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  • Woven paper straw exterior is lined with Supplex® nylon under the brim and crown for UPF 30 protection from the sun
  • Wicking headband helps move sweat off your brow
  • Removable chin cord secures the hat when the wind picks up


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Best Use Multisport
Hat Style Sun Hat
Fabric Woven paper straw
Lining Fabric Nylon
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 30
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Width Of Brim 3.25 inches
Gender Unisex

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Sizing notes

Measure around your head where the headwear would fit comfortably.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking, highly functional hat I bought this hat for protection from the Mojave Desert sun; I use it for daily commuting in Las Vegas and while hiking on the weekends. It has held up very well, is very comfortable, and performs as better than expected - after a year's worth of use, I expected it to be ready for replacement, but it's still going strong as my Go-To hat.. One very nice surprise was how the breeze makes it through the crown! Very cooling on some recent over 90 degree days. I wash it gently with plain water and let it dry flat, there is a light wire in the rim that I use to reshape it if necessary.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still great after 4 days of hiking This hat is very comfortable, and looks pretty good on me (my wife says it makes me look like a manly outdoorsman, and not some elderly gardener). It held up really well after 4 days of hiking through Yosemite. I sweat heavily, and the band wicked sweat from my forehead surprisingly well. At the end of every day, the whole hat had salt rings and dampness wicked up the crown and down the brim. I rinsed it in the Merced river, hung it up, and it dried fully overnight. It came clean every time. I was tempted to dock it a star for not holding its shape very well, and for deforming easily when dried in a weird position, but I think it adds to the hat's character. Its minimal floppiness never interfered with sun protection, sweat wicking, or making me look good.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Life's Great Hats There's something heroic about this hat - at least in the blocking of the one I purchased out of a heap of sun hats in a Whitney climbing shop a couple of years ago. It has the lines of Hemingway era safari hat, but is cheap (for the value), light, and surprisingly durable for a hat made of papyrus. I had expected it to loose form after a few days of rough use, but, after two years, it looks pretty much as it did when I bought it. The brim will flip up in a stiff breeze, but the lanyard keeps it on your head, so why worry? I have no idea if it's washable (who washes a brimmed hat?) or how it performs in the rain (who would buy a papyrus hat for the Monsoon season?), but it serves well on long hikes under a hot sun. I've learned over the decades not to depend on the makers of great hats to continue to produce them, so I may purchase a replacement or two before this one expires.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hat for hiking Bought this before a backpacking trip in Desolation Wilderness. Used it for 4 days straight and by the end of the trip I couldn't live without it. I like the extra material under the brim that ensures sun blockage, as well as the light weight of the hat - perfect for long hiking trips.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sun hat. Very comfortable, yet stylish. The brim is fairly broad, so keeps the sun from face and neck. I bought two more after the first one, one for a gift, so it's pretty clear that I like these hats a lot and would recommend them to others, especially to those who are sun-sensitive.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from papyrus brim hat - outdoor research My husband loved the fit and feel of this hat. Good sun coverage but the top of the hat creased and wrinkled and the edge of the brim snapped in two places. Felt a bit fragile overall.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sun hat! I bought this hat for sun protection on a 4-day hiking trip. It worked perfectly. It's lightweight and comfortable. I don't think it would stand up to a ton of wear and tear, but as a simple sun hat, it fit the bill.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice sun protection. Good ventilation The straw mesh offers good ventilation but still provides sun protection. The top and the brim of the hat are lined with material for added sun protection. The band area is unlined and allows for more ventilation. Chin strap worked well securing the hat in fairly windy conditions. This is my third hat from Outdoor Research. All of them have been good purchases.
Date published: 2016-04-12
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My head is just under 22Inches, however I plan on wearing it in very hot temperatures. Would a Medium fit or would it still be too big?

Asked by: Jake
​It is possible the medium will be too big, we recommend ordering a size small based on the size chart.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Does this style come in small? I tried this on in a medium at the store, but it was too big. I tried a small in another style from the same maker and small is definitely the size I need.

Asked by: fiver
Unfortunately Outdoor Research does not make the Papyrus in a size small.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-04-23

I travel a lot. Can you crush this in a suitcase?

Asked by: Ron der Ron
Outdoor Research has stated that the Papyrus is packable but they cannot guarantee that it will maintain it's shape when you go to wear it.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-04-23
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