Sportful Giara cap review

With subtle, yet reflective colour accent, Sportful's Giara cap could be the missing piece in your cycling wardrobe

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A comfortable breathable and lightweight cap that's good for summer, but with the additional benefit of keeping the tips of ears warm, makes it a perfect spring/autumn transitional piece of kit.

For
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    Classic design

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    Subtle, but bright colour accent

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    Comfortable fit

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    Covers tip of ears for cold rides

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    Breathable

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    Part of wider Giara collection

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Against
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    One size

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    Long peak for smaller heads

Based in Italy, it's no wonder that Sportful keeps churning out really good looking pieces of kit, and the classic-looking like the Sportful Giara cap, which is no exception.

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Made from a lightweight breathable polyester mesh, which is known for its durability and quick-drying properties, the Sportful Giara Cap is thin enough to easily slip beneath a helmet.

Sportful Giara cap

Made from lightweight breathable polyester mesh

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The one size cap fitted my small head well, without any excess fabric, or uncomfortable pressure points, even when teamed with sunglasses. However I did find the 9cm peak long, especially when riding uphill, and so I tended to have the peak flipped up the majority of the time.

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The Sportful Giara Cap is breathable enough for warm rides and helped to kept the sun out of my eyes, but it was just as good as keeping the tips of my ears warm on chilly morning rides and helping to keep the rain out of my eyes too. All in all, then, this cap makes an ideal piece of transitional apparel for Spring and Autumn.

The reflective detailing in a nice touch, and although it coordinates perfectly with the rest of the Sportful Giara range, it would be great addition to any cycling wardrobe for a reasonable £17.

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Hannah Bussey
Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.


Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.


For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 


She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.