Tennis hats come in various shapes and sizes are meant to protect you from the harsh elements of weather; shielding your head and eyes from the blazing sun or to keep you warm in the cold weather. Some hats are also made to absorb sweat and prevent it from dripping down your face so that you can concentrate on your game. When out shopping for a suitable tennis hat, there are a few things that you need to consider so that you can get a comfortable wear, at a reasonable price. The material that makes the hat is also important whether it is for a hot or chilly day on the court.
The crown of the hat should be looked at closely, and you should ensure that it sits comfortably on your head so that wind does not blow it away. Some hats come with strings attached to them so that you can secure the hat by placing the string under your chin.
Best Tennis Hats in 2018
For a hot weather, a light, breathable hat made preferably from polyester is your best bet. A hat designed like that will ensure that there is free flow of air from and out of the hat, to keep you cool. For the cold season, cotton hats are the best as they retain your body heat, preventing you from freezing on the court. Here are some of the best hats that are currently in the market.
- 10. Adam’s Headwear Extreme
- 9. Columbia Bonehead
- 8. Tilley T5MO
- 7. The Columbia Bora Bora Booney
- 6. Lacoste Men’s Men’s Sport Polyester Cap With Green
- 5. Connectyle Summer Quick Drying Mesh Sun Cap Lightweight
- 4. NIKE RF HYBRID CAP (ADULT UNISEX)
- 3. Solid Sports Blank Visor
- 2. Headsweats Go Hat, White/Black
- 1. Nike Unisex Legacy 91 Tech Cap Dark Grey/White, One
- Final Words
10. Adam’s Headwear Extreme
This is a hat that has a 4 panel design coupled with a low profile crown that ensures the hat sits pretty on your head. It comes with an elastic cord that you can attach to your shirt to prevent it from blowing away on a very windy day. The Adam’s wear hat was also designed to give the wearer complete protection from the sun especially your neck and ears which are prone to sunburn. It is extremely light for added comfort, and it is also breathable allowing the free flow of air. The pricing is also fair for this hat.
This hat was made for protection only, and the designers did not make it look stylish, as it is just for the basics.
9. Columbia Bonehead
The Columbian Bonehead is a fashionable round shaped hat that has all the looks of the South American heritage. The hat is made from 45% polyester and 55% paper giving you a light and breathable fit that will give you comfort and allow a slight breeze to come into contact with your head. To add to the stylish design, the hat comes with a black accent banding around it for that sophisticated look and does a good job of shielding your eyes from the sun. It has a soft a feel to avoid causing discomfort of friction with your head, and the hat comes in neutral colors which are not too bright.
Since this is a wide-brimmed round hat, it makes it extremely difficult to pack it in a suitcase or bag when traveling, and if you have to carry it, you have to hold it in your hand or wear it.
8. Tilley T5MO
This is a hat that extends way over your face providing more shade to your head and eyes. This is if you do not like wide-brimmed tennis hats, this hat offers an excellent alternative and is made from organic cotton combined with a spandex blend to provide that much-needed protection from the elements of weather. The brim of this hat has been made stiff so that it does not falter in the wind but instead stays in place. Also, the cotton material is eco-friendly, and the hat looks stylish and pleasing to the eye.
As a lot of emphases has been concentrated on the front part of the hat to protect your eyes, the neck area remains exposed, and this hat will not be able to protect your neck from the sun.
7. The Columbia Bora Bora Booney
This is a versatile hat that will be at home in many places including the tennis court. The hat features an adjustable drawcord with a toggle that enables the wearer to tighten or loosen with a lot of conveniences. This also means that the hat can fit a broad range of head sizes with relative ease. Another great feature that the Columbia Bora Bora Booney hat comes with is an Omni-wick sweat band to absorb all the sweat on a hot day. Also, in case it gets wet, it dries up incredibly fast thanks to the light weight material that it is made from.
The light weight material that this hat is made from makes it not suitable for windy conditions, and it can be blown off your head very easily.
6. Lacoste Men’s Men’s Sport Polyester Cap With Green
This is a baseball- like fitting cap made from 100 percent polyester from the famous Lacoste brand. It is extremely light, and the inside of the hat gives your head enough space to maneuver in as well as letting air flow in out courtesy of the light material that this hat is made from. The blue color of this hat gives it a significant level of sophistication making you look good. The cap protects your eyes from direct sunlight while giving you a cool look
The crocodile logo that comes with this hat is not embroidered into the hat but more of stuck on it with glue. It comes off within the first few days.
5. Connectyle Summer Quick Drying Mesh Sun Cap Lightweight
This is a lightweight polyester cap which dries very fast when washed or gets rained on. It has a 55-60 cm wide head girth and can fit most heads with ease, and in case you are traveling, this cap is crushable and very easy to pack. The design of this cap comes with mesh panels on both sides to allow for the free flow of air while keeping you cool in the process. Apart from wearing it during a tennis game, this cap can also be worn by runners or golfers and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor wear. It also comes wit5h a sweatband to prevent sweat from getting into your eyes.
Although the cap is quick drying, it is not waterproof and does let in water. Also, the red color is a pinkish salmon color that was not very popular with some buyers.
4. NIKE RF HYBRID CAP (ADULT UNISEX)
The way this cap from sports company Nike has been designed, the main objective was to keep your eyes protected from direct sunlight5 while keeping you cool as well. The cap is stylish and fashionable to add to your looks and is made from 58 percent cotton and 42 percent polyester and comes with a sweat band to absorb all the sweat that a player works up on the court. The logo at the front is 3-D while the Nike Swoosh logo at the back is embroidered to the cap while the Velcro closure at the back of the cap is adjustable to fit most head sizes. It is unisex as well.
This hat is quite pricey, and one customer received the hat and noticed it was a bit discolored.
3. Solid Sports Blank Visor
This is a good quality cap that will not disappoint you, and although priced on the higher side, it gives you value with every penny. This is a unisex visor cap that is made for adults and is made of 100 percent acrylic and is light in weight making it a very comfortable wear. To secure it well when you wear it, the cap comes with an adjustable Velcro hook and loop strap and is designed for the summer. The other advantage of this cap is that it comes in various colors you can choose from.
The angle of the part that should rest on your forehead does sit on it well and leaves a slight gap on some heads which makes the wearer look awkward.
2. Headsweats Go Hat, White/Black
This is a cap made to give you extra protection from the sweltering heat of the tennis court so that you can give a good performance. This cap has been using an eight-panel construction for a great fit as well as comfort. Attached to the segment near the forehead is a terry sweatband to ensure your sweat does not drip into your eyes. To secure this hat to your head, a snap buckle closure clip has been attached and is adjustable to fit most heads. Another feature that is available is the UPF sun protection to make sure you do not get sunburned.
The hook to secure the hat that is located at the back is made from cheap plastic and should be handled with care; it breaks easily if force is used.
1. Nike Unisex Legacy 91 Tech Cap Dark Grey/White, One
This is the most stylish, practical and functional cap of them all and comes in a six-panel design with eyelets Embroidered on it to give it that cool look. Unlike other hats where you have to use both hands to adjust its size from the back, with this cap, you only need one hand to adjust it to your preferred size. It has a stylish logo in front and a smaller one just above the point of closure at the back of the head. Both are embroidered and not stuck with glue. To fit perfectly the fabric, this hat is made from is slightly stretchable to give you that snug fit.
The delivery of the hat if you are ordering it online, leaves a lot to be desired as it is brought in an envelope which is prone to be squished.
While hats provide a lot of protection especially from the harmful rays of the sun, it is also wise to back up the hat. On a hot day, carry a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes even more and a tube of sunscreen. Now that you know the qualities of a good tennis hat, it is time to go out and buy one. Good luck!