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Pace Sportswear Wool Winter Cap

So far this season we in the northeast USA have been more or less blessed (cursed?) with a mild winter. While there has been some cold weather and snow, it’s not been nearly as persistent as in the past, making winter riding and commuting that much easier for people. For the past two season, when it has gotten cold I’ve pulled on the pictured lined merino wool cycling cap by Pace Sportswear. It is 100% wool, giving it all of the reasons that people are coming back to wool performance garments—it doesn’t hold odors and it remains warm even when wet. It is marked as machine washable, but I’d say it’s a better idea to wash it in a bucket of warm water and light detergent, letting it air dry as I do my other wool garments. The one size fits most cap has a light bit of stretch to it, and is constructed to be reversible, though I’ve never used it other than black side out. Unlike some similar caps I’ve used, the ear flaps on these extend plenty far down to completely cover your ear lobes without constant readjustment. Available for $57 from Pace Sportswear.


  1. Monsignor BalirJanuary 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    What is that maniquin head made of? Looks like pork craklins.

  2. jillFebruary 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Its stryofoam.

  3. ἈντισθένηςFebruary 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

    “one size fits most”: stopped reading there. Walz makes a large size, and that barely fits. What is it with “one size fits most” hats? Why is this the norm? Name any article of clothing but scarves sold that way.

  4. Fatty McBastardFebruary 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I have one of these caps and absolutely love it. It’s just warm enough and just thin enough to wear under a helmet. Oddly enough my wife bought it for me for Christmas last year because she had seen it on Urban Velo. Thanks guys!

  5. LaneFebruary 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    ‘sup rack.

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