It looks like a typical hat but also has fabric hanging down around the sides/back of your head for sun protection.

I saw one on the trail that was labeled North Face but I can't find anything like it on their website.

Not knowing what to call it I'm having no luck finding what the choices are for buying one.

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    I'm not sure whether they have an "official" name, but an image search for "flap cap" brings up quite a variety of styles. Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 4:16
  • @GregHewgill Aha! That looks right! Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 4:24
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    Here's a North Face one, which is termed as a "Flap Cap". Personally, I think this looks pretty menacing and probably better suited to Trick or Treating.
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    Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 9:48
  • They also do a Camouflage one which looks less menacing. Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 10:03
  • @Snow In that color, yes, it looks menacing. The lighter versions don't. Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 14:25

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One name for it is a Legionnaires Cap or hat.

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    Yes, or Desert Cap, or Sahara Cap... Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 10:42
  • Those don't provide good side coverage. (And I tried "Sahara Hat", didn't think of "Sahara cap".) Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 14:26
  • Did you follow the link in my answer? Some of them do, such as this one. Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 14:43
  • @LorenPechtel - they vary a lot in quality, design and price. If you want a really good technical hat, I can recommend this: sundayafternoons.com/p/ultra-adventure-hat. Very good coverage, and has proved durable so far. But it's not cheap. Commented Aug 27, 2019 at 22:41
  • @Tullochgorum That offers good coverage on the back but doesn't appear to offer good coverage to the sides. Ears can burn, also. Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 0:20

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