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    REI Sahara Cadet Cape Hat

    Featuring a flat top and short brim, the REI Sahara Cadet Cape hat combines style with function to shade you from the sun during summer adventures on the water and in the mountains.

    • $26.50

    Item # 796782

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    • Soft, breathable nylon fabric is lightweight and quick drying; with a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
    • Rear cape offers additional sun protection for your neck; roll the cape up and stash it in the interior pocket when not needed
    • Foam-stiffened bill offers sun protection for your eyes and face; brim keeps the hat afloat in water
    • CoolMax® polyester inner headband wicks away moisture to keep sweat out of your eyes
    • Mesh venting at the sides and back of the hat keep air moving
    • Adjustable elastic cord cinches for a comfortable, secure fit


    Item 796782

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    REI Sahara Cadet Cape Hat Specs
    Best use
    Sun hat
    2.375 inches
    Hat style
    Sun-protective fabric
    Moisture wicking
    Quick drying
    Length of bill

    REI Sahara Cadet Cape Hat

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    Rated 4.0/5 based on 10 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGlad I finally got one I've wanted something like this for some time. My skin is becoming increasingly sensitive to the sun. The hat doesn't seem to hold heat in when wearing it on a hot day. I sweat a bunch. The inside band appears to catch most of the sweat that would have come down my face (and into my eyes) and wicks it through the bill where it drips off. Great feature for me. No matter how wet it becomes during a hike it is dry the next day. My only complaint is that the buttons that are used to tie up the flap when not in use are a bit difficult. Once it is buttoned, the flap droops between the tie downs.
    Date published: 2013-09-04
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromSufficient I bought this hat to replace a very worn ball cap. I like it except in the sun it almost seemed to retain the heat with the flaps down. It didn't seemed as if it breathed as much unlike when you had the flaps tucked away. This would be more of a positive note in the cooler weather when you want your head to stay warm. Overall though it seems like a good hat.
    Date published: 2012-06-25
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Hat. Cool look This is a great lightweight hat that offers sufficient protection from the sun. I used it in Istanbul, Turkey as well as Bucharest, Romania. It looks good, breathes well and has the feature of the back tucking under. Great hat. Great look.
    Date published: 2010-06-30
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromgreat for sun protection, better - bug protection I bought this for bug protection. The sales rep insisted that this was a sun protection hat. Where I hike the bugs love to get on the back of my neck and ears and suck away. This hat protects against this. This hat is fabulous for bug protection.
    Date published: 2014-07-11
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromCape is Too Short The cape flap was too short to cover my neck when I wore a T-shirt without a collar. I have another brand of sun hat and its cape reaches my shoulders. I returned the REI Cadet Cape Cap for a refund.
    Date published: 2013-05-28
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromFirst Impression: Okay This is my impression after 1 day. I plan to give this hat a real workout, and see how it performs. I bought this hat to provide sun protection on my neck and ears when working outdoors in the garden and yard in the San Fernando Valley (intense sun). I also plan to use the hat when hiking in the local mountains. The hat seems to be well constructed. I have a large head (measured 24" when my hair is extremely short). This is a one size fits all... with the adjuster let all the way out, the fit on me is a bit tighter than I would prefer. Not horrible, and it might loosen up with use. Looking in the mirror, the cape is a bit short to provide coverage at the back of the neck when I am wearing a tee shirt and bending over in the garden. I measured the cape as roughly 5.5 inches. I think it probably needs to be at least 2 inches longer to provide sun protection to the back of the neck when kneeling in the garden. So... probably an okay hat.
    Date published: 2013-05-29
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromgood hat I wear 7 and 1/8 size fitted ball cap and this hat fits perfect. The flap configuration/hat construction is a bit confusing and stowing the cape took about 3 tries to figure out, but it is perfectly functional. I would upgrade to a black under-bill to reduce glare in future versions, as almost all of my use of this hat is on the water as a fisherman and field biologist. My ears tuck nicely under the sweat-band and cape offers good coverage when battling the sun all day.
    Date published: 2013-06-03
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromWorked well under bicycle helmet I wore this under my helmet for additional sun protection beyond sunscreen while doing 500 miles on my bicycle in ride the rockies. It worked well. It did make me a tad warmer, but not too bad. The mesh helped. The best part was the built in sweat band. I didn't get the sweat in my eyes I normally suffer when biking in the sun. There was only one size and my head was average and I didn't need to use the built in cinch band so the fat heads out there may need to skip this one.
    Date published: 2013-06-15

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