A turbo-charged version of the classic cycling headwear, the rh+ Logo Cap really helps keep your head cool and comfortable.
The rh+ Logo Cap is a lightweight summery version of the common cycling cap for those temperature high days and holidays when the thermometer turns to sweaty.
The Logo Cap is a breezy item, a fraction of the weight of a standard issue cycle cap. Not that a regular cap is heavy, but well, you know.
Instead of your usual cotton this cap is made from rh+ Icedry Gold 200, a fabric designed for high breathability and quick drying, which should put a stop to that overloaded with sweat and unpleasantly drippy thing you can get with cotton caps when it's sultry.
The Logo Cap scores two hexagons on the rh+ Tech Index, their exclusive system devised to help customers to identify and choose just the right product based on the degree of technical innovation they want. The index ranges from one to four red hexagons with four being the most advanced garments. With only two hexagons the Logo Cap isn't the most technical item in their wardrobe, but then it is just a cycling cap.
The crown of the cap is constructed from five panels, the four side ones are a light enough fabric already but the large central panel is an even more airy mesh that keeps things lighter still and much more ventilated. All the panels are flatlock stitched together so there's no helmet rubbage and the rear of the central panel is elasticated. There's a lot of stretch in the material so it should fit everyone's head comfortably, which is handy as it comes in just the one size.
The peak isn't as flexible as your normal cycling cap and wants to stay flat, but with a bit of massaging it will comply to a more curved profile, it's also usefully the tiniest bit deeper than a standard peak so offers a few more degrees of shade.
It's a subtle looker too as it hasn't been vomited on by team logos, which will please some cyclists, and it comes in two colour choices, with a black or red version to match your bar-tape.
No matter how warm it got the rh+ cap did it's job brilliantly. It kept the noggin noticeably cooler thanks to the light and breathable fabric and its wicking abilities made sure it never ever got heavy, wet and unpleasant with ikky sweat. It made hot sticky rides distinctly more comfortable. But £25, ooof.
The rh+ Logo Cap is great for those days when the temperature soars. It's light and airy and a definite improvement in comfort and moisture management over your usual cotton cap. But no matter how good it is it's still a whole bunch of money for a cycling cap.
road.cc test report
Make and model: RH+ Logo Cap
Size tested: One size
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?
The rh+ logo Cap is a lightweight cycling cap made from Icedry Gold 200 fabric for breathability and quick drying. It does all that much better than a common cotton cycle cap.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
The central part has a stretch fabric insert.
Also available in Red/White.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Spot on, light, airy, sweat free, comfortable.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The whole lightweight breathable non-sweaty thing.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? If I could be guaranteed a decent sweltering Summer that would warrant the outlay over a standard cotton cap, then yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes, but I'd point out they could buy at least two cotton caps for the same money.
About the tester
Age: 42 Height: 180cm Weight: 73kg
I usually ride: It varies as to the season. My best bike is: The one I\'m on at the time
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, cyclo cross, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Fun
Jo Burt has spent the majority of his life riding bikes, drawing bikes and writing about bikes. When he's not scribbling pictures for the whole gamut of cycling media he writes words about them for road.cc and when he's not doing either of those he's pedaling. Then in whatever spare minutes there are in between he's agonizing over getting his socks, cycling cap and bar-tape to coordinate just so. And is quietly disappointed that yours don't He rides and races road bikes a bit, cyclo-cross bikes a lot and mountainbikes a fair bit too. Would rather be up a mountain.