paddling caps/hats

6 years 5 months ago #20596 by Chookman
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Juat wondering what other paddlers do for hats when looking for a bit more protection than your standard running cap? I have a salomon cap with a flap that cover the neck but it doesn't cover my ears and tends to blow around a lot. Most of my sessions are early morning so UV isn't a big issue; however some days I'm out late morning and would like some extra protection.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Chris

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6 years 5 months ago #20597 by Kayaker Greg
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I hate the caps with the flaps and when its hot and sunny I just use a Vodafone Warriors Steve Price bucket hat.

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #20607 by Fath2o
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Surf shops have some good options. I added a layer of neoprene to the
ear flaps (chin strap) on one of my hats to help slow down the progression of "Surfers' Ear". Had my left ear drilled twice now and right ear is 65% closed since being drilled in 1985. The sun isn't your only enemy.
I wear the "FCS wet bucket with chin strap" available at amazon around $20.00 usd.

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #20617 by Chookman
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Have been doing some searching and found the "Sunday Afternoons offshore water hat". It gets good reviews and maybe worth trying. similar shape to a bucket hat but has an adjustable brim which doesn't look like it would blow up or down in the wind. Here is the link if anyone is interested.

www.sundayafternoons.com/offshore-water-hat.html

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6 years 5 months ago #20661 by ergometer
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Caps are really create disturbance i hate hats.

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6 years 5 months ago #20663 by Chookman
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ergometer wrote: Caps are really create disturbance i hate hats.


I hate skin cancer too! :)

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6 years 5 months ago #20666 by Fath2o
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Ditto on the skin cancer and having a drill bit inserted in your outer ear canals to clear out bone spurs is no fun either!

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6 years 5 months ago #20681 by jdunne
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I'm a fan of the ProtecSun Surfcap. I've used one for years. Not high fashion, but protects your ears and face and never falls off. The surf hat is another alternative.

John

www.protecsun.com.au/shopping/all-products/14/1

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6 years 5 months ago #20691 by Fath2o
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Can I just buy the girl in the middle to protect me?
Looks like a good price!

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6 years 5 months ago #20695 by Chookman
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Fath2o wrote: Can I just buy the girl in the middle to protect me?
Looks like a good price!


Haha, I didn't notice that! I wonder what you get for $120? :silly:

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