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Hat for sun protection? (Read 148 times)

Jo_


Couch to HM in 32 weeks

    getting sunny and hot out there

     

    which running hats are available for fair-skinned folks for sun protection?

     

    thank you!

     

    edit: I meant to ask for personal experience or even if you know of someone who owns a sun-shielding hat or saw a hat on a trail, etc.

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      getting sunny and hot out tere

       

      which running hats are available for fair-skinned folks for sun protection?

       

      thank you!

       

      I can't relate to this post. We had snow on the ground this morning, and a balmy 24F.

       

      But, to help you out: http://bit.ly/P33IXU

      cookiemonster


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        I imagine this could provide some good shade.  It would also relieve you of that cumbersome fuel belt.

         

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        day after day sameness

          Hats get lost, easily...

          Sometimes you want a hat with a lot of ventilation, sometimes with less...

          You may want that riding-a-camel-through-the-desert flap on the back to protect your neck and ears one, and not the next..

           

          Having a mix of three or four different $7 el-cheapo hats on hand is a good approach.

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            Protection from falling objects, too.

             

            I imagine this could provide some good shade.  It would also relieve you of that cumbersome fuel belt.

             

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

              There are also hats that are bug repellent.  I have one of those I use for trail runs so I don't have to put deet on my head.

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                Jo_


                Couch to HM in 32 weeks

                  Very helpful so far :-)

                  Anyone else have any experience?

                  Know a friend who wears some kind of running hat for sunshield sun protection?

                  Thank you!

                  March 2014 - this overweight grandmother got off the Couch and began Just-Walking ...

                  Goal Race - HM Fall 2014              25 weeks done....7weeks to go

                  PR pace 5K    11:10

                    I bought this Talson UV Flapcap early last year after having a skin cancer removed from my left ear in January. I used it on the several occasions when I was running or hanging out waiting for other runners for hours in full sun, and I like it. I was able to spend an entire bright sunny day at higher altitudes running and riding in the back of a pickup during a July ultra-relay last summer and didn't get sunburned on my face, ears or neck.

                     


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                      Headsweats. Wore it all day at Tahoe 100, it worked great! As a bonus, you can wet it down and it acts as a great head/neck chiller.

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                          I second Headsweats. Their race hats are very light and airy.

                           

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