Decent caps, what like Rapha make?

iPete
iPete Posts: 6,076
edited April 2015 in Commuting chat
Any other brands make decent caps? Got a Rapha cap from the outlet store and it's bloody good, doesn't hold sweat and the visor is still visor shaped after a few weeks abuse.

My caps from Cinelli, LMNH, club kit all lose their shape after a round of rain, sweat or both.

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  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Um - buy more Rapha???
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Castelli. Prendas.
  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    Um - buy more Rapha???

    Yes, this is probably the only answer.. but I'm somewhat resentful after paying £7.50 for my first one :lol:

    But certainly open to anything more interesting in design that has the same function...
  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    They're only 8.95 now...
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rapha-Cap-/151627196545

    assuming a 55-60 cm head
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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Get done Walz ones. My wicking ones are coming up to two years old and are still in mint condition.
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  • turbotommy
    turbotommy Posts: 493
    +1 for walz. Good selection of sizes, materials and designs.
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  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Think I paid £5 for mine on the ebay store...bought 2.
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  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    These Walz ones look good, I see they do custom too, would assume they are the same quality.. may suggest to the club!
  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    My club uses Walz caps and I can vouch for the quality.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    iPete wrote:
    These Walz ones look good, I see they do custom too, would assume they are the same quality.. may suggest to the club!

    I dunno if you got one, but the SCR winter cap order was from Walz. The quality is great.

    I have the three panel wicking cap and they are superb. Much better than Prendas and the like, which I used to use.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    rubertoe wrote:
    My club uses Walz caps and I can vouch for the quality.

    Good stuff, can you confirm they can take a beating on the bike and survive a machine wash without the visor turning to mush?

    Did you go 3 or 4 panel?

    All I wanted was a hat, now have another mini project...
  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    Mine goes in the wash weekly and it is still as good as new.

    It is the 4 Panel variety IIRC. Will take a snap later.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Have to say i was less than impressed with the Walz SCr cap and it didn't fit me very well. Not a patch on the Rapha one.

    I regularly wash my Castelli and Prendas caps with no bother. Had some of them for years.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    I have an ICC club cap - Walz as Rob says - and I'm massively unimpressed. Never wear it.

    My Prendas and LMNH caps have lasted really well. They are very much consumables though - washed often etc
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  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    (dont tell anyone Ben but i think the new club caps will be with a different supplier.....)
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,431
    I don't know if my second cap (to replace a few years old faded Rapha) was a Campagnolo one, or a Campagnolo branded Prendas one but it convinced me that my third cap would be a Rapha one.

    The Campag one simply collected sweat whereas the Rapha one dispersed sweat.

    Other brands are available but that has been my experience.
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,744
    My Mavic Roadie cap fits beautifully, and comes out of the wash looking like new, the peak does not distort or lose shape at all.
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  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    Mixed reviews on some of these then! Seems I'm now self-volunteered to find a decent cap that can be customised... maybe just ask Rapha!