There are so many reasons to wear a hat whilst refereeing, including sun protection during those long days, keeping rain out of your eyes or off your glasses, and also for Assistant Referees keeping the afternoon glare out of their eyes whilst trying to monitor an offside trap.
The few hats available to referees are usually cheap baseball caps - low-quality cotton stretched over a cardboard frame, which are uncomfortable to wear during sport, come off in the wind, and after just a few wears begin to lose their shape and colour as they absorb sweat and fade from the sun.
That's why we developed this special running cap for referees. The design is 100% quick-dry nylon with mesh venting to keep a cool head during your games, built-in sweatband to keep perspiration out of your eyes, and provides an incredible SPF50+ sun protection. It's even machine-washable and you can have an FFA Referee badge directly printed onto the front-right panel for the ultimate professional look.
Check out these reviews!
"Fit, feel and look are great. The hat is light and seems to breathe well. Also so far seems to be durable enough to handle many washings. Definitely one of my favorite running hats. No reason not to give it five stars."
"Bought it specifically for running a marathon in the desert and it worked like a champ! It kept my head cool and the sweat out of my eyes, mostly. Lightweight, and what more can you say? It's a cap designed for runners! Well done!"
"I really like this cap...I was again, happy to see what a great and stylish cap this turned out to be. The price was pretty great too. I had checked a couple of stores before purchasing this one by far the best price, function AND best looking! ... The fabric awesome. Details, smart. I highly recommend this cap."
"The best running cap, its so light and breathable that you don't even feel it. It fits perfect for all sizes and it looks good. This is my perfect hat. It's lightweight, steadfast in the sun all day, and with the four air vents and head band it's perfect running in the wind."
AusRef is a proudly Australian-owned business, supplying the best officiating equipment for referees and umpires from across the globe since 1997.