It is freezing out there, anything poking out is likely to get frost bite and fall off. Fact. Luckily for me I've been testing this fifocycle Pegasus cycling hat.
Usually in really cold weather my ears get particularly cold when I'm riding and glow bright red when I get back indoors and into the warm then they feel itchy and like they don't belong to me. I haven't hat that problem this time because the Pegasus has flaps (or possibly wings), like an old fashion 'Biggles' hat, that will cover over your lug holes and keep the nasty nip from attacking your noggin.
Hand sewn in Brooklyn, New York, using a variety of vintage, recycled and new wools, this hat has been lovingly constructed to a very high standard to keep your bonce warm and comfortable and, in my opinion, looking good. This cap is also reversible so if you get tired of it being one colour or it doesn't match your shoes or whatever, you can pop it the other way round and pretend that you have a new hat but in a different colour, amazing!
Another usefull feature of this woollen bonnet is that the flaps can be worn either up like a dear stalker or velcro'd down like Sherlock homes or just dangling like erm, (fill in appropriate person) (I thought you looked like a Japanese solder circa WW2 - ed). The 'one size fits all' was very comfortable, even for my 58cm swede, allowing me to brave the icy winter climate for a full day without feeling that my eyes are going to pop out or my skull implode. It is very easy to wash too, I bunged it in the machine with the rest of my kit with no ill effects*. A perfect winter treat for your head.
fifocycle do a whole range of cycling hats you can buy them direct from them in the UK - this one costs $49 plus $10 for shipping to the UK but they are also stocked in the UK by Tokyo Fixed Gear in London absolutely must have one now… and you live in London.
The price on this review is $59 calculated at the dollar/sterling exchange rate at the time of posting.
* Okay machine washing worked for me, but fifocycle recommend that you hand wash and air dry them, either way it's still a very easy care for hat.
Great winter head and ears warmer, that'll keep you warm in style
road.cc test report
Make and model: fifo cycle pegasus Med.Grey herringbone/ Black Fleck
Size tested: 58cm
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?
Cyclists who like to decorate their heads with warm woollen garments and those who simply want to keep warm in style.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
100% wool. Reversible. Flaps up or flaps down.
Hand made in Brooklyn by real people.
It keeps your head warm but also wicks sweat really well
This cap fitted everybody in the office comfortably.
It is hand made so it is a bit more pricey than a hat from say Marks and Spencer.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
It stayed on my head and kept it warm. Perfect.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Really good fit, good quality and stays on your head when riding! People making polite comments about it.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Some people just don't suit hats. You're either a hat person or you aint.
Did you enjoy using the product? yes
Would you consider buying the product? yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes
About the tester
I usually ride: Sparton, brakeless fixed My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,