Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat

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Great hat for those sunny days in the Cascades. The…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I don't remember


Great hat for those sunny days in the Cascades.


  • Breathable
  • Light
  • Large brim

The first thing I'd do is size up one size when you order this great hat. I picked it up at the Seattle store and realized I had to bump up to a large. I wear this hat all summer in the Cascades while hiking.

This hat provides great sun protection with its wide brim. It's lightweight at around 2.5 oz and also works great as a bucket to dip into a creek and pour over your head. I don't even realize it's on my head.

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The amply brimmed Outdoor Research Helios hat not only shades eyes, face and neck, it also provides UPF 50 sun protection.


Outdoor Research Helios Sun HatThe Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat is the new way to step out in the sun, on any day. It features a durable ripstop nylon/polyester blend that is lightweight and lasts long. A SolarShield fabric gives you UPF 50+ protection from harmful UV rays, and is ideal to wear on extremely sunny days. There is a TransAction headband that keeps you cool on-the-go by wicking moisture and sweat away. Its foam-stiffened brim ensures your hat floats if it ever falls in water. The brim also enables you to pack it away neatly. The external drawcord adjustment and a removable chin cord with its cord lock, help you get a secure fit that won t blow away even in gusty wind. It is lightweight (2.3 oz.) and easy to carry around on trips. Stay out in comfort when it s sunny out there, with the all new Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat.

- SunnySports

Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat Breathable Lightweight Wicking Protective SolarShield Construction UPF 50+ Foam-Stiffened Brim Floats Wicking TransAction Headband External Drawcord Adjustment Removable Chin Cord SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat Weight: 2.7 oz / 77 g 50% Cotton, 50% Nylon crown and brim This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat is a wide brimmed sun-shielding hat that protects your face and neck from harmful UV rays. SolarShield UV-resistant construction gives this hat UPF 50+ sun protection. TransAction headband for comfort and moisture management. Foam-stiffened brim helps hat keep its shape and stay afloat in the drink. Removable chin cord with cordlock cinches down when it's windy and comes off when it's not needed. Infinite Guarantee - Outdoor Research products are guaranteed forever. Rear cinch fine-tunes the headband's fit. The soft brim moves out of the way when you bring a camera to your eye, unlike a ball cap, making it a great photography hat. Head out for a day on the water, on the trail or on the beach, just don't forget this classic Outdoor Research bucket hat. Material: ripstop nylon and polyester blend. Avg. Weight: 2.3 oz / 65 g (L). UPF: 50+. Available Color(s): Khaki, Fatigue

- Tahoe Mountain Sports