Whether you're swimming for fitness or recreation, keep your hair from getting in the way with a Speedo Lycra swim cap.
Designed to stay put, each cap features a comfortably snug elastic band which fits closely to the hairline. Hair stays in place, and resistance and friction, which can slow swimmers down, is reduced. If you're swimming competitively, you'll likely want a non-permeable cap made from silicone or latex.
Lycra swim caps offer a definite advantage over other materials with less hair snagging than your typical latex cap, which can be arduous to put on and take off. These durable caps are meant to take a beating without causing pain or tension to the wearer's head.
Available in a wide variety of colors, these swim caps are not designed to keep hair dry. Rather, they keep long hair under wrap without feeling bulky or uncomfortable. Additionally, the Lycra fabric is fast drying and offers UV protection.
The AquaGear Opinion
AquaGear testers were impressed with how comfortable the Lycra caps felt compared to latex caps, especially during long distance swims. The caps offered a great fit, and longer haired swimmers did not experience hair pulling while trying them on.
The Bottom Line
If you're looking to keep hair up and away without the discomfort associated with a silicone or latex cap, there's really no competition. Give a Speedo Lycra swim cap a try.