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Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Hat

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A $40 hat that doesn't have a built-in mosquito net? No thanks.
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Whatever bud. Bottom line, if you buy a hat for $40 that only does 1 thing ur not very smart.
ShawnRufus
You gotta pay extra if you want all the options Kemosabe--but I'm with 'ya on the whole multi-purpose thing!
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Why is the Ghost not available in small? I'm between S & M and unsure which size I should order. If the M is more like 58, that's way too large, but 55 is way too small. I think either 56 or 57 would work OK. looks like I'm going to miss this drop as I'm unsure about the sizing.
kenwstr
Just as well, kid--you don't seem to have the right kind of head.
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Just paid $60 for my second one at REI (needed for a trip and couldn't wait). These things are great, almost better than an umbrella!
RayF
Agreed. When it rains I now wear these hats, getting myself another today. Despite all the sweat, dirt and grime that builds up on these hats they still remain fully waterproof and protect you from the sun during mid day. Where I work, these hats are the very best currently available. No exorbitant cost but very hard to buy elsewhere if you live outside of the US containment lines.
Elrick
I don't remember if they came with washing instructions but I imagine they'd stand up to at least a hand washing with laundry soap and water? Or maybe we just wear them in the shower? Either way, I'm glad I found these things--makes life better rain or shine ;- )
These are great hats, I really wish this was up before I purchased mine on Amazon.com for $29.40... oh wait, scratch that wish......
Is there a Sizing guide for these particular hats?
evener
Same size you'd wear in any other S-M-L-XL sized hat, but they're adjustable within that range via a velcro tab in the headband. Overall, I'd say they tend to run roomy.
Ok, so mine arrived yesterday and I have to say.... It may be nicer than the twenty year old one it is replacing! What a great hat, thank you guys for offering them! See you for another one in another twenty years!
Still waiting for glamor shots of Duncan or Jonas wearing these hats. Deliver and I will buy. Bonus points for a SF down pour during the shoot!
I've had this hat for years and love it. Wear it when I fish but it can get hot in the summer. Better as a cooler weather hat in my opinion. Great quality product and company.
Damn i just got one of these in the "retro" color way. I would get another if you get it in Realtree
I've have the Ghost...Best hat I've ever owned! very very well made! Great for hiking & working in the yard. I was caught in a good down pour while hiking & this hat was like having gutters on my head! love it....
Have one from REI's garage sale. Great hat, light-weight, can be folded down small while still retaining shape. However, like RayF said below, it will crumple. It's never the nice round shape at the top even when worn. Maybe it might be different for you if your head fits it perfect haha
I own one too and I like to point out that very rumpled crown you see in the main set of photos is exactly what you get. You do not get that well-shaped, rather stylish looking crown that you see in the shots showing the color options. If you are familiar with a "crumpler" hat, you know what you're getting--these things have no shape and keep no shape. That said, it works great for rain protection!
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I often use mine in public, instead of an umbrella—it clashes with my otherwise dapper duds!
RayF
I'll keep an eye out for you ~ lololol
I've owned mine for almost 1 year now and used it a lot! I love it but as its water proof, it really can make you over heat a lot.
ducman
"...it really can make you over heat a lot."
Which hat are you referring to and what kind of conditions were you in? Thanks!
Another Massdrop fail. 02/10/18 - REI $28.83 Well.... there's that.
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Amazon had them in just about any colour you want for $29.40. I got one in tan and green for under 30 bones each.
Slugnutty
Those were on-sale--close out colors/end of season etc, etc..but not the regular price you'd generally find for the regular colors available in all sizes. More power to you if you can pick one up on sale, but that's not a legit barometer for price comparisons
Why have a brim that secures to the crown with velcro and leaves your ears uncovered? If it's sunny you don't want your ears uncovered. If it's wet you don't your ears uncovered. If it's neither sunny nor wet then you don't need to have the hat on...
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wily-quixote
It is a feature that is useful for different activities. For instance, I am an archer, and when I am shooting my bow I need to have the Brim secured up and away on my strong side so that the hat does not interfere with my anchor point, sighting and release process. I know some fly fisherman that do not want their periphery compromised on their vision as they are casting. They secure the brim on their casting side so that they have full range of view. I am sure there are hundreds of more examples for the use of this feature. If you are one that just plods along and you do not need to secure the brim out of your way for your activity, then forget the hat has that feature.
wily-quixote
The brim is very wide, your ears won't get wet or sun burned.
The hat was shipped folded in quarters. Love the permanent creases in the brim. (Seriously, WTF?!?!)
Should have spent a couple extra bucks and bought the one I tried on at REI.
Don't buy OR. They used to be great products. But, now that OR products are made in China, they are crap. I had an OR jacket totally fall apart.
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Fair point, however I think the average educated individual understands that as a risk of purchasing any item that includes a warranty.
Elhan
Thanks to Jake_Number9, I sent a jacket back to OR. They offered to replace it or give me a credit. I didn't like the only color option remaining, so I got a credit with OR. So, while I was a little disappointed with the quality, the service was fantastic and very fast, and OR honored its warranty. Thanks, again, Jake!
So I'm guessing that with a 24.25" head, the XL will be a tad snug...
Is there any stretch/give to the band at all? Would 0.25" (at the largest) be that big of a deal?
wibbles
You can tighten/loosen the head band via a velcro strip inside the hat. I have a big head and had no trouble getting mine fit.
Is multicam an option? It's not coming up in the dropdown at checkout.
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Thanks for the heads up!
KetelOne
Yeah sorry about that! The options have been updated and multicam has been removed. Thanks for the heads up.
So, I bought a medium, I guess? It doesn't fit my head (too small). Anyone suggest what I do now?
Was the Seattle Sombrero in multicam made of Gore-Tex 3L? and is there still waterproof function? thank's.
Never owned any OR products. Currently sporting a Tilley but have wanted to try this brand for a while. Thanks MD for working out a price for us to try new merchandise. I'm trying out the Ghost Rain hat. Should work out well with my upcoming fall adventures. Tks
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It does breathe better than my cotton Tilley, and is lighter as wel. I made a booboo and cut the adjustable band out of my ghost because I have a huge head, but that made it too big ☹️
The_Grizz
Bummer on the band. I guess this is a good chance to replace it if you're so inclined. Thanks for the reply!
i beleive there is a typo, i think it should say packs away not pays away, just a heads up MD
I've owned my Seattle Sombrero nearly 20 years now. It's been packed, smashed, flattened, and otherwise treated pretty poorly. I've been all over the world from the drizzle of the UK to the monsoons of India. The hat has been warm at times, but I've never had it leak. When the forecast calls for rain, this is grabbed. Much prefer over a hood as it keeps my ears clear and is generally quieter. Not exactly light, but when it is just pissing rain and you want to stay dry, this does it. I wish I could find a jacket that would hold up as well as this does. I recall at least 4 jackets while I've had the hat and there is likely one or two more.
If I had to find a fault, it might be the drips I get right in front as the brim flows some of the rain off that way. This isn't a real serious issue and the brim is wide enough to keep them from falling on anything, but it can get annoying if you are trying to do something and have these drips fall on your work - especially if you are writing. (^_^)
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haha, I was at a football game last week in horrendous rain, took the hat and it kept me dry. Not bad for a 20 year old hat!
Detex
Just bought one for $33 it's sort of a plum color, afraid my trail name will be plum now, as my Deuter pack is also purple ;-)
I've had an OR waterproof hat for ~15 years. This is definitely a Buy It For Life purchase.
Received mine some weeks ago and am very happy with it.
It's extremely light and it really keeps the tropic rains off your head without causing you to sweat like a pig. First hat that I like using in the rain at any time of day.
The super light chin strap keeps the hat on my head despite some winds hitting you from all angles but it still stays put.
Best hat purchased off MassDrop thus far.
Normally very patient with Massdrop, but this one is dragging on forever. Rain season will be over by the time we get our hats!
Dmada
I agree, its been in transit for me from America to Australia for 14 days >.> I got my other Massdrop item i got within 7 days...
ducman
Usually shipping is only about 2 or so weeks. Once though my package got lost and it took 10 weeks to arrive !
As a 7 5/8 hat size I have the Seattle Sombrero in large, and it's not overly tight. I think an XL would handle the 7 7/8 size. The hat is great.
I have an enormous noggin - what is the return policy?
If there was a XXL version I'd be all over this.
HAAK
Agreed, us big brains need love too... But I don't see a sizing chart on this drop... Might be nice to know how big the XL actually is.
AverageJooe
It claims to be up to 7-7/8... I'm with you guys, I have to have a huge hat, so I'm asking about the return policy.