Hat or Headband?

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  1. Barnes68

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    I've had problems lately with getting sweat in my eyes, during play. What's better, wearing a hat? Headband? Something else?
     
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  2. ArliHawk

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    My favorite are the polyester hair ties. They are narrower than the headbands and not as complicated. I have a couple nike ones and am adidas one, all orders from here.
     
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    Both work well for me. If it's an issue of sweat and not of the sun getting in my eyes, I think a bandana absorbs better.
     
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  4. Barnes68

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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  5. LeeD

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    You're cooler in a headband, hotter in a full cap.
    But a cap keeps sun off your face.
    How about a visor?
    Some people think a lot of hot air escapes thru your head.
     
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  6. sportsfan1

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    A cap won't help keep the sweat out of the eyes. You will have to use a headband for that.
     
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  7. LeeD

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    Most "baseball caps" I have use a double band around the perimeter, one made of a softer, sweat absorbant material. I do have some cheapo hats that don't.
    Roddick pioneered the pro's use of a baseball cap, played a bit in Florida, and also used a wrist band.
    Looks like a headband keeps hair out of the eyes, although Lebron and JamesBlake would laugh at that.
     
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    Backwards hat away from the sun, frontward if sun is in your face. Helps protect the back of your neck and face if you switch it around if you switch sides.

    Wear a headband if you have bangs though, I still have problems because of this with just a hat.
     
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    For dealing with sweat a cap won't do. You'll need a headband or bandana. The drawback for me is the tan lines on my forehead.
     
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    Hat... all the time, always worn forward aka Jim Courier. It keeps the sweat out of my eyes and it protects my face from the sun.
     
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    hat and a towel(s).
     
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    Irrevelant, you've got to be at least a 4.0 to wear headbands/bandana.
     
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  16. ArliHawk

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    Really hope this is in jest:) Otherwise, I shouldn't be wearing a headband.
     
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    You don't need to be a 4.0 you only need to be a sweater and if you add sunscreen to the equation. You need to find a solution.
    Hat at all times definitely help. Especially the ones with the built in terry binding around the perimeter lining.
     
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  18. kimguroo

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    unless you sweat a lot, Hat might be better.
    I run tennis apparel lines and my hat has terry material inside of hat.
    average people won't have problems but if someone sweats like Andy Roddick,
    Bandana is better.

    if you have shorts hair, it looks weird though haha.
     
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  19. LeftyRighty

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    I use a visor beanie. Works to absorb sweat, and keep the sun out of my eyes. Kinda gross, but if i'm sweating TOO much I just flip the rolled part of the beanie down and use it to wipe my eyes, then flip it back up lol.
     
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  20. GlenK

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    Been using Nike bandanas lately. One stays in the ice water while playing. Each change over wring out the cold one and wear it until the next change over.

    These seem to be way more absorbent that regular headbands and keeps me cooler than hats or visors.
    I sweat heavily.
     
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    Played two days ago at 106F, for 2 hours. Nothing really worked, however, the good thing at dry heat is that is dies quickly.
    I am having trouble with hats/visors as they restrict my peripheral vision - I am not used to it. Would be nice to get used to it.
    Bandanas are doing most of the job...
     
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    I use the Nike Featherlight hats because it absorbs the sweat like a headband and it's also great against this Summer sun.
     
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