Winter cycling season is almost upon us, and that means you're going to need some warmth-trapping head wear. These two new caps might be the answer. Made by Salt Lake City, Utah-based Snēk Cycling, the Merino Wool Winter Cycling Cap in heather gray is soft on the skin and cozy warm. There's also a black non-wool version. Both caps are designed to blend warmth and versatility with durability and an aesthetically pleasing look.
Features include a hide-able earflap for when the temperatures aren't as chilly, and a micro-fiber suede sweatband to keep your face dry.
"The cap is derived from many rides during the fall, winter, and spring months trying to remain comfortable in the Wasatch Mountains," said Jonny Hintze, founder and designer for Snēk Cycling. "With an immense amount of climbing, followed by fast descents - we needed a cap that kept sweat out of our face, but provided the warmth needed in such varying terrain. All too often, we were let down by one or two small features of other caps. Snēk caps were made simply out of necessity, and a product I've wanted for a long time."
The Merino fabric cap has a flexible brim that won't break when stuffed into a jersey pocket or backpack.
Each cap features slightly different materials. The black version sticks to a merino fabric that is both warm and soft for cooler temperatures, while the heather grey version utilizes a wool and polyester blend in a grid pattern to stay light in overall weight. Both caps fit nicely under a helmet and maintain a flexible, yet robust brim that won't break when stored in a jersey pocket or bag. Finally, each cap keeps your face clear from sweat through the use of a micro-fiber suede band.
Winter cycling season is almost upon us, which means it's time to sort out your cold weather on-bike apparel.
Price for either cap is $62. To learn more, please visit snekcycling.com.