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Old 11-08-09, 08:50 PM
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J & G-- They work great. However, they look better when they are on straight. The covers get quite a bit of use during the winter.
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Old 11-08-09, 10:07 PM
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I carry a shower cap in my rain jacket pocket and put it on over my cap when it rains.
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Old 11-08-09, 10:43 PM
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Old 11-08-09, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kc4new View Post
Function over fashion, my dears.

<first post ever! hello Bike Forum!>
Amen to that.
Welcome aboard!

As for shower caps, I find the clear one to be the best looking one.

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Old 11-09-09, 04:58 AM
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Been a long-time user of shower caps. You have to get the right size to fit the helmet and visor if you have one fitted. A clear on lets you use a helmet light at the same time (protects the light as well).

The protection from cold wind is a factor often underestimated, even when it's not raining. The old maxim is that much of the body's heat is lost through the head, so reducing that has an effect on the rest of the body -- and it does seem so to me.

My concern about a hood is the reduction in hearing ability, particularly vehicles from behind. Plus I like to have full head movement. In the orchard in wet winters, I can't wait to get jacket hoods off my head when it stops raining.
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Old 11-09-09, 06:55 AM
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Ya, I think you articulated what I was thinking about hoods.

I still can't say that either clear or yellow is doing it for me. I mean, on the road, I don't care what I look like. But in the shop I do. Don't suppose I can find one in white with black racing stripes...
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Old 11-09-09, 08:16 AM
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The clear freebies from the hotel practically disappear, once they're wet. I usually poke a few vent holes in it to let a little air pass through and the steam out.
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Old 11-10-09, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by stevage View Post
Don't suppose I can find one in white with black racing stripes...
Black can of spray paint and a little masking tape on a white showercap should do the trick!
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Old 04-25-14, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Thasiet View Post
I had a few femtoseconds of internet fame when I made and sold these 1-up mushroom helmet covers on etsy:


http://boingboing.net/2009/01/13/1up...m-bikehel.html

I'm pretty damn lazy and haven't made any since then, so hopefully the mod police will choose not to see this as self advertisement. Just want to show that one CAN be more fashionable than a dollar store shower cap!
Damn... as a gamer and mario fan I can't imagine a better method of protection.
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Old 04-25-14, 11:52 PM
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I usually don't wear a helmet, I don't seem to be any more likely to go down when it rains, and I do think there is an increased risk of collision, but that calls for a real helmet, not a shower cap over a fake one. So without that to worry about, I wear the hood on my jacket. One reason not to wear a hood in the helmet is if you don't have one of those pinhead sized heads. Most headware is useless before you even get that far out on the Bell curve.
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Old 04-26-14, 04:33 AM
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Damn... as a gamer and mario fan I can't imagine a better method of protection.
Did anyone else notice that this is a resurrection of a five year old thread?
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Old 04-26-14, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
You can get 15 clear shower caps at a Dollar store for $1.00.
I carry one in my rain jacket all the time.
Gore Wear sell one for $49.99
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Old 04-26-14, 05:54 AM
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DON'T YOU DARE TELL ME THIS LOOKS RIDICULOUS!!!!!

This looks beyond ridiculous in a European sort of way. Do you also wear white tube socks with sandals?
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Old 04-26-14, 07:10 AM
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doesn't the rain just stream down inside your collar?
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Old 04-26-14, 09:03 AM
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Think Kentucky Derby triple crown . Racing silks of the jockeys are all sorts of colors ..

Amanita muscaria (the mushroom) red with white spots http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria

OK raingear is Often yellow so the above picture matches the jacket.

Cycle caps could be made out of a Goretex breathable fabric.. but the choice is rare.

I have a helmet cover with a back flap to keep the drainage down my neck at bay ..

MEC has some made like that .

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Old 04-27-14, 08:48 PM
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They look ridiculous but seem practical. I sweat a ton so on warmer days I would probably forgo something like this and go with an eVent or Gore-Tex helmet cover but this is certainly cheaper. Though I put my helmet over my hood in rainy weather if I need too so I wouldn't really need either so much.
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Old 04-27-14, 09:13 PM
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I have used a shower cap for a long time while riding in rain, which we do a lot around here. They are so cheap and effective, I can not justify a bicycle shop helmet cover.
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Old 04-28-14, 06:49 AM
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Old 04-28-14, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Northwestrider View Post
I have used a shower cap for a long time while riding in rain, which we do a lot around here. They are so cheap and effective, I can not justify a bicycle shop helmet cover.
The bike shop cover would last through many shower caps, and generate a lot less waste.
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Old 04-28-14, 08:51 AM
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Possibly, but in my case, my shower cap has lasted a long time, with many rides.
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Old 04-28-14, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by yeamac View Post
Most hotel stays include a shower cap at no extra charge. Stock up! I think I'm up to quantity 3.
No don't do that. If you aren't using it as part of your stay there then leave it. The hotel pays to replace what you use, or take.
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Old 04-28-14, 12:24 PM
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I much prefer a Halo or Pearl Izumi beanie under my helmet. Keeps me warm in the rain and still allows air circulation. They dry quickly.
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Old 04-29-14, 01:33 PM
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No don't do that. If you aren't using it as part of your stay there then leave it. The hotel pays to replace what you use, or take.
Because we all know the occasional used shower cap is sending hotels rates sky high.
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Old 04-29-14, 02:20 PM
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CZ nailed it.

The hood is about keeping the rain out of your shirt. More than a few times I've ridden with the hood pulled up under my helmet and a shower cap over my helmet.

The helmet straps do a pretty good job of keeping the sides of the hood pressed down and not obscuring your view.
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