Rapha Pro Team Hat review

Warm and water resistant, and fitting easily under your helmet, the Rapha Pro Team Hat could become your go-to hat for the rest of the British winter.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Warm, water resistant, breathable and comfortable, the Rapha Pro Team hat hits all its most important objectives, but the fit could certainly have been improved in a couple of areas.

Reasons to buy
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    Decent level of warmth

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    Fairly water resistant

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    Fits easily under helmet

Reasons to avoid
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    Tight front

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    Loose ear flaps

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Bridging the gap between the classic cotton cap and the more thicker Belgian style hats for hardcore rides in Arctic conditions, the brand new Rapha Pro Team Hat is designed for the sort of chilly damp conditions you can expect to encounter in Britain at any time between September and April.

The main body of the hat is constructed from a softshell fabric which has been given a durable water resistant (DWR) treatment. This seems to place the Pro Team hat alongside the new Pro Team softshell jacket we reported on recently, with the hat offering a good level of warmth down to around 0ºC with basic protection against showers.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.