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What Run Oregon is Wearing: KAVU Trail Runner Hat

We all have our go-to hats, right? An old, smelly visor we received in some promotional packet years ago. Our favorite sports team logo, faded from the salt and the sun from long summer runs. A local brewery cap we couldn’t live without and bought on a whim. Mine is navy blue and says ‘Air Force Marathon’ – which I didn’t even run! That makes for some humbling and awkward conversations when people ask me about it. So when I had the chance to try out a some new headwear that I could call my own, I was happy to!

The KAVU Trail Runner has all the thoughtful features one could want in a running hat – a low-profile bill (to keep the sun and rain out, but still allow for good visibility), ventilated mesh sides (to keep the sun and rain out, but also lets the moisture out!), lightweight and easy to pack / carry, plus it has a quality adjustable back strap for a proper fit, with, of course, a hole for your ponytail! Also, the 2017 fall line comes in fun patterns or calm, forest tones.

My only issue with this hat is that it’s quite deep – luckily no one on the trails cares if my ears stick out! Also worth noting is that it runs a bit small. I have been wearing the large, which fits great, but typically wear a small in other headwear, such as bike or ski helmets. I look forward to wearing it through the rainy winter to really put it to the test!




More about KAVU:

KAVU is more than a company. KAVU is a philosophy and a lifestyle. The philosophy is based on the true zest and craving for life in the most positive manner. The KAVU way is dedicating yourself to making the most out of every second of every day.

A KAVU day is a day where there isn’t a cloud in the sky and you can see forever. Simply put, “environmental perfection”. KAVU is an acronym for the “perfect day”. Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1993, KAVU stands for Klear Above Visibility Unlimited. But, as catchy as it sounds, KAVU is much more than just the name of our company. KAVU is a philosophy, a perspective, and a way of life that revolves around doing what you love in nature’s playgrounds. From deep wilderness to your neighborhood park, KAVU is “true outdoor wear” crafted to be your go-to favorite, the first item you throw on when adventure calls – which is ridiculously often.

At KAVU we will never stop spreading the KAVU lifestyle. A lifestyle that is defined by uphill challenges, happiness, unconventional thought, non-stop athleticism, and living each day to its fullest.

KAVU is known for its forward thinking, precision, consistency, service, quality and a unique way of doing things.

Thank you to KAVU for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Bobi Jo (223 Articles)
Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan. Her best adventure buddies are her husband and her Australian Shepherd.

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