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Be sure to put on the Outdoor Designs Papyrus Brim Hat before you leave the chalet. It's going to be another hot one in the mountains, and this UPF-30-rated straw hat helps keep you comfortable as you trek up the trail. A TransAction headband helps wick moisture away from your brow, while a removable chin cord comes in handy when the mountain wind whips fiercely around.

  • Keep the sun's rays at bay with this hat
  • UPF 30+ rating offers defense against UV rays
  • Moisture-wicking headband enhances comfort
  • Chin cord is removable for added convenience
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Flimsy Hat

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Like the size and material on this hat, but it came bent into weird shape and wasn't able to form it how I'd like. (how it looks in the picture) If you're good with a no structure and just need something to keep the sun off your face, this will do nicely.

Beach hat, good for watching people surf

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Here we have my Pop, watching a dude get barreled at pipeline. Thankfully he's wearing his Papy hat to keep the sun out of his eyes!

Beach hat, good for watching people surf

Is the brim stiff enough for boating. I m try to find a non floppy brim while running my boat

Hey there Richard!

This hat is a wicker style so it won't be floppy like other 'sun' hats! I have seen a few reviews where people have said they have used this while boating! It will be a bit more fragile just because it is straw! Feel free to contact me directly or chat or call in to find out more!

Yes indeed! Thank you for the question. And thank you for the response, Brooklynn!



Leta

OR Rep

Great to travel with!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Originally my stepdad had this hat and he brought it with him on our family trip to Nicaragua. Everyone in the family liked it so much, everyone was stealing it from him the whole time. I decided to order one for my sister for her birthday since she loved it the most! She works outdoors in Idaho and this will be the perfect hat for her to wear all day!

This was a great beach hat to travel with because it was so lightweight and if it were to get wet it would dry really quickly.

Great to travel with!

Berlin - what a beautiful photo! Thank you for the great review as well!

Leta OR rep

AWESOME HAT!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: lg

Very light, yet protects from the sun with the nice, wide brim.
+1 on care - mine arrived with a kind of squished look, still works great, but I'm going to try and steam it back into shape. These are not crushable!
Totally recommended!

Light, fitted, sunburn saver!!!

    Very nice and comfortable, be careful at handling it if you like to keep it wrinkle free and it good shape. It also looks good which is hard to achieve in my opinion.

    Super Durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Had to come to the hat's defense after reading some of the reviews about durability. I have owned two of these hats and while they will not fare well when sucked into a jet ski motor (don't worry, the jet ski was not harmed), they are super durable. I shave my head/am bald and wear these hats constantly. There is not a single nick in any of the strands of fiber in the entire hat. This is amazing given that it's made out of papyrus. No wonder the scrolls from the good ol days of Mesopotamia held up so well. I also have a giant head 7 3/4ish and the XL in this hat is one of the only hats on planet earth that doesn't leave an annoying line in my fivehead.

    Lightweight and perfect for boating

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    This hat is lightweight and perfect for boating or gardening ... or touristing. Love that is has SPF 50 and allows for a lot of airflow. I used it for a trip to Latin America.

    Thank you for the review, Leigh!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Adequate

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xl

    I liked this hat used for golf only...as I needed sun protection and my daughter's bought it for me not knowing anything about golf hats vs. safari, etc. The main negative is it loses its form sooner than I expected and actually had to make sure to let it rest on a rounded surface and spray with starch to try and keep stiffness... and the end of one season, I decided to wash it and did not take the "100% PAPER from CHINA" so seriously and it disintegrated under a mild soaking/wash. I would expect this for maybe a $20 hat but it seems pricey for "paper from china"...BUT, it was protective and I was able to handle the abuse from my golfing buddies.

    Thank you for the review - I will pass this on to OR. Please go ahead and return it to us if you would like a replacement!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Just Right

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Purchased for my husband to wear while mowing lawn in our very hot, humid climate. He loves that it's lightweight and can feel the breeze through the tiny holes. He now wears it while walking, too.

    Poor quality hat

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    Having purchased other hats from Outdoor Research, I assumed this hat would be of similar quality. Wow, was I wrong. This hat is made of poor quality materials. It doesn't hold up well at all compared to my other Outdoor Research hats. I wore it twice and was really dissatisfied. Given this was one of my first purchases from Backcountry, I'm now wondering if all the products they offer are factory rejects. I purchased a Marmot shirt in the same order and found it to be of poor quality as well compared to other Marmot products.

    Lightweight Hat

      I got this for my boyfriend and he wears it every day when he's coaching football, and on every hiking and fishing trip we take. It's super lightweight so it keeps him cool when the sun is out and dry when it's raining! The straw/ burlap material is more present than I thought it would be from the picture but I was pleasantly surprised at how it looked

      Lightweight Hat

      Great hat!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I really like this hat! It's lighter and more flexible than I thought it would be. The straw in the hat is soft, it's not itchy and is very comfortable. It's also very breathable. When squished, the hat usually returns to its normal shape.

      Great hat!

      Head Umbrella

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Love this hat. My first 'sun' hat that I have ever purchased and I couldn't be happier about it. Nice and lightweight and comfortable. Does just what it is supposed to do and keep the sun off of your face.

      My head is 7 3/8 and I picked up the medium. Fits great. I feel like I am actually between the M and L but I'd rather have the hat be a little snug as opposed to loose seeing as in the wind this baby is a sail.

      Matthew Pizza
      Expert Gearhead
      mpizza@backcountry.com
      801.736.8363

      Head Umbrella

      More durable than expected!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I bought this hat for my boyfriend to use on his climbing trip to Alaska. He primarily needed it for walking on the glacier on bluebird days and it didn't disappoint. Before he left he was concerned that it wouldn't hold up well if he needed to ever stuff it into his climbing bag. Glory, glory, hallelujah! He crammed the OR papyrus in his bag with all his climbing gear and it came out just fine. It even fit under his climbing helmet and he was able to wear it while climbing! Here's a photo of my Lodgemen lookin cool in the OR Papyrus brim hat!

      More durable than expected!

      Decent Hat, Great Price

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I like the style, and got it on sale for a great price. It's pretty easy to misshape by setting something down on it, but putting it in proper position over night gets it back to shape. I don't feel like it would hold up if you expect take stow it repeatedly in a bag. Overall, it keeps the sun and rain out of my face, and has nice open weave that runs from the brim to the top which allows circulation within the hat. I suggest using a water repellant on the top and brim.

      My husband is exactly between sizes (58mm), which size would you recommend we order, M or L? Thanks!

      I would recommend going for the Large. I am also between sizes at 60 cm (Large and XL) and the XL fit me a lot better. Also, if the size you decide to order does not fit your husband, you can always exchange it for free, we will cover the shipping costs both ways.



      Feel free to contact me with any more questions.

      klivingston@backcountry.com

      801-736-4337

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      SHARP HAT!

      Best hat ever

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I needed a good, durable sun hat and came across this one. It has taken a beating and still looks great

      Best hat ever