365Runners
Welcome to 365Runners! We are here because we all share a running addiction. Whether training for a first marathon, a new PR, a new race distance, or anything else... welcome!

To stop the banner ads, please register and login. Otherwise, please enjoy browsing as a guest.

Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Martin VW on Thu May 24, 2012 4:23 pm

With summer bearing down on us, I was curious what people wear, and why, when the weather gets oppressive, to deal with the heat?

Some favor visors because they allow more heat to be released. Others expressed concern about darker hair absorbing more heat from the sun than their white running hats. Buffs and headbands maximize evaporation, but also increase direct exposure, so is it worth it? Drape hats offer better sun protection, but do they keep the heat contained more?

this past weekend, I saw every imagninable alternative for a 12K race.

Is there a consensus? What's "best" for summer marathon training?
avatar
Martin VW
Poster
Poster

Posts : 299
Points : 2712
Join date : 2011-06-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Admin on Thu May 24, 2012 4:26 pm

I've no idea what's best, but I wear skull caps... just because.

This guy likes the headband.

Admin
Admin

Posts : 889
Points : 3855
Join date : 2011-06-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Nick Morris on Thu May 24, 2012 4:38 pm

I prefer to go au natural and wear nothing on my head. For starters, running with something on my head really annoys/bothers me. Second, I like to think that I am allowing the heat to leave my body through my head and keep me cooler. I do have to wipe the sweat from my brow ever so often, but I don't seem to mind that.
avatar
Nick Morris
Talking To Myself
Talking To Myself

Posts : 5109
Points : 11952
Join date : 2011-06-16
Age : 37
Location : Madison, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Thu May 24, 2012 5:07 pm

I wear a lightweight ventilated ball cap made for running. I, personally, do not like visors as they bother my head (like a headband) and I can stick ice under the hat which has come in handy in hot weather long runs and races.

Of course, MVW, you can always wear a "dew rag" (bandana)
avatar
Michele "1L" Keane
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 4752
Points : 11150
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 55
Location : Cleveland (Bay Village), OH/Atlanta, GA

View user profile http://1lranthere.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Michael Enright on Thu May 24, 2012 5:53 pm

Baseball-style running cap. Keeps the sun off my bald(ing) head and off my face, both of which are extremely sensitive to the sun (and basal-prone).
avatar
Michael Enright
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 1521
Points : 4523
Join date : 2011-06-16
Age : 61
Location : Portland, CT

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  dot520 on Thu May 24, 2012 7:04 pm

Bob L always wore the headband, so that must be the answer.
avatar
dot520
Top 10 Poster Emeritus
Top 10 Poster Emeritus

Posts : 780
Points : 3621
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 60
Location : Indy-sporting the cape of awesomeness

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  ounce on Thu May 24, 2012 7:39 pm

White skull cap (sweat-vac brand) because it can fit against the waistband of my shorts, when I don't wear it. I do it for being folliclely (sp?) challenged.
avatar
ounce
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 4786
Points : 13179
Join date : 2011-06-26
Age : 60
Location : houston

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Chris M on Fri May 25, 2012 11:54 am

I am required (by spouse and doctor) to say that I run 100% of the time outside with either a wicking baseball style hat or visor. I don't know how it is possible that there are hundreds and hundreds of pictures of me running races hat-less. I do hate wearing a hat of any kind but clearly I would never go against both wife and doctor (3 melanomas already) and run hat-less. That's my official statement.
avatar
Chris M
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 1061
Points : 3744
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 49
Location : Washington, DC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Peg Coover on Fri May 25, 2012 12:19 pm

Almost all the time I use a bandana folded up as a headband. I sweat a lot. Have to have a headband. But, sometimes I do a visor too. That helps with the sweat too.
avatar
Peg Coover
Regular
Regular

Posts : 669
Points : 3095
Join date : 2011-06-15
Location : Nebraska

View user profile http://web.mac.com/cooverp/MrsCoover/Welcome.html

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  KathyK on Fri May 25, 2012 12:50 pm

I wear a visor. Honestly I wear the visor rather than a hat because I like the summer highlights the sun gives my hair. ;-)

And Chris...I never recognize you new avatar pic because you ARE wearing a hat.
avatar
KathyK
Poster
Poster

Posts : 458
Points : 2869
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 58
Location : North Carolina

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Martin VW on Fri May 25, 2012 1:28 pm

Running hat, almost always. One, it keeps the sweat out of my eyes. Two, it means that when I do use sunscreen I can skip my forehead, so that it doesn't drip into my eyes and sting.

IMO keeping the sun off of my head in hot weather keeps me cooler. Definitely felt good to put cool water and ice in it during Boston. Add in the sun protection factor for head and face and it's an easy choice.
avatar
Martin VW
Poster
Poster

Posts : 299
Points : 2712
Join date : 2011-06-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Julie on Fri May 25, 2012 2:54 pm

I don't wear any extra head covering. I wore a cap once and it kept threatening to blow away even with having my pony tail tucked in. I usually am done running by 6:30 a.m. though so it's not a big deal I don't think.
avatar
Julie
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 2602
Points : 6302
Join date : 2011-06-17

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Dave Wolfe on Sun May 27, 2012 8:52 pm

@Michael Enright wrote:Baseball-style running cap. Keeps the sun off my bald(ing) head and off my face, both of which are extremely sensitive to the sun (and basal-prone).

Agreed.
avatar
Dave Wolfe
Poster
Poster

Posts : 326
Points : 2789
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 56
Location : NYC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  charles.moman on Mon May 28, 2012 6:46 am

I have my wife ride her bike beside me holding an umbrella. Smile
avatar
charles.moman
Regular
Regular

Posts : 585
Points : 3544
Join date : 2011-07-01
Age : 66
Location : Seymour, Indiana

View user profile http://www.charlesmoman.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Dave-O on Tue May 29, 2012 3:39 pm

I like hats. Great to soak in the water fountains on hot summer days.
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4479
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Ben Z on Tue May 29, 2012 5:32 pm

White, baseball style running hat. Then I soak it every water stop and let the water run down / cool my head.
avatar
Ben Z
Regular
Regular

Posts : 698
Points : 3415
Join date : 2011-06-15
Location : Bay Area

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buff, Headband, Visor, Hat or Drape?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum