Columbia Coolhead Ballcaps III for Men
This hat is very cool, and wicks moisture away from your head. You hardly realize you have it on, and does a great job of shading the sun.
October 4, 2014
Took this hat out for some summer river bassin in South GA. My head stayed cool and dry all day.
August 16, 2014
Cool, lightweight and good looking!
I visited the Columbia factory outlet in Vegas and checked out sun block and moisture wicking hat models. The black Coolhead Ball Cap was my favorite: comfortable, great fit on my medium bean and an uncluttered design reminiscent of a tactical squad cap. There were several similar ball cap designs but this one stood out because "Columbia" was not emblazon across the front. A tiny offset graphic logo was used instead. The micro fiber fabric is ultra soft and stretches for a slim and fitted look. It's so lightweight it's easy to forget you're wearing a hat. For my 7.25 hat size the Velcro adjustment strip needed to be adjusted slightly larger than the smallest position, so plenty of adjustment for larger heads.
I put the Coolhead to the test during several days of wandering around the Vegas Strip in triple digit summer heat. I figured the claim of using moisture from your head to cool the cap was corporate chuck 'n jive. Amazingly, the cooling feature worked extremely well and despite it being black. My head was cool but the rest of my body was really hot! I should check into Columbia's Omni-Freeze ZERO shirts... And, yes, no sunburn on my bean, plenty of glare cutting bill coverage and hands down the lightest and coolest hat I've owned, whipping heat grabbing cotton caps silly.
The Coolhead is a wonderful hat for summer travel, hiking and yard work.
June 24, 2014
Best. Hat. Ever.
This hat truly does keep you cool! Highly recommend for anyone who spends time outdoors. When I get hot, I simply put it in the cooler for a few minutes then put it back on. It keeps me cool for hours!
June 10, 2014