Disclaimer: I received a BOCO Gear 360° Visor® to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews!
Look for a photo of me wearing an athletic hat while running before I became a BibRave Pro, and I don’t think you’ll find one — because I never wore hats while running. There are pictures of me in head wraps, I’m sure, for the winter, but not athletic-type hats or visors.
But, as a BibRave Pro, I became a convert to wearing sunglasses while running (when I tested the XX2i France2) and I became a convert to wearing a watch all the time (when I tested the Garmin Forerunner 935 Multisport GPS Watch). Now, I’m also a hat-wearer.
I like my BOCO Gear 360° Visor® from BibRave so much that I’ve even worn it for races — and plenty of other runs. It’s an orange visor with the BibRave logo on the front and “#BibChat” on the edge of the bill. The BibRave logo is also on the back, which is made of elastic.
The visor is comfortable, and I hardly notice it’s there when I run with it. It stays in place and doesn’t need adjusting.
I had not worn a visor in years, but it’s perfect because I almost always run with my hair in a high messy bun, so I can easily put the visor on around that — I don’t need to force my hair through a ponytail slot or change the way I normally wear my hair.
I also think it’s stylish and a cool way to rep BibRave. The fit also feels good to me — I think I have kind of a big head, so I haven’t always liked the way I looked in hats.
I received the visor in September, and although I have been running with it a decent amount, I did not notice any sort of stench or smell coming from it. I did notice a slight discoloration in a spot on the front of the bill, which is hardly noticeable. The tag on the inside says to hand wash cold, so this week, I hand washed the visor.
I wasn’t really timing it, but it certainly dried within 24 hours and the slight discoloration is still there, it’s certainly not something that’s going to prevent me from wearing the hat. Even though I didn’t think the visor was dirty before, it seemed fresher after I washed it.
The front inside of the visor is a thin sweatband, which you can’t see from the outside. Wearing a visor is also helpful for sunny days and to keep hair out of my face.
Although I enjoy wearing this visor in particular since I get to rep BibRave, I may be on the lookout for BOCO Gear at races, too, as I think it’s a quality brand with a comfortable, stay-put fit. There are various personalized versions of the visor, along with plenty of hats for sale, at www.BOCOGear.com.
If you follow me on social media, I’m sure you’ll see more photos of me in my BOCO Gear visor going forward.
See what fellow BibRave Pros had to say about their BOCO Gear hats and visors: