The Cyclone Cap caught our eye because of its extreme light weight (1.7
ounces, size L) and utility. It's a billed cap with a Pertex Endurance
outer shell, micro-fleece lining, and ear flaps.
Pertex Endurance is a thin polyurethane laminate that is not especially
breathable. However, in headwear there should be plenty of heat energy to
drive water vapor through the membrane. The cap is not seam sealed, but
will deflect rain and snow showers for quite awhile before it wets through
The Cyclone Cap is simple and light - just the way we like it. It looks
to be a versatile piece to provide wind and water protection during active
cool and cold weather pursuits, and the cinch strap at the back will allow
it to be layered over a liner or keep it on in the wind.
Specifications and Features
Manufacturer: Outdoor Research
Sizes: M, L, XL
Fabrics: Pertex Endurance, microfleece
Weight: 1.7 oz (size L)
"Outdoor Research Cyclone Cap," by Will Rietveld . BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/02751.html, 2007-01-28 21:52:00-07.