Halcyon Sombrero by Outdoor Research

Cool lid for the summer sun

By Susan Bibeau

I have learned the hard way over the years to heed my mother’s advice and “stay out of the sun!”

A beautiful sunny day spent paddling without the proper protection will often guarantee a miserable evening tending to singed flesh.

Having said this, I will admit to some vanity in that I would rather suffer the discomfort of a sunburn than look goofy.

Luckily for me the folks at Outdoor Research have created something both highly functional and stylish.

Features include:

A new high-tec, fabric that sheds water and also breathes well in high humidity, so it’s great in the rain also.

A sombrero-style brim that is wide enough to provide shade but not over-sized in a goofy way like some other hats.

Snaps on the dome and band, so you can put the brim up (when the sun goes in)

Chin cord that adjust.

And if the wind does manage to take it… it floats 😀 sweet!

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