Gear Review: Outdoor Research Echo Cap

A stretchy, superbreathable sun hat.


“So featherlight, I hardly notice it’s on,” our Colorado tester says of the Outdoor Research Echo Cap. The stretchy, superbreathable fabric on the crown never feels hot or heavy, the inner band around the forehead mops sweat like a sponge, and the hinged brim (standard baseball-cap size) folds in half—making this lid easy to stash in your pocket. $26; 1.5 oz.;

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