Say for some reason you really don’t want to wear a helmet but would like to at least have something on your head. That may be the reasoning behind Ribcap’s newest offering which comes in the form of a cycling cap. Ribcap started out with a number of winter hats that claim to offer an additional layer of protection thanks to viscoelastic protectors sewn into the layers of the hat.
Much like the winter offerings, the new cycling cap doesn’t claim to offer the same protection as a helmet but does offer something over a standard cap or nothing at all. If you’re the type to reach for a cycling cap instead of a helmet, the newest Ribcap may be of interest…
Unlike most of the Ribcap products, the cycling cap will be designed for warmer weather use so the cap uses a Coolmax internal lining along with splits in the fabric to act as “vents”. The cap will still include a stowable ear flap which combined with their nano fabric tech for water repellent will make the cap appeal to those in cooler, wetter weather as well.
Each cap includes a removable, adjustable chin strap. When not in use the caps fold into a small triangular shape that can easily be stashed in a bag or pocket.
Is the Ribcap the next big thing in cycling protection? Probably not, but if it gets people that otherwise wouldn’t wear a helmet at all to wear something, that seems like a win. Ribcap cycling caps will be available starting next summer.