- February 6 2012
Durable! Perfect for the Northwest winters. Purchased this one to replace another that we lost. I think this product will last forever. Great prices here at Altrec. Fast delivery!
- January 14 2012
Great Hat. Very good quality.The Best price I found on the internet. it's an outstanding rain hat. I would recommend this to a friend. I will be getting another one to keep at work.
- December 10 2011
NICE HET that I never have. looking very nice. I have to ware this hat when i hiking. I want to buy more then one. highest quality You have to buy. also this hat is great desing.
- November 22 2011
proof of best
I have had my seattle sombrero for 6-7 years. I wear it for rain or shine. I'm 60 and am now having skin cancers removed because I was to tough to wear hats when I was 5 - 50 years old. I always wear it for rain (waterproof# and sun #brim keeps face, ears, and neck covered#. If I put a headband on #over 60 F# for disc golf, I can adjust the hat size in 3 - 5 seconds with the inner band. Don't want to wear it inside? Hold the brim with both hands, "pop" #shake) it off, fold the wet side in and slide it into your sleeve. No problem! Think it is too dirty? Wash it in cold, gentle, air dry in dryer - again like new. I'm hoping it will soon show some wear - I need an excuse to get a blue one 'cause I wear blacks or blues 95% of the time. If you don't love it . . . . won't happen. I wear it 350 days a year. My other hats are keeping the dust off of my closet shelf.
- November 8 2011
Never leave without it
I have been working with cameras as a professional for well over 30 years. While hoods are usually conveniently attached to whatever jacket I wear they often drive me crazy when I need protection from rain. Even the most ergonomicly designed hoods just do not turn along with my head as far as I sometimes need and wind up obscuring my peripheral vision. Often the Gore-Tex material they are made of make lot of crinkling noises which interferes with ones ability to hear clearly. The brim is usually miminmal and often mangled if it was rolled up inside the collar. And surprisingly enough, many of the most expensive Gore-Tex Pro Shell jackets these days do not offer the stove away into collar ability which leaves the inside of the hood exposed to the elements. So if you don't put it on immediately when it starts raining, or you need to temporarily take it off during rainfall it immediately starts collecting water INSIDE the hood. Enter the Seattle Sombrero! I "discovered" the practicality of this product back in the '90ties and have never looked back. It's surprising how effective it is in keeping those water droplets off your face and head and yet leave you so free to do and see whatever and wherever. And as a cameraman that brim protects the viewing experience through the eyepiece so much better because it covers it far more than some minimalist brim on a hood would. This is particularly important because even if you have your camera (still photo or motion picture) fully covered with specially designed rain protectors, the eyepiece portion is always the weak spot that often remains unprotected for optimum viewing ability. Other manufacturers have attempted to make their own version, but none of them have quite nailed it as well as OR. Including the back brim which extends further than most so your neck and back remins dry even if you look straight down. The only wish I have is that the brim material was just a bit stiffer as one has to take some care when packing the hat. Make sure you put it in the bottom of your duffle so it lays relatively flat. If the brim lays folded too long it's rather difficult to ever have the crease go away... It has also become one of my most successful professional gifts to give.