About 3 years ago I lost the natural insulation that many people have on top of their head. While I still miss my hair some days, this cap makes me miss it less on the cold days in the saddle. Now, I can chose to have a warm head, ornot.
Brim is smaller than your average cap and material softer which makes it way more packable than your standard hat. Worthwhile part of your kit for all but the summer months. Hybrid wool/synthetic materials seem to strike the balance between keeping you warm and cool. Fold down ear flaps are a bonus when temps drop.
Got an email asking for a review of this cap immediately after wearing it in a sub-40* ride in the rain. My hands were so numb I couldn’t shift, but my head and ears felt great. It’s not waterproof FYI. I’ve also worn this cap in dry, frigid weather: it’s great. You CAN flip up the ear covers too once the sun comes up and starts thawing you out. Love it. Wish I’d bought it years ago.
Really soft. Warm enough for freezing rides, but not so much that you overheat during hard efforts.