OR Pocket Bucket


OR Pocket Bucket
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title OR Pocket Bucket
Manufacturer Outdoor Research
Page By jdmorris
Page Type Jan 14, 2008 / Jan 14, 2008
Object ID 4601
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Product Description

Great for backpacking and even gardening, the Outdoor Research Pocket Bucket has a packable profile that easy stows in cramped confines so you'll have it when you need it most. The rugged SolarShield™ fabric has a UPF 30+ rating and folds down to fit inside the hidden pocket in the Pocket Bucket's crown. Along the inside is a thirsty Dri-Release® headband to help control perspiration. If you're looking for a cap design that's packable, check out the Outdoor Research Tracer Cap.


  • Rugged and comfortable SolarShield™ fabric rated with a 30+ UPF rating
  • Moisture-wicking Dri-Release headband
  • When not in use, the hat stuffs into its own hidden pocket inside the crown
  • OR logo on front of hat
  • Weight: 2.4 oz. (67 g.)
  • Available in 4 sizes in 3/4" increments



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jdmorris - Jan 14, 2008 6:37 pm - Voted 5/5

The ideal sun hat
I use this OR hat almost any time I don't have a fleece on my head. Because it's fitted with a bit of stretch, no chin strap is required and yet it stays on my head even when the wind is strong enough to make walking difficult. The brim isn't big and floppy like typical sun hats so it doesn't flap around in the breeze although it consequently does not shade all of my neck and shoulders. It is made of nylon, so even though it is very thin it's admittedly a little less breathable than nothing. Nonetheless, I frequently leave it on under a helmet without trouble when I need extra sun protection and it isn't scorching hot. When I need more sun protection on the sides of my face and back of my neck I add a bandanna underneath the hat with perfect results. I've bought a couple of these now because I don't know what I'd do if they were discontinued - I think they're the best sun hat you can buy.

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