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Re: [Minimalist Runner:115364] Re: Thermoregulation and Moisture-wicking Materials; A Major Detriment to Performance

Deacon Patrick Jul 14, 2012 3:31 PM
Posted in group: Minimalist Runner - Barefoot, Sandals, Shoes
The dark underside absorbs body heat, facilitating heat transfer away from the noggin, presuming a lighter outside.

With abandon,

It's all good (but is it the Best Good?).

On Jul 14, 2012, at 4:02 PM, JZ <> wrote:

> "Any potential disadvantages?"
> it could potentially trap heat against your head (which is why I got a
> straw hat with vent holes - not sure it makes a difference, but it
> can't hurt)
> I think simply getting a light colored hat would probably be
> sufficient.  Painting it would greatly reduce breathability, i would
> think.  I think I have seen "lifeguard" hats that come with a dark
> underside, but that seems necessary only if you are on a highly
> reflective surface, like a beach
> On 7/14/12, Jason Robillard <> wrote:
>> I'm more curious about the coloring of a hat which would provide shade.
>> On that note- I'm assuming a hat would be an advantage. Any potential
>> disadvantages?
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