How to stay cool and look cool

  • Mon Aug 20th, 2012 6:15pm
  • Life

The Washington Post

Here are some ways to look cool when you’re hot:

ViewSPORT ($25 and up, Rather than be embarrassed by sweat, embrace it with these shirts that display hidden messages when you soak through them (either with perspiration or water). Phrases such as “I Am a Beast,” “Earn It” and “Be Elite” are admittedly cheesy, but the big reveal is incentive to work harder. Also available in kid styles.

Sheex (starting at $159 for a set, Athletes wear wicking fabrics when they work out, so why not sleep on them, too? A better night’s rest can translate to a better game the next day. That’s the concept behind the “world’s first performance bed sheets,” created by a pair of women’s basketball coaches in 2007 and available at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

SweatHawg ($20, Oregon cyclist John Rahm couldn’t keep sweat from dripping into his glasses until last September, when he sewed an absorbent piece of felt to a do-rag and placed his creation inside his helmet. The dry ride convinced him he needed to manufacture and market this cap. Look out for a headband version soon.