Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat - Mountain Steals
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat

Outdoor Research
Seattle Sombrero Hat

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 42.
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The Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat is a waterproof hat for hiking and enjoying soaking wet weather. If you're from the Pacific Northwest, then you know the drill: always bring along your rain gear. The wide-brimmed style combined with GORE-TEX 3L fabric makes it a winner for head coverage when the deluge falls from the skies. Dry hair, neck and even your face. The foam within the brim allows it to float if it falls off your head into a body of water, but you can avoid that mess by securing the chin strap in the event of wind.

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Product Description
Item No.   10519467

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat

  • Waterproof
  • Fully seam-taped
  • Breathable
  • Wicking
  • Tricot lined crown
  • UPF 50+
  • Internal adjustable cinch-band removed
  • 3" Brim width at front
  • Floating foam-stiffened brim
  • Brim hook/loop adjustment
  • Embroidered or logo
  • Removable chin cord
  • Packable

Fabric Details

  • Gore-Tex 3L, bluesign approved 100% Nylon

Product Specifications
Primary Fabric: Nylon
Features: Moisture Wicking, GORE-TEX, Waterproof, Water-resistant, Sun Protective, bluesign Approved
Sustainability: bluesign Approved
Weight: 3.2 oz
Hat Style: Sun Hat
Eco Friendly: Yes
Product Technology: GORE-TEX
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens, Unisex
Best Use: Rainwear
GORE-TEX fabric technology

Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities. These garments keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapor to escape so you remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.

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Product Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 by from another sad downgrade to a formerly great OR product I lost my much loved old seattle sombrero on my last work trip to Alaska; ordered a replacement and am very dismayed that the new one does not have the slick velcro cinch band, even though the instruction card that came with it still tells you how to adjust that. I've always loved the comfort and versatility of this hat, and the precise fit was a big part of that - I could put it on in the morning and spend the day working in windy rain, and it wouldn't budge. Sure it's got a chin strap - but since the hat is very large even on my big melon, I worry it will be shifting around a lot. Appears they removed the fitting band but left it very large as if it would still have one - many of their hats barely fit me at all but this is sloppy, so folks with normal-size noggins might want to go down a size now. It's a shame when formerly well-thought-out OR gear loses some of its most distinguishing and useful features, but it seems to be a trend.
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still good, but a little disappointing I bought my first Seattle Sombereo ~15 years ago, and functionally, it's still going strong. However, after prolonged salt water use and a couple of run-ins with red clay, it's a little stained, so I decided it was time for a new one. When the new one arrived, I was disappointed to see there was no size adjustment band inside like my old one had and that the hat was slightly taller (now it pushes my ears down). I plan to keep the hat as it's still much better than the alternatives, but I wish OR would revert to the older style/features.
Date published: 2022-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great hat, but hard to get a good fit I bought this to replace one I loved and lost. The design has changed. There is no more size adjuster. For me, the medium is too tight and the large is too loose. I returned it.
Date published: 2021-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Size runs large All of my hats are size extra large. This hat runs to large for my head and there is no means of correcting it.
Date published: 2021-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to hat(s) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I go to the YMCA pool and met a nice couple that each had OR hats. I inquired about their hats. I liked what I heard so I purchased one for me and my husband. I love this hat I because it fits well, protects me from the sun and it is waterproof. I wear it when doing water exercise and when riding bike. I also purchased the Sombriolet sun hat which has a wider brim, vents and a chord to tighten to my head. I use both and I am very pleased because of the functionality and quality. PS I still use my baseball cap and visors.
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The fit is off on the hat. Disappointing. I checked out the measurement guide and measured my head accordingly, but the hat just doesn't seem to sit low enough on my head. I'm very disappointed. I bought a different type of hat a while back and it fits fine and I love it. I also purchased gloves with the order and I love them too. Unfortunately, I'm not enjoying wearing this hat.
Date published: 2022-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wets through after few hours/brim caves in windy conditions Hat wetted out in a few hours of steady rain. Strong breeze will fold the brim. Avoid conditions that are wet and windy with this hat. Not bad if it's wet and calm.
Date published: 2022-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from O/R Seattle Sombrero I lost my old O/R Seattle Sombrero (I think that's what it was called back than) on a motorcycle trip this year and was bummed out. I had my old hat for 25 years! New one seems just as well made with one feature missing. You could snug up the head band, not a big issue with the new hat. I give this hat 5 stars! If you are looking for a rain hat you will not be disappointed with this hat.
Date published: 2021-11-12
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Size Guide

Outdoor Research Men's Hats

Size S M L XL
US Hat Size 6 3/4 - 7 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 7 5/8 - 7 7/8
Circumference 21 1/2 - 22 22 1/4 - 22 7/8 23 - 23 5/8 23 7/8 - 24
Size One Size S/M L/XL
US Hat Size 6 3/4 - 7 5/8 6 3/4 - 7 1/4 7 3/8 - 7 5/8
Circumference 21 1/2 - 24 21 1/2 - 22 7/8 23 - 24

Head Circumference: Wrap measuring tape around your head, just above eyebrows. Note your size at the point of overlap