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So I won’t lie, I am not much of a hat person, I have a large dome and I usually find hats uncomfortable. They pinch my head or fall off, so I generally avoid them and just use a head band. But a hat with lights, I had to give this a try, and I am really glad I did.
I do run early in the morning, usually around 5 am, and this time of year, that means it is dark out and dark for my entire run. I do wear knucklelights and they are great, but they move with my hands, so having a light that would just say forward and steady would be nice. This hat does that and doesn’t bother my dome.
The directions to get it working were a bit hard to follow, but I figured it out and got it all set up. I did notice the battery for the front lights, was inside that hat and I was worried that it would dig into my head, it didn’t. Overall the hat is super comfy, nice wicking material and also has reflective stuff on the top of it. The lights on the front are nice and bright, and send a nice beam of light out ahead. It also has lights on the back that flash, which is great too.
The hat didn’t move during any runs, stayed in place but didn’t squeeze my head, it is adjustable so should be able to fit just about everyone.
If you are a person who runs in the dark like me, you should really look into getting this hat, it would be great for you see and be seen, I do highly recommend it.