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Details

  • Woven polyester is lightweight and quick drying
  • Venting mesh panels
  • Hook-and-loop adjustment at back
  • UPF 50 ultraviolet protection

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Specs

Best Use Running
Hat Style Ball Cap
Fabric Woven polyester
Lining Fabric None
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Quick Drying Yes
Head Circumference
L/XL
23.2
S/M
22.2
Length Of Bill 2.75 inches
Gender Unisex

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite hat I bought this hat 2 weeks ago and I'm in love already! I had been wearing the same Nike and Under Armour hats for years and wanted an updated hat that I can run, hike, and play in without overheating my head. This hat is more breathable and has a much better fit than my old ones. The bill does not block my view because it is the perfect length. The hat dries super fast. Aside from the cute color, the best part about the hat is that you can't even feel that you have it on because it is so lightweight and breathable.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Single Best Active Wear Hat Available If you are looking for a hat to wear for active pursuits, e.g., running, hiking, backpacking, biking, etc., This is it. Here are just a few reasons it perfect for this use: 1) light, 2) breathable, 3) sun proof, 4) reflective for safety 5) short crown so it can be worn easily with sunglass, 6) comes in sizes! These last two are huge selling points. I have a tiny head, and was glad to see TNF offer this in sizes the S/M fits great. Also, since this hat is made for outdoor, the ease of wearing sunglasses is appreciated. I get bugged at one size fits all hats that won't accommodate sunglasses. The hat is a bit too technical looking, in my opinion, to be worn casually, but in active outdoor pursuits, it's perfect. I wish TNF would apply this short crown / sunglasses feature on the Horizon hat. Then this would be the only 2 hats I'd ever need.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hat for running and hiking I'm not afraid to admit that I have a smaller head. I ordered the Small and it ALMOST fits perfectly. My only issue is that the crown of the hat is a tiny bit too high for my head. It is a low profile hat, but not as low profile as I would prefer. Still a great hat and I will be using this hat for running and hiking, etc.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Breathable! This hat is so comfortable and breathable! I bought it because I lost my hair to chemo and wanted something that would be comfortable and keep my head cool. I love it and wear it all the time!
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps you cool and blocks the sun I bought this a couple weeks ago and have already used it on a number of long runs. I get really hot during runs and hate wearing hats, but this one is perfect for warm weather.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Hat; Best Hat I'd like to start off with this is my first hat that I actually meets what I am looking for. I've been trying to find hats similar to this but they seem to be a little too expensive. The quality of the hat is outstanding and has very soft material. I bought this to help cover my face from the sun when I'm running for track and field. When I run the hat stays completely on and I had no trouble with having to keep it on.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid hat I saw the cut of this hat and knew it would fit my head well. I have a Nike running hat that forms the same way. I had to break in the hat and form the bill. The hat fits good. Feels comfortable. There is a sweat and inside that's hat. I got a lighter color which made it easier to see sweat. But a quick rinse in the sink got rid of it. Overall I'm happy with the hat. I will use it for running and other activities.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Running Hat. Very good hat for running. It's nice that it comes in two sizes, when most running hats are billed as one size fits all. It provides some sun protection in a lightweight package and it dries quickly. The only thing I don't like about it is that it when it dries the sweat stains and salt really stand out, but giving it a quick rinse with the hose before hanging it up to dry helps.
Date published: 2016-02-20
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How do you know which size to get?

Asked by: NCJ
The head circumference sizes are listed under the specs.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-24

Does this cap have an opening for a ponytail?

Asked by: D123
​ Yes, there is an open space above the adjustment strap for a ponytail.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-20

In what range of temperatures is this hat intended to be used?

Asked by: elisea
The North Face does not have a temperature rating on the Breakaway Hat. That being said, it is made from mesh and polyester, which will breathe well and is quick to dry. The hat will be great for hot conditions. The fabric also has a UPF 50 ultraviolet protection factor rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can this hat be put in the washer or is it strictly hand wash only?

Asked by: GVCinOregon
​This hat is hand wash only.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite hat I bought this hat 2 weeks ago and I'm in love already! I had been wearing the same Nike and Under Armour hats for years and wanted an updated hat that I can run, hike, and play in without overheating my head. This hat is more breathable and has a much better fit than my old ones. The bill does not block my view because it is the perfect length. The hat dries super fast. Aside from the cute color, the best part about the hat is that you can't even feel that you have it on because it is so lightweight and breathable.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Single Best Active Wear Hat Available If you are looking for a hat to wear for active pursuits, e.g., running, hiking, backpacking, biking, etc., This is it. Here are just a few reasons it perfect for this use: 1) light, 2) breathable, 3) sun proof, 4) reflective for safety 5) short crown so it can be worn easily with sunglass, 6) comes in sizes! These last two are huge selling points. I have a tiny head, and was glad to see TNF offer this in sizes the S/M fits great. Also, since this hat is made for outdoor, the ease of wearing sunglasses is appreciated. I get bugged at one size fits all hats that won't accommodate sunglasses. The hat is a bit too technical looking, in my opinion, to be worn casually, but in active outdoor pursuits, it's perfect. I wish TNF would apply this short crown / sunglasses feature on the Horizon hat. Then this would be the only 2 hats I'd ever need.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hat for running and hiking I'm not afraid to admit that I have a smaller head. I ordered the Small and it ALMOST fits perfectly. My only issue is that the crown of the hat is a tiny bit too high for my head. It is a low profile hat, but not as low profile as I would prefer. Still a great hat and I will be using this hat for running and hiking, etc.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Breathable! This hat is so comfortable and breathable! I bought it because I lost my hair to chemo and wanted something that would be comfortable and keep my head cool. I love it and wear it all the time!
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps you cool and blocks the sun I bought this a couple weeks ago and have already used it on a number of long runs. I get really hot during runs and hate wearing hats, but this one is perfect for warm weather.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Hat; Best Hat I'd like to start off with this is my first hat that I actually meets what I am looking for. I've been trying to find hats similar to this but they seem to be a little too expensive. The quality of the hat is outstanding and has very soft material. I bought this to help cover my face from the sun when I'm running for track and field. When I run the hat stays completely on and I had no trouble with having to keep it on.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid hat I saw the cut of this hat and knew it would fit my head well. I have a Nike running hat that forms the same way. I had to break in the hat and form the bill. The hat fits good. Feels comfortable. There is a sweat and inside that's hat. I got a lighter color which made it easier to see sweat. But a quick rinse in the sink got rid of it. Overall I'm happy with the hat. I will use it for running and other activities.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Running Hat. Very good hat for running. It's nice that it comes in two sizes, when most running hats are billed as one size fits all. It provides some sun protection in a lightweight package and it dries quickly. The only thing I don't like about it is that it when it dries the sweat stains and salt really stand out, but giving it a quick rinse with the hose before hanging it up to dry helps.
Date published: 2016-02-20
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Questions & Answers

How do you know which size to get?

Asked by: NCJ
The head circumference sizes are listed under the specs.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-24

Does this cap have an opening for a ponytail?

Asked by: D123
​ Yes, there is an open space above the adjustment strap for a ponytail.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-20

In what range of temperatures is this hat intended to be used?

Asked by: elisea
The North Face does not have a temperature rating on the Breakaway Hat. That being said, it is made from mesh and polyester, which will breathe well and is quick to dry. The hat will be great for hot conditions. The fabric also has a UPF 50 ultraviolet protection factor rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can this hat be put in the washer or is it strictly hand wash only?

Asked by: GVCinOregon
​This hat is hand wash only.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04
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