Why Choose a Latex Cap?
With so many different swim cap material options to choose from, you might be asking yourself why you'd want to choose a latex cap over others. If you're looking for a swim cap that's streamline, durable and inexpensive, then the Water Gear Latex Cap is perfect for you. The latex material is thin yet lays flat and tight to the head. It can help reduce drag produced by hair and won't overheat swimmers in warm indoor and outdoor pools. Latex caps always remain a favorite choice among swimmers of all ages and levels.
Latex is known for its lightweight composition and ultimate durability. The Water Gear swim cap's anti-tear edge helps keep the material from ripping when fitting the cap over the head. Be sure to thoroughly dry the cap off after using so that it doesn't become sticky or gummy over time. And if you happen to need something a little more heavy duty, Water Gear also has you covered. Their Rubber Swim Cap is similar to the latex design, only made out of rubber, and also features a anti-tear edge to prevent and stop possible rips.
One Size Fits All
Because latex is such a stretchy and malleable material, the Latex Cap does not come in various sizes. But, that doesn't mean that it won't easily shape to fit any and all head sizes. It can balloon up to multiple times its original shape yet always comes back to the original form fitting density. The one size fits all swim cap should fit any grown adult's head.
The Water Gear Latex Cap is available in a wide variety of colors including black, forest green, navy, purple, white, yellow, blue and red. These inexpensive, yet highly durable, caps are easily interchangeable with one another and can be tossed in your swim gear bag until your next swim. While the swim cap's latex composition is great at streamlining the shape of the head, it can tend to snag and pull hair more easily than silicone does. Pair the latex cap with Water Gear's Lycra Swim Cap. Wear the softer material under the latex for a snag-free, always comfortable fit.
The AquaGear Opinion
Testers in the AquaGear pool have had quite a bit of experience with swim caps made from Lycra, silicone, latex, rubber, and everything in between. One of our favorite features of the Water Gear Latex Swim Cap is its durability and affordability. For such a bargain, any swimmer can afford to mix up their style with a few latex caps. One of the best materials for reducing drag, these latex caps are great on their own or paired with another cap for ultimate drag-reduction and staying power. Testers agreed that swimmers need to be cautious when placing or removing these caps as they are not quite as thick as their silicone counterparts.
The Bottom Line
The Water Gear Latex Cap is the perfect choice if you need a cap that can last you swim after swim. The cap's latex material helps combine two of the best features any swim accessory can have: Durability and Affordability. Try one in every color!