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jo8243 10-10-07 07:30 PM

Balaclava or winter skull cap for large heads?
 
My hat size is a 7-3/4. That translates to about a 24 inch circumference noggin.

Anyway, I'm trying to find a skull cap or balaclava made for large heads. So far all the ones I have seen are "one size fits all". ha. what a joke.

I tried this one:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1343
but it was uncomfortably tight.

Any suggestions?

Portis 10-10-07 07:35 PM

Worst case, you can contact Lou at www.foxwear.net, and he can custom make one for you. And it will cost about the same as in stores.

pj7 10-10-07 09:26 PM

Portis in spot-on there. Lou has made a majority of my winter cycling clothing.
Why not just stop in at an REI, Sports Authority, Dunhams, etc and try some on instead of relying on the internet? My first balaclava I purchased when I weighed almost 400lbs (below 300 now) so you could say I had a pretty big head, and it fit me loose at the time. Cost me less than $20 at REI and I'd still be using it if I hadn't "undergrown" it.

jo8243 10-11-07 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Portis (Post 5431609)
Worst case, you can contact Lou at www.foxwear.net, and he can custom make one for you. And it will cost about the same as in stores.

Thanks, I'll check with him.

Hezz 10-11-07 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jo8243 (Post 5431581)
My hat size is a 7-3/4. That translates to about a 24 inch diameter noggin. I have a watermelon on my shoulders. :)

Anyway, I'm trying to find a skull cap or balaclava made for large heads. So far all the ones I have seen are "one size fits all". ha. what a joke.

I tried this one:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1343
but it was uncomfortably tight.

Any suggestions?


If your wearing a cycling helmet you may find that you don't need a hat at all if you can cover the vents in the helmet for winter.

jo8243 10-12-07 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hezz (Post 5438481)
If your wearing a cycling helmet you may find that you don't need a hat at all if you can cover the vents in the helmet for winter.

Naah, my ears would be freaking freezing.
:eek:

dekindy 10-12-07 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Portis (Post 5431609)
Worst case, you can contact Lou at www.foxwear.net, and he can custom make one for you. And it will cost about the same as in stores.

Look at your helmet size in centimeters and give it to him. It worked for me. I can't wait to try mine when it gets cold. The Power Dry shirt that I just got kept me warm and dry last night in conditions that I would have either been cold and dry or hot and sweaty before.

pj7 10-12-07 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dekindy (Post 5440833)
Look at your helmet size in centimeters and give it to him. It worked for me. I can't wait to try mine when it gets cold. The Power Dry shirt that I just got kept me warm and dry last night in conditions that I would have either been cold and dry or hot and sweaty before.

If you think a powerdry shirt is warm you should check out the 300 weight powerstretch shirt he made for me.
This morning on my way home from work it was 38 DEGF and that was all I had on my torso, I had to stop and remove my thin first layer shirt and unzip the powerstretch one in order to cool down about 3 miles into my commute home.

Cosmoline 10-12-07 05:53 PM

I just use a snow helmet. For some reason they're sized bigger than the dinky bike helmets.

The bala is for keeping your face warm.

Portis 10-12-07 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cosmoline (Post 5444145)
I just use a snow helmet. For some reason they're sized bigger than the dinky bike helmets.

The bala is for keeping your face warm.

And it just so happens to surround the rest of your head/neck which it also keeps warm.

SCREEM 10-14-07 09:10 PM

got this for me XL noggin, http://www.altrec.com/shop/detail/25882/


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