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Arena Smart Cap

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$25.00
SKU: 91631
Product Code: 25361


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    The Arena Smart Cap is the winner of the 2012 prestigious red dot design award! This spectacular Smart Cap from Arena® is specifically designed for long hair. Its patented design features a revolutionary construction of an inner band and outer cap. Its purpose is to keep hair in place while pulling the cap on, eliminating the need for elastic bands or clips.

    Features

    • PVC-free.
    • Revolutionary cap construction with an inner band and outer cap.
    • Band keeps hair in place.
    • Outer cap: 80% Nylon (Polyamide) / 20% Elastane.
    • Inner cap: 72% Nylon (Polyamide) / 28 Elastane.
    • Power lining: 100% Polyester.
    • Imported.

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  • 4 star rating (42 Reviews)

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  • 9/19/2014 Where have you been all my life?!

    rating star By Pool Rat

    I've been a swimmer since before goggles (even before Mark Spitz). This cap is my best discovery since swim goggles!
    -Really does go on easy and keep all those wayward hairs in place.
    -No, it's not waterproof: so I put my Silicone cap over it...goes on easy.
    -Yes, It's lycra: lycra suit lasts 3-6 months...so lycra cap lasts 3-6 months. (Which is why we are all buying our suits from the Swim Outlet, right?).
    -OK, it' still new to me, I hope it doesn't get too loose too fast.
    But I am pleased as punch for now...I get to keep my long grey hairs on my head   ( :

    Pool Rat
    Vermont

  • 6/18/2011 arena cap

    rating star By longhairedwouldbeswimmer

    Had high hopes for this.  I have long colored hair. I'm a very active mid40s starting to plan some alternatives to my high impact activities. I enjoy swimming outside during the summer but limit how much I do since I hate to get my colored hair impacted by the pool water and sun.  Ideally, would like to be able to swim indoors during the colder months for great low impact exercise, but not being able to keep my hair dry is a major detractor.   Bought this with high hopes. Mine is black and grey. No size was indicated.  Only seems to come in one size, yet inside the cap it indicates that it is an "M".  The cap is painfully tight.  It has a nice snug design and material that does seem to avoid the hair damage that happens with other materials.  I called swimoutlet back about getting a larger one, but they do not have one.  No one else advertises having them in "L".  The material appears to keep the hair from getting soaked, but hair does still get damp.  Would love to get a solution that fits and works.

    longhairedwouldbeswimmer
    Dallas, TX

  • 9/20/2014 Good cap for exercise/rec--serious training use is a ?

    rating star By EQB

    I have long hair and before used a combo of hair ties and Lycra caps. I have trouble with other materials pulling my hair. So I tried this one and now bought a backup. No ties. Easy to use , others in the gym covet it and I send them here . Only problem- sometimes during very vigorous training it will begin to slip. It's easy to fix and never comes completely off. It doesn't happen all the time so I have to wonder if I am not quite putting it on right when that happens.
    Bottom line-if you have long hair and are taking a class, doing workout laps, or rec swimming, I highly recommend this cap. If you are a competitor training hard or competing, you likely need something tighter.

    EQB
    San Francisco, CA

  • 9/20/2014 Best for unshorn, long hair

    rating star By Jas

    'Singh', along swimming ;-)

    Jas
    NC

  • 3/12/2014 Perfect solution!

    rating star By Maria M.

    I got this cap for my 14-year-old daughter who has really thick, shoulder length hair.  Other caps pulled her hair, or didn't stay on.  This is perfect!  All her hair fits, it doesn't pull her hair, and it doesn't slide off while she is swimming.  It is true that it is not waterproof, but she is a competition swimmer, and the point was not to keep her hair dry, but to keep it out of the way while she is racing.  LOVE IT!

    Maria M.
    Piscataway, NJ

  • 6/21/2013 Long Hair Rescue!

    rating star By Sara W.

    This cap is perfect for longer hair, easy to use, and now I can avoid the broken pieces caused by wet hairbands pull out my hair!

    Sara W.
    Florida

  • 3/27/2012 WASTE OF MONEY!

    rating star By Susanne

    I had high hopes for this product.  I wanted a great fitting snug cap that was long-lasting, easy to put on, and gentle on my hair.  I was/am sorely disappointed.  I've been using it as a swim cap for lap swimming 5 days per week for the past 3 months.  The cap is already rotted and falling apart like a cheap lycra swimsuit.  The cap was snug at first, but loosened fairly quickly.  Probably by about a month into use, it was limp and my ponytail was flopping around in there.  I was VERY careful to wash, rinse, and hang-dry after each and every use, and it still disintegrated.  I paid over $25 for this cap, for only 3 months of use.  It's SUPPOSED to be made of a long-lasting fabric.  Sadly, it isn't long-lasting, and I'm out the money.  I think I'd be better off just using cheap lycra caps.

    Susanne
    Pennsylvania

  • 5/28/2015 Works!

    rating star By Melissa k.

    So simple to use. I can even put it on with dry hair and I have long, curly hair.

    Melissa k.
    San Francisco

  • 5/13/2015 great product

    rating star By GSABSA

    I have a smallish head- 20.5 inches. The cap fits me well, but is not at all tight. It would fit a larger head and much more hair. The fabric is nice and stretchy. My hair is 2 inches below my shoulders. This cap is easy to put on. It does not pull my hair and stays on during lap swimming. There is no static issue. All of the hair fits well and the cap could hold more. The putty ear plugs never stick in my ears well for me, but I use them and they are comfortable with this cap. This cap keeps them in place. My ears do get damp under the putty, but no actual water gets in, so I do not have ear aches. My hair does get wet.. I'm usually ready to wash my hair on swim days anyway, so I do not care. On days that I want my hair to stay dry, I use the Sporti Silicone Ear Cap instead, but this one is a bit easier.

    GSABSA
    Southern Oregon

  • 5/13/2015 Works great!

    rating star By GSABSA

    I have a smallish head- 20.5 inches. The cap fits me well, but is not at all tight. It would fit a larger head and much more hair. The fabric is nice and stretchy.  My hair is 2 inches below my shoulders. This cap is easy to put on. It does not pull my hair and stays on during lap swimming. There is no static issue. All of the hair fits well and the cap could hold more. The putty ear plugs never stick in my ears well for me, but I use them and they are comfortable with this cap.  This cap keeps them in place. My ears do get damp under the putty, but no actual water gets in, so I do not have ear aches. My hair does get wet.. I'm usually ready to wash my hair on swim days anyway, so I do not care. On days that I want my hair to stay dry, I use the Sporti Silicone Ear Cap instead, but this one is a bit easier.

    GSABSA
    Southern Oregon

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ABOUT THIS BRAND

Arena

Since 1973, Arena™ has been a global influence and leader in competitive swimwear and accessories. Used by international top athletes and the official swim teams of UCSD, UC Berkeley, and Cal Poly, Arena swimwear is as synonymous with water as it is to swimming. Arena boasts a number of streamline, comfortable, and durable swimsuits that are perfect for competitive swimming and races.

By investing in innovation and researching fabrics and textiles, Arena is continuously discovering and utilizing unique technologies. Their high-tech patented Powerskin™ fabric claims to be the lightest fabric in production, weighing only 125 grams per square meter, while their stitchless seams keep mobility at its highest and reduces drag.

With offices populating Europe, Asia and the US, Arena is making waves worldwide with their quality line of goggles, training equipment and competitive swimwear. Whatever your swim needs, Arena has you covered with their jammers, one pieces, and neck-to-knee suits.