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Women's Coolhead™ Ballcap III


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Style# 1506961
Uses Water


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 accelerates the wicking process and delivers amazing next-to-skin coolness.

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO sweat-activated cooling sweatband
  • Omni-Freeze fabrication keeps the fabric feeling cool
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides premium protection from the sun
  • Hook and loop back adjustment
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1506961

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO, Omni-Shade 91% polyester/9% elastane Freezer Ice jersey
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.


Women's Coolhead™ Ballcap III is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product This hat is a great product. It is light weight and protects your head from the sun.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool hat Very cool hat wear either hiking or kayaking and my head stays cool. Love it
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outdoor Must Have! I can't believe I have been wearing a regular cotton hat all these years! This hat is so light weight! It is perfect for all activities outdoors, from holding my hair back while in the pool with my little one to keeping my sweating head cool during an uphill hike. It dries super fast, washes easily, compacts easily and feels like I'm wearing nothing on my head. It's also stylish enough to wear out and about! I love this hat and can't believe I didn't get one sooner!
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hat I love that I can get a matching hat to go with my other Columbia jacket and fleece. I did notice that the cap is a little loose fitting on top but it is adjustable to hold it on my head. I would like it to be a bit smaller and shorter in the future. The edges come right down to my ears.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zero dress plus size The color of the dress is beautiful it’s a green blue The fit is just right it hangs. Is great for a day at Disney World which can be very hot. I have the zero cap so I’m ready for a fun day at Disney
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hat! I love this hat. I wear it for running, fishing, or just hanging out to block the sun. It is great quality and feel. Light but sturdy. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cap bought this cap in black at first and the wife loved it.. just recently bought it in white and she was super excited when it came in.. now i see there are 3 new colors so i guess xmas is coming early this year...
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOMEN'S COOLHEAD™ BALLCAP III I bought it as a gift. I am told that it is a great hat. Very breathable. My only complaint is that it seems like a lot of money for a hat.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ballcap This hat is lightweight, easy to pack for weekend away of hiking. I like the Velcro strap for adjustment.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous hat! Love, Love, Love this hat!!!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for vacations & adventures alike I bought this hat for a trip to New Zealand and Australia, and let me tell you it was exactly what I wanted. It kept me cool and protected, and it was great for our hikes by the ocean. Now, I wear it all the time in the summer, especially on the lakes!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a hat! Fits well, well made, functional, cute, classic ball cap.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cap is light and great fit This womem’s Ballcap is very light but with great fit. It keeps you cool and protected from sun. It doesn’t smell after sweat like other caps do. Love it!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leo Gal This hat is great - light, good fit and longer beak on it to cover the nose and face! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-25
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice thin hat but can feel the freeze technology This hat came in a wonderful bring blue turquoise color. Very pretty. The thinness of the hat proved well for packing and for hot summer days but I definitely could not tell a difference with that Omni freeze technology.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing fit This had is amazing quality/fit/feel. We bought two of these hats and my husband has a bigger head fit and he was pretty happy trying it on and it actually fit. I on the other hand do not have a bigger fit head and it also fit me perfect. We love the weight and feel of these hats. So light! Thanks for yet again producing such an awesome product! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this hat! Very lightweight and offers protection from the sun. Great for everyday wear!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Cap Perfect for the summer days in the sun!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it! I don't wear hats much because they make my head so warm. But, I am so fair skinned that I need the sun protection. This has has been a good option for me! It is so much cooler on my head AND I get the sun protection!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised it Really Worked! With an issue of excessive sweating and overheating with exercise and warm temperatures, I tend to stay away from hats as they've typically made it worse for me. While hiking in Colorado and wearing this hat (black) I found I would still sweat some, but would not end up with my head and hair totally drenched in sweat as usual. The top of my head and area covered.bu cooling technology was noticeably cooler than the areas not. Love it and it looks good too!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lightweight & Comfortable I bought this hat based on all of the great reviews as I get warm outside while landscaping. Unfortunately I didn't find this hat to keep my head cool. It is great material & comfortable ~ but the material simply did not cool my head with the special fabric it's made out of. I've already written CS, but still wanted to review this product! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sun protective & cleans up well! I bought my first women's Coolhead cap in this model/style 2.5 years ago in white, and recently bought a fresh one to replace it. The hat is super adjustable (I wear a small hat size, and this fits me well, but could be worn on much larger heads). After 2.5 years of regular wear (doing things that get it dirty! like gardening, or running while wearing tinted sunscreen that I accidentally get on it), it still cleans up to look like new: I put it in a little warm water with laundry detergent, soak a bit and hand wash until clean, then rinse well. Love that I can get it white again so easily, and that it's UPF 50. Why replace it? Some raspberry stickers pulled out a few parts of the fabric, and some of the fabric started to lose elasticity because I was washing it with hot water when I shouldn't have. (Still, after 2.5 years, that's amazing! No one really noticed it but me.) The old one is now for gardening only, and the new one to looking cute around non-gardeners! At first, my hair sometimes caught in the extra velcro used to close and adjust the cap. I cut off the excess that I didn't need for my head size, and also whittled down the outer edges of the strap with some scissors to make it narrower so that it was unlikely to peek out over the bottom strap and come in contact with my hair. This customization has solved the problem for me. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable This is the most comfortable hat I have ever owned. It is light but provides great sun protection. I will buy in other colours. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me cool I went on a 10 mile run yesterday wearing this hat. The sun was very bright and I was obviously hot and sweaty. This hat kept me cool and dried quickly. Definitely moisture wicking and fast drying, perfect for hot summer days, intense workouts or long hikes. I plan to bring this throughout the summer for long runs and hikes. Great hat!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waste of money for intended purpose I bought two of these hats because I live outdoors in the summer months, hiking, fishing etc...and these do not keep anything cool. I bought them because I really like the other omni freeze things I have. Disappointed for sure and out money. As a regular hat it's fine.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the job at Machu Picchu My husband and I each bought one of these hats for our trip to Peru, where the sun can be intense at high altitudes. We couldn't be happier with the performance! No sunburn, heads stayed cool, and the construction is lightweight and comfortable. Will definitely be putting these hats to good use here in the states! Definitely spring for the Omni Freeze, it's worth it!
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice hat The hat serves it's purpose. It's lightweight and fits nicely. I didn't notice a cooling effect, but I wasn't sweating very much.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great looks & UV protection- just a tiny complaint I love the cap. It is a one size fits all (for women). It definitely runs large with this criteria and is easy to adjust, but it would be excellent if you could tuck the long end of the adjusted band into the seam band of the cap as other of my baseball caps do. Other than that it is awesome.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but the velcro?! Love it, but I had to take off a star for the adjustable strap, my hair keeps getting caught in the velcro!
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I love my hat!!! I love to walk the beaches, parks and my neighnorhood. I live in Florida with intense heat, sun rays, high humidy so my new hat helps protect me.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it I like the way this hat is simple and doesn't detract from what I'm wearing. But I didn't like that the sweat stains were hard to remove.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This is a perfect cap for Florida tennis. Built-in SPF and good brim. Thank you Columbia!
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Just a cap" You may think this is "just a cap" but I find it very comfortable and feminine -- and I RARELY wear a "baseball cap!"
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool head cap This may be the best outdoor adventure hat ever! Really fits well and it is very comfortable.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Very comfortable hat that will keep you cool and keep the sun off your face. Thin material helps you forget it's even on.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from satisfied These hats are just what I have been looking for for a decade, They fit so well. They are light on my head, not bulky. The sizing is such a great thing, for I have a small head and fine thin hair. Difficult to fit with normal hats, Thank you.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is great! Good fit, keeps my head cool.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it - looks nice and cool I have to wear a hat due to sun sensitivity, but they get hot and itchy - not this one. It looks good with summer outfits as well. A bit more feminine than most baseball caps. I want a couple more in other colors.
Date published: 2013-05-01
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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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