Outdoor Research Swift Cap - Mountain Steals

Outdoor Research
Swift Cap

Outdoor Research Swift Cap is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 440.
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The Outdoor Research Swift Cap. This cap is ideal for running in the sun. Quick-drying nylon panels deflect sunlight and shed light precipitation while breathable mesh keeps heads cool. The foldable brim allows easy storage and won't get bent out of shape easily.

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Product Description
Item No.   10014573

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Swift Cap

  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Wicking
  • UPF 30
  • Plastic-Stiffened Brim
  • Wicking TransAction Headband
  • Wicking and Breathable Mesh Crown
  • Quick-Release Buckle Closure

Product Specifications
Primary Fabric: Nylon
Gender: Mens
Features: Moisture Wicking, Packable, Sun Protective, Quick Drying
Weight: 2.5 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Best Use: Trail Running, Running
Product Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hat BUT Hello. i lost my 15 yr old OR Swift Hat. Bummer. That one had a soft flexible "bill". While going into a headwind that seemingly hinged "bill" would go straight up in the air, but hat never fell off. It was a fantastic hat with a mind of its own. Your new design is now similar to many other hats in the marketplace. I think you now lost a unique advantage. Not sure your designers are now aware of how valuable that older design really was. If you have the opportunity please manufacture a swift hat with a soft lightweight flexible "bill" that flies upward in a headwind the way this hat used to be. THANKS. Steve
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it. Very versatile and lightweight. Minor issues. Excellent performance. Love it. Exclusive use is backpacking. The only issue is the adjustable strap when shortened for smaller sizes, is too difficult to tuck back in the pocket over itself. Doable but too fussy for my short fat fingers. Someone with arthritis in the hands would have difficulty as well. Not an issue if there is only an inch or so of the excess strap when used with larger head sizes. Over time it will work out and dangle, hitting your neck and bothering you. Not a deal-breaker as happens infrequently. A few slots in the sleeve could help thread the strap through much quicker. Perhaps two sizes S & L would solve the issue.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I own 4 of these very cool and comfortable hats It's my running ball cap. I've been running for nearly 50 years. This is the best ball cap I have ever owned for running. It wicks away all the moisture and at the same time it doesn't get soaking wet. It's amazing. You guys designed a really cool looking and very functional cap. It puts all the others to shame. I own 4 of them! And i use them for everything, not just running, but keeping the sun out of my eyes when were out on the boat. Oh yeah, I almost forgot maybe the most important thing. I have a very large head, it's a melon. Most hats do not fit me, not even close. These swift Caps not only fit, But i've got room to spare. No, I don't work for OR, but I guess I could. I love their stuff!
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best cap ever, except no size choice Brilliantly designed cap! Superb ventilation. Would be perfect for hot summer days, EXCEPT there are no size choices! The "One Size" is a bad, bad, bad idea. Yes, the elastic band can be adjusted, but as someone with a larger had 7 and 3/4 inch, I have half of my head exposed. The cap is also doesn't hold well, because it is too small. Keeps falling off while running or with the lightest wind--because it is yo small and sits on the top of my head Please, please, please, MAKE IT IN DIFFERENT SIZES! When you do, I will pay any amount of money for this hat!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great hat until the bill goes all crooked I use these hats for ultra running hiking, marathons (I own 3 of them). They were great until all three had massive bill crooked set in. I hand washed them too. Now one side of the bill curves way down making me look like Gomer Pyle. I'd never wear them to a race now, but for just training they are ok. I really love the hats when they are not all crooked. I have a Nike hat that has been machine washed hundreds of times and the bill is still straight as when I bought it.
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features I ordered this just to kick up the total dollar amount so I could get free shipping (and I DID need a new hat). Turns out to be a great hat so far. I haven't had the chance to wear it much but it has a lot of great features. I have a very small head and it's hard for me to find a cap that isn't too big and doesn't go too far down on my head. I have to adjust to the smallest setting but it fits well. The adjustable strap tucks neatly into the sweat band on the inside of the hat so you don't have a strap flapping around in the back - love this feature. I would definitely recommend this. It's honestly the best cap I've ever had.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight cap! I had the same running cap for 25 years (seriously) because 1) It held up, and 2) I couldn't find another that was lightweight for running and that fit. I would occasionally look for another cap, and just couldn't find one that worked. I came across the OR Swift Cap, and BINGO! The running cap I was looking for. Fits great. Lightweight. Stays on during running or other activities. Mesh top breathes, and the bill is big enough for sufficient sun protection. I finally tossed my old one (which had deteriorated into uselessness). I ended up buying 3 Swift Caps, each a different color. I'm set for the next 25 years at least :-)
Date published: 2019-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If Jesus wore a hat, it would be this one. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I own several of these in a few different colors. In fact, I threw away my other hats because after wearing this one, I got disgusted even looking at them. Hat keeps ya head cool and makes ya look cool at the same time. I wear one every day to work, but they're also fantastic on the trail. Lightweight, packable, and quick drying. If there is a downside, it would be that the green ones (I have 2 different shades) tend to fade out to grey-ish after a couple of months.
Date published: 2021-01-22
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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