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Cycling headwear under a helmet for ~47-60 F temps

Old 03-24-18, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
I'm sans headgear at those temps. If anything maybe a thin bandanna.

I have one of these for when it gets below 25-30 or so that works well, might be an option if you are less cold tolerant than me. I've always just known them as skull caps: https://www.performancebike.com/shop...ll-cap-11-0824
Might see if they're in stock if I make the rounds around various LBS here.
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Old 03-24-18, 06:22 PM
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I have three skull caps:
A Headsweats for 57F to 100F. It's very thin, keeps the sun off my head, soaks up sweat and is very cooling on hot days.

A medium weight winter cap for about 50-60F

A heavier Pearl Izumi skull cap for about 35-52F. It doesn't quite cover the bottoms of my ears, but for temperatures 45F or less, I add an inexpensive fleece "neck gaiter". It's great, I can pull it up over my nose on cold downhills, or scrunch it just around my neck if I'm getting too hot. It overhaps the cap near my ears, keeps cold drafts from going down my neck, too. I like the combo of cap and neck gaiter instead of a balaclava.

There's not a lot of temperature overlap between these. But in springtime, acclimated to the cold, I can go 5F colder on either of the thinner caps.
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Old 03-25-18, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
Smartwool Merino 150 Pattern Beanie $22. been getting lots of use out of this. it is super thin & can cover my ears no problem. suggested to me by @Hiro11 in this thread from 1/4/17
THIN thermal layer for the head

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

you can also lookup "headsweats" I have a cpl in different fabrics, but I don't think any cover the ears. mine certainly do not (last 2 pics)

I guess there's an actual brand called Headsweats:
Skull Caps | Cycling | Headsweats
The SW merino 150 beanie is one I was looking at and thanks...might have to look around a bit for some of these that are carried by stores w/ brick & mortar locations (SW does offer free returns).

I don't desire or need my ears to be covered in the entire temp range I referenced but would prefer an item cover my ears as it helps make a seal around my head better and when I use it on foot in the lower temp range and below that (especially on foot).
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Old 03-25-18, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MRT2 View Post
I have a couple of different skullcaps. My preferred one is a Pearl Izumi, but I also have a head sweats skullcap, and a Giro cycling cap that works for temps in the low 60s and up. I also have a headband that covers the ears but my wife has appropriated that one.
Model name for the PI skullcap? Does it fully cover your ears? Year and/or pic is helpful.
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Old 03-25-18, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DTownDave22 View Post
Model name for the PI skullcap? Does it fully cover your ears? Year and/or pic is helpful.
The one I have is similar to this one. Can't say if it is exactly the same, but it might be.

https://www.rei.com/product/102669/p...rier-skull-cap
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Old 03-25-18, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Hardhat liner. They used to be a felt-ish fabric but now are probably synthetic. Available at your nearest hardware store for cheap. I began using these because they cover the ears really well and mine are very sensitive to the cold. Thin fabric so it fits without having to readjust the helmet fit.
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That's a good idea but I use just a Watch Cap pulled down over my ears and put up with having to readjust the helmet fit. What the hell do you suppose is with these people that think that riding in 55 degree or less weather is OK? 55 degrees is the temperature you ride up to the group ride in, riding hard to keep warm and then being unable to keep up with the ride by the time you get that 5 miles in?
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Old 03-25-18, 05:32 PM
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FWIW, I get a fair amount of use out of my Pearl Izumi Cycling Headband

https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Izumi-B...70_&dpSrc=srch
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Old 03-25-18, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
FWIW, I get a fair amount of use out of my Pearl Izumi Cycling Headband

https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Izumi-B...70_&dpSrc=srch
Had one just like that pictured/from that product page as Amazon says I purchased it in May 2013. I ordered it along with my recently lost P.I. skull cap (not when riding). When I rush, I tend to be more likely to lose something--I hate rushing.

The good news is I haven't lost anything on a bike ride in quite some time by my own fault. Had one rear tail light w/ a not so good design fall off and get crushed, from which I'll never purchase anything again.

Also, possible I needed to make my helmet a tad looser when wearing the head band as that ear band I recall was a tad thicker than the skull cap and caused slight headaches after X amount of time.

Again though, my circulation is not great, and I may have use for a head cover where ear bands would work for you.
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Old 03-26-18, 07:24 AM
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When I rush, I tend to be more likely to lose something--I hate rushing
can't find mine right now, not sure if I wrote that already. I'm sure I put it somewhere "safe" or "smart"

have to admit I just ordered another one, cuz sometimes my "safe" or "smart" places are really hard to find

but about rushing, I'm the same way. I think bike commuters are the best cuz they always have all their stuff always ready, almost like firemen
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Traditional cotton cycling cap not good enough for ya?
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Old 03-26-18, 01:36 PM
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I'm gonna get flamed for this, but I wear a pair of polartec ear warmers that attach to my helmet straps, and my least ventilated helmet. On really cold or windy days I add a snug bamboo beanie. That keeps me nice and toasty, not to mention sexy hot.
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I wear a HeadSweats skull cap http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server17...0.1280.jpg?c=2 under my helmet. Not only for the moisture-wicking, but also for the protection from the dreaded 'Spotted Helmet Tan' on my balding cranium -- I'm already weird-looking enough, thankyouverymuch!
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Regular bike cap most days. I have an old Nike headband about 2" high that I can pull down over my ears if it's colder. I also have a REI fleece gaiter with a wind stop front for days that are crazy cold. Coldest I've ridden is 36, lower than that, stay home.
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