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2013-07-02 5:19 PM

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Subject: Cool Hats
What hats are people wearing?
I Am looking for one that has the best airflow or keeps you cool while providing sun protection. I have been wearing a Nike visor for a while during runs and for both my HIMs but I am tired getting a burned scalp.


2013-07-02 5:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Cool Hats
I'm wearing a running hat that I got at an event (Wildflower) after switching from a visor for the same reason of sun protection.  It could use better air flow and I found out the hard way over the weekend that dumping water on my head during a run does not have the same cooling effect as it did with just the visor!
2013-07-02 6:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Cool Hats
Balding 40-44 AG here. 2xu has a hat that is my go to hat during georgia summers and all races. Worth a try.
http://www.2xu.com/product/309/Running-Cap/44
2013-07-02 8:27 PM
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The last race I did this gave out these hats (with the race deets) in the race kits.
I can hardly tell i'm wearing it and it's the coolest hat I've ever had on my head!
http://www.headsweats.com/products/Race-Hat.html
2013-07-02 10:26 PM
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I had a really nice solomon running cap.  might have been an 'XA'.  Left it on the Nantucket Ferry last week and I miss it!  I like the material- it was a thin, light, smooth nylon.  Grey and white.

oddly enough, I've been doing some internet searching and I like the two hats mentioned above, the 2XU and headsweats one.

 

Other than being lightweight, breathable, and a little water resistant, the three other features that I want are:

1.  adjustable tightness

2.  Lots of reflective bits.  front, back and side.  I like to be seen at night, and

3.  the rear of the hat has a little open area where the tightening strap is, for me to clip on a blinky light.

 

Do the head sweats and 2XU meet my needs?

2013-07-03 2:24 AM
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Subject: RE: Cool Hats
Anything by Headsweats. I keep telling them to use the tagline I came up for them:

Headsweats: It's like a hug for your head.


2013-07-03 3:49 AM
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Yup, Headsweats. 
2013-07-03 2:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Cool Hats
Thank you for the suggestions! I have ordered a Headsweats Race Cap
2013-07-03 3:06 PM
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I bought a hat with a nice discount for being a USA triathlon member and it turned out to be headsweats and it's awesome...

In addition to headsweats, I really like Sugoi.... I have several and rotate them a bit as they can get nasty..

 

2013-07-03 5:16 PM
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Another vote for headsweats!
2013-07-03 10:50 PM
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www.roadid.com puts out some nice race hats on the cheap. I bought a visor and a hat for a total of $20.


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