Shutt VR Ltd Edition Green Tweed Cap  £39.00

9/10

Nicely styled cap, with enough snugness to fit, but able to cope with the slightly larger head

Weight 47g   Contact  www.shuttvr.com

by themartincox   June 22, 2014  

They say you should have a cap for every occasion. Shutt VR bring some lovely UK tweed to the party. with the limited edition green tweed cap. It also brings with it a certain air of sophistication. My dearly beloved even (tragically I dare say) compared it with the effortless cool of a Sherlock Holmes deer-stalker.

It may not go well with an all over lycra ensemble, but paired with a touch of cycling casual wear it makes a most excellent adornment for those days when a peak is required.

The cap itself, like all of the Shutt range, is made in the UK, and has the very minimum of embellishments. There's just a small stripy logo for a little flourish of additional colour to the rear and the Shutt script to the fore - classy.

Under, or instead, of a helmet, the choice is yours. Both work, and with breathable fabric lining the cap, moisture retention has never been an issue. Shutt caps are made in limited runs, so you can ride assured you won't be bumping into every Tom, Dick and Sally wearing the same.

What sets this cap apart from nearly all the others in my collection is its size; it's just that little bit bigger that a standard cap. That, combined with it being only lightly elasticated, makes for a snug fit that doesn't pinch, a combination that I struggle to find in most caps. In my book it's most definitely a winner.

Verdict

Nicely styled cap, with enough snugness to fit, but able to cope with the slightly larger head.

road.cc test report

Make and model: ShuttVR Ltd Edition Green Tweed Cap

Size tested: Green

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Most definitely for the style-conscious cyclist.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Hand-made in Leicester from 100% wool tweed.

Made from a 3 panel construction, lined with a breathable and anti-static fabric;

One size fits all.

Tough flexible peak

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10

Hand-made in the Uk, bonus point all round.

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10

Not 'racey', but not supposed to be.

Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
10/10

Lighter than it looks for the fabric.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
10/10

Just that little bit bigger than most, perfect for those that wear L helmets.

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Limited edition helps, but it is after all is said and done, a cap.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Warm head when needed, cooled when wanted. A great all-rounder.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Style and size were spot-on.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nowt.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, absolutely.

Would you consider buying the product? Yup.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? For sure, and strangers if they had bad cap-pinch lines on their foreheads.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Handmade in the UK is always going to carry a premium, in this case it's solidly backed up.

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 176cm  Weight:

I usually ride: Raleigh SP Race, Hoffman BMX  My best bike is: Raleigh SP Race

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, touring, sportives, general fitness riding, Adventure-packing, crossing-countries

 

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the term...fashion victim comes to mind...

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posted by Pinstriper [12 posts]
23rd June 2014 - 12:36

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Fashion Victim.. Have you not noticed the rise in retro..?

Cycling caps have been part of cycling since it began.. Great to see a British Brand actually making a traditional cycling cap in Britain..

Come on Rapha you can too!

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posted by Fixie Girl [115 posts]
23rd June 2014 - 15:11

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The inside looks nice, looks like it's well made and I do like tweed, but it's not really for me. Maybe on a cold autumnal evening, on the way to the Watson Pub, preferably with lots of fog and and all that. I wonder if pipes will have made a complete comeback by then...

posted by caaad10 [109 posts]
23rd June 2014 - 20:35

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Fashion Victim.. Have you not noticed the rise in retro..?

yes it makes it worse.....some ol' geezer on a steel audax frame hes ridden for 40 years with a tweed cap is cool.....some hoxton hero in one on a fixie.......fashion victim/sheep lol!

by the way I'm old school not retro by default...ie. was there first time round.....

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posted by Pinstriper [12 posts]
24th June 2014 - 10:21

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Yehuda Moon, anyone?

posted by Dr_Lex [135 posts]
24th June 2014 - 21:51

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Hackneytastic!

posted by deblemund [89 posts]
26th June 2014 - 8:41

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