This is probably as close as a beanie hat can come to providing some sort of impact protection. It'll obviously never challenge a proper helmet - and is not intended too - but given that some riders won't be persuaded to wear a hard hat until it's too late, this may be the next best thing.
Keep your head warm and cosy
Made from Sportwool, Rapha's hat doesn't totally stop the wind - but it does provide a good level of insulation that's suitable for most UK winter conditions
This is a traditional styled hat with instant Rapha desirability. Designed with driving Belgian winds and rain in mind, the Winter Hat is made from seven panels of Sportwool for the perfect soft and light fit.
Merino wool has certainly proved itself over the years as a performance and user friendly natural fabric. It's definitely here to stay. If you still haven't taken the leap then how about starting off with something small for winter?
Made from 100 percent acrylic, this is a low tech, yet practical and stylish solution to keeping your bonce warm during the winter months. The one size fits snugly and unlike some does not feel cumbersome under a helmet.