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Zpacks™ Pointy Hat


Pointy Hat - $65
This item is discontinued.


Weight - 3.9 ounces (110 grams)

Width Flat - About 20 inches (51 cm)

Width as a cone - About 16 inches (41 cm)

Clothing items are made to order and are currently shipping in about one week. There may be lightly used gear in our Bargain Bin!


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.


Reviews and Customer Testimonials:

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Steve at Willis Wall Blog gives his review of the Pointy Hat
"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.
"I just finished my 6th Philmont trek and this year I used the Triplex tent and Pointy hat on this one. Both were outstanding pieces of gear. I received many compliments on the Pointy hat (along with a fair number of odd looks) and the Triplex tent was a life saver. We hiked in the “monsoon” season and had torrential rains 8 of the 10 days we were in the back-country. I slept dry and comfortable in the worst weather conditions Philmont could produce and the Pointy hat kept both rain and sun at bay. Thank you and your crew for creating an exceptional line of outdoor gear." Ellis W.