I believe this is the first time for a hat review on this blog. Over the years I've done many reviews but have never done a review on a golf hat.
A good hat is so important when golfing and I know many golfers that have there favorites. When I was given a chance to review The Faroe Hat by Imperial Headwear, I really had no idea about the Imperial company even though they've been around since 1916. Which definitely says a lot about the Imperial brand.
The thing that interested me the most about this hat is that it was powered by Coolcore a patented chemical free fabric that actually makes the hat cooler. Now I'm one to golf in all sorts of weather and when it's hot most of the time I don't even wear a hat (Yes I lather up my head with sunscreen). The reason being I actually find wearing a hat makes me feel hotter. Now I've tried many types of hats conventional and lightweight golf hats but most of the time I go without a hat.
Here's what I found out about this hat by Imperial Headwear after giving it a thorough testing period:
1) It actually was quite pleasant wearing this hat golfing and I did find it much cooler than any hat I've worn golfing over the years.
2) Spraying the hat with some water actually made the hat cooler. Coolcore fabric actually works.
3) An all white hat isn't a bad thing. I've always shied away from white hats but the style of the Faroe and the cooling proprieties of Coolcore gives this hat top marks.
100% poly pique mesh fabric
Soft structured profile with a micro-velcro elastic loop closure
Fabric cools up to 30% cooler than skin temperature when wet
Wicks and transports moisture, then regulates evaporation for cooling effect
The Faroe hat comes in five differents colors and retails for $35USd which is very reasonable for a golf hat that keeps you cool. Imperial has other styles of golf hats with Coolcore including The Lundey, a trucker style hat and the Kaldur Visor.
Now I still golf most of the time without a hat but when I do the Faroe by Imperial is my first choice. I dare you to get it wet!
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About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear for the golf market. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative digital design, logo and embroidery technologies. For further information please visit imperialsports.com or call 800-950-1916
Coolcore, the global leader in chemical-free cooling fabrics, has partnerships to develop fabrics for consumer brands throughout the world. The patented, chemical-free Coolcore materials deliver three distinct functions - wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation - going far beyond traditional moisture-management textiles by reducing surface fabric temperature up to 30 percent. Coolcore fabric formulations have earned the prestigious "Innovative Technology" recognition from the Hohenstein Institute, a first for a U.S. company, and the only company globally to be awarded this recognition for "Cooling Power".