Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Runner of Many Hats | BOCO Gear

Disclaimer: I received the BOCO Gear Visor & Hat to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Runners spend a lot of time out in the elements. That's a given!

To spare my skin from sun damage and the weather elements (and sometimes to cover up my messy hair), I wear hats - a lot. Which is great because I tend to be forgetful when it comes to sunscreen, especially when the weather cools off.


As a BibRave Pro, I received the custom designed BOCO 360° Visor® and Endurance Hat from BOCO Gear. These hats are LIGHT, the colors are BRIGHT and the designs POP!


BOCO Gear, the new leader in performance gear for endurance athletes, offers fully customizable technical headwear and accessories for brands, teams or events. Their gear is designed for and tested by top athletes.


I have browsed through many of their designs on the BOCO Gear website and Facebook page and they are all creative and full of color. Plus their product offering is huge, from technical trucker hats and visors to beanies and headbands and a whole lot more.

Let me tell you about my experience with BOCO Gear:

The BOCO 360° Visor®


It's been a looooong time since I've ran in a visor (like 7 years?) and I wasn't sure of what to expect. Will it have a custom fit? Why not just wear a regular hat?

The BOCO Gear Running Visor was a pleasant surprise! This is my new favorite "hat" to run in! I love the flashy BibRave design, the comfortable internal sweatband and curved bill style. Visors are awesome because you can wear them while sporting a high-ponytail or bun. That was reason enough to opt for the visor.

For cooler runs, it's easy to throw a beanie on top to stay warm and have the bonus sun protection of the visor. The visor stayed in place while on the run and during regular every day wear.

  • Lightweight wicking woven or dry tech polyester outside 
  • Wicking internal sweatband to move sweat from your forehead 
  • One piece on-the-fly Velcro back adjustability 
  • Relaxed fit front panel for a better performance and comfort 
  • Black underside of the bill to reduce glare 
  • Curved bill 
  • Machine Washable

Out for a "wog" (walk/jog) at 34 weeks pregnant in my BOCO Gear Run Visor

Gotta love this gear! Now onto the hat.

The Endurance Hat


Once again, you've got to love the bold BibRave design on this BOCO Gear Endurance Hat! The material is breathable and lightweight, making it ideal for those hot summer long runs.

The pliable, flat bill was a new look for me, not really sure I can pull it off, but I appreciate the practicality of being able to fold up and store your hat while on the run. Wearing this endurance hat makes me want to try the BOCO Gear technical trucker hats! Their hats are very comfortable and definitely made for people of the active type - my only request would be to have the curved bill on the hat, like the visor.

I don't know about you, but I sweat while I run. Sometimes a lot! Thankfully, the endurance hat and visor are both machine washable so they don't need to stay stinky after a long or hard-effort run.

  • Lightweight wicking woven polyester material provides a layer of protection on the front and throughout the hat 
  • Larger Dry Tech polyester mesh side gussets on the side keep your head cool for the length of your workout. 
  • Soft polyester mesh wicking sweatband on the inside to help move sweat away from your head keeping you focused on the trail or road. 
  • Adjustable back snap buckle with tuck in pocket for any excess keeping the back of your hat tidy. 
  • Pliable stuffable soft bill 
  • Custom BibRave underside of the bill
  • Machine Washable

Want to see more BOCO Gear? Check out the BOCO Gear website and Facebook page to see more of their amazing custom designs.


What "head gear" do you wear while running? Visors, regular hats, or maybe no hat all?



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4 comments:

  1. Great review of the BOCO gear! I agree about the flat bill on the hat - I feel like maybe I can pull it off? I don't know! Absolutely love the visor!

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    1. Thank you, Meredith! I think you could totally pull off the flat bill. This is the first hat I have worn with a flat one and it may just take some adjusting time for the "look"! The visor is AMAZING :)

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  2. I think you look cute in the flat bill hat! I really like the orange color. I used to never wear hats unless it rained. But recently I've grown accustomed to wearing both a visor and hat. Thanks for linking!

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    1. Aww thanks, Holly! My husband wasn't sure what to think of my new "look" :) Hats and visors have really grown on me over the years!

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