OUTDOOR RESEARCH MOJAVE
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OUTDOOR RESEARCH MOJAVE
Wind, sun and water demand a river hat that fits well and fends off the elements.

OUTDOOR RESEARCH MOJAVE Pluses: Superb ventilation, 4-inch brim, huge cape, velcro Velcro cinch-strap, chin cord, glare-reducing black underbill, fleecy headband. Minus: Mesh panel lets sun burn bald heads. Four sizes, five colors. $37. (888) 467-4327, www.orgear.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Eric Boyd ()
SCHOONER BANK CACHALOT
SCHOONER BANK CACHALOT
Pluses: Black underbill, 3.5-inch rigid brim, terry headband, draw cord for size adjustment, security clip to nix fly away, quick drying like rest. Minus: Short cape lets sun burn long necks. One fits-all size, five colors. $25. (503) 985-4000, www.columbia.com ()
SUN DAY AFTERNOONS
SUN DAY AFTERNOONS
Pluses: Outstanding shape retention and ventilation, no-glare dark underbill, 4-inch brim, huge cape, cinch strap, soft liner across brow, chin strap, cape tie-up, decorative band. Minus: Mesh panel allows sun to burn bald heads. Two sizes, three colors. $36. (800) 426-4840, www.rei.com ()
DESTINATION SUNWESTER
DESTINATION SUNWESTER
Pluses: Mesh lining for comfort and ventilation, draw cord, Powder Dry material keeps forehead dry. Minuses: 3-inch brim offers marginal lower-face sun protection, short chin strap. Two sizes, three colors. $44. (800) 225-9749, www.kokatat.com ()
EX OFFICIO BUZZ OFF
EX OFFICIO BUZZ OFF
Pluses: Scentless material repels insects; wraparound cape with button at points offers first-rate bug and sun protection for neck, ears; draw cord, soft headband, rigid bill. Minus: 3-inch brim. One fits-all size, one color. $28. (800) 644-7303, www .exofficio.com ()
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