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Item # CST0687

All things head.

Whether you use it as a neck warmer, cap, bandana, balaclava, or headand, the Castelli Head Thingy's stretchy and moisture-wicking Softlex fabric will keep you warm.

Tech Specs

Softlex, 92% nylon, 8% elastane
Recommended Use:
cycling in cool weather
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

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Avg. ride time: 7h 59m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Warm enough but not restrictive

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is perfect for days when temperatures range from just under freezing to upwards of 50 degrees. Covers the neck, isn't too bulky and isn't too tight. You can adjust it easily to cover your face or drop it down. Folds up tight and small if it gets too warm out as well.

And it's more than "extra jersey material" as others have said. It's more like a stretchy thermal baselayer material?soft and smooth.

Avg. ride time: 56m per week
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not impressed

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

not too impressed with this. It's warm sure, but I find it's too small and not stretchy enough.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

is it a hat, a cap, a scarf, a set of ear muffs, a snot catcher..... i dont know but after this epic 2014 winter this is a must in my cycling bag.

...a fun piece

    this is a fun piece from Castelli. A neutral color scheme, goes with pretty well anything else you wear. Looks cool, keeps you warm. I like the versatility of it; twist and turn it and presto its a light hat, a neck gator, a headband.

    For neck only

      ...otherwise if you use it as a head cap in temperatures varying between 50f-40f you will probably get sick.
      Castelli advertises it's "thingy" as a multi purpose...well thingy.In theory it can be used in 3 different ways or more but practically it best serves as a neck warmer and it looks cool too,the fabric is stretchy and it does an impressive job in keeping moisture away but it's too thin and light to keep your head warm in rides on those chilly days.i would give it 5 stars as a neck warmer but 2 stars only as a head cap.

      What do we do with this extra jersey material?

        Well, Buff had a great idea... We can turn it into a tube! Except, we don't know how to make it seamless, like Buff does, so we'll just sew it together. I know it'll leave frankenstein marks on people's heads, but it'll be worth it. We can sell scrap material for thirthy dollars. Wahoo!

        Oh, what, it doesn't fit nice like Buff's does? That's because it a leftover Jersey! Jeez! Man, you're picky!

        Hey, OURS have Castelli logos, and Buff has sissy non-pro-cyclist stuff. Of COURSE they'll buy this stuff!