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.
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
Hand-made in the Uk, bonus point all round.
Not 'racey', but not supposed to be.
Lighter than it looks for the fabric.
Just that little bit bigger than most, perfect for those that wear L helmets.
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
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.
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