Octopus Caps Winter cap  £25.00

9/10

Ideal head warmer for cold morning commutes or night time adventures

Contact  www.octopuscaps.com

by TR McGowran   March 25, 2010  

Octopus Caps Winter cap

Coming from a small factory in Columbus, Ohio is this handmade, woollen cycling cap designed to decorate your head whilst keeping it warm at the same time. They are used to cold winters in Columbus and this winter bonnet has a slightly different cut to your normal cycling cap, covering a bit more of your head, the hat pulls down that bit further keeping it nice and snug and with the soft wool rear flap down over your ears you should be able to brave some pretty cold weather before your ears fall off.

Made from 100 percent recycled fabrics it has a worn-in feel and soft touch, no scratchy yarns pestering your scalp just instant comfort. It isn't water proof but it does dry out fast and it does keep your head warm, very warm, but even if you are someone who gets a bit sweaty, the wool wicks your damp noggin nicely.

The cap is constructed with four main panels, a front bill and a rear flap, all of which can be chosen in the colour/pattern of your choice making it fully customisable (as long as they have the fabric!). Every Octopus hat has a secret pocket allowing you to stash some of your hard earned dollar bills. With the cap so close fitting to your head you can't hide much more than a few notes in the secret pocket without it looking like you need a tumour removed.

Verdict

Snug fitting wool cycling cap ideal for keeping your head warm on cold morning commutes or night time adventures.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Octopus Caps Winter cap

Size tested: L

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?

Traditional winter cycling hat made from natural, recycled wool. Keeps your head warm.

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

Hand made from 100% recycled fabric. Fully customizable, you can choose any colour or pattern (as long as they have it in stock).

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10

Good attention to detail

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10

The wool worked well at wicking moisture from my head which was just as well because it definitely keeps your head warm.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

It has a brand-new second-hand feel. Pre-worn and loved soft to the touch.

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

Using the natural elasticity of the fabric it fitted my round head very snuggly. No red marks across your forehead or bulging eyes with this on.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

No sweat shops were involved which has a higher moral value.

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

It kept my head warm and was comfortable to wear.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

See previous answer!

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

May not suit everybody.

Did you enjoy using the product? yes

Would you consider buying the product? yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes, to my spherical head shaped friends

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 78  Weight: 178

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,

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