GripGrab Aviator Cap review

A winter head warmer from the Danish clothing company

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good under-helmet thermal layer, great for winter training

Reasons to buy
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    Warm

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    Comfortable

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    Breathable

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Hinders hearing

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The GripGrab Aviator Cap is a well fitted under-helmet winter essential that offers wind protection and breathability. Tested on early morning rides with temperatures near to freezing, this cap kept the head warm without causing excess sweating, even on climbs or putting the hammer down on the flat.

The cap fits well, and comes in three sizes, meaning every rider should find one that suits, but could do with being slightly longer on the forehead to match the thermal protection offered to the ears. It is this thermal protection on the sides that draws the only complaint: the material hinders hearing slightly more than similar products that have been used. A minor thing, but worth knowing before donning the cap for an urban commute.

Comfort is the overriding feeling when wearing this cap, and if it didn't look quite so odd without a bike helmet on the top it may even double up as a general winter hat.

For more details visit the GripGrab website (opens in new tab).

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing as well as cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing and write longer features for print and online. He is not responsible for misspelled titles on box outs