To cap or not to cap? That is the question. While some may view the cycling community as the most fashionable folks on wheels, there is quite a bit of function that goes along with all of that style. Take cycling caps. They are very different from your typical baseball cap.
Cycling caps have a peak that is made of very thin material and is more flexible than baseball cap. And the back of the cycling cap is elastic and fitting to help achieve the perfect fit and wearability regardless of the size of your head.
At first glance, cycling caps may appear to be just another color coordinated piece of clothing to match the team colors. However, they are much more than that.
The many benefits of wearing a cycling cap, in terms of function, makes it an essential piece of kit. Cycling caps keep the sweat and rain out of your eyes. They also shield you from the low sun conditions of Spring and Autumn not to mention the sunrises and sunsets. Cycling caps both keep your head warm in cool weather by retaining warmth and cool in warm weather via moisture wicking and breathability. These functions help to make cycling more comfortable and enjoyable and the cyclist more competitive.
Aside from performance benefits, cycling caps offer a few other benefits worthy of mention. Cycling caps do a pretty good job of keeping insects and bugs out of your hair. They also keep your head clean and help to keep the inside of your helmet clean and oil and sweat free extending the life of the inside parts of your helmet.
Cycling caps provide the added benefit of hair management. While riding, cycling caps can keep your hair from getting entangled with the Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPs) liner. And after your ride when you take your helmet off and sit down with your friends, your cycling cap can keep your hair in place.
And then there is the benefit of looking so good. Cycling caps make you look better and when you look better, you will enjoy cycling more and cycle better.