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Best Moisture-Wicking Headwear for Men and Women

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.

 

adidas Men's Superlite Relaxed Performance Cap
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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.

Oureamod Wide Headbands
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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.

mission enduracool cap
CREDIT: Amazon

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