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Best Warm-Weather Running Hats

It’s important to protect you eyes and face from UV rays while you run, especially when it’s hot outside. But the last thing you want during your workout is to overheat in a bulky hat with zero ventilation. Good ones should be lightweight, offer optimal airflow and stay comfortably in place. To help you find the perfect style for your money, FN curated some of the best options on the market for both men and women. Each style is super breathable and comes in plenty of color options to choose from.

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1. Ellewin Unisex Hat

Ellewin’s hat is constructed with moisture-wicking nylon and mesh side panels for better ventilation. It has a UPF rating of 50+.

Pros: A soft interior sweatband enhances comfort. A foldable bill design makes this hat ideal for stuffing into your pocket or smaller backpacks. An adjustable back closure strap lets you get the perfect fit. You can choose from a variety of colorways.

Cons: It runs a bit large.

ellewin unisex baseball cap
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2. Gadiemkensd Quick-Dry Sports Hat

The hat is equipped with a blend of quick-drying polyester, soft cotton and breathable mesh. It’s available in over 10 colorways.

Pros: An unstructured crown makes it easy to compactly fold for convenient on-the-go use. A widened sweatband increases comfort. It has a UPF ratign of 30+.

Cons: Adjusting the fit isn’t as simple as other models.

gadiemkensd quick dry sports hat
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3. TrailHeads Race Day Running Hat

This cap made of polyester and mesh allows your head to breathe and dry fast.

Pros: A reflective trim improves your visibility to oncoming traffic in the early morning and at night. A dark underbill keeps your face shaded and reduces glare. An adjustable Velcro closure delivers a snug, customized fit. It comes in bright green, pink, purple and blue in addition to classic black and white.

Cons: It can run slightly small.

trailheads race day performance running hat
CREDIT: Amazon

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