Pearl Izumi Barrier cycle cap review

Pearl Izumi Barrier cycle cap
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Skull cap warmth with additional peak protection. What's not to like?

Reasons to buy
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    Less Bulk than the standard winter hat

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    Warm

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    Front panel Waterproof

Reasons to avoid
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    Not much

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Thinner than the usual Belgian style winter cycling hat, it kept enough wind from the ears to stop the cold breaking in.

The seam below the peak did flip open and while being visibly an issue, it never caused problems with riding.

Despite being waterproof on the front, in never felt too hot either.

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