Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

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A very effective design for all kinds of uses and…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30


A very effective design for all kinds of uses and conditions, either as a mere cap, to full neck protection from sun.


  • Effective
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Flexible ventilation


  • A bit expensive

This is a very useful piece of gear. The neck drape is detachable with simple snaps on front and velcro in back. Allows use as a simple cap, or if more protection is needed, the neck drape can be attached. 

Very well ventilated on the sides of the cap, which can be covered up when the neck drape is attached if desired.  Very lightweight and fast drying. 

I've used it on many multi-day high altitude climbs and short day hikes... and even for sun protection while just mowing the lawn. It's a bit pricey, but given its versatility, highly recommended.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Outdoor Research's Unisex Sun Runner Cap page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Outdoor Research Sun Runner CapEnhance your time in the great outdoors with the Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap. This sun runner cap has an adjustable skirt that protects you from the sun's harmful rays. The skirt is also removable, so that you have the option to do so, in case you need less coverage. It is very lightweight at just 2.8 oz. for a large size. This sun runner cap is breathable, thanks to its mesh panels, making your head feel comfortable when it protects you. The plastic stiffened brim comes in very handy for many unforeseen situations. It is made of 100% supplex nylon material and is tough and durable to get you through many adventures in the future. It features an external cinch-strap that lets you make adjustments for a proper fit, so that it stays on as it intended. Enjoy your adventure a lot more with this Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap.

- SunnySports refers to the unisex version

Even if the sun is blinding, enjoy your after-work jog with the Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap on your noggin. Outdoor Research constructed this stiff-brimmed hat with UPF 30+ SolarShield Fabric and gave it a removable sun skirt for total protection. The Sun Runner Cap's side air vents and moisture-wicking Coolmax headband keep you cool and comfortable, while the adjustable Cinch-Strap gives you a custom fit.

- Backcountry.com refers to the unisex version

On Sale. Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap Breathable Lightweight Wicking Protective SolarShield Construction UPF 30 Multiple Configurations for Variable Protection Levels Snap-On Sun Skirt Plastic-Stiffened Brim Wicking TransAction Headband Breathable Mesh Panels External Cinch-Strap Adjustment Removable Chin Cord SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap Weight: (L): 2.8 oz / 79 g 100% Supplex nylon This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the unisex version

The Sun Runner Cap by Outdoor Research is a versatile hat that has a removable, adjustable skirt that gives you shelter from harsh rays or can be removed when you just need ball-cap coverage. The lightweight fabric provides UPF 30 sun protection. Mesh side panels let air flow over the sides of your head.

- RockCreek refers to the unisex version