Dec 13, 2016

CASQUETTE READY TO ROLL

The cotton cap is an icon of the cycling world, worn well it elevates the wearer’s panache levels exponentially whilst protecting against the sun’s harsh glare and clouds’ damp drizzle.

In the days before helmets were commonplace in the pro peloton, casquettes would sit proudly atop the heads of campionissimo and gregario alike. Displaying the perfect ‘luft’, these stars of the road knew what it took to look good.

Peak up, peak down, facing forwards or worn backwards to protect your neck, the cycling cap is the Swiss Army knife of cycling accessories. Wear it under your helmet or pull it out of your jersey pocket at the café stop to disguise your helmet hair, but always have it with you.

The Swiss Army knife of cycling accessories.

There have been some wonderful exponents of the humble cycling cap over the years, here are some of our favourite casquetteers.

Sean Kelly - Rocking the Casquette

Sean Kelly — his socks may be of questionable length in the this picture but few cyclists wear the cotton cap with as much aplomb.

Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault — The Badger is well known for leaving his impressive head of hair free to feel the wind, but in this picture he’s wearing another team’s cap with undeniable confidence. High on the head and off-centre, it’s a 7/10 from us.

Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx — The Cannibal looks incredibly warm in his Faema cap, all set for a winter training ride. Whilst his adidas coat looks great we think he might appreciate the slimmer fit of our Echelon Jacket to pair with his Fiat number.

José Manuel Fuente & Giuseppe Saronni

José Manuel Fuente & Giuseppe Saronni — some adventurous luft here, especially from Fuente who barely seems able to cover his crown. Audacious.

Gilet and Cap

LIGHTWEIGHT CAP

LIGHTWEIGHT CAP

£14.99
Lightweight polyester cap
Blue, Hot Pink and White polka detail

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COTTON CAP

COTTON CAP

£14.99
100% Cotton Cap
Burgundy with Chapeau! peak.

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CANVAS STYLE CAP

CANVAS STYLE CAP

£14.99
Canvas style cap with White, Blue
Orange detailing

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LIMITED EDITION CAP

LIMITED EDITION CAP

£14.99
Limited edition cap.
Featuring a red/white geo pattern

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