Race To Place Run Hat
Lightweight, but not durable
I really like wearing this hat for my long runs. It's lightweight, wicks sweat well, and dries quickly after a run. What I strongly dislike is that it does not wash up well. As a running hat, this hat gets washed about 1x week or 1x every other week. This is to keep the hat, fresh and not stinky as tends to happen with running caps. However, the silver reflective strip at the brim has completely chipped away and the painted metal clasp at the back of hat is also chipped (it is painted and the paint instantly chipped away after one time in the washer). My suggestion would be to eliminate the reflective strip at the brim, and use a polished metal clasp instead of a painted one. These two fixes would make the hat look a lot better after a few times in the washer (it should also make the hat a few dollars less). I would not recommend this hat to a friend based upon the fact that it now looks cheap instead of like something LULU would make. I've had less expensive hats that have held up better.
April 2, 2015
Comfortable during hot marathon
I bought this for the LA Marathon with anticipated temperatures in the high 80s. The brim, while short, was sufficient in keeping my face shielded from the sun. The volume of the hat is quite deep; my other running hat (Nike) sits atop my head, making it look comically small and misshapen. I had plenty of room to wear a french braid underneath. I perspire quite a bit, but it did a great job keeping the sweat from trickling down my face. Overall, it's lightweight and very comfortable. One less piece of gear I have to fuss with during long runs.
March 21, 2015
Great for running in the heat and sun
I bought this for sunny runs wanting to shield my face a little. I was unsure of the fit as the material seemed odd but I figured what the heck. My biggest concern wearing a hat for outside running was that it would make my head super hot and my hair and scalp insanely sweaty. I was very pleased that didn't happen. The fit is nice, it's very comfortable, it provided nice coverage and when I got home my hair was not as sweaty as I would have expected (and I live in South FL). Highly recommend this.
March 11, 2015
Right up there with the mesh hats from the Running Room. You want light material so your head can breath,and you want material that is going to wick sweat and not make you sweat. Brim of hat seems short, but the way the hat is designed,once you put it on, you will see that it has full facial coverage just as other hats do. Only recommendations would be to make a tightening clasp strap that comes undone to thread pony tail through.
July 24, 2014
This is the best fitting lulu hat I own so far. The others I have seem wider and more shallow. I dont even wear my other lulu hats. Its light weight, not bulky and great for running. My favorite lulu hat, I have all the colors.
July 7, 2014
Agree with others in that this is a really flimsy hat. Fabric is actually very much like studio pant. Brim is very small as well. Not worth the price for sure.
June 24, 2014
Cute Run Hat
I ordered two of these caps, one in the black and one in the wee wheezy check. the black one arrived missing the buckle at the back to close and adjust it. I got in contact with a gec right away and she set up a return for me with free return shipping. Thank you lulu for making my return painless, as it should be! The wee wheezy check is very cute, but the brim is definitely on the short side. I would have preferred it to be a tad longer as I sometimes develop hives on my face after being out in the sun. I do like that the brim has reflective material on its lip though, that makes it great for evening and nighttime running. This is a nice lightweight cap. It fit my head nice and securely.
June 24, 2014
i just got my hat today. i ordered the white one, and there are two dark stains on the hat. what upset me is the quality of the hat, its flimsy and poorly made. and its final sale so i can't return it. so disappointing!
June 23, 2014
Nice light hat but lacks coverage
Like the fact it is light. Just got my second white hat (my other white hat had a zipper on the side that I found useful).
I feel there is less coverage I had hoped, for those of us who get freckles from the sun - maybe this is an idea for a wider coverage hat?
Using it for tennis was ok, but again, if I'm wearing a hat, I'd like it to protect me from the sun as well as being light while I'm doing sports. Please continue making beautiful white hats. thanks.
June 20, 2014
flimsy compared to my older hats
I received this hat today in the wheezy plaid, and it is without a doubt very pretty. It fits well enough, and the shallow brim doesn't really bother me. What I did immediately notice however was how much thinner the fabric was and flimsier feeling the construction was, when compared to hats that I bought from Lululemon four or five years ago. It's not that this hat is bad, it's just pretty cheap-feeling compared to my older ones, and I don't really think it's worth the nearly $40 (after tax) that I paid for it.
June 16, 2014