It’s nice to have a good cap for off-the-bike activities, and the Showers Pass Wildwood Running Cap became an almost instant favorite thanks to the lightweight fabric, comfortable fit, and a green fatigue color.
The cap features laser perforation on the side panels and combined with the light and quick-drying nylon/spandex fabric, it’s been my go-to for hikes, post-ride hangouts, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Technical Specs (via Showers Pass)
- Classic five-panel style
- Rear buckle strap
- Flexible and durable Nylon/Spandex construction
- Laser perforation on side panels
- Malleable bill for compact packability
- UPF 50+ sun protection
- Weight: 2.5 ounces
Having a lightweight cap that dries quickly has been ideal with all the hot days we’ve had. Hiking, camping, post-ride, it’s especially shined when my days land on the water. The rear buckle strap is handy for when I’m about to dive in, as I can strap it down to secure it. They really nailed the fit and comfort of this cap, and the olive green not only matches their new green gravel and MTB shorts but fits in with a lot of my outdoor gear and apparel.
While practicing step back pivot turns on my SUP recently, I fell in the water quite a bit — and the first time I was wearing the cap. I was pleased to find it floating nearby and quickly strapped it to the board before resuming practice. Later in the evening, I found it dried quickly.
I find myself wearing this cap a lot, and my only thought is I wouldn’t mind having a second one in the all-black as well. The only thing I haven’t done wearing it yet is actual trail running, <update: I’ve been running wearing the cap and it is great> but I’ve signed up for an event in October and I’ll be wearing it to train for sure. (though probably not on the namesake Wildwood Trail, because it’s on the other side of town)
The Wildwood Running Cap sells for $29.00. Check it out at ShowersPass.com