Nike Aerobill H86 Earflap Review
If you want to get outside for your workouts but don't want to let the weather stop you, then you might want to consider the use of the Nike Aerobill H86 Earflap running hat. It is designed to help keep you both dry and warm while you're out and about in cold and wet conditions. The fleece-lined earflaps, even though they aren't as large as expected, do a decent job at providing warmth for your ears and neck. At the same time, the Dri-FIT technology of the cap allows you to stay dry if you get caught out in the snow or the rain, preventing you from being stuck running around all day with a damp and cold head. It has an affordable price tag and a long lifespan, as long as it's cared for properly, making it a fantastic investment and a welcomed addition to your running gear.
Lightweight and breathable
Affordable price tag
Earflap is small
No color options
It was a water repellent finish that is going to ensure your head is staying dry if you get caught in the rain shower and the fleece lined earflaps are designed to keep you warm on those chilly days.
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that the sun can't be out shining bright. The bill on this cap is going to help keep the sun out of your eyes, making it an excellent choice for heading out on sunny days as well.
Of course, you are not limited to leading an active lifestyle to use this hat, even though it is aimed more for those folks. Some customers might opt to use it for their everyday activities when they just want to stay warm or dry. Whether heading to work or running errands, this might be a perfect choice to protect you from the elements.
It utilizes Dri-FIT technology to help wick away moisture, letting it roll off the materials and quickly evaporate, escaping the cap. This will ensure you are staying dry and comfortable on the inside as well.
The product does feature a water repellent finish overtop of the polyester and utilizes Dri-FIT technology to prevent the cap from getting wet in the first place, but this is an excellent back up to have so you are doubly safe from being stuck in a damp and uncomfortable hat for the rest of your adventure.
Another one of the benefits of using polyester is that it is recyclable, which is helpful for those who care about the environment, giving you the option to recycle it, instead of trashing it, when it eventually wears out, or you no longer have a use for it. Additionally, it is constructed out of highly durable fibers so you shouldn't have to worry about premature wear and tear at all when it comes to the Nike Earflap. It isn't going rip easily, ensuring that it will have a pretty good lifespan.
Not only is it comfortable to wear, but it is also going to help prevent the discomfort that you might experience when heading outdoors. It's going to keep you dry if you get caught out in the rain, preventing you from being stuck in a soggy hat throughout the day. Also, it will keep you warm and toasty thanks to the fleece-lined earflaps. It feels soft against your skin and keeps you warm at the same time; it really is a win-win.
One thing that some reviewers were less than pleased about was the size of the earflaps themselves. They stated that they were much smaller than expects, saying that the images provided of the cap were a little deceiving. The flaps barely cover your ears, making it a little challenging to keep you as warm as you would like when heading out in the colder temperatures.
The polyester materials and the excellent construction make it so it is going to be able to take quite the beating before it will finally start to wear down and need to be replaced. This is one part of your running gear that will not need to be replaced frequently at all.
The high durability of the hat makes it a pretty good value. It is going to last you quite a while so the little extra money you will spend on it is made up for in the long run as you will not have to pay it again for a long time.
Do not let the lightweight construction fool you though; it can still pack quite the punch and will be able to provide you everything you are looking for in a product like this. From the warmth to the rain protection, this cap has you covered.
First, it does a pretty good job at shielding you from the elements. The water repellent finish makes sure that your head and neck will be able to stay dry if you get caught in a rain shower or the snow. It is not going to soak through the materials and cause you to suffer from the cold and discomfort of being stuck in a damp hat all day.
Additionally, it is going to give you a little protection from the cold, mostly thanks to the fleece lined earflaps. It is going to cover your ears, for the most part, and not only feel great but provide an adequate amount of insulation so you should not have to worry about your ears freezing while you are heading out for your daily workouts.
Another safety feature the cap offers its users is a bit of reflective detail. The Nike 'Swoosh' and the end of the bill, as well as the Dri-FIT logo on the back of the hat provides you with a little reflectivity to help you stay seen if you are heading out in the low light conditions of a gloomy day or if you're outdoors when at dawn or twilight. Of course, this is not a whole lot of reflective detail so you might want to consider some additional reflectivity in your other apparel as well, but every little bit will help. You do not want to risk getting hit because passers-by were not able to see you.