Alex Roddie from The Great Outdoors Magazine tests a versatile hat with head-turning looks.
Baseball caps with detachable capes have been around for a long time. The basic concept is to take a standard baseball cap and add a shroud that protects your neck from all sides. This drastically improves protection, and – if the cape is removable, as it is for the Sun Guide Cap – the result is a highly versatile item of headgear that can be used in a range of environments from chilly forest to baking desert.
The hat has a UPF 50+ sun rating. My Medium sample weighs 96g all-in, or 68g for just the cap. The shroud has several low-profile ventilation slots and is easily detachable from the cap. The cap itself has a comfortable wicking liner and two vents at the top that can be covered or exposed at will to adjust ventilation. It offers a snug, reassuring fit. A nice touch is that the extra-wide brim can fold in half, which really aids the hat’s packability – no risk of the brim getting squashed when shoved into a pack or pocket. It also means the cap folds down smaller than you might expect.
Read the full glowing review in all of its 5 star glory here
As we enter our first full year working with Sunday Afternoons, they are celebrating their 25th Anniversary. In the beginning, Angeline created all weather blankets, the spare parts became hats. The rest is history! A wonderful history at that. https://www.sundayafternoons.com/our-story
All hats come with UPF 50+ protection and a lifetime guarantee. With so many designs, these hats have a real personalised feel. The MOL team have a picked their favourite styles.
Jon’s favourite is the Trinidad, to quote “I just love the design and the inner lining.”
Ronnie can’t get enough of the Sun Tripper “It’s the clam shell brim!’ as she says. Burnt Orange is the colour for her.
Phil likes the Get Away Cap in Moss. He kept it short and sweet. “It looks good.”
A favourite of mine is the Sol Seeker in Sea Glass. The design is great and is practical when packing it into a bag.
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