Your last line of defense
When it comes to winter riding apparel, aside from the feet, the head is the most neglected part of the body. When you think about it, this is an absurd notion. After all, whether you're on the hoods or in the drops, your head takes the brunt of oncoming wind. So, if you have the slightest care for your ears or well-being, you need to slip on the Assos fuguHelm Cap.
The fuguHelm cap benefits from a similar combination of materials as Assos' iJ.Habu jacket. It has a stretchy, windproof front to shield you from cold winds, yet the back portion breathes easily and provides the perfect level of insulation to keep you warm and comfortable. Assos gave the cap a short bill that can be flipped up or down, and two short elastic loops over each ear that allow you to tuck in the temples of your glasses.
The Assos fuguHelm Cap is available in the color Black Volkanga and in Size I (53-58cm) and Size II (58-63cm). Assos places the cap in its climaRange.7 category, or in non-Assos-speak, extreme winter. The fuguHelm is designed for sub-freezing conditions, so be aware that any temperatures over 32 degrees Fahrenheit will start to feel a bit toasty.
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Reviews & Community
Exactly as advertized
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have been using this cap for > 3 seasons. I use it for temps below 40 degrees F generally. It is much warmer than any other skullcap or helmet liner I have used. It breathes so well in fact that my head is still dry even when riding if unexpectedly warm temps arrive suddenly. It is way more comfortable, (and warmer) than adding a balaclava, at least for me. The brim is just long enough to keep early AM low winter sun at bay and fold up to help evaporate moisture a little faster. Is it worth the extra money compared to others? If your earlobes don't freeze, you can hear oncoming traffic despite the ear flaps on your current hat, your fingers and toes aren't cold, and you have no complaints after a winter ride at 25 degrees you don't need to spend the extra for this hat. Otherwise, worth every penny!