If you’re prone to sweating, breathable headwear with the ability to draw moisture away from the skin can help keep you keep cool and dry, no matter what you’re doing. A cap or headband made of a sweat-wicking fabric like polyester will prevent perspiration from running down your head and into your eyes while you’re running, biking or even just at a baseball game on a warm day. To ensure you find the best option for your money, FN did some research and rounded up a few of the top styles on the market that are suitable for both men and women.
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1. Adidas Superlite Relaxed Performance Hat
This poly-spandex blend Adidas hat features Climalite technology and Climacool mesh for enhanced airflow.
Pros: UPF 50+ sun protection blocks out the sun’s most harmful rays. A hook-and-loop back closure offers an adjustable fit. A non-glare lining under the brim improves vision. It comes in a wide range of colorways to choose from.
Cons: It may run a bit big.
2. Oureamod Wide Headbands – 6 Pack
Made of 100% polyester microfiber, these headbands are lightweight and quick-drying.
Pros: They come in plenty of colorways, patterns and prints. Each pack includes 6 different headbands. You can wear them as a narrower band or stretch them across your head.
Cons: Some may find them to be a little thin.
3. Mission Enduracool Cooling Helmet Liner
This sweat-wicking cap absorbs water through its capillary system and hollow-core construction spreads it throughout the fabric so it evaporates at a slower pace, creating a lasting cooling effect.
Pros: This technology chills the fabric surface temperature by up to 30 degrees. It comes in several colorways and prints, including an American flag version. It contains UPF 45+ sun protection.
Cons: It runs small.