The soft and comfortable All Star Bubble Cap with Strap does an excellent job of forming and adjusting to fit the head comfortably. The cap's bubbles are what allow it to stretch and contour the scalp. And its no-snag design makes it ideal for swimmers with sensitive heads or long hair. Not only does the strap design help keep the cap in place, but it also helps to lock out water from entering the cap. The All Star Bubble Cap is similar in design to other crepe caps available. The Water Gear Crepe Bubble Cap is most similar to the All Star and features the unique bubble design with adjustable strap. The Speedo Silicone Bubble Cap does not feature a chinstrap, but is covered with sleek, pliable and durable silicone bubbles.
The All Star Bubble Cap features a unique three-piece construction, which allows it to be simultaneously durable and responsive. The cap consists of the creped, head-covering material, strong strap fasteners, and an adjustable chinstrap. The straps are actually grommeted to the headpiece and anchored to ensure secure placement. The cap also features 3 ridges within the structure of the cap. These, along with the ear-covering chinstrap, help to seal out water. And while no swim cap is designed to fully keep water out, the All Star Bubble Cap comes the closest to providing a dry-ear, dry-hair swim. Swimmers with chronic ear problems, such as swimmer's ear, might want to pair the bubble cap with the All Star Aqua Earbands. These soft, neoprene ear covers help seal out water and prevent reoccurring ear infections. And when you're finished swimming, keep all of your equipment safe and dry by storing it in the 1Line Sports Nylon Drawstring Backpack.
Unlike other one-size-fits-all caps, the All Star comes in three sizes in order to fit your head perfectly. Large is recommended for people with larger heads and those swimmers with thick or long hair to hold back. Medium will most likely fit the majority of people. Because of the adjustable strap, this middle size can fit and form to most normal head shapes. The All Star Bubble Cap also comes in a small size, which is best suited for petite women and children ages 6 and up. The cap is available in a wide range of colors, including coral, teal, royal blue, white and black, which allow swimmers to mix and match with their existing swim gear.
For best results, measure with a flexible measuring tape. Measure the circumference of your head just above the ears.
Small 20 ½ to 21 5/8 inches
Medium 22 to 22 3/8 inches
Large 22 ¾ to 23 1/8 inches
The AquaGear Opinion
With this unique and fun cap on hand, AquaGear testers were excited to jump in the pool and try out the device. Out of all the caps available, this one is definitely the best at keeping water out of hair. And while no cap is designed to be 100% waterproof, the All Star Bubble Cap comes very close. Because of its pliable, 3-piece construction, the cap is easy to put on. AquaGear testers did warn to be careful when adjusting the chinstrap and make sure to firmly grip the tab when pulling the cap into place. Besides getting high remarks for keeping water out, its snag-free fit made it one of the most comfortable swim caps around.
The Bottom Line
The All Star Bubble Cap with Strap's secure and comfortable fit is perfect for any level swimmer looking for a way to keep water out of their hair and ears while in the pool.