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Oneten Lombardia Skull Cap

8
£10.79

VERDICT:

8
10
Well-fitted cap that keeps your head warm at a price that doesn't sting
Weight: 
50g

The Oneten Lombardia Skull cap is a close fitting, windproof hat that will keep your head warm on the coolest of spring mornings.

Spring offers up its own challenges in the wardrobe department. It's too warm for your winter hat, a Buff might just not cut it either, so a middle hat is needed. A skull cap is a perfect solution to spring and autumn.

A close fitting hat with a windproof front panel, this cap definitely offers good protection from the elements. The lack of bulk under your helmet makes it extremely comfortable too. It covers your ears for extra warmth, but you can still hear everything around you.

Constructed of 91% polyester and 9% spandex the cap is stretchy and fits snugly. Made of panels that stop the wind at the front and thermal insulation at the back, it is a good mix of everything you need to keep warm.

This cap was a small and it fitted my head perfectly. The inner is a soft brushed fabric and offers that feeling of softness and luxury. The seams are well placed and didn't irritate me at all on any of my rides.

In terms of warmth in the real word, the coast of Scotland offers a good testing ground. With coastal winds making for slightly colder rides, this skull cap couldn't have come at a better time. My winter cap is too hot and this was perfect. It kept my head warm on early morning rides really well.

You soon don't even realise you are wearing it. It's very comfortable and lightweight. With sizes in small/medium and large/x large there will be a fit for most people. It is only available in black though. The price is really decent, and at £10.79, it's a little bit of a bargain.

Verdict

Well-fitted cap that keeps your head warm at a price that doesn't sting

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Oneten Lombardia Skull Cap

Size tested: Black - Small

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The skull cap is aimed at those wanting protection against the wind when cycling. Oneten say "When the temperature drops and the wind picks up; the Oneten windproof skull cap will offer maximum protection from the elements". Comparing this to the test, it does exactly that and really does keep the wind at bay.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Thermal insulation and wind chill protection (91% polyester – 9% spandex)

Windproof front panel

Soft brushed inner surface for warmth

Excellent thermal regulation and moisture transportation

Flatlock stitched seams for added comfort

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Well made and should easily last.

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10

The cap performs really well and stands up against the elements well.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
9/10

The cap is extremely comfortable to wear.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

The cap was very warm. It's light and you forget you are wearing it at all. It keeps the wind off of your head which is great on cooler days.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

I liked that it was so comfortable.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 34  Height: 158cms  Weight: 61kg

I usually ride: Giant defy  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: A few times a week  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,

 

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