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Old 11-08-09, 08:57 AM
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Shower cap over helmet...

Ok, so I bought a jacket today whose hood won't go over my helmet. So, erm, about this shower cap idea...was this someone's idea of a sick joke, or is it real? Any suggestions for a, erm, "helmet rain cover" that doesn't look too ridiculous? Photos?

Also...anyone just wear the hood under the helmet?
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Old 11-08-09, 08:59 AM
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You can get 15 clear shower caps at a Dollar store for $1.00.
I carry one in my rain jacket all the time.
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Old 11-08-09, 09:05 AM
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Action shot! This doesn't look too bad does it? Keeps my head dry, so I'm happy with the setup.
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Old 11-08-09, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Gus Riley View Post
Action shot! This doesn't look too bad does it? Keeps my head dry, so I'm happy with the setup.
Looks good to me.
Riding in the rain is about staying dry and warm, not looks.
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Old 11-08-09, 09:13 AM
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My thoughts exactly...being wet is no fun on a cold, windy day, which was the case when I took my picture above.
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Old 11-08-09, 09:24 AM
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I carry a shower cap as a Brooks seat cover in the evening and helmet cover when it rains. I store it shoved under my saddle.

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Old 11-08-09, 09:30 AM
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Yes, so do I! This is amazing! I just posted the same thing in a saddle post:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=601296

I carry two shower caps...one for the helmet, and the other for the Brooks saddle.
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Old 11-08-09, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Looks good to me.
Riding in the rain is about staying dry and warm, not looks.
I agree that it isn't about looks, but... my experience has been that "staying dry and warm" while riding is not possible unless you ride at a very low level of effort. I'll settle for warm and wet.

To the OP, there is no reason you can't wear the hood under the helmet if it isn't bulky. I usually just settle for a thin pile cap if it is very cold and nothing but the helmet if it isn't, the shower cap does sound like a good idea though. I have also heard the the shower cap like elasticized bowl covers work well. I have never tried any cover.
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What is wrong with wearing the hood inside the helmet? That's what I do since the helmet itself is impervious to water.
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Old 11-08-09, 09:55 AM
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it could be because it's easier to take off the shower cap when the rain's stopped - without taking off the helmet....

i was coincidentally thinking and telling my girlfriend about shower caps for cycling today - until i saw this thread! we're gonna get some cheap shower caps featuring some japanese cartoon art....
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DON'T YOU DARE TELL ME THIS LOOKS RIDICULOUS!!!!!
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You can purchase a dedicated helmet cover for riding in the rain; it's what I use because I ride in the rain a lot. It cost me $20 and I just leave it on all winter. Seems cheap to me for the extra protection from rain and cold that it provides.

Under the helmet I wear either:

- A baseball cap (the bill keeps rain off my face) or a cycling cap. Especially good if rain is hard and it's not that cold

or

- The hood of my rain jacket (good if it's wet and cold, traps heat around the head)

or

- Just a skullcap (good if it's cold but not raining very hard)
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Originally Posted by imi View Post
DON'T YOU DARE TELL ME THIS LOOKS RIDICULOUS!!!!!
Most riders look ridiculous with just a helmet.
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Old 11-08-09, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by raybo View Post
I carry a shower cap as a Brooks seat cover in the evening and helmet cover when it rains.
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Same here, also use it on cold windy days, works great at keeping my head warm.
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Nice replies! Thinking about bengeboy's suggestion of a cycling cap under helmet to keep the rain off your face... I have worn a baseball cap in the past (got to watch out for the button on the top), but since my current helmet has a visor, I haven't needed to. It doesn't do a very good job on the rain front though.
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Old 11-08-09, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by mijome07 View Post
I have one of those too. Still looks like a shower cap.. A hooded waterproof jacket works the best.. Shower caps allow rain to run down one's neck.
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
I have one of those too. Still looks like a shower cap.. A hooded waterproof jacket works the best.. Shower caps allow rain to run down one's neck.
Good point cyclezealot... hooded waterproof works for me too (the duck was meant as a joke... but fit surprisingly well... so it does have potential)
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I have a Bell helmet cover that goes over the helmet and attached sun visor as well. My concern with wearing a hood (over or under the helmet) is that it might restrict head movement or otherwise affect your view.
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Originally Posted by cooker View Post
... My concern with wearing a hood (over or under the helmet) is that it might restrict head movement or otherwise affect your view.
I usually push the sides of the hood behind my ears so it doesn't affect side vision... I've never considered head movement being restricted, so I guess it isn't a problem for me.
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Most hotel stays include a shower cap at no extra charge. Stock up! I think I'm up to quantity 3.
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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!
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Originally Posted by cooker View Post
My concern with wearing a hood (over or under the helmet) is that it might restrict head movement or otherwise affect your view.
Not a problem for me (Showers Pass hood under helmet).
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