As with all Rapha products you’re either willing to take the hit on your wallet or you’re not. You can almost guarantee that they’ll never let you down regarding either form or function, but £35 is an awful lot to pay for a woolly hat.
Once on it feels delightfully comfortable against your head and ears and, although probably the bulkiest skull cap on test, sits well under your helmet. Merino wool is used on top-end base layers simply because a synthetic hasn’t been developed that can top it for wicking ability and insulation even when wet. Those properties make for a superb skull cap and the close knit keeps out the wind amazingly well.
It also looks remarkably good on your head and, not only would it make a great running hat, but you’d also be able to get away with it in non-training situations, too.
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