There’s a certain classic look that comes with cycling caps, harkening back to the old days of cycling.
Cycling caps came from the pre-helmet era, but have survived as a both a fashion statement and a functional piece of gear that goes under your helmet. Retro and relatively cheap, they are a great addition to any cycling kit to add your own sense of style.
Beyond looking chic, cycling caps are also functional. They keep sweat, rain, and sun out of your eyes in the heat of summer, and can keep your head cozy on cold, wet rides. They are lightweight and flexible enough to sit under your helmet, and in most cases are one-size-fits-all.
When you stop in at a coffee shop for a mid-ride snack, a cycling cap is a great way to hide your helmet hair and keep you looking sharp. There are also a variety of ways to wear a cycling cap, you can keep the brim down, or you can flip it up and look extra awesome (see photo above). Available in a ton of colors and designs, here are a few of the best out there.
Made from lightweight polyester, this cap is a great form of wind protection and water resistance. Fitting easily under your helmet, it even has a low profile ponytail port for those of you with long hair.
This classic design lets everyone know that you are a serious cyclist. It can be worn under your helmet, or on its own off your bike. It provides everything you would expect: shade from the sun, cover from wind and rain, and wicks away sweat when you’re pushing through the miles. One size fits all, this cap also comes in a ton a designs, so you can even find one to match your bike.
If you have a less hair than you used to and need to protect your head from the sun, this champion cycling cap will do just that. With an environmentally thermal transfer point, it keeps your head cool and protects your sensitive skin from the harsh sun (you don’t want weird burn lines on your head). The brim flips up and stays up when not in use, and is short enough to still give you the full view of your cycling scenery. It may not get you to the Tour de France, but it can make you look like a pro.
A hybrid combination of polyester, nylon, and spandex, this cap wicks moisture away from you and dries incredibly fast. Lightweight and very stretchable, this cap won’t make your head feel claustrophobic in your helmet. There are also reflective strips for visibility if you choose to wear it running or walking as well.
A lightweight blend of cotton, this Italian-made cap is classic in both look and feel. It also can be easily stored in a jersey pocket when not in use.