July 24, 2014 at 1:12
Posted by Rachael Woolston
What do you wear to run in THIS heat? Fitbitch reviews the new running cap from Moving Comfort
I’ve run marathons and half marathons all over the world, from Lisbon to Mumbai, Paris to Berlin and have had to wear a running cap for many of them. And right now, the weather in the UK is not so different from that sweaty marathon that I ran in Mumbai two years ago.
So, I’ve been trying out the new running cap, Endurance Hat in Gem Crosshatch, £20 from Moving Comfort and I LOVE it.
To be fair, it is not as light as the Salomon cap that I’ve worn on most of my hot marathons. This may prove irritating to marathon runners, (sorry, but I wasn’t willing to go THAT far in the interests of research) but to half marathon distance, this remains comfortable in a barely there kind of way.
The peak is perfect size and shape for keeping out the sun, without it being so curved that it creates its own microclimate.
It also has an inner sweat band and two strips of mesh material run front to back for the flow of air. Along with a handy zipped pocket for holding keys, money or a credit card on the side of the cap, this has got it all going on.
I hate to even think about the R word but this cap is also water resistant so could be a handy autumn running accessory too.
My only caveat is that this IS heavier and thicker than my usual Salomon running cap. But for European races and training, not to mention lounging on the beach, I’m a fan.Tweet