I was sent a BOCO Run Hat in September prior to giving birth to my daughter in October. Unfortunately between being on bed rest, being super pregnant, and then recovering from a c-section, I haven’t been able to actually try it while running. I have, however, worn it for walks while my body gets used to being active again. Below are my thoughts based on my experiences, as well as links to reviews by other runners.
Born on the trails of Boulder, Colorado the BOCO Run Hat offers a great combination of technical fabrications to keep you focused on your run or your race.
- Lightweight wicking woven polyester material provides a layer of protection from mother nature on the front and top panels.
- Dry Tech polyester mesh side panels keep your head cool for the length of your workout.
- Soft polyester mesh wicking sweatband on the inside to help move sweat away from your head keeping you focused on the trail or road.
- Adjustable back snap buckle with tuck in pocket for any excess keeping the back of your hat tidy.
- Updated styling with sublimated designs
- Black underside of the bill to reduce glare
- Curved bill
- Machine washable
I was curious to try this style of running hat because I’ve seen many runners wearing similar ones. It’s super lightweight and although we BibRave Pros tested it in the fall and winter, it would be best suited to warm or hot temperatures. It also has a great brim for keeping the sun off your face … but I haven’t seen much of that around the Vancouver area lately. It also pairs well with a hood to keep a light drizzle off your head.
My head is a tad on the larger side so not all hats fit comfortably and some squeeze my head too much. The BOCO Run Hat has an adjustable strap at the back and a bit of stretch in the fabric. These to features allowed it to fit me perfectly (and I assume most other people).
I’m rather partial to trucker hats and toques personally. Those are basically the only hats I wear for running or otherwise. This hat was a step out of my comfort zone but like I said, I have seen other runners wear this style and always think it looks cool on them!
I’m still undecided about whether I like how it looks on me but I think once summer rolls around I’d opt for this over a trucker hat due to it being so lightweight and breathable. In the meantime, I will probably switch back to my favourite toque, also made by BOCO for BibRave, until the weather warms up or I start running fast enough to keep my ears warm!