Gear Review: Salt Edition Cap with Hannah Porteous
The FRACTEL™ “SALT” Edition Cap
Lightweight, functional headwear for the adventurous.
Words & images thanks to Hannah Porteous of Tyres and Soles
Who are Fractel?
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.
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.
I am normally a bit skeptical 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.
Features & benefits
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
Overall, the FRACTEL™ “SALT” Edition Cap nails everything you want from a cap when running: sun protection, lightweight, sits comfortably, easily washable and packable - perfect for getting among those trail running adventures!