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SILICONE, LATEX OR POLYESTER? DISCOVER THE BEST MATERIAL FOR EACH SWIMMING NEED

If you think recommending the right swimming cap is not a piece of cake, you are in the right place.

After reading this article, you will know all about fitness swimming cap materials and their benefits, and you will be able to make the day of many swimmers.

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Swimming caps, let’s see what you are made of!

Training swim caps are made from a variety of materials. Silicone, Latex and Polyester/Elastane are the most commonly used.

Our journey to learn more about the pros and cons of every single material is about to begin.

Are you ready?

Let’s start!

SILICONE

SILICONE CAPS are the first choice of swimmers looking for the best hold and maximum glide performance. Silicone is a great compromise for many swimmers thanks to its highly extensible and stretch-resistant features.

Silicone caps can last for years, when cared for properly.

This material does not withstand the slightest snag. Therefore, it is advisable to take great care with fingernails when putting on the cap.

Silicone swim caps ensure a good protection against chlorine, sun damages and splashes. Moreover, silicone caps enhance heat retention.

Please remember: NO swim caps are 100% watertight

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LATEX

LATEX CAPS are the right choice for swimmers looking for easy fit and hydrodynamic drag reduction. Latex is a far thinner material compared to silicone, and less durable too. Indeed, such swim caps rip more easily especially if not worn properly. Being lighter than silicone, latex allows for a greater heat exchange with the external environment, therefore it is more suitable for warmer climates, where heat loss is not an issue.

POLYESTER/ ELASTANE

Swimmers looking for a comfortable and lightweight swim cap will certainly need a polyester or polyester/elastane swim cap. Thanks to their softness, these low-maintenance and dynamic-looking caps are very easy to put on and to take off, and what’s more they don’t pull on hair. Polyester caps will last for a long time if rinsed of chlorine after every use. Due to the fabric itself, Polyester offers no water resistance, nevertheless it is the perfect choice for beginner swimmers.

Polyester caps are also available with an external PU coated fabric, for a quicker drying.

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