|Rating:||8.7 / 10|
|Warmth||1.5 / 2|
|Comfort||1.8 / 2|
|Durability||1.8 / 2|
|Breathability||1.8 / 2|
|Value for Money||1.8 / 2|
For a number of years I have been a big fan of my Buffs carrying a Buff Original during the warmer months of the year and Buff Merino Wool for the cooler months. I carry both to keep my head and neck warm, and protected from the sun. I had the opportunity to test out the Wilderness Wear MerinoFusion Light 160 Skull Cap and didn’t expect to be impressed as caps have never been my thing before. Before I talk about these specifics of this cap I’ll own up here and say really I’m impressed and here’s why.
First up this cap is made of what Wilderness Wear calls MerinoFusion. This material is a fusion of Superfine Merino wool and polypropylene which combines the best of both materials producing a fabric has excellent moisture wicking, fast drying, low odour and soft properties.
This skull cap is sold as male and female versions but in all honesty they appear to be the same thing in the same colours. From our perspective this cap is aimed at cool weather rather than cold weather and as someone with a bald head, I found the cap worked well for me in 4 degree Celcius temperatures. I usually find that with most styles of beanies, I overheat even in cold weather so the thickness and warmth level of this cap was just right.
This is a skull cap and what that means is that it doesn’t totally cover the ears but comes close. Size-wise this cap is a one size fits all. I wear a size 56 hat size and this cap was a good fit. Gill who has a fair layer of hair also found this cap to be a good fit.
This skull cap comes in four colours Fusion Black (Black), Fusion Glacier (Blue), Fusion Ice Flow (Grey) and Fusion Red Earth (Crimson) so there’s something to suit everyone.
These caps look good and at AUD$25.00 RRP they’re good value as well. Oh and one last thing, these caps weigh 28 grams which is pretty impressive as headwear goes.
So with two testers what was the outcome?
I’m not a beanie wearer so in doing this review I had a preconception that it wasn’t going to be for me. I was wrong and will be taking this skull cap with me on my upcoming 1200 km, seven week Heysen Trail trip where I’m expecting 0-2 degree Celcius minimums.
I found the skull cap to be a good fit and was lovely and soft. I do feel the cold so for the this cap is good for mildly cool weather because it doesn’t cover my ears to provide that extra bit of warmth. This cap would be great for the ‘in-between’ weather!
MerinoFusion Light 160 Skull Cap in Fusion Glacier (Grey) and Fusion Ice Flow (Blue) colour options
Fusion Red Earth (Crimson) and Fusion Black colour options
Wilderness Wear Merino Multi Sport Sock 4 Black
MerinoFusion Light 160 Skull Cap Fusion Glacier rear view
MerinoFusion Light 160 Skull Cap Fusion Glacier side view
MerinoFusion Light 160 Skull Cap Fusion Ice Flow (Grey) front view
Close up of material and stitching
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