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.
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.