When the weather gets cold, make sure you keep your head nice and warm with the Castelli Pro Thermal Skully. Protect your ears from harsh winds and rain while also keeping your hair out of your face for a comfortable winter ride.
Constructed from Thermoflex fabric, this skully is designed to be warm, soft, and stretchy — providing maximum coziness with ease. The flat-lock stitching for a durable and long-lasting head cover, while reflective detailing on the back ensure visibility during any time of day. Designed for a contoured fit around your ears and a raw-cut edge that lies flat and doesn't bunch under your helmet, don't sacrifice luxury and high-performance for a cheap skull cap that can barely cover your head.
You deserve a cap that will keep your head warm and dry on even the coldest winter evenings. With a specialized fit that won't be irritating under a helmet, trust the Castelli Pro Thermal Skully to go above and beyond for your comfort levels — every single ride.
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Mfg PartNum: H20542085
I love to ride in cold weather and like to wear warm lined caps. This is the lightest and warmest Iï¿½ve used to date. My last ride in this cap was 28 Fahrenheit with a wind chill in the teens. This thing worked like a champ. Now I need something for my toes!
Super thin, insulated, and it really works. Covers the ears well. Fits under the helmet well, and I use this anytime the temps drop below 42ï¿½. Iï¿½ve even worn it this past December ï¿½22 in a 50 mile ride where temps dropped down to 24ï¿½. Very comfortable.
Was specifically looking for a low-profile skully, to wear in our usually-mild deep South cooler wx / winters. There are a LOT of similar choices out there, with seemingly wildly varying prices, most with a fair amount of negative reviews, for some reason: too small, doesn't cover ears, ill-fitting, etc.. My ears are quite sensitive to cold, so that is a deal-breaker for me. Fortunately, this Castelli Pro Thermal Skully turned out to be ideal: snug-enough fit to stay in place, but not tight. Material is thin enough to not affect helmet fit, but is warm enough, and seems to be windproof, and covers my ears (precise fit is adjustable enough that it would seem to be able to fit nearly any size head). Fabric seems to be pretty breathable, too, and should do well in cold wash + air-dry. VERY happy with it!
This skull cap is definitely not Castelli's best product by a long shot, but it's not horrible either.
On the positive side, it's reasonably warm for its thickness, which isn't very thick and provides warmth down in to the 30's, so long as it's not very windy. Fit is excellent, even for my large melon (7-7/8") with room to spare. Wicks and breathes pretty well too.
Where this falls short is windproofness - it's only very mildly wind-resistant, probably up to low to mid 20mph range. You will definitely feel wind through it above 25pmh, especially sustained winds/headwinds over 30mph
On a ride today where the winds picked up as a I got into later afternoon in temps of the low 40's to upper 30's, my head was chilled as the sustained winds got above 25mph. Calling this a 'thermal' cap is a bit of stretch in my opinion - and that's saying something because I run warm and heat up even more when I ride, so for me to notice shortcomings in a skull cap is notable.
There are definitely better options from Gore Wear and Pearl Izumi, especially for colder temps and needing true windproofness. I'll likely keep these for riding in mid 40's to mid 50's temps with low wind, but will use other options for colder windier days.
Castelli kits just fit better. The thermal skully is no exception. I like this new version as it comes down lower to cover my ears. It is thin enough to fit under my helmet. I have been using the skully and the head thingy together in temperature between 32F and 50F.
Really nice piece of gear. It's very thin, but keeps my head warm under my helmet during winter rides. I regularly ride for over an hour in 25F-30F degree weather (plus windchill).