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  • UPF 50+ protection
  • When not needed, the cape can be rolled up and secured in a pocket on the back of the hat
  • Polyester mesh sides provide plenty of ventilation
  • Polyester headband wicks sweat
  • Foam in the visor keeps the hat afloat if it gets dropped in water


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Best Use Watersports, Hiking
Hat Style Sun Hat
Fabric Main: nylon; mesh panels: polyester
Lining Fabric Headband: polyester
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Quick Drying Yes
Cape Yes
Head Circumference Unavailable
Length Of Bill 2.375 inches
Gender Unisex

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Even if You Don't Like Hats Just before I hiked the Inca Trail in April I got a really short haircut and so I needed a hat to protect my head (rather than dealing with sunscreen). Now, I'm not really a hat person and have a bit of a bigger head, so I was reluctant to purchase any kind of hat, but at the last minute after trying this hat on in the store I decided to go with it. Ended up being a great purchase. Wore it every day on the hike. Fit great and was plenty comfortable. Ventilation and neck/ear flap options also ended up being nice features as well. Highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from did the trick bought this about 3 years ago to use on the road being a truck driver,every where i went people would tell me what a great looking hat it was,even stopping me to compliment me on it,understand i bought this because it was the cheapest one on display period,so after being told what a great looking hat it was by total strangers it finally sunk in that i had stumbled into a fashionable hat.will by another when this one wears out.go figure!!!!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right This is a great hat - especially for those with larger heads. Open the flap in the top back to provide super ventilation through the mesh. Also, the neck/ear material can be rolled and kept up with the attached velcro straps. Very versatile, adjustable protection. I even had it on this weekend when we got hailed on and it provided just enough protection from the larger hail stones.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, packable, two caps in one I bought this hat for use in Florida sun while walking, hiking and engaging in water sports. Hat is great as one size fits all by adjusting cord at back of cap. Only negative point is the sides of cap covers my ears, but do not hide them completely as do similar products. Overall a worthwhile alternative to the all-around wide-brim cap. I would recommend this cap
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and Utilitarian This is now my go to summer cap. In the Carolinas and north Georgia most hiking is in the shade, but I burn easy. The neck shade comes over the ears great. If I'm in a crew neck shirt it leaves the bottom of my neck exposed, but if I know I'm going to be in the sun I'm wearing a collar anyway. The bungee is easy to adjust with the flap up or down. I used to wear a wide brimmed hat which does give better face/cheek coverage but is bulky to pack and uncomfortable lounging around camp. I can turn this around backwards with the shade down and cover my whole face laying in the hammock, or wear it normally if I'm in the shade. I fold it up in my back pocket if I'm not wearing it. I'm not sure if it says it in the specs, but it is water resistant and the rain beads right off in a shower. There is a little pocket in the top that I have yet to use but I imagine would be handy fording a river or the like. I'm not crazy about the look of a khaki hat but I don't think the critters have expressed an opinion.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile I bought this cap last month & love it. It's adjustable to fit snugly, but comfortably, the neck and ear cover tucks neatly out of sight when not needed, and it doesn't have that over-sized men's hat look.
Date published: 2016-08-09
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Is this hat really only made in a size small/medium or is the large out of stock?

Asked by: GaryBob
​As of August 2016, we do have a L/XL available for order and ready to ship.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-15

Do you still have the youth version for this hat ? This hat came up as a search result for kids hats, but seems to be an adult size.

Asked by: Kazuho
The Sahara Cadet Cape Hat has a unique design which is only available as an adult item at REI. The fit is determined by head circumference which is listed in the size chart. Some children can use this hat if their head size fits within the stated ranges.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-19

Can this hat be washed?  If so what detergent is suggested?

Asked by: jim avery
We recommend washing the Sahara Cadet Cape Hat by hand using Nathan Sport Wash.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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