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Coolhead™ Cachalot

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https://www.columbia.com/coolhead-cachalot-CU9500.html CU9500
$38.00
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Style# 1506131
Uses Water

Features

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.


Features:
  • 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
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1506131


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

Technology Videos

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Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
MAKING HOT PEOPLE COOL.
Blue rings react with sweat to lower the temperature of the fabric, so you feel cooler.
Play youtube video about Omni-Shade (tm)
Omni-Shade™
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.

Reviews

Coolhead™ Cachalot is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat the heat and the sun Excellent light weight hat to keep the glare out of your eyes and the heat off your neck & ears. Been using it doing anything involving sun, heat and activity: tennis, sailing, hiking, and underneath the bike helmet. All great, as it blocks the sun and is light. Long-lasting quality.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sun hat I bought this for my mother to protect her face from the sun while she’s golfing! She loves it!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hat Very light weight. Fits perfectly under a bike helmet. Maybe a little bit large for a woman's head, but still a great buy.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product... Great product that keeps your head and neck covered and cool.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Seems decent but too small From a look and feel perspective it was exactly what I was hoping for and expecting. However when I put it on my head I found that it was very tight. I went to adjust the size and found it was already at it maximum size. I do tend to where a large hat, but having used other Columbia one size fits all hats with no issues, I expected the same here. No dice.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the hat is perfect for surmmer ❤❤❤I love how it look and it look nice for summer
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Value This was my second purchase of this outsanding cap in 2015 while on sale. It more that served its purpose of blocking the sun on my neck and side of my face while not being to hot to wear in the heat. I also purchased the Coolhead Zero Booney at the same time, but cannot wear ear protection with the Zero Booney like I could with the Cachalot. Would give it a 5 for quality if it were fireproof. I was burning cedar I cleared and a spark landed on it and burned a hole in it.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool and light but protective The hat is very comfortable and light. The venting and wicking keep your head very cool. Optimum protection from the sun. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hat Great fit and a real nice hat to protect from the sun. Covers the face and neck well.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hat Really helps keep the boys neck from being sunburned.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For tennis Gift for tennis coach, he really liked it. Wears it daily for ultimate protection. Likes that it is ventilated!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection from the sun. It's perfect to have it on the swim in the ocean. Had one last vacations, but by the end I gave it away to locals. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Hat This hat Keeps you head cool on hot days. Also great to keep all the sun off your face, head & neck.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coverage this hat completely covers the ears & the sides of the face.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from coolhead cachalot works great in the sun keeping off the neck and ears vented for a cool head will buy another
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!!! Liked it so much I bought the stock! COLM
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Works great in hot sun.
Date published: 2013-03-13
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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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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