HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 87
I am getting tired of the wind noise around my ears when doing my distance training and while there's still plenty of days with below 10 celcius where I ride, I thought I should get myself a belgian winter hat - you know, one of these classic looking hats with ear flaps.

There's obviously the expensive Rapha hat available along with the somewhat boring SealSkinz, but are there more options out there?


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:05 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:45 pm
Posts: 22
Capo and Castelli make one as well.

I would get the Rapha one though, i love mine.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm
Posts: 1568
The Castelli is nice, well made, and warm; but I actually don't like the way the brim comes so low in the front. Either the brim restricts my forward vision, or I have to push it up until the hat is no longer protecting my forehead. The brim is stiff enough and big enough that I can't just flip it up, or then it interferes with helmet fit. I am very temptred to just cut the brim off, but that would leave an ugly looking cap. :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:40 am
Posts: 463
Prendas makes a winter hat with or without the brim: http://prendas.co.uk/list.asp?typ=typ&ID=59

I have a brimmed one and it's great for the winter, covers your ears entirely. If you get too warm you can roll up the back part and it'll only cover the top of your ears.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:28 pm
Posts: 962
Giro Ambient has a really short brim.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm
Posts: 1568
Ha! I just took some scissors and carefully cut my brim right off just below the seam. Loks like it will work perfectly and still looks good! :thumbup:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:03 am
Posts: 51
Location: London
I normally just ride with a head band, but for the really cold days I wanted a cap.

So first I got the Rapha Deep Winter cap, which is really warm, but doesn't cover my ears properly and leaves a horrendous band mark across my forehead (which is normally still visible an hour after my commute in the office).

Next, I tried the Craft cap which is available in different sizes. So I got the Large version hoping to avoid the forehead line... but no joy and my ears also stick out of the bottom on that too!

That Giro Ambient looks good though, and available in sizes so that might be my next choice.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:44 am
Posts: 1410
castelli risvolto is on sale now, and i really like mine. I've worn it through long rides at around 17*F and my head doesn't get cold. Other stuff get cold though =(

the only thing with hats like this, is fitting helmet over it. I go from a '2' setting on my specialized helmets size medium and max it out to '5', also full 'loose' in order to fit it over the winter hat. It's secure though. So if someone was like already maxed out on a medium or upper limit of sizing, and bought a winter hat, i doubt it would fit.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:44 am
Posts: 1763
Location: Canada
When it's between 0°C and 10°C, I use this under the helmet. I guess you might find it "boring" too, like the SealSkins though...
What exactly do you mean by boring ? Not "trendy"... ?
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gore-bike-wear- ... elmet-cap/
It's available in a zillion brands for very cheap. It does the job perfectly to keep the head warm.
Not too thick like the wool ones, fit correctly with a helmet that has a few "clicks" left on the retention system.
No "belgian style" cap though...


Louis :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 12:19 pm
Posts: 1043
Location: Norway
Assos has a cap that covers the ears and supposedly doesn't mute everything else or produce a great deal of wind noise. Not sure if it being Swiss makes it Belgian, though.. nevertheless it is probably made in Romania.

_________________
djconnel wrote:
If you really wanted to save weight, get off the bike and run.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:59 am 
Offline
in the industry
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:31 pm
Posts: 337
10° C is not cold enough for ear covers. If its 3° or lower then I'd agree.

_________________
carbonLORD.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:04 pm
Posts: 241
I have a rapha winter cap I wear everyday in my short, but fast, work commute and have owned for over 3 years. On that basis I must like it (it certainly looks good)! That said, it was in the wash this week and reverted to my assos winter skull cap - I've got to say that the heat management in the Assos is significantly better. My main caveat is that rapha a more recent kit is more technical than the early stuff so may be better.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 9:34 am
Posts: 407
Location: Melb, Australia
Swrve from the US do a pretty nice Belgian cap - http://swrve.myshopify.com/collections/accessories/ - in a variety of colours/fabrics.

If their caps are anything like their shorts, which are excellent, I'd recommend.

_________________
CAAD10 Di2


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:36 am
Posts: 160
Location: Belgium
Walz Caps ! Great stuff.
www.walzcaps.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:33 pm
Posts: 242
The Castelli Rivolta is a winner.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:30 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: koryo, ParisCarbon, TuplaO and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. FS: Rapha Winter gear - Deep Winter Thights and Overshoes

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

CaptainP

0

339

Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:14 pm

CaptainP View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. FS: Rapha Deep Winter Thights, Overshoes and winter gilet

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

CaptainP

0

367

Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:20 pm

CaptainP View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Belgian Black Rims Available?

in Everything wheels

morrisond

8

929

Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:15 am

stormur View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Winter wonder

in Road

Monkeyboy3333

4

618

Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:36 pm

Monkeyboy3333 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New winter bike saddle

in Road

Raineman

1

224

Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:33 am

bikewithnoname View the latest post


It is currently Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:13 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB