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Old 11-23-09, 10:51 AM
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Rainy day hats for the helmetless

I wear this Event ball cap from REI on most days



and this Gortex Sombrero for cooler days/heavier rain

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I wear a cowboy hat, a poncho, and clutch a cigarillo in my teeth.
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Old 11-23-09, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by wneumann View Post
I wear a cowboy hat, a poncho, and clutch a cigarillo in my teeth.
That's what I'd wear if I lived in Texas but could only fit into a one-gallon hat.
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*token oh-my-god-you-don't-wear-a-helmet???? response*

On a semi-related note, does anyone make a cycling cap that's made of synthetic material (ie good wicking and wind proofing and all that) yet keeps the classic look?
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Old 11-23-09, 11:50 AM
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Funny that on your post, Chipcom, there's an add "Any Helmet You Want for $50." Coincident?
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If i didn't wear a helmet, I would roll with a :

I have been wearing this style for 20+ years when I am not riding.
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Originally Posted by lambo_vt View Post
On a semi-related note, does anyone make a cycling cap that's made of synthetic material (ie good wicking and wind proofing and all that) yet keeps the classic look?
I have a Rapha cycling cap that I wear on rainy rides that require a helmet or when I just feel all roadie.

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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
I have a Rapha cycling cap that I wear on rainy rides that require a helmet or just feel all roadie.

If I save up my tooth fairy money I could buy one of those some day.....
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Old 11-23-09, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by thdave View Post
Funny that on your post, Chipcom, there's an add "Any Helmet You Want for $50." Coincident?
I don't even see the ads...
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Old 11-23-09, 03:49 PM
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Check out Tilly hats, i know alot of people who love them. might be a little floppy for riding though.
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Old 11-23-09, 04:17 PM
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I've been wearing the typical hipster wool cap lately.

I still get wet, but I stay warm.

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Me too. The swobo wool ones are nice with the half-ear flaps, though the bill is a little flimsy and hard to flip up when it's pouring rain.
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Old 11-23-09, 05:07 PM
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[img]http://images.footballfanatics.com/p...F_214554_s.jpg[/img]
or
[img]http://images.footballfanatics.com/productImages/_141000/FF_141356_l.jpg[/img]

Depending on whichever I see first. But the LB hat is the most beat up and fits the best under a helmet.
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Old 11-23-09, 05:10 PM
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I have a really nice wool brown tweed octopus cap
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I wear one of funny cycling hats (rain or shine) and a waterproof shell in the rain.
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Old 11-24-09, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Booger1 View Post
I wear one of funny cycling hats (rain or shine) and a waterproof shell in the rain.
I usually have a wool stocking cap on. My wife keeps threatening to buy me a helmet. Maybe this Xmas.
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I just wear a pink plastic shower cap. If I forget it, I have a spare that has duckies on it
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Seattle Sombrero.
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Old 11-25-09, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by lambo_vt View Post
On a semi-related note, does anyone make a cycling cap that's made of synthetic material (ie good wicking and wind proofing and all that) yet keeps the classic look?


Showers Pass makes a Portland Cap.
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Old 11-25-09, 09:14 AM
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I've always preferred one of these.

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I have a few thin merino wool caps, some cycling hats and a few of those Peruvian Sherpa hats with the ear flaps like this http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI....m=180421362687

Works great for me. The wool still works well when wet.
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I wear one like this in the colder rainy weather. It was my grandfather's. It's wool and works great.

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Black wool Walz cycling cap. Makes me look all Yehuda.
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I own one of these:
[IMG]http://www.nashbar.com/images/nashbar/products/large/GB-SGC-NCL-SIDE.jpg[/IMG]
But to be honest, it doesn't keep me any drier than my cheap cotton cycling caps. It's about as breathable as a shower cap. As a wise person once said, any claim that a product is waterproof and breathable is at least half a lie.
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I either wear a helmet, nothing or a boonie hat.
Fairly inexpensive in the uniform shop.
http://www.armynavyshop.com/prods/rc5800.html
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