Spring cap/hat that covers your ears FULLY

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req110
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by req110

Hey, I finally found a really good wintercap, that fully covers my ears while riding. I repeat "fully cover ears", because that's the only good ear protection from the wind. If your cap covers your ear only from 50-80%, your ear is going to suffer all the air turbolence, maybe even more that without ear covers.

It is a gripGrab aviator. It's amazing. But it is from fleece, hence pretty hot for temperature above 5C.

Do you you know something similar for spring?
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by kervelo

Gore wear has two quite similar beanies: one for the milder temperatures and another for real winter temperatures.
https://www.gorewear.com/fi-en/c3-gore- ... ariant=840
https://www.gorewear.com/fi-en/m-gore-w ... ariant=836

I have used the thermo version and that would definitely be too warm for above zero temperatures. If I am correct the top part of the lighter version is not wind proof, so it is more breathable.

Rapha has a windstopper hat too: no experience of that one.
https://www.rapha.cc/eu/en/shop/gore-te ... PWH06XXBCL

I have used this Rapha merino hat in milder temperatures and I like it.
https://www.rapha.cc/eu/en/shop/peaked- ... PMH01XXDNY

As only the front part of the hat is wind proof, it is not too hot even when the temps are above zero.

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Matte86
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by Matte86

Thanks for the review of the GripGrab.. I’m suffering the same..so gonna take into account for next winter season
I do have the Rapha Peaked Cap (the last one linked) and I find it comfy and warm, but it covers 85% of my ears.. so during colder days I had to add another layer to it

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by Lina

I'm a fan of bandanas/headbands. You can always cover your ears and unless it's really cold they're usually better at temperature regulation over hats by keeping the top of your head open.

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by kode54

Matte86 wrote:Thanks for the review of the GripGrab.. I’m suffering the same..so gonna take into account for next winter season
I do have the Rapha Peaked Cap (the last one linked) and I find it comfy and warm, but it covers 85% of my ears.. so during colder days I had to add another layer to it
I wear that along with a mock turtle base layer. Pull up with the neck portion over the lower portion of ears and use cap to cover rest. I find this more versatile if I get too warm or need venting.
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by req110

kervelo wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:44 am
Gore wear has two quite similar beanies: one for the milder temperatures and another for real winter temperatures.
https://www.gorewear.com/fi-en/c3-gore- ... ariant=840
https://www.gorewear.com/fi-en/m-gore-w ... ariant=836

I have used the thermo version and that would definitely be too warm for above zero temperatures. If I am correct the top part of the lighter version is not wind proof, so it is more breathable.

Rapha has a windstopper hat too: no experience of that one.
https://www.rapha.cc/eu/en/shop/gore-te ... PWH06XXBCL

I have used this Rapha merino hat in milder temperatures and I like it.
https://www.rapha.cc/eu/en/shop/peaked- ... PMH01XXDNY

As only the front part of the hat is wind proof, it is not too hot even when the temps are above zero.
Thank you, this one looks good:

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by Matte86

kode54 wrote:
Matte86 wrote:Thanks for the review of the GripGrab.. I’m suffering the same..so gonna take into account for next winter season
I do have the Rapha Peaked Cap (the last one linked) and I find it comfy and warm, but it covers 85% of my ears.. so during colder days I had to add another layer to it
I wear that along with a mock turtle base layer. Pull up with the neck portion over the lower portion of ears and use cap to cover rest. I find this more versatile if I get too warm or need venting.
I have the Rapha Deep Winter base layer which should do the trick, I tried to pull up over such space, but it didn’t stay up the whole ride and I had to adjust it, maybe I move my head around a lot or I didn’t pull it up correctly..
Either way thanks for replying

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by kode54

Maybe use a neck gaitor instead with the 3/4 cap. I normally pull the neck portion up where I need cover, put the cap on and then the helmet w mouth straps. Seems to hold fairly well for even a 35-40 mi ride.
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by Matte86

kode54 wrote:Maybe use a neck gaitor instead with the 3/4 cap. I normally pull the neck portion up where I need cover, put the cap on and then the helmet w mouth straps. Seems to hold fairly well for even a 35-40 mi ride.
Thanks for the tip
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req110 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:22 am
Hey, I finally found a really good wintercap, that fully covers my ears while riding. I repeat "fully cover ears", because that's the only good ear protection from the wind. If your cap covers your ear only from 50-80%, your ear is going to suffer all the air turbolence, maybe even more that without ear covers.
It is a gripGrab aviator. It's amazing. But it is from fleece, hence pretty hot for temperature above 5C.
Do you you know something similar for spring?
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by req110

I get that.
But I really need just hat, especially because i don't like anything that pushes on my chin or jaw :(
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req110 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:49 am
I get that.
But I really need just hat, especially because i don't like anything that pushes on my chin or jaw :(
How about Difesa2 cap?
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Lina wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:35 pm
I'm a fan of bandanas/headbands. You can always cover your ears and unless it's really cold they're usually better at temperature regulation over hats by keeping the top of your head open.
Thermal headbands all the way. Many different makers. I have Castelli and Ale. I add a peaked summer cap (not cotton) for extra warmth if necessary. I can remove one or the other as temperatures rise and fall. Take up zero room in the pocket. If it's really cold I go to full balaclava.
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chorus88 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:24 pm
How about Difesa2 cap?
Gore-Tex & full-coverage fleece lined ear flaps
Difesa2 is a nice cap for milder temperatures during the spring and fall and it is quite rain proof too. However the seams are quite bulky and can be very annoying under the helmet, so if you are sensitive to helmet hotspots difesa2 is not the best option.

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