Head cover for sunny days under helmet

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
Hi there

Last couple of weeks have felt pretty whoozy through sun exposure after biking for 4-5hrs with the bright sun on us.

Any solutions for things that are protective but cool too for under a helmet?

Cheers in advance
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  • Richard53Richard53 Forumite
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    If your helmet has adequate ventilation, then that's about as good as you are going to get. Anything either over or under the helmet is going to stop the air flow and make you hotter.


    Personally, I would ditch the helmet for a while and wear a wide-brimmed sun hat. Just ride a bit more carefully.
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  • GwylimTGwylimT Forumite
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    You could put some material on top to protect from the sun, but place some slits in it to allow ventilation, you can flip it to the under foam with pins or staples, I've used a helmet cover before with some slits in it as well.
  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    Thanks for the replies so far - they are appreciated.
  • MEM62MEM62 Forumite
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    Try a bandana. It will go under your cycling helmet with no problem.
  • theEndtheEnd Forumite
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    What helmet are you using?

    I'm not designed for the heat, but been fine cycling as you'll always generating a bit of wind to cool. (unless I'm suffering for hours in the Alps in July!)
  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    theEnd wrote: »
    What helmet are you using?

    I'm not designed for the heat, but been fine cycling as you'll always generating a bit of wind to cool. (unless I'm suffering for hours in the Alps in July!)

    Its not the heat so much as the direct sun and especially when we're getting up to 100mile / 5 hour mark.

    Its a Giro Savant helmet.
  • PintAndAPiePintAndAPie Forumite
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    I'm surprised you haven't heard of a cycling cap. They fit fine under a helmet, if you choose to wear one.
  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    I'm surprised you haven't heard of a cycling cap. They fit fine under a helmet, if you choose to wear one.

    Those caps are way, way too warm. I tend to use one when running but remove going in and out of the shade!!

    A cap and hat combo whilst biking would be :eek:

    Thanks for replying though!
  • photomephotome Forumite
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    Those caps are way, way too warm. I tend to use one when running but remove going in and out of the shade!!

    A cap and hat combo whilst biking would be :eek:

    Thanks for replying though!

    Not sure you can have it both ways.

    you either want to keep the sun off your head or look cool...you decide

    personally a cap or a bandana under the helmet would be my choice
  • cooxicooxi Forumite
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    photome wrote: »
    Not sure you can have it both ways.

    you either want to keep the sun off your head or look cool...you decide

    personally a cap or a bandana under the helmet would be my choice

    yes, It is a good idea
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