The Zone3 strapless neoprene swim cap has been carefully engineered to provide an optimum fit that does not slip off the head easily. Constructed from 4mm Yamamoto Smoothskin neoprene this cap helps to keep you warm in cooler water temperatures. Zone3 have also added a closure system around the inside rim of the cap to grip against the head.
Included with each strapless neoprene swim cap is a free white silicone swim hat that can be worn over the top, further helping to secure the cap on your head.
Zone3 have incorporated swimmer feedback into their design noting that the most frequent negative comment about neoprene caps relates to the chinstrap.
The cap is coated to maximise the hydrodynamic efficiency in the water and it is also styled with some reflective detailing on the crown.
Surf Swim School verdict:
Neoprene swim caps can be a valuable addition to your swim kit, this strapless version eliminates the irritation and chaffing sometimes caused by a chinstrap.
It’s important to get the fit right! Zone3 offer 4 different sizes based on your head circumference and we found the fit to be true and comfortable.
The hats also come with a white silicone swim cap that you can wear over the top of the neoprene. We highly recommend doing this, especially if you’re swimming in any sort of surf or rough water. For increased visibility you could use any brighter or neon coloured swim cap already within your swim collection to wear on top!
The grip around the edge of the cap is comfortable and does help the cap feel more secure on your head. We tested the cap in a calm sea pool environment and found it kept in place well and was certainly warm. If you’re prone to feeling the cold the addition of a silicone cap on top will further add to the thermal insulation provided by this neoprene swim cap.
About the Surf Swim School
We are an open water swimming school based in Westward Ho, North Devon and provide open water training for all abilities all year round. If you are interested in coming along to some of our coached sessions you can find our timetable by clicking here.
If you are new to open water swimming, especially in colder water temperatures, you may find this article written by our Head Coach a useful read.