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- ASIN: B002YGSPRS
- Item model number: 7700 205
- Average Customer Review: 849 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,495 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
Headsweats Performance Race/Running/Outdoor Sports Hat
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- Made in the USA or Imported
- Classic style, superior run-hat fit
- Eventure terry sweatband
- Flat front panel perfect for custom logo application
- Black undervisor to help reduce glare
- Adjustable rear buckle with ponytail opening
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Our most popular performance hat is used by endurance athletes, runners, triathletes, rowers, hikers, and many others. With a blend of elegant design and technical innovation, this Headsweats Race Hat provides a superior fit that makes it the most comfortable and best performing running hat you will ever wear. The Eventure knit shell and Eventure terry sweatband create maximum airflow and moisture transfer. Dries 3 to 4 times faster than cotton.
Headsweats Race Hat
Perfect for everyday use and hot weather running, the Headsweats Race Hat features a lightweight, classic design that keeps the sun off and the heat moving through. Weighing in at less than two ounces, the Race Hat fabric shell is made of breathable, moisture wicking Eventure fabric. The Eventure terry headband prevents perspiration from dripping into your eyes and transfers moisture off of the skin for evaporative cooling. The easy to care for hat is machine washable.
- Flat front panel
- Eventure fabric shell
- Eventure fabric terry headband
- Weighs less than 2 ounces
- Adjustable rear buckle with ponytail portal
- Machine washable
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The colors stay true for a long time, I use mine every week and they still look great. The material is light and not TOO hot though I sometimes take it off to cool down. Comfy to wear for a long time, I can do a 4 hour hike in these with no problem.
It seems they changed the band. See the picture, the orange one has a real terry band, the blue one only the inside is a thinner terry material. I run with these and sweat (a lot!). The blue one I can't use for running it is worthless for keeping the sweat out of my face. I'm not sure if all of them are like the blue one now, my orange one is older.
With the better terry band these are great for me, but the thinner one just doesn't work.
Otherwise I think it's a great hat and I would have rated it a "5".
The HSRH is extremely light and well fitted. I did have to take up the adjustment strap at the back a little, but not much.
The adjustment strap has a thin plastic buckle on it. I'm a little worried that it might be a failure point in the future, with temperature and humidity swings, and the general thinness of the plastic material. The SVRH's wide velcro strap (with reflectivity to boot) seems superior to me. But time will tell.
The HSRH is very basic in appearance. It's basically monochromatic--just one color. There is a logo on the side, and there is a nice black undersurface beneath the long bill, but overall the HSRH looks a little plain and boring, if you care about that sort of thing. It really does come off as something intended from the ground up to be decorated with a promotional logo of some sort, to the point that it seems overly dependent on that sort of decoration, because without such, the hat just looks blah. (Maybe that's partially because I picked GRAY, which is one of the dullest colors known to man!)
The SweatVacs model is visually more appealing. It's got reflectivity at the front and back, while the HeadSweats model does not. I picked up a SVRH with contrasting stitching, for just a little more pop, but this HSRH is all just one single color.
The HeadSweats hat is also consistently cheaper, though. They keep it simple, and they keep the price down, comparatively speaking.
That said, functionally, I am extremely impressed with the HSRH. It wicks moisture away from my forehead and sweaty hair very well. While it quickly feels wet in my hands when I take the hat off at a drink stop, it still feels lightweight, so it doesn't retain very much of the moisture that it absorbs. It really does transport the sweat from my skin outward into the air. I've had so many so-called wicking fabric garments fail to do that in humid southeast Texas, that this hat's fabric surprised me with its effectiveness. Coolmax kicks caboose.
I rinse the hat off in the shower after every run, and then hand-wash it with detergent in the sink at the end of the week. Either way, it air dries in front of a floor fan in about 2 hours.
My biggest gripe about both the HeadSweats and the SweatVacs Race Hats is the construction of the interior sweatbands:
(1) They're both quite thin, which seems rinky-dink. Maybe that allows for better wicking, but coming from traditional stand-alone headbands, it seems chintzy in these hats.
(2) The built-in headbands are sewn at the bottom, but open around the top of the bands, which allows them to flop down and outside of the hats. I often feel the sweatbands dangling down the front center of my forehead, and have to keep fiddling with them to stuff the headbands back up inside the hats. They should've been sewn in better by both manufacturers.
Still, the hat works. Plain as it might look, it does what it's supposed to do, even in hot, humid, Texas. Gotta respect that!
Because of the disparity in the looks department, I bought a lot more SweatVacs hats directly from their official website. I bought a few more HeadSweats too, but I opted for slightly fancier versions than their basic Race Hat in order to work around the plainness factor. The HeadSweats website also offers a decent discount as well.
Overall, if I could, I'd rate the SweatVacs Race Hat 1/2-star ahead of the HeadSweats. They both work very well, but the SVRH looks a little better.