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The FRACTEL SALT – Cap Review

The FRACTEL SALT – Cap Review
9.4
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The FRACTEL SALT – Cap Review
Cut to the Chase
The FRACTEL SALT is a simple and efficient trail running cap with some very effective features. If you're looking for an all-round cap to take with you on your trail running adventures, then you should stop and take the FRACTEL SALT for a test run today!
Pros
Super-lightweight
Highly breathable fabric
Dark underside & foldable brim
Quick drying
One size fits all
Cons
Would be nice to see it in a range of other colours

Lightweight, functional headgear for the adventurous

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.

FRACTEL is on a mission to create the world’s best headwear using their own “experience and passion, in a style that promotes adventure and uniqueness, for a community that loves to get outside and run.”

Features

The FRACTEL “SALT” Edition Cap has been designed to cope with the harsh elements of the Australian Summers. Caps need to be tough to survive the climate we get down under but in doing so, can tend to look a little utilitarian in the aesthetics department. Not Fractel.

FRACTEL caps have struck a perfect balance of function without sacrificing style. We believe the Salt cap is an ideal everyday essential for those that understand the importance of high end performance running gear, but still want some fun when it comes to style and colour, when out on the trails.

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Above: The FRACTEL SALT is a lightweight, breathable trail running cap designed specifically for trail running conditions.


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

Specifications

  • Machine Wash Cold
  • Fabric: Body: 100% polyester excluding trims.
  • 54cm – 66cm (One size fits most)
  • Weight: 59 grams
  • Colour Shown: SALT Blue & White
  • Designed in Australia, Worn around the World

fractel salt capAdjustable closure provides a comfortable fit. Photo: ©TyresandSoles
fractel salt capThe FRACTEL is easy to spot on the trails. Photo: ©TyresandSoles
fractel salt capThe FRACTEL SALT cap is a perfect trail companion. Photo: ©TyresandSoles

Out On The Trails

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.

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Above: The dark underside brim helps reduce the intense Australian glare. Photo:©TyresandSoles


I am normally a bit sceptical 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.

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

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Above: The FRACTEL SALT cap. A simple, yet highly functional design. Photo: ©TyresandSoles


Where to Buy / Price


Hannah Porteous

Han Porteous is a Sydney based personal trainer and founder of Shift Wellbeing and #PARKSWEAT. As an adventure junkie she is a big believer in making movement fun and focuses on finding balance in life meaning being fit and healthy can be both enjoyable and sustainable.

This combination has led her the to Ultra Trail community and most weekends you can expect to find her out hiking or running, Sydney trails with a handful of friends and a tonne of enthusiasm.
Hannah Porteous
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