Wetsuit Hoods & Caps
A wetsuit surfing hood or cap is the ideal solution for staving off those winter ´ice-cream´ headaches without feeling restricted. Wetsuit hoods were first invented by surfers so that there heads were kept nice and warm even in the coldest winter months. A Wetsuit hood or cap is either in 2mm or 3mm neoprene to form a barrier of heat around your head. Pretty much any water sport that is entering the water in the winter uses a hood or cap. You can choose from the largest UK range of hoods from Rip Curl, O'Neill Wetsuits, Billabong, C-Skins & Xcel. So you stay warmer in the harshest of winter months. If you are unsure if a hood or wetsuit cap would be best then feel free to
Advice On Which Wetsuit Hood Should I Buy?
Their is nothing worse than having a cold head or getting an ice cream headache whilst in cold water. If you have a water sport in the winter months and wish to enjoy your time in the water then a wetsuit hood can be the solution to keeping you happy in the water. Hood are used by all water sports enthusiasts including surfers and kite surfers especially in the UK cold winter months. Hoods come in various types including caps that cover the main part of your head and ears and usually have a strap that comes under your chin. These give you a good amount of head movement so you don't feel to restricted. In terms of thickness a cap will often come in 2mm and 3mm neoprene and the most popular being the 3mm. A full hood is the next option which covers the head and neck and often has a piece of material that tucks into the wetsuit. Hoods are great if you are simply after staying as warm as possible, the only down side is freedom of movement. Surfers tend to want this movement more and the full hood can feel a little awkward in the water. Saying that they are still very popular and tends to come down to personal preference.
In recent years with the popularity of SUP and people still wanting to take the sport into the winter, a simple beanie in the 2mm version has also become very popular. This just covers the head and ears with no strap under the chin.
If you need any help in choosing the right hood or cap then please feel free to call us for helpful advise on what to buy.