protection. A modular design allows you to adjust the Sun Runner Cap to fit your specific needs. A skirt protects your neck and the sides of your head in extreme sunlight and can be removed entirely when all you need is ball-cap coverage. Mesh side panels provide ventilation and an adjustable TransAction headband offers a comfortable fit and wicks moisture.

The Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat is available in 4 sizes and your choice of Khaki or White color options.

  • SolarShield construction
  • Supplex nylon fabric; UPF 50+
  • Plastic-stiffened bill
  • TransAction headband for comfort and moisture management
  • Mesh side panels aid ventilation
  • Removable sun skirt snaps to bill and covers mesh for total protection
  • External Cinch-Strap adjustability
  • Removable chin cord with cordlock
  • Avg. weight: 2.8 oz/79 g (size L)



Best Use Backpacking, Hiking
Type Sun Hat
Material Supplex nylon fabric, rated UPF 50+
Item Weight 2.8oz (79g)


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 11 real customer reviews)

1-10 of 11

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Excellent at Multiple Things
Reviewed by DK - July 21, 2018

Likes: Lightweight, airy, blocks the sun, blocks the wind, blocks bugs, the white color makes it easier to find ticks, functional in heavy winds, the cowl is removeable, the back is adjustable via velcro, cowl cinches right up to your chin for a tight fit...

Dislikes: Nothing so far... perhaps the cowl in the back could be a tad longer

A very good cap so far
Reviewed by Kenneth D. - July 4, 2018

Likes: I really like this cap. I like that its not very tall so it doesn’t ride on my ears. I guess I have a short head. This leaves room for sunglasses to sit comfortably on my ears. The brim is shorter than a standard ball cap, but it seems to protect my nose ok. I’ve mainly been wearing this cap without the sun skirt which makes it similar to the Swift cap. I hate getting sunburned, so the sun skirt is great if I’m in the sun for extended time. This is a great dual purpose cap.

Dislikes: The sun skirt is a little bit of a pain to install or uninstall. I don’t love the Velcro strap as the Velcro sticks to clothing and hoodies. Would prefer a snap buckle which would also make installing the skirt easier. I also don’t like how the tag is sewn into the sweatband at the mesh side panels making it visible through the mesh. I cut the tag off very short to minimize this, but didn’t rip it off so I didn’t tear the stitching. Pretty minor issue, but the tag could have been sewn near the brim to make it a non-issue.

A must have for any runner
Reviewed by Jesus R. - November 27, 2017

Likes: The light material and design.

Dislikes: No dislikes

Fantastic Trail Hat!
Reviewed by Scooter - September 28, 2017

Likes: Lightweight, durable, comfortble, breathable, convertible drape, looks pretty good!

Dislikes: None

Sun / Insect protection
Reviewed by Samantha L. - May 17, 2017

Likes: Keeps a bugnet off your neck so the vampires can't bite through.
Sun protection (SPF 50)

Dislikes: None

Gives you protection from the sun to your head, face and neck
Reviewed by Doron A. - June 13, 2016

Likes: full protection, fits great, dry fast, two parts make it possible to go as a cup or as a full protection

Dislikes: none

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - December 6, 2014

Likes: Excellent fit and design. Keeping sun off the neck really does keep me cooler. I resisted purchasing this style of hat for years but now hardly ever hike in the summer without it and would highly recommend this to others.

Dislikes: Nothing

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - June 10, 2013

Likes: As a distance runner and hiker in California, I was looking for a hat that would not only shade my head, but also the sides of my face. Health and vanity being my primary motivations, I want to avoid the sunspots and spotty complexion, and risk of Melanoma, that are so easy to acquire while exercising outside. This hat exceeded my expectations. The key component is the drawstring under the chin. In breezy conditions (almost always breezy near the water), the sides stay put. The bill is shorter than most, but still works well given the side panels. I like the adjustable band in the back.

Dislikes: Shorter bill

Reviewed by Sawyer K. - August 3, 2012

Likes: For anyone who is a serious runner or hiker, you know the perils of sunburn on your neck and face not to mention how bad it feels afterwards, and this cap is the best and most versatile solution. Runners especially, as the name implies, should look to this if you plan on being out there all day.

Dislikes: It makes all my other good hats useless

Reviewed by Carl I. - February 21, 2011

Likes: Good sun protection

Dislikes: no complaints

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