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Jun 8, 2012
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.
Bang Nhan
From Charlottesville, VA
Joined Dec 12, 2010
0 points
Jun 8, 2012
You need Da Brim™

Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
Jun 8, 2012
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!
Bang Nhan
From Charlottesville, VA
Joined Dec 12, 2010
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Jun 8, 2012
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.
Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Joined Jul 11, 2008
3 points
Jun 8, 2012
Da Brim™ is the next big thing. Everyone on Supertopo is getting one. Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
Jun 8, 2012
Does the back part of the rim bother you when you look up? Bang Nhan
From Charlottesville, VA
Joined Dec 12, 2010
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Jun 8, 2012
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) David Rivers
Joined Sep 7, 2008
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Jun 8, 2012
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...

Rock Climbing Photo: Evening Sun Buttress, Mount Overlord, Baffin Islan...
Evening Sun Buttress, Mount Overlord, Baffin Island


Rock Climbing Photo: Welders Cap, Organ Mountains
Welders Cap, Organ Mountains
James Crump
Joined Dec 17, 2008
65 points
Jun 8, 2012
I wear a baseball style cap from OR, and it fits easily under my 1st generation Petzl Meteor. Gunkiemike
Joined Jul 29, 2009
1,730 points
Jun 9, 2012
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.
MaraC
Joined May 11, 2011
5 points
Jun 9, 2012
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?
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Jun 9, 2012
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.
Bang Nhan
From Charlottesville, VA
Joined Dec 12, 2010
0 points
Jun 9, 2012
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. JesseT
From Portland, OR
Joined May 5, 2011
70 points
Jun 9, 2012
DaBrim: $32.95

O-Ware brim: $8




... just sayin'...
Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Joined May 6, 2008
50 points
Jun 9, 2012
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. Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
35 points
Jun 9, 2012
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.
Rock Climbing Photo: montbell Zeo-line 3D Mesh Duck Cap
montbell Zeo-line 3D Mesh Duck Cap



Rock Climbing Photo: in use on Castleton summit
in use on Castleton summit
talkinrocks
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 11, 2008
10 points
Jun 9, 2012
Allen Corneau wrote:
DaBrim: $32.95 O-Ware brim: $8 ... just sayin'...


The BRIM Wars!
Bang Nhan
From Charlottesville, VA
Joined Dec 12, 2010
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