outdoor research: his   hers running/style/sun/crossover hats

 

For any sort of adventure, Outdoor Research is where it’s at. They’re specialists in creating functioning apparel and gear that does its job extremely well but most importantly lasts! They even have an infinite guarantee!

They just released several new style hats, sun hats and crossover hats that literally take you from the beach to the gym to open spaces. The Cameo Cap {downtown cap with the mountain town style}, the Papyrus Bucket {for those very worth beach trips} and the Solstice Bucket with UPF protection and cute patterns and colors {perfect for kids!}. I ended up going with their brand new lightweight, breathable Switchback cap  and my husband took along the Echo Cap.

With the daily 40 degrees heat, I always made sure I had my hat nearby. When we went on a shopping trip to Playa Del Carman this hat was a life saver – it’s one thing laying on the beach with the ocean breeze on you, but walking through a stuffy town fully clothed with the sun beating on your head, you really feel the heat.

outdoor research: his   hers running/style/sun/crossover hats

Typically the Switchback Cap if for running and hiking but it was perfect for me on the beach since it has UPF 30 sun protection, it was comfortable with the TransAction™ headband and it was easy to stash in my beach bag {or husbands cargo pocket} with the help of the folding bill. It also has a hidden zippered pocket that fits cash or a debit card.

One thing I really liked about this hat was the easy/quick release buckle adjustment.  I have to fool around with my other hats for at least a few minutes to adjust the size when I’m going from hair up to hair down. That was a nice feature to have. It also fit my head perfectly! Impressive considering it’s one-size! The available colors are really bright and vibrant too – I went with fuchsia {see below for a lovely tourist-y “Ooh! Get us in front of the flowers! My hat matches!” picture taken with the underwater camera:}

outdoor research: his   hers running/style/sun/crossover hats

My husband went with the Echo Cap which is a trail {i.e. running} hat.  He wore it while he golfed on what had to be the hottest morning/afternoon of the entire week and this hat kept him cool and without a sunburned forehead and nose  :) The Echo and the Switchback are essentially the same, except the Echo is made of a mesh airvent type material.

outdoor research: his   hers running/style/sun/crossover hats

These are awesome hat to definitely have for travel or during summer month adventures {even if it’s just a walk around the block or to the park with your little ones on a hot day} since they’re lightweight, easy to stash and easy to wash.

outdoor research: his   hers running/style/sun/crossover hats

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