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, viewsport.us): 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, sheex.com): 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, sweathawg.com): 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.