The Cinelli Italo 79 Windtex cycling cap makes for the almost perfect winter head warmer.
The main section is wind and waterproof Windtex material, which not only blocks the wind (I didn’t test it in the rain) but claims to regulate temperatures by allowing excess moisture to evaporate through the slightly elastic fabric. It works, and the soft fabric drop down ear cover means this cap replaces a beanie with the bonus of a visor to keep the low winter sun from blinding me. And it does all this without bulk, fitting perfectly under even smaller helmets like Mavic’s.
Fit was perfect, and perfectly comfortable. Many standard cotton cycling caps are just a bit too tight, giving me a headache after about an hour. This one’s soft, stretchy material never caused any discomfort.