Hold Onto Your Hat! Product Review: Capsurz

by Randy Murray on February 18, 2010

I am a bald man.

It is the prerogative of every bald man to buy and wear hats whenever he should choose. From all of the money I save in haircuts and hair care products alone I have earned the right to purchase a hat whenever it catches my fancy.

And being an old farm boy, I tend to wear caps day to day. I no longer wear them with seed corn or tractor manufacturer logos, but I find them comfortable and versatile. And damn difficult to hang onto when the wind blows.  Frankly, the indignity and danger of chasing one’s hat across a parking lot or fishing it out of the water is something I’ve been plagued with far too often.

Among my favorite hats are my two from Tilley Endurables. These are hats meant for adventure and action and they both have an integrated strap, a long shoelace, really, that lets me strap the thing to my noggin when the winds pick up. They’re very handy.

An attractive and useful accessory.

That’s why I was please to receive a sample of a very clever item called a Capsurz. It’s one of those, “why didn’t I think of that?” items. It’s essentially a small, adjustable cord that’s made to attach to the internal band of your cap or hat.

Clever design.

I immediately attached it to my battered green Hatteras Island cap. When not needed, it stores neatly above the brim. I think it’s attractive and unobtrusive.

But when the wind is blowing, it’s simple to loosen the cord and comfortably adjust it under my chin. Brilliant.

The really clever part is the little metal anchors that they’ve designed to hook it to the internal hatband. This is something that I would not have thought of on my own.

These hooks make it easy to add to one’s hat, easy to remove or move to another, and are completely unnoticeable when wearing.

I recommend them. They’re inexpensive, starting at $5.00 and available in many different styles and colors. The price is a pittance compared to the indignity of a hat blown off or losing it forever.

Very little wind in the kitchen, but you get the idea.

They’re available online at http://www.capsurz.com/

Note: I received a review sample. I’m keeping it and will likely buy more.

Hold Onto Your Hat! Product Review: Capsurz by Randy Murray, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Lucinda Sage-Midgorden February 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

Randy, how do you come up with your ideas day by day? I love this one. The pictures add to the fun of your entry.


Randy Murray February 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

Actually, I have a post on that!

Where Do You Get Your Ideas From? http://ow.ly/18EHW

Thanks for the praise - and that reminds me - I’ve only written 2 of the five posts for next week . . .



Bambi Blue February 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

Hi Randy!

It’s funny, the very first time I saw this product, it reminded me of the scene in the movie Hot Shots where Lloyd Bridges looses his hat over the edge of the boat!

He should have had one of these!

Great writing — keep up the good work!


Hal Brown February 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I’m not bald - yet. But I do wear hats and caps; my wife and I hike a lot. Thanks for this post and forcing me to take a closer look at what is apparently a good product.


Randy Murray February 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Today, everyone needs to wear a hat when you’re out in the sun. I often lament I was born too late for the era when all men wore hats, all the time.

Mad Men, Bogart movies - those guys looked great!



Hal Brown February 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Bogie, love those movies. I don’t have a felt hat, but boy do I remember them. My dad never left the house without a hat.


Mimi February 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm

That’s an awesome little device. Thanks for posting about this gadget-thing. I’ll run over to their website and look around.


Mari & Eric February 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm


We appreciate your insights into why it’s smart to wear a Capsurz and invite all of your readers to our site to see all the styles. Keeping your cap on is the key to getting the protection a hat affords.

Be cap sure with Capsurz, fellow outdoor enthusiasts, and never lose your hat to the wind.

Mari & Eric
Inventors of Capsurz


sheila glazov February 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Innovative design and brilliant idea. What talented and smart designers! Perfect for redhead and anyone who need to wear a cap to protect them from the sun!


Patty Shadof April 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm

great article. I personally met Mari & Eric at Canoecopia last year and LOVE this product! Thanks for spreading the word and helping them market this unique and much needed product for all outdoorsy people.


Randy Murray April 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Happy to spread the word. Capsurz work great in the city, too. The canyons of New York City send the wind howling, too! I’ll be wearing mine there next week (and they’ve already kept the hat on my head for one trip there already).



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