For road riders, a comfortable and stylish cycling cap is a wardrobe essential. Worn year round, it can either protect from the sun, keep the rain off or keep you warm on mountain top descents. Usually made of cotton or sometimes a light weight wool, every rider should have at least one.
There are probably as many different makes of road cap as there are riders to wear them. Some riders even collect caps, and with cycling's love of its own history, there are certainly a lot of varied, garish and rare caps to search for! If you are new to the world of cycling, it is enough to know that you should only ever wear a cap if it is comfortable, breathable, and suitable for all day riding. If you can find a cap that looks good with your jersey, jacket or bib shorts, and is comfortable enough to be worn all day, then the job is done.
The other type of hat a cyclist will wear is a more full featured and technical piece for cool weather riding. Often constructed from merino, or at least highly advanced synthetic fibres, their job is to keep the wind and cold at bay.
From head to toe, preparing for a wintery bike ride can sometimes feel more endeavour than enjoyment, yet when the temperatures drop one place that is nearly always overlooked, yet highly susceptible to icy blasts is the neck area. Very much like the hands, feet and head, making sure this area is covered up will make any ride a more enjoyable experience, so we've included some products that should certainly help to make your next adventure a little more comfortable.