Have you ever wondered why cyclists wear caps?
Although they look almost the same, cycling caps are a lot different from baseball caps because they are often made from thin materials for optimum comfort and are designed to fit perfectly on your head, especially since they are mostly worn under a helmet.
The most common reason for wearing a cycling cap is to absorb sweat and moisture and keep it from going into your eyes. It also offers protection from the sun’s harmful rays and keeps rainwater from dripping on your face.
Our cycling hats and caps at Mellow Johnny’s are also great for keeping your head warm through the colder months and preventing excess heat unlike wearing a regular thermal cap. You also cannot go wrong with wearing one of our caps to keep your hair under control while riding on your bicycle with or without a helmet. If you are rushing to get to work and your hair is still wet, wearing a cap will protect your hair from getting trapped on the lining of your helmet and keep dust from sticking to it.
Of course, wearing a cap or hat is a great way to express your style as a cyclist. Whether you prefer the classic black beanie or the bolder camouflage hat, wearing one of our headwear will surely give you that distinct look from the rest of the cyclists on the road.
How to choose the best cycling cap for you?
There are many options out there, especially when you’re buying a cap at Mellow Johnny’s. To make your choice a little easier, let us take a look at the most common types of headwear that we have in our shop:
- The Classic Belgian Cycle Cap: This is a staple to every cyclist’s wardrobe and has been worn by serious racers for many years. Classic cycle caps offer excellent protection against the sun and rain and are comfortable enough to wear during the summer and winter.
- The Skull Cap: If you want something that fits snuggly on your head and can be worn comfortably under your helmet, a skull cap is your perfect choice. Our summer skull caps are lightweight and made from synthetic materials to manage moisture and offer the right amount of sun protection. Our winter skull caps, on the other hand, are thicker and are resistant to both wind and water.
- The Headband: Another great option that you can wear under a helmet is the headband that keeps your forehead warm while riding and keep sweat from dripping to your eyes. Headbands, however, keep your scalp exposed for proper ventilation, which is why they are ideal to wear during the spring or autumn when wearing a full-sized skull cap is too hot and wearing nothing under your helmet is too cold.
So, which cycling cap is right for you?
It really boils down to your needs and preferences. Are you the hard-core cyclist who cycles all-day, every day? Or are you cycling as a hobby, exercise, or for transport only? Whatever type of cyclist you are, you will have so many options to choose from at our shop, so feel free to check each one and see what type would best fit your lifestyle.
How to pick one among the many?
Buying cycling caps can become tedious, especially with all the options you have. So, here are some useful tips to help you choose the best one for your needs:
Think about the season. If you live in an area where the weather changes regularly, it’s best to invest in both a summer and winter cap.
The thicker winter cycle cap that we have at Mellow Johnny’s is both wind and water repellent, and it has thermal properties to keep you warm while riding under cold weather. Our summer hats, on the other hand, are lightweight and has bills or peaks that offer that extra shade while you are on the road. They are also designed to draw moisture away from your skin and keep sweat out of your eyes.
Think about materials. Choosing a cycling cap or hat is just like choosing any other cycling clothing: you have to think about materials. Our cycling hats are made from materials like wool, cotton or polyester and are guaranteed to be of the best quality.
Think about the bill. Depending on your preference, you can choose to buy a cap with or without a bill. If you are constantly riding under the sun, a bill can come handy because it keeps the sun away from your face and sweat from your eyes. But if you are a leisure rider who just rides for a short time, a regular skull cap may do the job.
Why buy cycling caps from Mellow Johnny’s bike shop?
When it comes to high-quality cycling caps and cycling hats, you can never go wrong with shopping at Mellow Johnny’s. We have a wide selection of top-quality headwear made from the best materials and are offered at great prices.
Whether you’re a regular rider or a serious mountain biker, we have just the right cap, hat, beanie or any other headwear for you. Let us know what you are looking for so we can help you find the best cycling caps for you. Give us a call or send us an email!