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Swimming hat for men

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
Has anyone bought one of these, any good places? I need one as I keep getting ear infections.
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  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards
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    Didn't realise they were not unisex!
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew
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    They're just rubber (Speedo etc) hats... watch the swimming in televised Games, eg Youtube of Olympic Games, or Commonwealth Games - and even probably diving (some might wear hats). And water polo. Lots of water sports - they all wear the same sort.

    They're just thick rubber tight caps, unisex.
  • I didn't think swim caps kept water out of the ears. Would swimmers ear plugs be a better choice?
  • MoneyineptitudeMoneyineptitude
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    grahamgoo wrote: »
    I didn't think swim caps kept water out of the ears.
    They don't. They primarily protect the swimmer's hair from the damaging effect of chlorine...
  • You can buy ear plugs at any drug store. Just ask for swimmers type ones.
  • Thank you all. I will sadly need hats and plugs as I get colds often and need to keep my hair dry.
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    Colds are caused by a virus, not by having wet hair.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • elsien wrote: »
    Colds are caused by a virus, not by having wet hair.
    True but exposure to the cold and wet does not help.
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    I get colds often and need to keep my hair dry.
    It is a common misconception that a swim cap will keep your hair dry when swimming.

    If you have long hair and you wear a latex cap, it will assist in keeping your hair out of the water.

    What swim caps will do generally is make it easier to wear goggles, as they provide a smooth surface for the strap and won't get tangled in your hair.

    If you want to keep your hair dry you'll need to wear a cap and only swim breast stroke thereby keeping your head out of the water.

    "Colds" which regular swimmers get are often more a reaction to getting chlorinated water in the nasal passages, so you might find a nose clip of assistance...
  • It is a common misconception that a swim cap will keep your hair dry when swimming.

    If you have long hair and you wear a latex cap, it will assist in keeping your hair out of the water.

    What swim caps will do generally is make it easier to wear goggles, as they provide a smooth surface for the strap and won't get tangled in your hair.

    If you want to keep your hair dry you'll need to wear a cap and only swim breast stroke thereby keeping your head out of the water.

    "Colds" which regular swimmers get are often more a reaction to getting chlorinated water in the nasal passages, so you might find a nose clip of assistance...
    Thanks for that, I have to do back stroke as otherwise I get back pain.
    I have not a swimming cap before - so I thought that it did keep your hair dry.
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