It’s late May, sunny and bright outside — finally! — after a wet few weeks of spring. This time of year, I tend to forget to use sun protection. Some pretty ridiculous tan lines prove that I’ve neglected to take proper action a few times this year already.
One tool in my defense has been the Adventure Hat by Headsweats Inc. The $23 performance hat is made from Cocona, a fabric derived from the discarded husks of coconuts. It wicks sweat, absorbs odor, and has a good eco story to boot.
During my training runs this spring, the cap’s ample bill has kept the sun off my face. Its low profile keeps the hat off my ears. It hugs my head for a good, tight fit. A built-in terry sweatband soaks moisture to help keep sweat away from my eyes. To reduce glare, the underside of the visor is black.
The Adventure Hat has a low-riding, purpose-built design. When the hat is dirty, throw it in the wash. It’s made to be machine washed and it cleans up nice with some laundry soap along with your towels, socks and shirts.
For women, it has a larger opening on the back to accommodate a ponytail. An “adjustable hook & loop closure” (light Velcro) on back lets you dial fit or cinch the hat tight in wind. www.headsweats.com