Zpacks™ Pointy Hat
Pointy Hat - $65
Weight - 3.9 ounces (110 grams)
Width Flat - About 20 inches (51 cm)
Width as a cone - About 16 inches (41 cm)
Clothing is made to order and most items are shipping within 1 week
Vertice rain gear is temporarily out of stock pending the arrival of more
material. Existing orders are still being built and shipped in the order that
they were received. There may also be lightly used gear in our Bargain
The Zpacks Pointy Hat is the only hat that keeps your head
comfortable regardless of the weather and which is a useful piece of gear
24 hours a day. It provides cool shade and breeze in the sun, and is
waterproof in the rain. It even doubles as a foam sit-pad for breaks
and padding for your sleep system at night.
- Constructed from Dyneema Composite Fabric. Hybrid 2.92 oz/sqyd on the
outside, black 1.0 oz/sqyd on the inside, and 3/8"
closed cell sleeping pad foam in the center.
zipper on the back allows it to open up flat for use as a sit pad,
a partial sleeping pad, and for easy packing.
- The Pointy Hat requires a normal visor or baseball cap
underneath (not included). The pointy hat clips to the visor
or hat brim
in the front to keep it very
secure and prevent it from flipping up, or blowing down into your
face in the wind. A chin strap is also included.
A visor or breathable hat is recommended so that your head has air
flow on top and stays cool. A separate visor or hat is also useful to wear by itself
around town or on lower profile days.
Any visor or cap will work, we have Headsweats
- This hat easily outperforms most other wide brimmed hats in
the wind and rain. Comparable hats can flop around in the wind or
blow into your face but the stiff visor brim solves that issue.
Any normal rain hat would overheat in the sun,
but this hat rides lightly on the top of your head so you still
get air flow and stay cool. The foam also insulates you from the
It even works well in the cold with a winter hat over or under
- The 16 inch wide brim offers great sun protection! The back of the
hat is slightly squared off so that it is less likely to bump your
backpack. Wide brimmed hats like this work best if your pack is
not sticking up too high.
- The outer shell of the hat is waterproof and has no exposed
seams other than the waterproof zipper. Even the zipper is taped
for drip-free rain protection.
- The hat has two hang loops so that you can clip it to your
backpack when not in use. It is useful to clip it at two points
both for security
and also to keep it from twisting around in the wind when it is
riding on your backpack. Two carabiners are included for clipping
it in place- they should be moved to your backpack for hanging.
- When you are traveling the hat should be coiled around a stuff
sack and packed inside your backpack. Try not to make tight
- All Zpacks gear has a one year warranty against defects in
materials or workmanship.
Reviews and Customer Testimonials:
Please email us with feedback (good or bad) if you have any!
"The Pointy hat works great! I thought the cutout on the
back was strange at first, but I now see it would hit the pack
all the time without it. Good thinking Joe!" -Mark S.
"I used my pointy hat last week section hiking the Florida
Trail through Ocala…. It was the envy of everyone in my group
and I LOVED it. My head stayed so cool and comfortable, and I
barely needed sunscreen on my face. The hat was my favorite
piece of equipment on the trip!" -Sharon J.
"I think of the pointy hat as half umbrella. Perhaps you could
name it 'Hat/Umbrella'? It sheds rain and even hail out over
your shoulders and front. In short showers I wouldn’t bother
putting on a jacket as I knew most of my upper half would stay
dry. Water still drips down between your back and pack however,
but the blunted rear is great for avoiding pack banging. The
hat is a work of genius designed by some wizard. I received
many compliments for the hat. It’s obvious downside is in high
wind - anything over 40mph per hour and it would turn into a
sail. The chin strap is comfortable but in high winds it’s
better to switch to a hood." -James Q.
"My pointy hat is fantastic! Took it on a summer trip which had
a few days of beating sun followed (as always) by some heavy
rain, and in both sets of weather it was like cruising along
under a personal verandah. Tempted to buy five more in case you
stop making them." -Adrian B.