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Details

  • Breathable cotton canvas fabric provides UPF 50+ protection from harmful solar rays
  • Headband is soft next to skin and helps to manage moisture
  • Mesh side panels allow cooling airflow
  • Foam-stiffened brim is designed to float in water; floral screen print on the brim adds appeal
  • External drawcord adjustment at the back of the hat fine-tunes the fit
  • Removable chin strap secures the hat in windy conditions

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Specs

Best Use Multisport
Hat Style Sun Hat
Fabric Cotton
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Moisture Wicking Yes
Width Of Brim (Front) 2.5 / (side) 2.75 inches
Gender Unisex

Size chart

Sizing notes

Measure around your head where the headwear would fit comfortably.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sun Hat I bought an Outdoor Research Transit Sun Hat about 5 years ago from another vendor and am glad to see that REI now offers it. The hat has great ventilation, but since it is closed at the front it still protects my bald forehead from the sun, which is not the case with other hats I've tried where the mesh goes all the way around the crown. I volunteer at a mountain park and have worn this hat two or three times a week for the last 5 years while hiking the trail in all kinds of weather and it's just now starting to show some wear. I wash it regularly by throwing it in with a load of laundry and hanging to dry and it hasn't shrunk. This is a quality practical sun hat and you won't be disappointed if you buy one.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Hat Good quality, workmanship and materials went into this product. Material is thin enough to help keep your head from over heating as some other sun hats seem to use material that is too thick and you feel like your almost wearing a winter hat. Side vents help with ventilation, I can feel the air moving in and out. Elastic cord runs through the brim so you can control the fit for when it's windy or calm. Brim is sturdy enough to hold it's shape although I have not worn this in the water yet. I would purchase again. I use this hat for the summer sun while working outdoors and hanging at the lake.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like It A Lot! I've had two or three of this style of hat and have liked them all. This one, I like a lot. All the quibbles I had with the other hats are fixed in this one. The brim - stiff enough to stand up and protect your face - even in wind - but not so stiff as to keep flopping in your face or worry about it being crushed when packed. The side vents work well and overall it is a very cool hat. The external drawcord for size adjustment is very helpful. I have used this hat while mowing lawn, walks, school outings and will use it while fishing down in Florida. Maybe then, I'll see if it floats. But, with the chin cord, probably not. Watch the sizeing - it may be a bit big.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tropical beach hat I'm sun adverse, after a life of construction work and surfing. I spend many hours on the beach as a surf photographer and this hat is the best for harsh beach conditions, even here in Puerto Rico. Used this hat for several years, and other than the exposed fabric color fading a bit, it's very breathable, protective and well-made. I'll be buying another!
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Elastic band area turned pink Looks like the company who makes these hats have made a bad batch of hats or changed how the hats are made. Not until the last few weeks have anyone reviewed on the hat turning pink. I purchased my hat in April so it at least started then. Other than that it is a solid sun hat at protecting your face and neck.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get what you paid for; good quality gear This hat provided great sun protection and ventilation during my 10-day wilderness canoe trek.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits My KEG Head Hat does what I bought it to do! Being(almost) bald I needed a GREAT sun hat for Fishing,Hiking, anything outdoors. This hat does all that with"style" Vents well and fits TRUE TO SIZE!So far so good :)
Date published: 2012-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfort, function and outdoor style! I've only worn the hat on one hike so far but it did it's intended job well. Very hot day, no available shade and the hat protected my face, head and neck and the ventilation was great. At the bottom of the trail, there was a light blustery wind and the brim surprisingly kept it's shape pretty well though I think it would flop in a stronger gale. For it's intended purpose, this thing is going everywhere with me.
Date published: 2009-07-06
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Yes, how do I measure my head to know what size I need? I did get 22 inches.....so what size would I need for an outdoor transit research hat?

Asked by: Bee Helper
Your head measurement is taken around the circumference of your head above the brow. The measurement should be compared to the head circumference listed in attached size chart. This will tell you what size to purchase.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-24

is this hat crushable/foldable?

Asked by: IMvod
This hat is packable and foldable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-16

Was all ready to click and buy but you don't offer the color pictured....we can do better....get it in cairn and I'll buy one.....and WTF  is up with having to agree to some junk like bazaarvoice to simply ask a question....maybe we cannot do better?

Asked by: dungeness
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Please select a color/size.

Size chart

Sizing notes

Measure around your head where the headwear would fit comfortably.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sun Hat I bought an Outdoor Research Transit Sun Hat about 5 years ago from another vendor and am glad to see that REI now offers it. The hat has great ventilation, but since it is closed at the front it still protects my bald forehead from the sun, which is not the case with other hats I've tried where the mesh goes all the way around the crown. I volunteer at a mountain park and have worn this hat two or three times a week for the last 5 years while hiking the trail in all kinds of weather and it's just now starting to show some wear. I wash it regularly by throwing it in with a load of laundry and hanging to dry and it hasn't shrunk. This is a quality practical sun hat and you won't be disappointed if you buy one.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Hat Good quality, workmanship and materials went into this product. Material is thin enough to help keep your head from over heating as some other sun hats seem to use material that is too thick and you feel like your almost wearing a winter hat. Side vents help with ventilation, I can feel the air moving in and out. Elastic cord runs through the brim so you can control the fit for when it's windy or calm. Brim is sturdy enough to hold it's shape although I have not worn this in the water yet. I would purchase again. I use this hat for the summer sun while working outdoors and hanging at the lake.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like It A Lot! I've had two or three of this style of hat and have liked them all. This one, I like a lot. All the quibbles I had with the other hats are fixed in this one. The brim - stiff enough to stand up and protect your face - even in wind - but not so stiff as to keep flopping in your face or worry about it being crushed when packed. The side vents work well and overall it is a very cool hat. The external drawcord for size adjustment is very helpful. I have used this hat while mowing lawn, walks, school outings and will use it while fishing down in Florida. Maybe then, I'll see if it floats. But, with the chin cord, probably not. Watch the sizeing - it may be a bit big.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tropical beach hat I'm sun adverse, after a life of construction work and surfing. I spend many hours on the beach as a surf photographer and this hat is the best for harsh beach conditions, even here in Puerto Rico. Used this hat for several years, and other than the exposed fabric color fading a bit, it's very breathable, protective and well-made. I'll be buying another!
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Elastic band area turned pink Looks like the company who makes these hats have made a bad batch of hats or changed how the hats are made. Not until the last few weeks have anyone reviewed on the hat turning pink. I purchased my hat in April so it at least started then. Other than that it is a solid sun hat at protecting your face and neck.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get what you paid for; good quality gear This hat provided great sun protection and ventilation during my 10-day wilderness canoe trek.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits My KEG Head Hat does what I bought it to do! Being(almost) bald I needed a GREAT sun hat for Fishing,Hiking, anything outdoors. This hat does all that with"style" Vents well and fits TRUE TO SIZE!So far so good :)
Date published: 2012-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfort, function and outdoor style! I've only worn the hat on one hike so far but it did it's intended job well. Very hot day, no available shade and the hat protected my face, head and neck and the ventilation was great. At the bottom of the trail, there was a light blustery wind and the brim surprisingly kept it's shape pretty well though I think it would flop in a stronger gale. For it's intended purpose, this thing is going everywhere with me.
Date published: 2009-07-06
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Questions & Answers

Yes, how do I measure my head to know what size I need? I did get 22 inches.....so what size would I need for an outdoor transit research hat?

Asked by: Bee Helper
Your head measurement is taken around the circumference of your head above the brow. The measurement should be compared to the head circumference listed in attached size chart. This will tell you what size to purchase.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-24

is this hat crushable/foldable?

Asked by: IMvod
This hat is packable and foldable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-16

Was all ready to click and buy but you don't offer the color pictured....we can do better....get it in cairn and I'll buy one.....and WTF  is up with having to agree to some junk like bazaarvoice to simply ask a question....maybe we cannot do better?

Asked by: dungeness
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