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“Hey, bald guys (or gals?) what do you use to cover the cue-ball during the summer? Anybody have a favorite lightweight, preferably wicking cap? I usually go with the bandana during the warm season but what else is recommended? I’d like to try something with a visor but I have yet to find a hat I like. I was just checking out the OR Swift Cap and kinda like the looks of it. Something wicking would be great too. Any suggestions? Not really interested in something with a full wraparound brim.
Forgot this was TT…..any HAT suggestions?”
“Take a look at these hats:
Then google Cape hat images....
Without hair on your neck you burn (bandannas are good because they cover the back of your neck...)
(and you can use either of these two hats in tandem with a bandana hangin on the back to cover your neck and ears...)
Works for me...
last edited: 7/09/12 10:50:49 AM”
“I use a western style straw hat (currently a MHT brand) and a bandanna as a sweat band”
“you talking about normally out on the town or while hiking?
I'm not bald, but I've always lived by the old army/navy surplus hot weather hats... like this one: http://www.american-armynavy.com/boonie-KhakiRS.htm They breathe, protect from the sun, weigh nothing, wick moderately well, and can be shoved down at the bottom of your pack without taking up much space.”
“for both hiking and around town - only exception is if its hunting season where I am hiking then its a blaze orange boonie hat”
“I like a boonie as well. I don't have a blaze orange one, sounds like a good idea.”
“I am bald and I prefer the boonie hat for protection from the sun, and when it's really hot you can dip it in the creek to help cool you down. Their durable, easy to pack, and easy to wash. And I do need to get a blaze orange one, good ideal.”
“I got a Tilly hat this year for hiking. I know they are expensive, but it was a treat for all the overtime I put in in Toledo, OH.
“I have been wearing a Tilley hat for a few yrs. Sometimes when it is really hot I can't hike in it since I sweat too much”
“I just went on to a full brimmed OR hat with SPF 50 protection. I've always worn a baseball hat and bandana combo bit decided to change it up for more coverage...”
“The tilley looks just a little too British..to me ;v)”
“men sure take their baldness serious....
I have a tilley... who wants it?”
dang that's a loaded question
“in the cooler weather I use an ancient effanem crusher hat, in the warmer months usually a boonie or do rag. Both the regular hats have the advantage of letting you use netting to keep the bugs out too”
“Gem - it only takes a sun burned scalp _once_ before baldish men take using hats seriously
btw - what size Tilley?”
Cycling oriented, but they wick really well. Laurel got one as a race prize and loves it. Dries very quickly.”
“men sure take their baldness serious....
Have you ever gotten a sunburn on a round, naked, sensitive part of your body?
you talking about normally out on the town or while hiking?
Both if I like it enough. This is the one I'm eyeballing...the cap is mesh with the colored strip of nylon over the top:
“for me it's a good old fashioned ball cap, colts of course...i'm balding, not bald so when i'm not wearing a cap i use some sort of goo in my hair, usually the thick paste type...i've been known to mix a little SPF with it prior to applying if i'm gonna be out in the sun a while”
“You'll have a nice mesh-shaped sunburn :)”
“Yeah, I wondered about that, lol. Probably not a great look with a sunburn just on the sides of my head.”
“waffle head would make a pretty good trail name”
““You'll have a nice mesh-shaped sunburn :)”
Been there done that....that's why a Cape hat stikes me as a good idea; they keep my ears and neck from getting it too...
NonCon did you look at that first link I posted? same basib hat design but no mesh..theres a vid to the right as the page opens check out the water retention (NONE)...they breathe REALLY well...”
“Yeah ST, I did, thanks. I checked out treebait's link too. All pretty nice stuff.
“I dont wear a hat while hiking. I wear my OR Titanium hat when in the kayak, however. The Tilly always seemed to heavy and hot to me.”
“I think my Tilly is the more breathable nylon one compared to the cotton one. I gotta go look again and see for sure. After getting some sunspots on my face at the races, I wear one when it is full sun. I don't tan (Irish decent) but freckle and burn. I have a buzz cut now that I am so thin.... hairwise that is, lol.”
“Outdoor Research Sun Runner Hat....”
“I got a good deal on the OR hat I was looking at. If I end up with the wafflehead sunburn I'll just let the hair grow out on the sides of my head, lol.
I think I might order something from treebait's link too.”
“Laurel has a hat from them and absolutely loves it. I'm going to get one too. They're very lightweight and wick like nobody's business.”
“I do have a long billed hat with a neck cape that I use while flyfishing. You don't want a very large brimmed hat all the way around as it blocks your vision on the backcast, or at least that is what I have heard.”
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