Cycling hats are an excellent way to keep your head covered and cool while you’re cycling. But do they really offer any advantages over other types of cycling gear? Read on for a comparison of the pros and cons of wearing a cycling hat.
One of the initial things to consider when buying a cycling hat is its style. Cycling hats come in many different types, including traditional caps and visors.
A typical cap will have an adjustable strap that fastens under your chin or around the back of your head for better comfort during long rides. It’s also important to take into account how much protection you want from sunlight exposure as well as wind resistance while riding your bike.
You should choose which type best suits your needs based on these factors:
- Traditional Touring Cap: This type of hat is ideal for cyclists who want a light covering to protect the top of their head from the sun and wind. These caps typically have an adjustable strap that secures it under your chin or around the back of your head. The traditional style features a fairly flat profile with no brim in front, but some models do have brims on both sides. This type usually only comes in small sizes because they are made specifically for cycling purposes. If you’re not sure which size best fits you, consider measuring your head before ordering online (it’s better than taking a chance).
- Cycling Visor: These hats are very similar to traditional caps, but they do have a bill in front that shades the eyes and face more than other types of cycling hat. This makes them ideal for road or trail riding because you’ll be able to see better during fast descents without having too much weight on your head. You can usually find these with an adjustable strap as well if you want added security while wearing one. They’re also available in both small and large sizes so men and women can enjoy using this type of hat when cycling (not just kids).
- Cycling Cap with Visor: This type is a combination of the two mentioned above because they offer both shade from the sun and ventilation on hot days. They’re usually made with an adjustable strap so that you’ll be able to wear them securely when cycling at high speeds (not as safe during other activities). The bill will protect your face like a visor while providing extra protection for your head and eyes just like traditional caps do. However, this style won’t work well if your helmet doesn’t have room to accommodate its size (which some don’t).
- Cycling Helmet: Unlike caps and visors, this is an actual helmet that you can wear while riding your bike (not just something to cover the top of your head). It’s very similar in design to other types except it will have plenty of ventilation holes around the outside to keep your head cool during hot days or long rides.
We hope that this was helpful.