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Coolhead™ Cachalot


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$29.98 $38.00
Style# 1506131
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Uses: Water
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Style# 1506131
Uses Water


This performance cap is the ultimate in cooling and protection, with all over Omni-Freeze® ZERO technology, which reacts with sweat to lower the temperature of the material, as well as ventilation on the crown and UPF 50 sun protection on the front, top, and back flap.

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO fabrication lowers the material’s temperature
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides premium protection from the sun
  • Adjustable drawcord and toggle at back
  • Imported

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO, Omni-Shade 86% polyester/14% elastane
  • Venting on crown: 100% polyester mesh
Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Sweat-Activated Cooling
Sun Protection

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Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Blue rings react with sweat to lower the temperature of the fabric, so you feel cooler.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not effective The bill of the hat is not long enough. the material does not breath well. I prefer the "Ice" type frabric. Not Freeze A few years back I bought some Columbia hat made with material "omni freeze "ice". The material was very breathable and works great. This new Omni-freeze zero is not even close to the same ability to cool when sweating. I have been looking for other manufactures of the breathable type material. Very disappointed in Columbia July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cool Hat This hat Keeps you head cool on hot days. Also great to keep all the sun off your face, head & neck. October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great hiking hat After buying a similar hat from a different manufacturer I wanted to try this one with the Omni-freeze. It is definitely cooler and the white color does a better job of reflecting hot sun. September 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not for all-day use I am in the process of doing all the Colorado 14ers (14,000 foot mountain tops), and have completed 45 of them. I like the sun blocking aspect of the hat, but it isn't an endurance accessory. It works for about 2 or 3 hours tops. Not sure what I was expecting, but it's a bummer when it stops working. I bought the Coolhead Cachelot and the light blue baseball hat version. Same results with both products. Great for an hour or two, but not the long haul. June 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Really small bill I bought this hat to replace a what I thought was the same hat I purchased at Cabela's several years ago. IT IS NOT THE SAME HAT. The bill is very small and would not cover my average size nose. The hat is almost child like and appears to be a miniature. The body of the hat is fairly normal but the bill is WAY too small. I returned it. I don't think it is functional. I may try the Tamiani which appears to have a more normal bill. April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great coverage this hat completely covers the ears & the sides of the face. April 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by very light I bought the hat for myself, however it was way too big for me, and it was even a little big for my husband who has a larger head. The fabric and feel of the hat is very good though. December 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tamiami Cachalot runs small and does not give adequate face, neck coverage either. Very skimp flaps. The hat was too small plus the cut of the flaps was skimpy. It did not resemble the hat I had purchased several years ago. For a hat to really block the sun it should have flaps that are loose and longer so as to cover more of the face and the neck. I retuned the hat and found a larger size in a local store but even though it is larger in size it is still skimpy and not really adequate to protect me from the direct rays of the sun. I am disappointed with the product and if you ever go back to your original hat let me know. I don't want skin cancer and having the proper hat protects the gardener and the fisherman also. It would help if the flaps could meet in the front and could be closed . Good luck....Jordon September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by coolhead cachalot works great in the sun keeping off the neck and ears vented for a cool head will buy another September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coolhead it is! The Coolhead Cachalot is far better at its job than two similar products I own that I'll have to donate somewhere. It also works better than a sweat band and under my bike helmet as well. When I fear I look a bit dorky, I tuck the tail under the cap top and it's -presto- a normal looking cap. July 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great quality, awkward function Bought this for my husband who is new into hiking/backpacking. He was looking for a lightweight, breathable hat to shade his face and neck. The concept is great. Very high quality fabric. His only complaint was the neck piece made him feel claustrophobic. We returned it for the version without the neck piece and he loves it. Fantastic customer service when returning the hat. June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect!!! Liked it so much I bought the stock! COLM May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cool Works great in hot sun. March 13, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Hat Size S/M L/XL Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 - 22 22 - 24 1/4 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 7 - 7 3/4 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 - 21 21 - 22 3/4 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 - 6 7/8 6 7/8 - 7 1/4 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months
Hat Size Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 15th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 19th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 20th to arrive by the 25th.
Free Standard Shipping

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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