Rating: 4 / 5
The fact that the cape is entirely removable, rendering a standard ball cap, is both a boon and bane.
The cap alone, with its hip, curved brim and streamlined look, passes the urban street test, while its lightweight, breathable construction keeps the head happy while running away (from the urban street). But the hat offers only meager, ball-cap-like sun protection without the cape, and the cape - more than mere fashion faux pas in certain circles - is also hot. Not trendy hot, but hot hot. Such is the nature of wrap-around head capes in all but the most refreshing of breezes, regardless of how tight or loose the cape is worn. (It adjusts from full, Bedouin veil mode to the more open, Dumbo-ears look.)
For all of its love/hate skin-shielding capability, I have to say that the cape could be longer in the back, and is best paired with a high-collar wicking shirt to keep the nape area reliably safe from the desert sun.
Newer versions of the Sun Runner cap handily pass the wind tunnel test. Even in ball cap mode (no cape or associated chin strap), the hat is sized deep enough to keep it low around the circumference of the head, and the "one wrap"-like velcro means the hat can be cinched extra tight without maxing out the adjustment in a whole gale.
As for the bold OR logo, front and center, this used to bother me until I figured out that most people just assume I'm either from, or patriotic about, the state of Oregon.