Wetsuit Hoods & Wetsuit Caps | O'Neil, Xcel & C Skins Hoods
For keen surfers, a good wetsuit hood is necessary to keep your head warm in the water.
Everyone knows to keep warm, the essential piece of kit for your head, in the coldest winter months, you have to keep your head covered! Up to 40% of body heat can be lost through your head.
That said, it is important to get the right fitting neoprene wetsuit hood or beanie for your choice of water sport.
Surf hood and beanies
Wetsuit hoods or caps are different to beanies which are very popular now, even though they give less coverage than wetsuit hoods, especially with the cold water wild swimmers and surfers. They are usually 2mm thick and come in various colours, safety orange being a favourite.
Wetsuit hoods are popular with kitesurfers, foilers and windsurfers and are traditional smooth skin neoprene hoods, usually 2mm or 3mm thick, with extra warm thermal lining and a contoured fit to stop cold water flushing. They protect the ears and neck from the wind and usually tuck into your full wetsuit. Often they are smooth-skin neoprene to stop windchill, as you will likely be travelling fast across the water in these chosen water sports.
Wetsuit hood brands
Wetsuit hoods will keep in the heat from brands like rip curl and c skins in the cold winter months. Visit Boardworx for an extensive range of hoods, from rip curl, Exel, Patagonia, Oneill, Manera, Ion, Mystic and c skins
Need to keep your hands and feet warm, see the links below