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Men's Coolhead™ Ballcap III


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Style# 1506951
Uses Trail


Built for supreme temperature regulation and sun protection in the outdoors, this performance ball cap is outfitted with UPF 50 fabrication, a wicking, cooling sweatband, and our advanced Omni-Freeze ZERO® technology, which reacts with sweat to lower the temperature of the material.

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO fabrication lowers the material’s temperature
  • Omni-Freeze advanced cooling sweat band facilitates the release of heat and feels cooler to the touch
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides premium protection from the sun
  • Hook and loop back adjustment
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1506951

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO, Omni-Shade 91% polyester/9% elastane Freezer Ice jersey
Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Sweat-Activated Cooling
Cooling and Wicking Fabric
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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Fabric that releases heat to help you feel cooler.
Play youtube video about Omni-Shade (tm)
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men's Coolhead™ Ballcap III is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST CAP EVER!! This cap is the finest cap style warm weather hat I have ever seen. Durable, cool, fits all head sizes, and wicks moisture away in al flash. I use it for golf and when its really warm, I soak the hat and wear wet. Cools like a charm. I've bought several extras so I'll have them if Columbia decides to make a style change or eliminate this cap (which would be insane). MikeBu
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but not quite Tis hat is definitely cooler than your average baseball type hat and you will sweat less. However, the omni cool band is virtually useless. First, it only touches your scalp (if you have hair) in the front. Second, it really doesn't feel any cooler. What does work is it fits great and is a very light material that breathes so your head doesn't get as hot for sure. It's the only hat I've owned that I can turn around backwards for riding across the water at 40+ MPH that doesn't give any effort to coming off. Very comfortable and well made!
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps keep a cool head. OK, I have more than a few hats. But NONE of them do what this one does: Helps keep me cool. With the added bonus of an SPF of 30+ it does well in keeping the rays off the grays. It's light, comfortable, and even kinda stylish if you are into that. I think this would be a great addition to anyone's collection!
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found the perfect hat! I am a woman with a ridiculously large head.... okay maybe not ridiculous but every other hat in every single brand you could think of that I’ve tried on was always way too small! Felt like they would pop off of my head at any moment. But THIS HAT.... this hat is amazing! Finally I’ve found a hat that goes all the way down to my ears and feels snug and like it covers my entire head.... which is the whole point of a hat, right? Anyway, I bought the men’s version to make sure I was getting the largest hat possible, so I don’t know how the women’s version holds up, but this hat is perfect! It’s very lightweight and stretchy, which would probably help it fit heads of all sizes. It also keeps your head cool, which helps in the sweltering Florida summer. I love that it’s low profile, it doesn’t feel or look bulky on my head AT ALL. love that! If you are looking for a hat for large heads, this is it! I am seriously tempted to buy this hat in all colors, but you should see my collection of failed hats....I don’t think I have room for more hats! Another bonus, thank you Columbia for putting this hat on sale! I jumped on that like a spider monkey! :D
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cap Great Cap , Keeps your head cool in the hot sun !!
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COOLHEAD Top Quality! A must buy product
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ballcap ever made I have (4) of these caps. Two I have had for over 8 years. You can't hurt them! I have worn them for everything from a night out thru work, hiking/camping and fishing. Just throw it in the washer or hand-wash and hang it up. It dries fast and looks like the day you bought it. Great fabric, sun and water repellent won't fade. Also has a thin plastic brim that holds its shape. Very well made with a great design. Keep new and different colors coming! Thanks
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer cap Perfect for this hot summer weather. Keeps your head cool. Very comfortable. Great product.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Considering a Second This hat fits the perfect niche I was looking for— functional in that it blocks the sun, dries quick, and perfect weight. It’s heavy enough to feel but not so heavy that it’s constantly being felt. It’s like a part of my body.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice hot weather ball cap Excellent hat for work or okay outside in the hot sun.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing hat I love this hat it's my go to on hot days.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hat This had fits very well. It is nice and light and allows air to get to my head. It worked great the first day I put it on and was out in the sun all day for my child's school activity. I chose the gray color and with it on it felt great in the direct sun. There was no problem with odor or adjustment. I also wore the had the next day for a 5-mile trail run. It kept the sun out of my eyes and my head nice and cool as if I was not wearing a hat. My head size runs larger than average and it felt snug enough that it did not blow off in a breeze but was not overtight where it left a mark. I would recommend this hat to anyone who wants a nice, lightweight sun protection but also wants to have a breathable material close to their scalp.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome hat Awesome hat; keeps my head very cool and fits comfortably
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ball Hat I am female but wear the men's version of this hat. I have five in various colours (some duplicate) and I constantly have one with me. We Boat and hike frequently and this hat is perfect for this type of activity. Recently lost my one and only black one and re-ordered immediately - two this time in case I lost one again. These hats are a cool light fabric and easy to wash. I wear the men's version because it comes down over my ears which helps to prevent burning the tips. Good snug fit. You won't regret this purchase. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool hat I wear this hat on the river on sections that don't require a helmet or when we are taking a break from a day out in the water. I also wear it on the lake and any other time in the sun. Your head will stay extremely cool even in 90+ degree weather for an extended time. There are men and women options. If you have a small head, get a woman's. If you have a larger head, get the men's.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool hat. My husband likes this hat. It is nice and lite, can hardly feel it on his head. He is looking forward to testing it out in Tucson on our vacation!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps Me Cool! Love this product. It does what it say, it keeps me cool. In extreme temps, I dip it in the cooler and then place it back on my head. Keeps me cool for hours!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Columbia have Just great product
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cap I have several of these caps already and came back for more. I sweat a lot when golfing and this cap keeps my dryer than most other caps. It is very comfortable, looks good, and above all keeps me cool. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally the right hat I've been trying a variety of hats for the last several years trying to find the right one, especially for backpacking. I tried the wide brimmed hats, but found it was too much hat for me. I tried standard baseball caps, but they do a poor job of wicking sweat and staying cool. This hat is a great blend of form and function. It looks sharp enough to wear out and about, but it really comes into its own on the trail wicking sweat away from my brow, and keeping me cool and shaded.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Light Weight Sun Hat I have several baseball style sun hats but this is by far the best and most comfortable. Love the oversized brim and the light weight comfort. Added bonus- when it blew off on the water, it floats! Highly recommended for anyone who is looking for comfortable sun protection.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sun Protection Love having a ball cap that offers sun protection. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent hat with a minor weak point Purchased this at a Columbia store. I love it and was very disappointed when one of the back straps broke! It seems that one strap is a velcro strap while the other is a plastic/rubber strap that clinches on the velcro. The plastic/rubber one broke off at the joint with the hat. Even though it broke, I still recommend it as it is really comfortable, light and does the trick.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coolhead cap I really like these hats I now have four of them in different colors they keep my head from being burnt they are really thin and easy to pack in the luggage and they are very comfortable
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfortable I bought the cap for my husband for father's day gift. Its fit for him and can wear in the hot day.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hat I have had this hat for a year and a half now and I use it for hiking, fishing and everyday wear. This is my favorite hat and other than a few stains it still shows no wear. This is the best made hat I've ever had.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect ball cap This is the perfect ball cap for anything! Work out, or casual day out. Love it for men & women!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hat does what it claims. I bought this hat for my husband's trip to Florida. It kept him cool the whole time.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hat!! I lost my hair permanently due to chemo and radiation. Had the hardest time finding hats that fit my very large head. My husband found this ball cap at a local sporting goods, I have been hooked ever since. This is my sixth hat that I have purchased. Will continue buying until they stop making them.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for fishing in the sun Like other PFG products I like its comfort and feel while keeping me protected from the sun's harmful rays.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you cool He likes it. Keeps his head cool underneath the hot Miami sun.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Running Cap Just bought this and love it. It is both light and comfortable. I often forget I am wearing it. Must buy if you are looking for an every day hat!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit, comfortable material Excellent product. Will definitely purchase again.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Cool zero Hat works great and great color
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weird cut, but great cooling properties The light fabric and terrific headband are exactly what I was looking for in a hot-weather ball cap, this will definitely keep your head as cool as possible while wearing a cap in the sun. But I found the cut of the cap a bit strange...at least for my head. You can adjust the circumference with the back velcro strap, but the hat seems too deep (or tall) for my head. In other words, there is a bunch of fabric left at the top when I put it on...if I pull it down to snug over my head, the sides come down over my ears. I've never had that issue with a ball cap before. Other than that, this is a perfect hot weather ball cap.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coolhead ballcap Very lightweight material. Awesome in the sun.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incorrect They state that they're true to size but they're not. I ordered a gray, khaki and bright blue one. The gray one is much smaller than the other two. Yje other two are close in size. The khaki is definitely bigger though. Great hats other than that.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cap I was looking for a cap that I could use during backpacking to block out the sun and rain. The bill is a little longer for that purpose. This cap is not bulky/stiff which feels comfortable while wearing and I can pack it easily in my backpack and not worry about weird wrinkles when I put it back on because of the lightweight material. It also has this stylish look as well. My favorite cap!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hat ever Super lightweight and breathable. I bought it a few years ago, and after extended use (daily for a couple years) it developed a sweat stain on the top of the hat that would not come out...my only complaint, but I probably should have washed it more often. Because of this I tried buying another, but they were no longer being made. I'm very excited they are back! You will not regret buying this hat!
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted I purchased one of your hats several years ago in a retail store, and have not been able to find more. I tried your site with crossed fingers in hope that what I was ordering was the same quality and material of my previous purchase. I am very pleased, not only the material is the same, the colors online were true. Shipping time was very reasonable. Thanks Much!
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product keeps your head cool I paired the Coolhead Ballcap with a Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter for a Caribbean fishing trip and the results were excellent. Together they kept the sun off and kept me cool and dry. The generous headband and it's hook and loop adjustment allowed the bill/visor to sit low and provide plenty of shade on my face. All that was needed was a small amount of strategically placed SPF 30 sun screen to prevent sun burn. This gear made for a great trip!
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hat for tennis This is now my go to hat for playing tennis. I live in Arizona, and play tennis year around. I purchased a white hat for the summer, and it did a great job keeping my head comfortable. I usually wear a lg/xl fitted nfl cap, but this one really conforms to my large skull. It is made of a light, breathable fabric. Just purchased a second one because the first one is so great. The bill of the cap is a little smaller than my others, but it's not a deal breaker.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I now have 3 Hats, they all wear well and are great on the beach, golfing or for any outside activity. The hat's maintain shape and color after machine washing..
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hot Weather Hat I picked up a similar hat at a fishing store and really liked how much cooler it stayed than the typical all cotton hat in the sun. Decided to give the Columbia PFG hats a try since I love the shirts and have found this hat is considerably more comfortable to wear for long periods of time in the sun than any of my other hats. Haven't had a chance to test the stain resistance yet but am otherwise quite satisfied.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i don't like hats this hat is the best ever ,fits nicely,just does the job in keeping the sun off your head,and keeping your head cooler.highly recommend !
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cool hat Seemed like it made my head hotter, heavier, the older style Columbia hats I've been using for years seemed cooler. Bulkier looking around the rim, didn't like the way it looked. Sorry Columbia, love your stuff but this didn't work for me. Have been wearing your hats working in a hot kitchen for years and expected more reading the reviews.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good protection! Lightweight & great sun protection for a balding head! I've had a touch of skin cancer on my forehead and don't want any more. This hat does it's job, and it's lightweight fabric is cooling as you wear it. I wear it at the beach (when doing tai chi), while hunting, and anytime I'm in the sun.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing hat! It's 108 degrees in Thailand today and this hat keeps my head cool and sweat off my face. I've compared this hat with other brands and I can truely tell a difference.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome hat I love this hat. Thae fabric is stretchy but not too much. Feels great on my head. Wish the hook and loop closure was a little softer since some of it is exposed against my head when wearing. OVerall great hat.
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cool This hat is very cool, and wicks moisture away from your head. You hardly realize you have it on, and does a great job of shading the sun.
Date published: 2014-10-05
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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

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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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