Takachya's Ultimate Cycling Cap Guide
Sweating on your helmet during a ride not only makes it uncomfortable but also turns your cool bike helmet into a portable sauna experience! 🚴♂️💦😓
3. Bad Hair Day
Cycling helmets are great for safety, but they can leave your hair looking like it just survived a tornado. 🚴♀️💨😄
5. Unique Identity
With cycling caps, your head becomes a canvas for self-expression, riding along with your unique style on every adventure.
3 key points. Materials. Stitching. Fitting.
100% COTTONCheck Out Cotton Caps Here!
Cotton cycling caps are a nod to cycling's rich heritage, offering a blend of comfort and style. Their breathable nature means they can help wick sweat away on hot days, keeping your head cooler. The brim is excellent for shielding your eyes from the sun or rain. However, on the flip side, when cotton caps get wet, they tend to stay damp for longer, which can be uncomfortable in prolonged wet conditions. Additionally, they might not offer as snug a fit as synthetic counterparts, which can be essential for those speedy descents. In essence, while cotton cycling caps are stylish and breathable, they may not always be the best choice for all weather conditions.
SYNTHETIC POLYESTERCheck Out Polyster Caps Here!
Polyester cycling caps are the modern twist to the classic accessory, tailored for performance and durability. Being synthetic, polyester effectively wicks away moisture, ensuring that the cap dries quickly, making it a favorite for riders in varying conditions. The material also retains its shape over time and is generally more resistant to wear and tear. However, there are drawbacks. Polyester may not feel as comfortable or natural on the skin as cotton, and for some, it might feel a bit too "plastic" or less breathable. Additionally, being a petroleum-based fabric, it's not as eco-friendly as natural options. In sum, while polyester cycling caps offer quick-drying benefits and longevity, they may compromise a bit on comfort and eco-friendliness.
COMPOSITESCheck Out Composite Caps Here!
Composite cycling caps, typically made from a blend of materials like polyester and cotton, aim to strike a balance between the pros of each material. They often offer good moisture-wicking properties while retaining some of the comfort associated with cotton. This combination makes them versatile for various weather conditions. However, the cons come in the form of trade-offs. Composite caps may not dry as quickly as full synthetic options, and they might not be as breathable in scorching heat. Additionally, their longevity may not match that of fully synthetic caps, which can withstand extended wear and tear. So, while composite cycling caps offer versatility, they may not excel in extreme conditions or provide the same durability as more specialized options.
Artisanal and meticulous stitches ensure the build quality of any cap, from the fit to the brim. Its hence important to inspect the stitches to be in good construct like our illimite, Bello, Cyclone and Enishi caps. Good quality caps also come with a strong elastic sweatband.
Cycling caps typically come in either 3 or 4 panels. 3-panel caps usually have larger surfaces for fancy graphics but do not look as great if you do not have a round scalp. 4-panel caps tend to have limited graphic spaces but offer great shaping for the head due to its balanced quadrants. Sweatbands also make or break a fitting. Overly tight sweatbands make it tough to ride with as the head will feel constricted after a longer ride period. Lose sweatbands makes for a droopy fit, reducing comfort levels.
A good fit is greatly influenced by our head sizes. Having the measurement of your head circumference will help make the decision of the cap sizes much easier. A good way to measure is with a measuring tape around your head at the level of your forehead.
Typically, most cycling caps are built to one-size fits most. This usually fits head sizes of
56-59cm or 22-23 inches.
Artisanal caps like Cyclone Chee or Enishi from Japan offer 3 different sizes:
S (51～55cm / 20 - 21.6 inches)
M (55～59cm / 21.6 - 23.2 inches)
L (60～64cm / 23.6 - 25.1 inches)
Do note that these caps tend to have less elastic bands at the hem and hence the right size fit will be crucial for comfort.
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Now that we have shared what we have known, we hope you get a deeper understanding about cycling caps! Come explore our collection and choose the right one for you now!