Gear Review: Salt Edition Cap with Hannah Porteous

The FRACTEL™ “SALT” Edition Cap

Lightweight, functional headwear for the adventurous.

 Words & images thanks to Hannah Porteous of Tyres and Soles

 Who are Fractel?

Fractel, founded by Matt Niutta is all about bringing performance and style together within the running and adventure community. It's about bringing like-minded people together and connecting with nature through adventure.

Trail Performance

Instantly I loved the lightweight feel to this cap; providing protection from UV without that sweaty, hot-headed feeling of heavier caps. The fabric is light, breathable and easily adjustable, which made for a comfortable fit while running. One of my favourite aspects is the packability due to the bendable brim. The cap can be easily tucked about into a trail pack, taking up very little space – an important feature for ultra distance running.

I am normally a bit skeptical of white trail running gear however it is easily washable and dries quickly meaning you can go all in on the trails without worrying about keeping it clean.

Features & benefits

 Unisex design

 Four panels utilising breathable mesh designed to keep you cool

 Dark under bill to reduce glare

 SWIFTdry™ sweat absorbing internal headband

 Pliable brim for added comfort and & packability

 Adjustable closure provides a comfortable fit

 Reflective details to keep you safe at night

 Embroidered logo at front & rear

 Machine washable

Overall, the FRACTEL™ “SALT” Edition Cap nails everything you want from a cap when running: sun protection, lightweight, sits comfortably, easily washable and packable - perfect for getting among those trail running adventures!

OUR RATING: 9.4 / 10

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