Cycling caps for big heads

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Cycling caps for big heads

Postby JamesE » 9 May 2018, 8:17pm

After reading a tip elseweb I just bought a size XL cap from this eBay seller and I can strongly recommend them for those, like me, with a head far too big for the "one size" caps that most places sell. It's not just a decent circumference - a comfy fit for me, at 60cm - but also there's plenty of material so it avoids that unflattering "schoolboy's cap stretched far too tight" look. I imagine I'll be buying more in future and I've dropped them a line to ask if they can do custom colours.

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby drossall » 9 May 2018, 8:38pm

No good for me then, I'm 66cm...

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby JamesE » 9 May 2018, 8:39pm

drossall wrote:No good for me then, I'm 66cm...

Crikey. Maybe there's someone out there who can make them bespoke for you...

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby drossall » 9 May 2018, 8:48pm

That's what I did when I ordered some CTC caps. They were very good about it - really helpful.

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby thelawnet » 13 May 2018, 7:04am

I had this problem too, no such cap exists so I make do with a baseball cap.

They go up to 8 1/2 (68cm).

https://www.hatland.com/big-size-fitted ... ize-8-1-2/

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby brynpoeth » 13 May 2018, 7:54am

Where might one buy a cap with the peak at the back?
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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby colin54 » 13 May 2018, 9:56am

brynpoeth wrote:Where might one buy a cap with the peak at the back?


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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby drossall » 13 May 2018, 7:33pm

thelawnet wrote:I had this problem too, no such cap exists so I make do with a baseball cap.

They go up to 8 1/2 (68cm).

https://www.hatland.com/big-size-fitted ... ize-8-1-2/


For those of us for whom size really matters, just to note that US sizes are smaller than UK ones. For example the size guide at the bottom of this site's pages.

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby thelawnet » 14 May 2018, 8:46am

drossall wrote:
thelawnet wrote:I had this problem too, no such cap exists so I make do with a baseball cap.

They go up to 8 1/2 (68cm).

https://www.hatland.com/big-size-fitted ... ize-8-1-2/


For those of us for whom size really matters, just to note that US sizes are smaller than UK ones. For example the size guide at the bottom of this site's pages.


That guide isn't particularly helpful.

Sizing:

EU/JP size = hat circumference in cm
US size = hat diameter in inches
UK size = hat diameter in inches minus 1/8

Thus a 64cm circumference = 64cm / 2.54 / pi = 8.02" diameter

Hence EU size 64, US size 8, UK size 7 7/8.

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby thirdcrank » 14 May 2018, 9:44am

While I'm a mere pinhead compared with some who have posted on here, having often had difficulty getting a cap large enough to fit I understand the problem and size guides are little help if individual manufacturers don't comply with the standard they advertise. Labelling like L/XL only disguises sloppy manufacture IME. My usual experience of a casual try on of caps in shops is "pea on a drum."

One feature of hat/cap design I find particularly frustrating is cover for the ears. I don't think mine are set abnormally low, but many winter hats don't cover them. Re N American sizing, a couple of years ago I took a fancy to a cold weather Tilley hat in Harris Tweed with fold down earflaps. A wide range of Tilley hats at Cotswold Outdoors so off I went for a try on. The largest size just about fitted, but the earflaps came nowhere near.

When this thread started, I wondered about the covers jockeys wear over their riding helmets but when drossal reported satisfaction from the CTC (Cycling UK?) supplier I didn't pursue it.

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby pjclinch » 14 May 2018, 3:22pm

I like Walz caps though being a pinhead I go for their wee ones. However, I do note this on their website FAQ:

Q: Do you offer children's sizes, or XXL?

A: We love kids, and we love exceptionally brilliant people as well! And yes, we do offer a a custom child-sized fit, as well as an XXL. Just drop a line to info@walzcaps.com for inquire.


That XXL is a ~ 63.5 cm, but might be they'd do an XXXXL if you ask nicely, and they are nice caps. I rate mine as better than others I have from Rapha, Vulpine and Campagnolo.

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby JamesE » 14 May 2018, 3:44pm

Ah, I think that might be a new line from Walz. I bought one of their L/XL caps last year and I don't think they were offering XXL then. The L/XL is well made but just a bit too small.

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby Flinders » 24 May 2018, 1:30pm

thirdcrank wrote:.......
When this thread started, I wondered about the covers jockeys wear over their riding helmets but when drossal reported satisfaction from the CTC (Cycling UK?) supplier I didn't pursue it.


The covers you have on riding helmets (called 'hat silks') tend to be elasticated, the elastic goes below the helmet rim, which is very thick, and that stretches the 'silk' so it looks neat. They're one size, because riding helmets are very thick walled in order to give protection from not just falls, but for protection if the horse falls on your head, or from kicks from the horse if it goes down with you, so the internal size doesn't affect the external size much. The covers tend to be pretty large. The silks themselves are usually very thin, with stiff peaks.
samples here:
http://www.discount-equestrian.co.uk/ri ... overs.html
some places do bespoke colours. eg
http://www.treehouseonline.co.uk/product/85
pom-poms are popular. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby brynpoeth » 25 May 2018, 5:59am

pjclinch wrote:I like Walz caps though being a pinhead I go for their wee ones. However, I do note this on their website FAQ:

Q: Do you offer children's sizes, or XXL?

A: We love kids, and we love exceptionally brilliant people as well! And yes, we do offer a a custom child-sized fit, as well as an XXL. Just drop a line to info@walzcaps.com for inquire.


That XXL is a ~ 63.5 cm, but might be they'd do an XXXXL if you ask nicely, and they are nice caps. I rate mine as better than others I have from Rapha, Vulpine and Campagnolo.

Pete.

- Do you offer children's sizes?
- We love **kids**..

Reads like a politrickians answer :?
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Re: Cycling caps for big heads

Postby Paulatic » 25 May 2018, 7:33am

Does anyone know where to buy those caps that have their peak at the back?
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