Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
For long distance runs on and off the trail, but almost always in the beating summer sun, there's the handy and protective Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap. Made out of 100% Supplex nylon fabric, this lightweight running cap is comfortable, durable and ready to run as far and as long as you are. Mesh side panels make a blistering trail run even more feasible by aiding with crucial ventilation, while Solarshield construction offers UPF 30 sun protection for your face, head and neck. Not to mention, a TransAction headband wicks sweat off your brow while a removable sun skirt snaps into the plastic-stiffened bill to offer the option of total shade from the sun's penetrating rays. For one of the sweetest summer running companions around, cinch on the Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap and run trail, road or coastline routes for hours on end.
- Material: 100% Supplex® nylon fabric
- Mesh side panels aid ventilation
- SolarShield™ construction
- UPF 30 sun protection
- Plastic-stiffened bill
- TransAction™ headband
- Removable sun skirt snaps to bill for total protection
- External cinch-strap adjustability
- Removable chin cord with cordlock
- Weight: 2.8 oz, 79 g
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Reviews - Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
My wife and I purchased these to go to Pahrump Nevada the last week of June 2012. We wore these hats in up to 114 degree heat for 4 days in a row while outside from 0800-1730. Well worth the investment. We also use them hiking in the bay area and they are great in this climate as well. Washing them shows no wear. Lots of compliments and "wish I had one of those". Only downside for you firearm people, electronic hearing protection ear muffs obviously make wearing the sun skirt portion a bit challenging to adjust initially, but can still be used.
If I'm gonna be outside for more then 10 minutes in the sun I never leave home without this hat. I bought an extra one to take apart and mount it to my bicycle helmet. Make no mistake about it.... the sun is evil and will do all it can to get us. Only issue I have is if the wind is really strong and I'm huffing and puffing the draw string sometimes gets around the mouth and can mess with breathing. Small price to pay to stay outta the sun. Washes easy in the washer machine.
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I looked at a whole lot of sun protection hats before buying the Sun Runner. I have had other sun hats which worked in some situations but not so good in others. For example some caped hats fly away in the wind or the cape flops over your head leaving your neck unprotected. At the very least, other hats expose too much skin to the sun. The Sun Runner is lightweight and leaves few patches of skin the to ravages of the sun. The draw strings prevent the wind from whipping the cape around and is comfortable in hot weather. The major drawback is that there is no size adjustment and you are required to guess what size will fit you. I wear a size 7 3/8" hat and the Large size Sun Runner fits pretty well although it could be a bit more snug on a windy day. The bill is a bit short and could be wider as well. Also, I have not yet determined if it can be laundered without losing its shape. I'd buy another one and have been favorably impressed so far.