Friday, August 29, 2014

Seal Skinz Waterproof Trail Hat - Preview & Test

Today we are taking a look at the Seal Skinz Waterproof Trail Hat.

$50.00 on their site but prices to range at other retailer sites.

Comes in two colors - Black and Olive Green

Use : I’ve begun testing this hat out already and I’m impressed just as I was with the Seal Skinz Socks that we showed off previously.  After four night hikes, roughly 45 miles worth of trail time in all sorts of rainy conditions, I can tell you that this hat is waterproof.  I’ve used this in dense fog with light mist, light rain to heavy down pours and stayed 100% dry.

Most of the nights the temps were in the 50’s and it was perfectly comfortable.  When the temps got to the mid 60’s I did notice that my noggin was getting a little hot and that’s because this hat does had a thermal rating of 3.  In other words, it’s meant for that range in between the hottest of days and the coldest and that does seem to be accurate.  In other words it wouldn’t be breathable for the sunniest of days or warm enough for the coldest ones either.

When it comes to noggin protection, I am not a big fan of hoods, I like hats especially if i am with some friends and there is talking involved.

The definitive technical bush or trail hat is soft enough to fold with an adjustable brim also provides excellent sun protection.

Totally waterproof, breathable and windproof
Adjustable brim can be worn down or up to suit
Detachable chinstrap and a mesh lined interior for a comfortable fit
Folds up nicely.
Very light weight : 1.9oz or 53.86 grams
Material composition:

Outer Shell: 100% Nylon
Micro-pourous Membrane
Inner: 100% Polyester


The Sealskinz Waterproof Trail Hat is built for the wet and the warm to protect you from whatever nature has to throw at you. The hat is waterproof, windproof and breathable and features a mesh lining for added comfort.

The Sealskinz Waterproof Trail Hat has many other features including an adjustable and detachable chinstrap and an adjustable brim which can be worn up or down. The hat comes in two colour options: Black or Olive.

The Sealskinz Waterproof Trail Hat can be folded down and it fits in your pocket. Plus with the help of the adjustable brim, it will always maintain its shape when worn. This hat is comfortable and practical and is great to take on your adventures.


Waterproof, windproof and breathable
Mesh lined for added comfort
Available in black and olive
Adjustable and detachable chin strap
Adjustable brim can be worn up or down
Thermal rating: 3

Pro-Tip : In a pinch you can use this hat as a bucket!


1 comment:

  1. When Luke does the review, make sure he lets the wife test the hat(What is her name?). Hats often work great on someone with short hair. However, a person with longer hair has more hat challenges. Tucking hair up under a hat makes it tighter and warmer.