OWNER REVIEW: Endura FS260-Pro Skull Cap

I purchased my Endura FS260-Pro Skull cap directly from Chain Reaction Cycles in June 2008 for $24.31 landed, as with my weight loss and riding Froggie, my Look 555, I find that I am feeling the cold more. Four degree Celsius starts probably doesn’t help either!

The FS20-Pro is described by Endura as having the following features:

  • Waterproof wind-stop ear panels for comfort in the coldest conditions
  • Lighter Thermolite® front and back panels provide warmth without overheating
  • Flat-lock stitching for comfort
  • Snug fitting for wearing under helmet

Initial Impressions | Field Experience

Initial Impressions

The FS260-Pro comes in two sizes according to Chain Reaction Cycles, S/M and L/XL (Endura list S & L) and my cap is marked L/XL.  As with my Ground Effects Baked Beanie I have found the size a touch on the small size. This is probably okay as I suspect a tight fit is desired for this type of cap. For comparison purposes, my helmet is a Bell Sweep R size medium (55 – 59 cm). With a little pulling I can get the cap to cover about 90% of my ears. Will this be enough? Riding will tell.

One advantage the FS260-Pro has over my Baked Beanie is that when I put my helmet on,  I find that I do not need to adjust the chin straps which is a positive for sure.

Field Experience

September 1, 2008: I have now had two months of using the Endura FS260-Pro Skull cap and in summary I am pretty happy with it. Basically it works, it stays in position okay once it is pulled down over my ears, it is effective in keeping my ears warm in the mornings here in Perth, Western Australia, it is not too thick to be uncomfortable and it is wearing well.

My only niggle is that it really sets up a wind noise factor. I find the wind noise a much bigger issue when I am wearing the FS260-Pro than not.

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