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Adventure Cycling Association
This high-performance hat features woven Eventure Fabric on top for wicking and knit Coolmax sides. You’ll be able to beat the heat with this visor and neck cover, and when the weather turns tuck the drape up for a 2-in1 combo.
As a 65 year old touring rider and lifelong outdoor enthusiast I've unfortunately had too much exposure to the sun. Several reminders of past sun damage have been removed from my ears and now, even though it is late, I'm much more aware and careful. The Protech Cap did a great job of shielding my ears from the sun on the 1900 miles that I rode on the Pacific Coast Highway tour that I finished in November 2011. The only issue that I identified is that my head seemed a little warmer than it might be if the material of the crown of the hat was a little thinner. It might also have been a little more comfortable under my helmet with slightly thinner material. I wore it all but several rain days so these questions did not reduce its usefulness. I will also wear it for longer rides in my hometown of Memphis in the Summer. Jim
Doesn't cover enoughRating:
A customer from San Francisco, CA USA on 5/3/12
The weight and feel of this cap are excellent, but the draping fabric covers only the back of the neck, and is not sufficient to also provide protection for the sides. It does not do a better job of keeping the sun off than just a simple bandana tucked under your helmet. The "geek" factor of such an outfit is high, but this cap's high tech approach was not much better looking, and did not provide adequate sun protection for those that need greater coverage.
A customer from Sacramento, Ca on 5/9/12
Fits nicely under helmet and provides good sun protection for ears and neck
bikeZgirl on 6/4/12
I wear this for every mountain bike race and road tour. It keeps the sun off my ears and neck, keeps my head cooler than wearing a bandanna, and keeps the sweat out of my eyes and off my sunglasses. I now wear a bandanna post race for helmet hair. I'm ordering another one so I always have a clean one on hand.
Great hat for biking & runningRating:
Anonymous on 8/22/12
Love this hat! I don't care if I look like a dork - it's great for protecting my ears and neck from the Arizona sun while I bike (and even better for running, since it flaps in the wind and keeps even cooler).