Gore Equipe Windstopper cap review

A good cap is essential for cold-weather rides. We’ve tested Gore’s Equipe Windstopper model

Gore Equipe Windstopper cap
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Gore Equipe Windstopper cap is a nice accessory to have available through the cooler months. It’s comfortable, with good coverage and extendable side flaps for extra coverage. Being made of Windstopper fabric, it adds warmth and water resistance without bulk and it fits easily under a helmet.

Reasons to buy
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    Extra warmth on colder rides

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    Windproof fabric

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    Well enough ventilated to be comfortable

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    Fold-down ear coverage

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Reasons to avoid
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    Peak can become uncomfortable

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    Need to remove helmet to fold up the rear wind flap

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    A bit tight on larger heads

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The Gore Equipe Windstopper cap is a very useful accessory as the temperature drops. Being made of Windstopper fabric, it’s windproof and water repellent, so it is good for colder, damp days.

It’s stretchy enough that one size should fit the majority of heads, although I did find it a bit tight on my size-large head. There’s a band of elastic fabric going around three quarters of the rim to hold the Gore Equipe Windstopper cap in place and to help mop up sweat.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.