*Disclaimer: I received a BOCO Gear Run Hat to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!*
Headgear can be tricky. I’ve been in the middle of a race or a long run when all of a sudden the hat I’ve been wearing the entire time starts to itch or feel uncomfortable. Whether it’s over heating, sweating, lack of coverage or not fitting properly, these are all things likely every runner has experienced with their headgear at some point.
I received the BOCO Gear Run Hat several weeks ago to review. The BOCO hat is different than my other running hats. It is super flexible. So flexible you can bend and fold it and don’t need to worry about any permanent damage to it. The bill can be snapped up or molded in the more traditional curve. This came in handy when I stuffed my hat into the bottom of my running pack.
I used the BOCO Gear Run Hat during my last two 50 milers. I appreciated it’s wicking capabilities, especially during the 90 degree race, and that it stayed light weight. The hat kept my head nice and cool, and was breathable the entire race. My second 50 miler I used it over my Buff ®. The BOCO hat has an adjustable back snap feature which made the hat fit comfortably over the extra material. It also kept the rain out of my eyes the entire race.
And probably my favorite feature of the BOCO Gear Run Hat is that it is machine washable! I’ve been using my BibRave orange BOCO hat a lot lately since it’s hunting season in Wisconsin. It’s nice that I can throw it in the wash along with my running clothes and it will be ready without any hassle.
Now the next question is, what color BOCO Gear Run Hat should I buy next?