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Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

$34.99 - $36.00


Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap - The perfect hat while on the river or on the trail when the sun is shining. The nylon fabric is made with UPF 30 to ensure safety from the sun. The sun skirt that provides great sun protection is removable when not needed, the mesh side pannels will help give you great breathability.


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Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap - The perfect hat while on the river or on the trail when the sun is shining. The nylon fabric is made with UPF 30 to ensure safety from the sun. The sun skirt that provides great sun protection is removable when not needed, the mesh side pannels will help give you great breathability.

  • Solarshield™ construction supplex® nylon fabric
  • UPF 30 sun protection
  • Plastic stiffened bill
  • Transaction™ headband
  • Mesh side panels aid ventilation
  • Removable sun skirt snaps to bill for total protection
  • External cinch strap adjustability
  • Removable chin cord with cordlock
  • Fabric:100% supplex® nylon
  • Style: 2434331115007

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Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Good protection from the sun (4)
  • Breathable (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking (5)
  • Camping or hiking (3)
  • Casual wear (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Funny looking but works great

I have owned two of these hats. After the first one wore down, I immediately bought another. The hat is cool in the summer and surprising warm in the winter down to about...Read complete review

I have owned two of these hats. After the first one wore down, I immediately bought another. The hat is cool in the summer and surprising warm in the winter down to about 25F. If I am outside, I wear the hat. I use it for running, climbing, skiing, hiking...you name it. The hat is extremely light and folds up nicely, which is a plus if you are climbing. I travel extensively and found that it makes the perfect traveling companion on flights, because I can fold it up and put it in my carry-on or even back pocket. The only problem I have had with the hat is durability. Both of the hats separated where the bill meets the hat. Although, I think the damage is more a function of me folding the bill into the hat when storing it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Only adequate for hairy heads

I bought the OR Sun Runner and was really happy with it at first. It really protects the major part of my face from the sun, which is great and different from most other...Read complete review

I bought the OR Sun Runner and was really happy with it at first. It really protects the major part of my face from the sun, which is great and different from most other sun-protective headwear including wide-brimmed hats. However, the mesh-panels on the sides of the cap are basically "sunburn-portals". I have a slight receding hairline above the temples and with many caps, including this one, I get sunburned due to the side mesh-panels they feature. The same would happen for anyone with a short haircut. For a hat that is specifically supposed to provide bomb-proof sun protection, this is an absolute no-go! I'm really disappointed about this major design flaw, especially as I don't think the mesh-panels provide a lot of ventilation anyway. I would like to love the sun runner, but in its current state, it only works for hairy heads.

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5.0

Essential for expose hikes

By 

from Los Angeles

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Protection from the Sun

Cons

  • Does Not Breathe

Best Uses

  • Hiking

Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

This hat is great when it's sunny and you're in an area with little to no shade. I don't recommend wearing it on hikes in forested areas, though, as the side flaps prevent airflow and keep your body heat in. I wear OR's Helios Sun Hat in those situations.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Comfortable and effective sun protection

By 

from Olympia, WA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Protection from the Sun
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Hiking
    • Performance

    Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

    I love this hat. Lightweight, versatile, comfortable and reliable sun protection for running, hiking and climbing. Fits nicely under a helmet, too.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Always part of the kit

    By 

    from Phoenix

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection from the Sun
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking

      Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

      I'm often in direct Arizona sun for full or half day excursions. This protection is much appreciated and regularly used. I've had one other similar hat and the sun runner's materials make it easier to hear with the flaps down then the other.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for bald heads

      By 

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Good Protection from the Sun
      • Rugged
      • Washes Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performance

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

        I'm completely bald and have run in this hat for many years. I've never burnt through the hat like another reviewer suggests. I often run at 10k-12k feet for many hours in the hot Colorado sun. I honestly have no idea what that other reviewer is talking about. I use spf 50 everywhere else and the hat outperforms it every time.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Only adequate for hairy heads

        By 

        from US

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

        I bought the OR Sun Runner and was really happy with it at first. It really protects the major part of my face from the sun, which is great and different from most other sun-protective headwear including wide-brimmed hats. However, the mesh-panels on the sides of the cap are basically "sunburn-portals". I have a slight receding hairline above the temples and with many caps, including this one, I get sunburned due to the side mesh-panels they feature. The same would happen for anyone with a short haircut. For a hat that is specifically supposed to provide bomb-proof sun protection, this is an absolute no-go! I'm really disappointed about this major design flaw, especially as I don't think the mesh-panels provide a lot of ventilation anyway. I would like to love the sun runner, but in its current state, it only works for hairy heads.

        (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not a great helmet

        By 

        from US

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

        This hat works great for most standard face-shading uses (lightweight, comfortable, extra long bill, great breath-ability and good wicking) but it is absolutely terrible at withstanding the impact of a 300lb+ chunk of rock falling from ~25 meters above it. As such, I would not recommend using this hat as a helmet substitution. Thank goodness that the hat was laying on the ground and not on my head when this product shortfall was discovered! Upon direct impact of the rock, the cap sustained severe damage to the mesh, bill and metal clip for attaching the neck protector. Surprisingly, the elastic band remained completely intact and the hat is still wearable, save for a gaping hole in the left side. Again, I do not recommend this cap be used in place of a helmet. For the sake of your brain matter, use the hat only for sun protection and not also rock protection.

         
        5.0

        The best out there

        By 

        from US

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

        I use it summer and on a sunny days on the mountains
        Is it fast dry! super light! keep you sun out of your face.

        I'm a professional nature photographer and can't wear sun glasses for I can shots. it is the best "tool" for my work in the field.
        Buy it!!!

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By 

        from US

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

        Bought this for a 2 week trip to the Virgin Islands this past spring and for kayak trips under the summer sun. Haven't used it yet for kayak trips but I expect it to perform as well as it did hiking in the hot sun of the Caribbean. Often I used just the hat with the sun shade in my pocket. The sun shade packs down super small so I had no problem bringing it along even if I wasn't sure I would use it. On really sunny days I attached it quick and easy-like to the hat and protected my ears and neck from the pounding sun. The hat is nice and breathable and even somewhat stylish!

         
        5.0

        A hat, you say?

        By 

        from US

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

        I am a self-professed gear freak. I own every commercially available brand of high-end outdoor gear, (except Mammut, and I'm still shopping for the perfect Mammut piece), and I have a lot of great kit. And I use it all. But I can say unequivocally, that this OR hat is the most versatile piece of gear I own. Rain or shine, hot or cold, with or without the Pharaoh neck attachment, it is literally the only piece of gear I own, that I use every single day. And I have done this for 5 years without the slightest problem. This is more than just a hat. It is protection for the part of my body that is exposed more than any other - my face. It works.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great bit of kit for HA mountaineering

        By 

        from Scotland, UK

        Pros

        • Good UV protection

        Cons

        • Skirt Elastic Too Tight

        Best Uses

        • High altitude mountains

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Sun Runner Cap - Khaki S:

        I recently returned from some exploratory mountaineering in Garwhal Himalaya where I protected myself from the intense UV rays with your Sun Runner Cap or SPF 50. An excellent bit of kit that did exactly what I bought it for however I have one comment/ suggestion regarding its design. The skirt (that was pretty much worn during daylight hours) may benefit from an adjustable cord at the back rather than the elastic strip. I confess I have a larger than average head but when the elastic was fully extended it still felt tight and often gave me a headache. Not ideal at altitude!

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