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Hat for stopping wind noise?

Old 10-12-19, 01:44 PM
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Hat for stopping wind noise?

I really hate wind noise. A solution I've found is to wear a sweatshirt with the hood up and tied around my face. With this, there's a gap of air between my ears and cloth of the hood. Do the Rapha winter hat/peaked merino hat succeed in putting an end to wind noise given the cloth is in contact with the outer portion of the ear? I know of the other solutions such as wind-blox etc. but am specifically looking for a hat.

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Old 10-12-19, 08:41 PM
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Every hat and ear cover I've used is able to reduce/eliminate wind noise, regardless of brand. There just needs to be some material over your ear.

My favorite setup is a regular cycling cap combined with an inexpensive saucony ear band. It's good breathability up top and covers my ears for warmth and windnoise reduction.

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Old 10-16-19, 12:12 PM
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Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have to ride around gangsta.

https://www.cat-ears.com
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do you want just wind protection or also warmth?

a hoodie is not so bad



my cycling headband is good but it doesn't cover the entire ear



a knit balaclava of course does cover the entire ear



a simple knit hat can be pulled down to cover the entire ear

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Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have to ride around gangsta.

https://www.cat-ears.com
Seconded. Depending on how bad it is. These don't eliminate wind noise (nothing will), but bang for your buck, and you won't even notice them otherwise.
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A hoodie over your head? You must overheat on long runs!

I usually put my earphones on, they help. Earplugs would also help, but be dangerous.
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A hoodie over your head? You must overheat on long runs!
good point, but any head covering shud be used with discretion, right? meaning, it might change while riding or come off completely. I almost always bring options w/ me. so, at the very least, I can change my head covering 1/2 way thru my ride, because whatever it is, it's usually soaked. reg. the hoodie, if I recall correctly, it went up & down during the ride depending on how I felt. I was surprised how useful it was. I recently found it after misplacing it for a cpl yrs & look forward to using it again soon. it's a super thin & cheap unit from Walmart, I think. if I could change it in any way, I'd add a zipper
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Neoprene ear covers -- springy frame, goes behind my head, under my ponytail. Holds fine, cuts down on wind noise but it's mostly to keep my ears warm. For really cold days I wear a beanie with my size large Poc helmet. Most of my helmets are medium for warm weather.

Ditto, Cat Ears or similar.

But most wind noise comes from the helmet vents and will vary with different helmets. I have three and when I mount a video camera on the helmet each has different wind noise characteristics.
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Virtually all of my wind noise is eliminated by covering my ears. Different covers for different weather conditions. Some reason in warm weather it is less annoying that in cold weather.
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Try a Belgian style cycling cap. I have a winter cap that covers the ears and keeps me warm and quiet.
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