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Old 02-25-12, 03:45 PM   #1
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Which skull cap for sweat?

I bought a Pearl Izumi cap to help control sweat in my eyes.Well,they only come "One size fits all." What a joke they are.It would keep the sweat away.But I couldn't wear it for more than 10-15 minutes.The elastic band cuts into my ear like a hack saw.

I've had no luck finding a manufacturer that realizes there are different size customers.Has anybody found larger caps that work?

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Old 02-25-12, 04:11 PM   #2
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I have a Halo boonie rag, and the design is such that one size truely does fit all. It works pretty well with sweat, though I don't live in a very humid area. You might give it a try. I think they also make a cap, but that might get you back to the sizing issue.
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I've been using bandanas for a few years. They work for me and at $1 each I can't go wrong.
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I have several skull caps and none have elastic bands, HeadSweat.
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Head sweats, it's a brand.. I got their Cycle caps, with a brim..

the Cotton traditional Cycle caps are OK too..

newer hipster wool ones may be OK, but The brims look too flat for me.
not stiff and sticking out enough..

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These guys have a good selection http://www.schampa.com/product_p/sklcp015.htm
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I wear Headsweats skullcaps unless it is cold. http://www.headsweats.com/products/Skullcap.html

When it's cold, I wear a warmer Headsweats cap http://www.headsweats.com/products/Winter-Dome.html, or a Pearl Izumi microsensor cap which completely covers the ears.
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I like my Headsweats also, but i don't use the skull cap. I use the type that you tie around the head. The thing I like about it is I can decide how tight I want it and it gives some neck protection also.
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I too have a head too big for "one size fits all". I also sweat more then most. I like Halo headbands for controlling sweat, even if I have to take a few with me during summer rides. For me, cool weather is the struggle as winter rides can be down to 20 degrees or so and its the only time I need a skullcap. I bought a Halo skullcap a few years back, but it doesn't cover my ears without tugging mercilessly. This year I bought one of their headbands that cover the ears and I think my struggles are over. Skullcap worn above the ears in combination with the new headband and I'm good.

The whole "one size fits all" mantra is really annoying. At 7 5/8ths or so with hair falling out, my noggin is really not that big. If only it were true that big heads had more brains....
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Used to worry about sweat in my eyes until I figured out that drinking enough water while riding alleviates the problem. For me, the problem wasn't the sweat, it was the salt in the sweat.
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I use Headsweats as well, partly because they are a local company. Works well though.
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As a joke my wife bought me some "night caps" because I complained about my bald head getting cold while I slept. They work great under the helmet to absorb sweat. They are stretchy cotton and thin like underwear.
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I have a *small* head. All the cycling caps are too big for me. Hopefully with spring coming, the stores will have a better selection of sweat suckers. I think cotton is not the best choice, but a material that dries quickly.
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http://www.amazon.com/Halo-Protex-Do...327630&sr=1-47
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I have a *small* head. All the cycling caps are too big for me. Hopefully with spring coming, the stores will have a better selection of sweat suckers. I think cotton is not the best choice, but a material that dries quickly.
Actually, for an item that will be worn in the heat, I've found cotton to be the best material. I like to rinse mine in cool water. I had some synthetic skull caps and they irritated my skin. If you think about it, when you wear a synthetic cap you are grinding plastic into your sweaty scalp with the aid of a salt solution. My tender skin didn't like that.
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Jan, I'm going to check out that microsensor cap that covers the ears. Why didn't you tell me before it's almost spring?
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Actually, for an item that will be worn in the heat, I've found cotton to be the best material. I like to rinse mine in cool water. I had some synthetic skull caps and they irritated my skin. If you think about it, when you wear a synthetic cap you are grinding plastic into your sweaty scalp with the aid of a salt solution. My tender skin didn't like that.
I find cotton clings to my skin when it's wet.And it seems to stay wet.

I am really pissed that the manufacturers make only one size.If it doesn't fit your head -tough luck.Sure glad they don't do that with shoes and pants.
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Jan, I'm going to check out that microsensor cap that covers the ears. Why didn't you tell me before it's almost spring?
I've had that for a bunch of years - this looks like what I have: http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/micr...sku001409.html
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Actually, for an item that will be worn in the heat, I've found cotton to be the best material. I like to rinse mine in cool water. I had some synthetic skull caps and they irritated my skin. If you think about it, when you wear a synthetic cap you are grinding plastic into your sweaty scalp with the aid of a salt solution. My tender skin didn't like that.
EEEWWWW! You make is sound so doggone horrid! But I think the poster who said cotton doesn't dry out makes polyester the first choice. I do have hair. It would be nice if the head-rag dried out a bit if I stopped for 20 minutes for a break.

One size fits none. That halo cap would probably cover my ears. I finally found a light weight cap with a brim that fit me at REI.... in the kiddie section.
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I just ordered a SweatVac Ventilator Cap.I guess I'll need to use the "hit or miss" method.Some reviews I read said it fit their fat heads.Hopefully it will fit a medium size fat head.
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I use a skull cap from CrownWear. http://crownwear.com/

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I just ordered a SweatVac Ventilator Cap.I guess I'll need to use the "hit or miss" method.Some reviews I read said it fit their fat heads.Hopefully it will fit a medium size fat head.
What a product name! How many amps is the motor on that sweatvac? I'm too lazy to google it, but I am guessing it has a price to match that name.
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What a product name! How many amps is the motor on that sweatvac? I'm too lazy to google it, but I am guessing it has a price to match that name.
SweatVac Cap:
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Try Halo, it works for me.
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