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Do you wear hat under climbing helmet?


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Bang Nhan · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35

I have seen folks wearing a cap under the helmet so the visor can block some sun. But normal cap is just too thick to be worn under the helmet. What do you use?

So far I have tried putting the bandana behind to cover the neck.

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

You need Da Brim™

Bang Nhan · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35

Hey Stitch, this is the first time I know about the Da Brim. Definitely blocking a lot of sunlight, but the rim may be too big to look up. But it will certainly looks cool on the climb ;)

And John, I love the idea of a cycling cap. I am an avid cyclist. SO I think I will pick a cap up for both cycling and climbing soon!

Finn the Human · · The Land of Ooo · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 108
Stich wrote:You need Da Brim™
Ahaha, I love that this is a thing. It ranks up there with the neck support for belayers that clips to your pants with suspenders.

On topic: No, I'm not a hat guy.
Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

Da Brim™ is the next big thing. Everyone on Supertopo is getting one.

Bang Nhan · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35

Does the back part of the rim bother you when you look up?

David Rivers · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 20

Golite race hats fit nicely under helmets as do OR hats with the removable Foreign Legion back piece. Only problem with the OR hats is that the soft headband allows it to be blown off in high winds. (Obviously when not wearing the helmet)

James Crump · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 200

I had good success with 2 different types of hats under my helmet, or course I always climbed in a 1973 British Ultimate helmet that had a worn headband...

The first was a welders cap. It is designed to work with a welders mask, etc and has good depth, bill and is made of good heat absorbing cotton.

The second and used the longest was a cap from Bulla that had a neoprene brim and a drawstring at the back with a wooden toggle. Cool, Hawaiian, looked good on its own, etc.

Of course when it was cold I always used a low profile balaclava...

Evening Sun Buttress, Mount Overlord, Baffin Island

Welders Cap, Organ Mountains
Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,745

I wear a baseball style cap from OR, and it fits easily under my 1st generation Petzl Meteor.

MaraC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2011 · Points: 10

One of my climbing partners wears a neoprene visor like one of these: browzon.com/. She swears by it. It's long enough to block out sun, but squishy enough that you can still stick your face in close to the rock or easily push the brim out of the way if you need to look up.

One is on the way to me as I type. I can report back once I test it out.

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

Browzon, eh? Sounds like a strong competitor to Da Brim.

Who will be da winner of this epic battle to shield necks from the sun?

Bang Nhan · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35
Stich wrote:Browzon, eh? Sounds like a strong competitor to Da Brim. Who will be da winner of this epic battle to shield necks from the sun?
The Browzon is definitely more affordable than the Da Brim.
JesseT · · Portland, OR · Joined May 2011 · Points: 110

The BrowZon can only shade the eyes OR the neck, not both at once. Its brim also looks a little short for proper neck protection. My vote is for Da Brim because it prevents da neck from getting da sunburn. Once they come out with the packable version I'm so in.

Allen Corneau · · Houston, TX · Joined May 2008 · Points: 80

DaBrim: $32.95

O-Ware brim: $8



... just sayin'...

Ed Wright · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2006 · Points: 285

I use something similar to the Browzon called a Duck Bill--got it at a bike shop years ago--don't know if they are still on the market.

talkinrocks · · Boulder, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 80

I have this hat from Montbell that I wear under a helmet. Super light, cool, and nothing to poke the top of the head. Fits very well under the helmet and doesnt really impede vision. I have a much better color than this however.

montbell Zeo-line 3D Mesh Duck Cap

in use on Castleton summit
Bang Nhan · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35
Allen Corneau wrote:DaBrim: $32.95 O-Ware brim: $8 ... just sayin'...
The BRIM Wars!
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