Barracuda Hot Head Cap Review

The Barracuda Hot Head Cap is a very unique type of swim cap. The Hot Head is made from neoprene which is the same material wet suits are made from. This cap is not meant to reduce drag for competitive swimmers, but rather to keep your head warm.

Black Hot Head Cap by Barracuda

It protects the  vulnerable head region from heat loss by creating its own insulation. A thin layer of water is allowed to penetrate the cap. As the heat of your body warms the water, the cap holds it close to your head – ensuring a warm, comfortable swim even in open water. This lowers the risk of getting hypothermia. In addition to insulating the had from potentially cold water, it also protects your ears from wind and spray.

The Barracuda Hot Head cap is very comfortable and has a Lycra liner which makes the cap easy to place and remove, without the risk of pulling hair. It also has a Velcro strap which helps keep your cap securely in place, even in rough waters.

It comes in a zippered package and is available in sizes small, medium, large, and extra large. This cap also comes in both black and orange.

While the Hot Head is great for open-water swimming, it is also ideal for many outdoor aquatic activities such as surfing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and myriad other water sports.This cap is primarily used for protection and keeping your head “hot.” This cap is ideal for swimmers in cold regions, or for open-water swimmers.

This cap is difficult to find these days. The TYR Neoprene Cap functions just as well and is readily available.

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Speedo Silicone Bubble Cap Review

The Speedo Silicone Bubble Swim Cap is a great, comfortable cap made of 100% silicone. Remarkably, it also protects against UV rays!

A White Speedo Silicone Bubble Cap

This is a very lightweight swim cap which is great swimmers of all types. It is very flexible, making it a breeze to put on. Also, the design of the cap does not allow for it to pull or snag your hair. It comes in both black and white and is a one size fits all cap. The fit is snug but does not cover the ears. If you are also looking for a cap that is well-suited for long hair, this cap will accommodate your needs.

Unlike most caps, the Speedo Silicone Bubble Cap has a sculpted design that adds a fun dimension to your swim. It is latex- free and comes in a plastic clamshell. The cap also comes with easy to read directions to help you put on the cap in the most effective and simple way. This is a great cap for all swimmers and is very comfortable to wear. It has many unique features such as UV protection and a special design that will not allow hair-snagging. All in all, this cap is easy to use and extremely versatile.

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Aqua World Ultra Lycra Cap Review

The Aqua World Ultra Lycra Cap review tells you everything you need to know about this unique cap. Unlike other Lycra caps, the Aqua World Ultra is coated in polyurethane which provides this swim cap with the comfort of a regular Lycra cap, but with greater heat retainment.

Aqua World Ultra Lycra Cap

This cap is very easy to put on and will not pull your hair.  It is a one sizes fits all cap and is particularly great to use for training (especially in cold water). It is not a very snugly fit cap, so I wouldn’t suggest it for a race, but is perfect for staying warm at practice.

It comes in a reusable zippered pouch and when properly cared for (not left in direct sunlight and rinsed thoroughly after each use in warm water with a little soap) can last for a very long time.

This cap is great for those of you who want a cap that doesn’t pull your hair, but that is highly water resistant. It is not guaranteed to cover your ears unless you use earplugs or take some sort of similar measures. It comes in black, navy, and royal blue. Overall, this cap is great for all swimmers, particularly those in cooler climates or who find themselves chilled easily.

Unfortunately, this cap is no longer being produced by Aqua World. The TYR Warmwear Swimcap is a good alternative.

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Aqua Sphere Aqua Glide Cap Review

The Aqua Sphere Aqua Glide is a also a rather unique swim cap. Unlike most other caps, the Aqua Glide is designed with special ear pockets to help relieve pressure and prevent the cap from slipping. Not only are these ear pockets surprisingly comfortable, but they also work to keep water out of your ears.

Black Aqua Glide Swim Cap

This cap is made of a high grade, 100% hypoallergenic silicone which provides for ultimate comfort and durability. Another great feature of this cap is that the inside is dimpled, which helps to keep the cap from snagging hair.

The cap comes in a zippered package (which is reusable) and is one size fits all. It comes in black, blue, and silver.

Although this cap has many great features, the downside is that it is more costly than a traditional latex cap. However, this cap is definitely a high quality cap that provides excellent comfort. I hope this Aqua Sphere Aqua Glide Cap Review was useful and you were able to glean some valuable information about this uncommon cap.

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Aqua Sphere Silicone Cap Review

The Aqua Sphere Silicone Cap is made with a great, comfortable material that is both durable and soft in texture. It is a one size fits all cap and boasts remarkable pliability and stretchiness.

Dark Blue Silicone Cap by Aqua Sphere

As a swimmer with long hair, I have found that one of the best features of this cap is that it will not pull your hair while putting on or removing it. The curved edges allow for a snug fit that not only keeps water out, but fits nicely around your ears as well. The silicone material reduces drag more effectively than other types of cap materials such as Lycra.

This cap comes in a zipper bag so it can be reused easily and although it is a little bit more costly than others, it is definitely worth it. It comes in black, blue, red, and white. I would recommend this cap to any and all swimmers looking for that competitive edge.

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Water Gear Latex Cap Review

A great swim cap to use if you are on a competitive swim team is the Water Gear Latex Cap. This cap, unlike some of the other materials that are used, is very lightweight. Thus, it is ideal for swimming in warmer conditions.

Blue Latex Swimming Cap

The anti-tear edge greatly increases the durability of the cap, so it is guaranteed to last a long time. These caps are generally very cheap which means it’s easy to afford an assortment of colors. Water Gear boasts a large selection of colors including: black, forest green, navy, purple, white, yellow, blue, and red. They are a one size fits all, so you don’t have to worry about measurements. Because of the stretchy material, these caps fit very snugly over your head.

These latex swim caps are the best at reducing drag, making your movements more efficient which, ultimately, increases your potential speed. As far as my personal opinion, I find that this cap does a satisfactory job of keeping the water out of my hair, but does not cover my ears as well as others. This cap is really great to use in a  racing context, but I would not suggest using them constantly because they do tend to catch longer hair.

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Water Gear Lycra Swim Cap Review

My personal favorite practice cap is the Water Gear Lycra Cap. Although this swim cap is not as form-fitting as the others, it does come with its advantages.

Purple Lycra Swimming Cap

First, its a good practice cap because it provides you with extra drag which can, in turn, make you faster the day of the race. Also, as a female, I really dislike the way some caps pull my hair. This cap provides a care free experience that does not snag hair in any way. The Lycra caps are made from a tremendously soft material (think of swimsuit material) and are definitely a necessity for all girls who are on a competitive swim team. It causes less damage to your hair and makes placement and removal a painless experience.

The Lycra material does not provide as sufficient of coverage against water as most swim caps do. So as long as you don’t mind getting your hair wet, this cap is perfect. Another great thing about these caps is that they are one size fits all, so you don’t have to be burdened with the task of trying to find a cap that is going to fit you to a T.

This cap comes in black, navy, neon orange, purple, royal blue, yellow, red, hot pink, and turquoise. Additionally, it comes in a zipper pouch meaning that the package is completely reusable.

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