The retro-inspired Speedo Aquatic Fitness Cap may look like it’s straight out of the 1930s, but the updated design and higher quality materials make this cap chic and modern, to say the least. Here are my thoughts on this latex fitness cap:
If you’re constantly struggling with a loose, ill-fitting, slip-prone swim cap, then the Speedo Aquatic Fitness Cap might be just the upgrade you need. Fitting snugger than traditional silicone or thin latex caps, this thick cap tightly hugs the curves of your head. And if that’s not enough to keep the cap firmly in place, it’s also equipped with a chin strap for extra security. I found that the Aquatic Fitness Cap stayed soundly in place during my water workout.
The cap is designed to fit over the ears, but I have mixed feelings about the effectiveness of this feature. While some users found that the flaps help keep water out of their ear canals, I found that they did little to keep my ears dry (though that wasn’t really my goal). And while this cap, does help keep water out of your hair because of it’s snug fit and underside ridges, it’s important to remember that no swim cap is designed to keep hair 100% dry.
Also important to note is that this Speedo fitness cap runs small, at least in comparison to other, sized versions. Wearers with thick hair and larger heads had a hard time stretching the thick, latex fabric. And because this cap is a one-size-fits-all product, people with larger heads might have a hard time making this cap fit comfortably and stay seated properly. If you do have a larger head or long or thick hair, you might be better suited with a more flexible, sized bubble cap, like the All Star Crepe Bubble Cap.