Wearing a peaked cap or baseball cap is something i only do when i go walking. I find they do a good job when a more warmer item is not necessary. They are light, easy to pack and dry pretty quick. I find a cap great to wear under the hood of my waterproof.
So last week while Sheila was trying on her new walking shoes in Sweatshop i noticed this cap.
Incredibly light at an amazing 9 grams and with a wide sweat band on the underside of the Adidas panel. It's a one size fits all. £15
The trouble was the colour. Awful. No way i could wear that. In the flesh the colour is a lot more garish than this photo looks.
So when i got home, and being very impressed with what i had seen, i checked the internet and i was very pleased to find that it was made in Green and Black too.
After a bit of a search i found a green one for £8 and that included postage and packing. So i couldn't resist ordering it.
Straight away i received conformation of the order which is not unusual but what was unusual is that 5 minutes later i had another email to say that the order had been processed and 15mins later another saying it had been posted. Now how good is that for service.
The cap arrived next day.
Because it is so light the brim is a little too floppy for my liking and so i strengthened the underside with a thin piece of plastic in the central area and glued it with Shoe Goo. It only added a gram but i am now happy with the brim. How runners cope with the brim as designed i don't know.
The material is polyester dobby and has ClimaCool ventilation on both sides. Basically that means holes cut into the material in a nice pattern. It is designed as a running cap so the fit is good without being too tight.
If lightweight headgear is for you then this cap, at this price, is a good option.
- Alan R
- I am 59 and live in the North West of England with my soulmate Sheila. I have been backpacking and hiking since my early teens. Those early days were mainly spent in the Peak District. Having aquired the basic skills i have since enjoyed both long backpacking trips and shorter hikes in Northern and southern Spain, Iceland, Norway, Madeira, New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, Majorca, England, Scotland and Wales. Many people i have met along the way have remained friends to this day. It is a pleasure to have met them.