Written By: Chris Conley
I thought hard about how to write this review, I mean how to do you write an entire post about a hat? However the technology behind the hat had to be posted and I think it is a break through in headwear on and off the course.
There are two aspects here first the brand Imperial and their partnership with Coolcore to provide some of the most comfortable headwear on the course. The below information is taking directly from a Imperial Headwear press release, but instead of rewriting it and getting info wrong on their partnership it explains it perfectly.
About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear for the golf market. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative digital design, logo and embroidery technologies. For further information please visit imperialsports.com or call 800-950-1916
Coolcore, the global leader in chemical-free cooling fabrics, has partnerships to develop fabrics for consumer brands throughout the world. The patented, chemical-free Coolcore materials deliver three distinct functions – wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation – going far beyond traditional moisture-management textiles by reducing surface fabric temperature up to 30 percent. Coolcore fabric formulations have earned the prestigious “Innovative Technology” recognition from the Hohenstein Institute, a first for a U.S. company, and the only company globally to be awarded this recognition for “Cooling Power”.
Imperial sent a very clean looking Chambers Bay 2015 US Open white Coolcore hat, which feels amazingly light weight. I wore the hat on a 90 degree day and normally my hat would be soaked with sweat or at least have a sweat line protruding down the brim of the hat, after a 18 hole round. However after 18 with the Coolcore/Imperial hat, it was as bright white as when I opened the package the day before, no sweat lines at all. Most performance fabrics focus on moving the moisture from point A (away from the body) to point B (to the top of the fabric) however it only focuses on where moisture is, so part of the fabric might be wicking moisture but the other parts of the material are not because underneath that specific spot is dry. Coolcore fabrics allow for the entire hat to pull moisture no matter where underneath the hat the moisture is located, giving you a faster and more exact removal of the moisture.
Chances are if you have purchased a logo hat at your local golf club, or on a destination golf outing, you have purchased an Imperial Golf hat before and just didn’t know. They have been around since 1916 and make a ton of customized hats in the golf industry. The Coolcore hat by Imperial is one everyone who golfs should own and try, you can’t simply go online and order them however which is a problem in my eyes. Imperial seems to offer a wide range of hats but all have to be ordered and customized, you can’t simply go to your local golf store and buy an Imperial coolcore hat with Titleist or Bridgestone written on it, unless the store specifically ordered and customized the hat that way. So while the hat is amazing, getting the logo and design of the hat you want might be hard to come by, however if you like representing your favorite course, I am sure somewhere in the pro-shop you will find an Imperial hat with the logo on it.
While finding the design and logo you want on an Imperial hat might be challenging, if you come across an Imperial Coolcore hat, grab one and try it. You’ll be happily surprised.
More About the Author - Chris Conley
Chris is the founder of Average Guy Golf, he plays at an 11 handicap and has recently changed from TaylorMade to an all Ping line up, besides his Xenon putter. Chris who is 34 started, playing golf when he was 15 and one Mr. Eldric Tiger Woods hit the scene and made golf popular. He has a daughter who is 4 and loves going to the golf course, and practicing with her new Pink golf clubs that Santa brought her. Chris's goal with the site is to make your next round more enjoyable regardless of your score.