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REI Vented Sahara Outback Hat

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Every adventurer needs a good hat. The REI Vented Sahara Outback hat shields you from the sun, keeps rain out of your eyes and allows cooling airflow so you stay comfortable on hot summer days.

  • Nylon fabric provides UPF 50+ protection, shielding skin from harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Polyester mesh vent at the back of the hat helps keep your head cool on hot days
  • Polyester headband wicks moisture away from your brow and speeds the evaporation process
  • Foam in the top of the crown will keep the REI Vented Sahara Outback hat afloat in water


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REI Vented Sahara Outback Hat Specs
Best use
Sun hat
(Main) nylon / (panel) polyester mesh
(Headband) 60% recycled polyester/40% polyester
2.5 inches
Hat style
Lining fabric
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Width of brim

REI Vented Sahara Outback Hat

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REI Vented Sahara Outback Hatis rated4.5out of5by4.
Rated5out of5byfromStylin Hat!Loved the hat the minute I saw it. Every other hat in the store was on sale...but not this one! Bought it anyway and I'm glad I did!!
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated5out of5byfromGreat hatWear this hat for golf and gardening. Liked it so much purchased another one.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated4out of5byfromNice hatI bought the hat for a trip out West, mainly to keep from getting scorched on all day adventures. The only feature I would have liked to have added is a chin cord for high wind conditions which I encountered while hiking; a quick hand was the only thing that kept me from losing the hat forever. My brother bought the hat at the same time and uses it all the time in Maine to help keep bugs away from his head; it works especially well for deer flies and horse flies, but it helps with black flies (gnats) as well.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated4out of5byfromLooks good so farThis is just the hat I have been looking for. Most of my hiking is in the Colorada high country or in the desert. The hat is very light weight, has a mesh back panel and the brim is not to big. I have worn some of the other hats with big brims that you can get lost under and can impair your vision as well as hitting the top of your pack. The only downside I see is the lack of a chin strap to keep it in place when the wind blows. I guess I will see how this works out. I may have to add one myself. I have not had a chance to test this in the field yet but the time is coming soon.
Date published: 2013-03-27

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