Morvelo makes its caps in a range of interesting designs to match its other kit.
Based in Brighton, Morvelo comes out with a never ending array of interesting cycle kit designs, including subtle new takes on classics and some radical collaborations with local graffiti artists. Many of its designs will be available in what Morvelo calls “completes”, which include matching shorts, jerseys and accessories. And no kit would be complete without a matching cap.
Italian made, Morvelo’s caps are a bit of an update on the traditional cycling cap. For starters, they’re made of a polyester-cotton mix, so they wick well and dry out a bit quicker than a traditional cap if you get rained on. They don’t feel as soggy and cold in the interim either. They also have a fleeced band around the bottom to keep them in place a bit more comfortably and this is antibacterial to avoid irritation and pong.
The seams are arranged so that there is a single central strip and darts in the side pieces, which minimises the number of seams where they might get uncomfortable, particularly when worn under a helmet. There’s still the traditional semi-rigid peak, which can be flipped up or down dependent on your taste. In most designs it comes with some variant of the Morvelo logo on the underside.
There’s plenty of elastic at the back of the cap for some stretch and I found that it fitted comfortable on my extra-large head, with Morvelo quoting a range of fit from 52 to 62cm. It doesn’t give as much warmth as a full winter cap, but is great for milder winter days or more vigorous efforts. Morvelo’s caps wash up well too.
A quality cap available in interesting patterns and with a technical edge