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Meli
December 15th, 2007, 09:36 AM
I saw it online at Kiefer's. They claim it has extra room in the back to allow for long hair. I have one silicone cap, but it's a hassle because it doesn't really stretch enough for me to get all of my hair stuffed in. (Of course, I may just have a big head and I'm just blaming it all on the hair.) Needless to say, I just tend to use and abuse latex caps because they offer just a little more stretch. I'd like to switch back to silicone, but I'm curious if anyone has given this a try.

rtodd
December 15th, 2007, 12:02 PM
from my experience, silicone stretches more than latex.

lapswimmr
December 15th, 2007, 08:59 PM
The bubble style caps are perfect for long haired swimmers as they are easy to slip on
and keep out water a bit better and come in head sizes too in a dozen colors. I recommend Allstar sales in Canada for the medium and small sizes in colors. WH Hugg 1-800 Swim and Travel Trunk for standard sizes . Most swimmers think 1.latex race cap 2.silicon cap 3.lycra cap because thats all there useually is at the local stores. The Speedo long hair cap is a silicon cap with a bit more head room. Still leaky and harder to put on then the bubble caps.

All the details to keep hair dryer
http://www.geocities.com/lapswimr/swimband.html

"Everthing you ever wanted to know (and did not want to know) about swim caps". Coach Emmett Hines H2Ouston Swims.
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2fish&1whale
December 15th, 2007, 09:10 PM
I have very long hair myself and tried both latex and regular silicone caps, but wasn't happy with either. Latex ripped my hair to shreds and silicone was either too tight, or too thick. I now use a Reebok cap that is a bit more expensive but I love it! The silicone is thin and easy on the hair, and the best thing is that it fits over my hair with enough to cover my forehead and ears.I had it for close to a year and just had to replace it 2 weeks ago, and using my daughters caps while I was waiting for a replacement was a good reminder of why I love my cap! It is the Reebok Swim Saber and sells for $10/11 at swimoutlet.
Good Luck!