Packable and versatile the 'Sea Som' is a great travel hat that is perfect for the rugged outdoors. It gives you high wicking and quick drying protection in a durable and unique style.
Outdoor Research says:
Simply put: The Seattle Sombrero is one of the greatest celebrations of Outdoor Research's legacy in trusted outdoor protection since the 80's. Water-resistant with a durable 70D brim - you already know what makes this hat an award-winning staple of the Outdoor Research line. What you might not have known: Internal adjustable cinch-band keeps headwear in place, UPF 50+ protection guards against harmful sun rays, and a packable design weighing in at a mere 3.2 oz ensures the fondly-known Sea Som stays put at the top of your packing list.
Outdoor Research's Seattle Sun Sombrero is an interesting take on the classic OR Sombrero. With Velcro tabs the sides of the hat can be adjusted to give you a bit more air when the sun is not beating down too harshly. It's not going to be to everyone's taste but the nice clean design is helped with functional materials that are breathable, lightweight and work well in hot conditions.
Whether hiking in the hills or heading out onto the water this quick drying and high wicking hat works well and still gives you plenty of protection from the sun. This hat has grown on me due to how well it works when you're in the outdoors and it packs down easily so it makes sense to throw it in your pack just in case.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear