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REI Vented Explorer Hat

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Set out on a warm-weather adventure with the REI Vented Explorer hat. It shields your face and neck from the sun while keeping your brow cool.

  • Organic cotton is durable and breathable; polyester mesh sides add ventilation
  • Polyester inner sweatband wicks moisture away from your brow and speeds the evaporation process
  • Brass snaps on either side of hat let you snap 1 or both sides of the brim up
  • REI Vented Explorer hat has an adjustable chin strap to keep the hat on in windy conditions


Item 829905

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REI Vented Explorer Hat Specs
Best use
Sun hat
(Shell) organic cotton / (mesh) polyester
(Sweatband) 60% recycled polyester/40% polyester
3 inches
Hat style
Lining fabric
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Width of brim

REI Vented Explorer Hat

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REI Vented Explorer Hatis rated4.6364out of5by11.
Rated5out of5byfromGreat all-around sun hatI just bought my 3rd Explorer hat (in about 12 years). I love this hat! It's a great all-around hat for sun protection. I like wearing it in town and when the wind is blowing strongly. Its brim does much better in the wind than any other hat with a similar-width brim. I admit, when hiking or spending a lot of time outdoors, my go-to hat is the Sunday Afternoons Adventure hat... but that one is a little too dorky looking for me to wear in the general public. Call me vain... This hat looks much more stylish, and still provides good protection from the sun.
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated5out of5byfromExcellent HatI am not a hat person, but after I received this hat, I am wearing it all the time while I am enjoying the great outdoors. It is comfortable and cool and blocks the sun. I wore it all weekend while camping and canoeing. It will now go with me on all outdoor trips!
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated4out of5byfromGood fit, decent priceI wore it on a Half Dome hike last month and since we started before dawn, I packed it at the top of my flashbag. I half expected it to lose it's shape, but it retained it's original shape. I like the buttons on the sides so I can raise the side brim or both if necessary. Will be using it on 2 14'ers in CO next month. Good feel, light and like I said, it maintains it's shape.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated5out of5byfromGreat HatWhat else is there to write? This is a great hat.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated5out of5byfromMy hat for the RockiesI use this for Hiking and outdoor work. I also got a size bigger so that I can wear a bandanna under it (great combo since it breaths well)
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated4out of5byfromIt's a Hat, It's a good HatI sturdy well made hat
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated4out of5byfromA fine hat to keep the sun offThis hat fills the requirements I had: it fits, keeps the hot CA sun off my head, and it breathes fairly well.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated5out of5byfromGreat hat for outdoor activitiesThe ventilation in this hat works well. Sweat does not appear to stain the fabric as it did in a previous version of this hat that I owned. You can wash this hat in the washing machine on cold, gentle and air dry. The brim may need to be lightly ironed after the hat is dry.
Date published: 2013-05-29

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