Hi gang! The majority of you were interested in also reading about some workout gear reviews here at OHC, so here we go! First up is one of my favorite pieces of gear, my running hat made by Under Armour. The first time I wore this hat was during my first half. I know, never do anything new on race day, right? Well a few days before the race I realized that a hat would help keep the sun and sweat out of my eyes. And if I hated it, then I would just toss it to Scott at some point along the way.
I know that was a poor plan but it was a few days before race day and I was desperate. I picked this hat up at a local sporting goods shop and it came in two colors, white with a green logo or black with a pink logo. I detest anything pink (just because I’m a girl doesn’t mean I like pink! Good grief!) so I opted for the white hat. I love green so it worked out.
This hat is very light which helps keep my head cool but also protects it from getting sun burn. The fit is amazing and the first time I wore it, it felt like a well broken in hat. The visor keeps the sun out of my face and the band on the inside of the hat keeps the sweat on my forehead from running down into my eyes.
The best part of this hat aside from all those other things I just listed? I can toss it in the washer and dryer with no issues. I wear this hat all the time. Everyday for my runs in the spring and summer. I also wear it if I know I’m going to be outside for extended periods of time like hiking, our recent trip to the zoo, and when I’m doing yard work.
There is one downside but it’s minor. The adjustable strap in the back is a little funky. You are supposed to be able to hide the end of the strap in a little pocket on the side but that only works if you don’t have to tighten the strap too much. I have a pin head, no seriously I have a very tiny head and I had to shove and convince the end of the strap to fit in that little pocket. I worked up such a sweat just doing that alone!
Aside from that little issue, this is a great hat! I would love to have more in different colors but I haven’t seen any yet. The website does have two other colors listed, so I think it’s time for me to head out and see if I can find some. If you wear hats when you run, give this a go. Or even if you hike and walk a lot, try it out!