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Forclaz Desert 500, UV-Protection Hiking Cap

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This cap provides maximum protection against UV rays, extending right down to the shoulders, but also protects against sand, which is very useful when there's a sandstorm!

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Forclaz Desert 500, UV-Protection Hiking Cap is designed for Our passionate team of desert backpacking enthusiasts created this cap after a trek that alternated sandstorm and sun!

This cap provides maximum protection against UV rays, extending right down to the shoulders, but also protects against sand, which is very useful when there's a sandstorm!


100% polyamide for increased tear resistance

Sun protection

This cap meets the requirements for UV-protective labeling


This fabric allows moisture generated by the head to escape


A press stud button system helps protect the face from both sun and sand

Quick dry

This cap takes less than 120 minutes to fully dry after being immersed in water

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Desert Trekking Cap

Wish I'd had this cap this summer, bought it at the end of the season so haven't had chance to try it yet. It's made of light, cool material and can be worn open or closed. Easily adjustable for size but the peak might be a little long for visibility while working.

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Unique And Excellent Product.

Just go for it.


good product very useful

Very Nice But Colour Required To Me A Black

Black colour is required

Hello Prashant

It is a desert trekking cap designed to be used in desert while Desert Trek/Safari and a black color absorbs more heat and is not a suitable color for desert trekking.

I hope the information was helpful, Kindly write back to me in case of any further queries.


Product Trainer and Passionate Backpacker

Good Product

Good product. Lightweight. Breathable. Fits into a large pocket. Know what I wish? That the top snap was somehow adjustable- I have great difficulty snapping the top snap because of my huge falang nose.

สวัสดีครับคุณ Jean-Francois


หมวกเดินป่า รุ่น Desert Trekking Cap UV-Protection Desert 500 - Brown ออกแบบมาเพื่อให้กระชับมือมากที่สุดในวัสดุที่ทนทาน พร้อมราคาที่จับต้องได้ง่ายที่สุด สำหรับคำติชมทางเราจะนำไปปรับปรุงในโอกาสต่อไปครับ



Пази отлично от слънце глава, уши, шия и лице

Оразмерена е така, че да става на по-големи глави, а като се пристяга отзад е удобна и за по-малки. Отлично пази от изгаряне - пробвах я на 9-часов планински преход между 1800 и 2600 метра надморска височина в Рила (частично сняг). Защитава темето (особено ако сте с къса коса), лицето, шията и ушите. Проветрива е. Препоръчвам я за преходи в снежни топли условия, когато слънцето напича а снегът отразява силно. Теглото е 77 грама.

Отличен избор

Имах нужда точно от такъв вид шапка, за да мога да предпазвам лицето си от слънцето поради заболяване.

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Vše O. K.

Vše v pořádku, splňuje vše co jsem očekávala. Maximální o hrana před sluncem.....

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Very light and nice

I bought this cap for sun protection for hiking because wearing sunscreen on my face can be annoying with sweat in the summer. I wore it once and it was perfect - the material is very light and depending on the sunlight you can wear it closed or open. I like how the underside of the visor is black, so I didn't even need my sunglasses.

Excelente para el desierto

Excelente para usar en zonas desérticas

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demasiado endeble

despues de tenerla en las manos he decidido devolverla, la gorra no tiene cuerpo es totalnente de tela sin refuerzos o preforma para la cabeza, a parte los clip de sujecion dejan mucho que desear, tendre que volver a la gorra de siempre conbinada con una braga finita para cuello y cara.

Hola Jose Maria

En primer lugar, agradecerle mucho su comentario ya que nos hace mejorar día a día. Le informamos que todos nuestros productos, tanto los propios como las marcas externas pasan pon el departamento de calidad, pasando unas respectivas pruebas, antes de salir a su venta.

Sí el producto no ha cubierto sus necesidades, para poder ofrecerle una solución le invito que vaya a su tienda más cercana, con el artículo y su ticket de compra o tarjeta cliente, para exponer su disgusto con el producto y que le puedan valorar su caso.

Transmitiremos su comentario a la marca Forclaz para próximos desarrollos.

David - Experto en Trekking de Montaña DECATHLON

Una gorra genial

Usada en el desierto. Ligera y practica

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Protección y conodidad

Trabajaba en una planta solar y me vino de maravilla para protegerme toda la cabeza, cómoda, amplia visera, faldón k te cubre todo el cuello y te puedes tapar parte o toda la cara. Si te molesta el faldón se puede recoger con la goma de ajuste a modo de coleta. Ahora la uso para la nautica

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perfecta para trabajos en el campo


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Muy versatil

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¡Saludos deportivos!


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Additional Product Information


Main fabric

  • 100% Polyamide

Inner fabric

  • 100% Polyester cationic

What criteria must a cap meet in order to qualify as "uv-protective"?

UV protection standards for hats are very specific: The fabric must of course be anti-UV (UPF index greater than 50), but this is not enough to claim the finished product is anti-UV. The cap also needs to have a panel width that completely protects the face and neck. The Trek 900 cap meets these requirements so you can go hiking with complete peace of mind: you are perfectly protected!

Why is the inside of the visor darker?

When you walk in the sand, the sun’s rays reflect off the inside of the visor and can dazzle you. To avoid this, we chose a darker color that avoids this unpleasant reflection.

Why hide your face in the desert?

Those who have already experienced one will confirm that sandstorms are frequent in the desert. So you need to cover your face if you do not want to be eating sand for the rest of your trek! Our cap has 2 press studs to hold the cap’s cover in front of your face. This function also protects the face and neck from UV rays.

Why protect your neck?

You may not know it, but sunstroke does not come just from exposing your head to UV. You can also get sunstroke if your neck is exposed. To prevent this, our Desert 500 cap has long panels that cover the back of the neck, down to the shoulders.



Product testing

This cap took 2 years to complete as we, the design team, weren't happy with the performance of the cap during the first field tests. So we improved the design, changed the fabric and simplified the flap fastening, resulting in the cap you see today!

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