Gore Universal Helmet Beany


Gore offer the perfect solution to keeping your head warm in the colder weather, with their range of helmet beanies.  We tested the Universal Helmet Beany and it was an instant hit – in fact we haven’t left home without it since it first landed here at Bike Envy at the beginning of winter.


Gore Universal Helmet Beany


Whilst the idea that c40% of body heat is lost through the head has been exposed as a myth some years back, there is no denying the fact that heading out on a bike in cold weather, with just a helmet on feels really cold!


There is a good reason for that – helmet manufacturers have invested  a great deal of time and money ensuring their products offer the best aerodynamics and air flow around our heads, with the primary intention of keeping us cool in hot conditions.  Great in summer, not so great when there is snow on the ground and a freezing wind whipping through our helmet vents.


Gore have the perfect solution with their Universal Helmet Beany.  It is incredibly light, highly elastic and beautifully formed to fit over your head, but under a helmet, without you knowing it is there.  There is no bulkiness, no rucking and no itchy foreheads either, just a smooth, silky, slim-line layer that delivers a significant warmth upgrade.


Keeping your body temperature just right is something of an art form in winter and this tiny piece of kit works really hard to help you retain heat.  However, when you work up a sweat, it also works to pull any perspiration away from the head, so you are both warm and dry.  So simple and yet so incredibly effective.


And if you want to take it off – although we can’t see why – it will slip into the smallest of pockets.


The seams are all flat locked to ensure there is no chafing and there are some reflectives too, although these will not see the light of day if you are sensible enough to be wearing this under a helmet, rather than as your only head covering.  Great though it is at keeping you warm, it is no match for tarmac!


Try the Gore Universal Helmet Beany and you will wonder how you ever managed without it.


Sizes: one size fits all!

Colour: Black or white

Price: £19.99

Website: goreapparel.co.uk - universal helmet beany



Performance: 8/10

Value: 8/10


Tested by Jan Birkmyre



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