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:

This versatile hat 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.

- CampSaver.com refers to the unisex version

Whether you're crossing a desert or spending a sunny day on the glacier, the Outdoor Research Sun Runner cap's design adapts for varying levels of protection.

- REI refers to the unisex version

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