Ah, this takes me back. I used to wear a Lowe Alpine Mountain cap, then a Karrimor Summit cap, then had an Outdoor Research, Prism I think? And, here we have in for test, a new shot at the insulated shell cap, Berghaus’s Pro Mountain Peak II.
There’s a lot of similar caps out there, but it’s fit and detailing that makes the difference. The outer is Gore-Tex, the inner a nice soft microfleece. The peak is wired and shape-able, and clips up as shown below (it’s shown down on the link above), the ear flaps are a good size, nice amount of coverage, and that continues around the back of your neck.
At the back there’s bungy volume adjustment (with a neat little ring to stop the bungee slipping through the cordlock, that makes a nice wee gripper as well) that makes the cap grip my head rather than just crushing my head which was nice to find. The size large is fine on my 59cm napper, untightened I’ll be able to slip it on over a Buff. Also on the back are retro-reflective stripes, a detail I have come to appreciate greatly on my kit in recent years. There’s elastic loops to attach a neck/security cord, but no cord. Harrumph.
It’s a nice wee thing, I’m wearing it now as I watch Mock the Week on Dave (what a stupid name for a TV channel) much to Joycee’s dismay. Expect it on a mountain in the near future.