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Reviews SealSkinz Waterproof Beanie

SealSkinz Waterproof Beanie

As a big fan of both SealSkinz’ waterproof yet breathable socks and cycling gloves, I was really excited by the prospect of a beanie. First impressions were good and I was particularly keen on the fantastically soft micro-fleece liner.

Fit was good, but given it lacks the flexibility of a traditional non-waterproof beanie, others may struggle. Once on and running, the beanie was super comfortable but I was constantly aware of, and slightly irritated by, the continuous ‘crisp bag’ rustling in my ears. But, if you run with earphones this wouldn’t be a problem, and it’s really not so bad as to stop you wearing it.

Despite high winds and rain, my head stayed warm and dry and, if anything, for an autumnal day of 8-10°C I found it a bit too toasty. But I’m sure when the British winter bites I’ll be really grateful of it.

Contact : www.sealskinz.com

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.