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  • OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat

    Ultralight and packable, this broad sun hat offers an oasis of shade. Great for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and general summer wear.

    Features/Benefits:

    • SolarShield fabric provides UPF 50+ sun protection
    • 86% nylon, 14% polyester
    • 2.5 inch brim
    • Foam-stiffened brim floats (a nice feature for boaters)
    • Coolmax mesh headband moves moisture away from while your brow
    • External drawcord adjustment in headband keeps it snug on long trails
    • Removable chin cord with cordlock
    • Sizing: Measure from center of forehead around fullest part of head
    • Medium: 22.5 in./57cm, Large: 23.25 in./59cm

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat

    Weight 2.8 oz.

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OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection from the sun (17)
  • Washes easily (6)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (11)
    • Hiking (8)
    • Travel (7)
    • Performance (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid adventurer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rock Solid Boonie

    By hooahbabe

    from Where the Army sends me

    About Me Outdoor Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection from the Sun
    • Rugged
    • Stylish
    • Washes Easily

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Hiking
      • Travel

      Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

      Next to my desert boonie, this is my favorite sun hat. The brim is long enough to keep the sun off my face, and the fabric is light, breathable, and UPF rated 50+. The brim is light-weight foam and would not stand up well in the rain, but that is not it's purpose. There is an adjustable elastic band that ensures a customizable fit. My only request would be to include a mesh liner; but that's nit-picking. Bottom line, great light-weight and breathable hat for keeping the sun off your face.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Light and packable for my desert hike

      By I Ride Ibis

      from Baghdad, Iraq

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection from the Sun
      • Washes Easily

      Cons

      • Does Not Breathe

      Best Uses

      • Hiking
      • Travel

      Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

      I currently use this hat in Baghdad where it's 120 degrees in the shade and even worse in the sun. It works great for keeping the sun off my face, ears and neck. It rolls up small enough to shove in your cargo pocket. I'm taking it with me next month for 10 days in Jordan hiking, biking, climbing and diving.

      I like that I can remove the neck cord. I like my hat on or off, not haning from my neck.

      I wish it breathed a little bit better. I don't think we've come up with a material yet that breaths enough for desert life.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Hat!

      By Jeepn

      from Bucks Co., PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Protection from the Sun
      • Rugged
      • Washes Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Hiking
        • Performance
        • Travel

        Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

        This hat is extremely comfortable and light weight. It breathes well and has good adjustment using the bungee cord. It stays in place in wind even without using the neck strap. I recently wore it on the beach at Cape Hatteras, NC and it stayed in place in steady 20 mph winds and gusts in the 30's.

        The only thing that would improve this hat would be GoreTex or a water repellent fabric.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Protective and light

        By GmFurst

        from Maplewood, NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Protection from the Sun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports Spectating
          • Yard work

          Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

          Bought this for myself to gain sun protection when out doing yard work or when watching our kids' sporting events. Nice and light and breathes, and the material feels and looks nice.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          excellent, lightweight, easily packed

          By Bob the hiker

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Protection from the Sun
          • Washes Easily

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiking

            Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

            Easy to pack, lightweight, great hat for the purpose of keeping the sun off your head and out of your eyes. Lightweight material, did not get hot in the head wearing it despite the 90 degree, desert-like weather while hiking.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Gets the job done

            By outlook

            from Cape Cod

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Good Protection from the Sun
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beach
              • Casual Wear
              • Work

              Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

              I bought this for my husband due to the increased time he spends outdoors in the sun between work and weekend recreation time. It looks great on him. It fits nicely, stays put, lightweight material, and he loves it.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Great hat for working outside

              By DougBaja

              from Cape Cod, MA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Protection from the Sun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

                  I use the Helios hat outside at work as a plumber and AC installer. Nice coverage and comfortable all day long.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  An oasis of shade for the head and face!

                  By Shade Seeker

                  from Bel Air, MD

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection from the Sun
                  • Lightweight
                  • Plyable
                  • Wide brim

                  Cons

                  • Does Not Breathe

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Travel

                  Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

                  The Helios Sun Hat provides the head, neck and ears with protection from extended exposure to the sun and its harmful rays. Individuals with sun-sensitive skin can enjoy outdoor activities knowing they are wearing a protective barrier that means a day in the sun won't turn into a night of misery from overexposure.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Australian holiday demands head protecti

                  By Bronx Queen

                  from CT

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection from Rain
                  • Good Protection from the Sun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Hiking

                    Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

                    We plan to use this product to protect our entire head from UV damage. It is also useful for wet weather protection without curtailing range of vision.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    great hat

                    By RayzRyd

                    from Washington dc

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Protection from Rain
                    • Good Protection from the Sun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Helios Sun Hat:

                        Great hat. I have almost a size 8 hat size and the XL fits great.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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