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Our in-house swim gear tester swims both pool and open water settings and knows both can be enjoyed more with the appropriate swim cap. Caps reduce drag and keep flowing hair out of your face.

The TYR Lycra Swim Cap is made of rather uncommon materials which has both strengths and weaknesses. Here’s a quick run-through of its features.

For the construction of this TYR Swim Cap, 80% recycled nylon and 20% lycra fiber were used. The 1″ high by 3″ wide swim cap is offered in five vibrant colors and is manufactured specifically for recreational swimmers. In addition, UPF 50+ protection is guaranteed, which is good for swimming in sunny conditions. One of the best features of this swimming cap is that it won’t tug or snag your hair, which is a common complaint among beginner swimmers.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Things we like:

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    Stylish and vibrant color options
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    80% recycled content
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    Does not snag hair
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    Really easy to don and doff
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    Can be used as additional warming layer under a silicone cap

Things we don't like:

  • check-markWill not protect your head against cold water by itself
  • check-markNot a swim cap for long hair

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TYR Lycra Swim Cap

Specs & Features

  • Material: 80% recycled nylon and 20% lycra fiber
  • Weight: 18 Grams
  • Dimensions: 1 x 3 inches
  • Sizes: One Size
  • Color options: Black, Navy Blue, Blue, Pink, White
  • Designed for recreational swimming
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Tyr Lycra Swim Cap

A Reliable Swim Cap

The TYR Lycra Swim Cap is a lightweight, durable, and easily wearable product that is ideal for recreational swimming in warm water. You can, however, use this swim cap as an additional thermal layer under any silicone swim cap when tackling the harsh temperatures of colder lakes and seas.

The best feature, in our swimmer’s opinion, is that it can be donned with ease, as the material slips easily over your head and does not tug on your hair! This can be hugely beneficial to beginner swimmers who don’t necessarily know how to properly put on a swim cap without snagging their hair.

Our expert swimmer was in the cold waters of Brighton, UK this winter testing the TYR Swim Cap. He used the swim cap as a secondary warming layer under his TYR Sport Long Hair swimming cap and was able to swim for 20 whole minutes without a single brain freeze!

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Swim Cap Features

The TYR Lycra Swim Cap has a couple of cool design features that make it a great swim cap for beginners and all recreational swimmers.

Our swimming specialist tested this swim cap in open water as well as an indoor pool and was thoroughly impressed with the quality of this product.

Let’s have a look at these features in slightly more detail.

80% Recycled Content

In a world where sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles are taking a foothold in manufacturer policies, responsible sourcing of materials and the use of recycled content are becoming more available. TYR’s answer to its environmentally conscious customers is to use recycled nylon to make up the majority of this swim cap.

An impressive 80% of the cap’s material is recycled nylon, making it a super sustainable product that is also extremely comfortable and durable.

This is the product for you if you not only want to put on and take off your swim cap easily with no hair tugging but are also an environmentally conscious human.

Xtra Life Lycra Material

The remaining 20% of this TYR Swim Cap is made of a patented Xtra Life Lycra material which provides a soft layer that can be used to warm your head under another swim cap or simply as a comfortable alternative to all the other swim caps out there which snag and pull on your hair. It is also a super durable and flexible material.

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Price/ Quality Ratio

At less than $20 on Amazon, the TYR Lycra Swim Cap is undeniably a solid value compared to similar options on today’s market. For just over $10, you are guaranteed a good quality and durable product.

Additionally, it comes in various colors so you can match your gear to your particular style!

Do we recommend it?

The TYR Lycra Swim Cap is designed with the recreational swimmer in mind. It features an extremely comfortable design with 80% recycled nylon and 20% Xtra Life Lycra material, which is soft and fits comfortably on your head. This cap also includes environmentally friendly 80% recycled content that provides a soft feel while still reducing drag while swimming.

If you’re anything like me and old age is treating you with signs of hair loss, you wanna protect your hair as much as you can with a product that won’t pull those last few strands out! That’s why I would recommend the TYR Lycra Swim Cap for men, as well as all beginners and recreational swimmers.

This Lycra Swim Cap is rather short, however, so I would not recommend it for anyone with long hair. There are options for women and men with long hair, such as the TYR Sport Long Hair Swim Cap or the TOPLUS Swim Cap for women.

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Things we like:

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    Stylish and vibrant color options
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    80% recycled content
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    Does not snag hair
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    Really easy to don and doff
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    Can be used as additional warming layer under a silicone cap

Things we don't like:

  • check-markWill not protect your head against cold water by itself
  • check-markNot a swim cap for long hair
FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How to put a swim cap on?

Stretch the cap out fully without harming it or poking the material with your nails. Next, take hold of the cap with both hands on the inside.The interior of the front of the cap should be placed over your forehead as you dip your head a little, and the crease of the middle of the swim cap should be aligned with the center of your forehead.

Then, adjust the cap so that the rear of it fits tightly over the base of your hairline. You should see that the swim cap extends at least halfway over your ears.

Check out this article on the best swim caps available this year.

Does a swim cap keep hair dry?

Most swim caps are not designed to keep your hair dry. Unless you create a perfect seal on purpose, it is likely that at least some water will get through.

The primary functions of swim caps are to minimize drag and reduce hair waving around and going into the pool water, not to keep your hair dry. To stop a lot of water from seeping in, some people have tried using silicone caps for long hair or wearing two caps on top of each other.

Check out this article on the best swim caps available this year.

What is the best swim cap?

It might be difficult to choose a new swim cap because there are so many variations in patterns and price points on the market. Consider features that will offer you comfort, durability, and streamlining capabilities. Many swim caps are now made with recycled content so this is another strong feature that you may wish to consider.

Check out this article on the best swim caps available this year. Here, we highlight some of our favorite recommendations for swim cap products that are now on sale online.

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