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Hot Weather Running Gear: Hats, Visors, Shades and More

We've talked a lot about hot weather running gear lately. From accessories to help you keep your cool to stylish sweat wicking and lightweight outfits for women and men, there's an art to surviving southern summers as a runner. Today we're going to cover all things relating to the head with hats, visors, no-slip earbuds and sunglasses.

I visited Charlotte Running Company in Dilworth to get some input on the must have items when it comes to accessorizing your top half in hot temperatures. Brand manager Sandy Faye Kreif picked out the following selections for Run Charlotte Run readers.

Tifosi Fototec Light Adjusting Lens Sunglasses, $69.95


Many of us think about wearing a hat to shade our face and SPF to protect our skin while we run, but protecting our eyes with sunglasses is often an afterthought. These Tifosi Fototec sunglasses feature lenses with variable tint technology that adjust to changing light conditions. The glasses are lightweight, durable and feature a fast transition time.

Headsweats Hats, $22.00


These hats feature a fun design (don't you love the Run CLT design!?) and are also extremely functional.


They come with a built in terry sweatband for maximum sweat management.

Yurbuds Sport Headphones, $30.00


There is nothing more frustrating than having your headphones fall out of your ears when the sweat starts to pour down. I received a tried and true testimonial from Sandy Faye that these earbuds stay put and that the cord never tangles.

Baysix Visor, $12.00


If you're looking for a budget-friendly, comfortable visor, this is your ticket. It's one-size-fits-all, breathable, moisture wicking and machine washable!

Charlotte Running Company is locally owned and operated and has three locations serving the Charlotte area in Dilworth, Ballantyne and Lake Norman. A fourth location in Northlake will open later this summer. In addition to carrying al the gear and shoes you could possibly need, Charlotte Running Company hosts many events and group runs. Check out their website and their Facebook page for more information.