Look after your head, whatever your sport, and still look good

9 Nov 2007

Best for… snowboarding

1. Quiksilver Bartik beanie, £50

A beanie that provides shock-absorbing properties, the Bartik incorporates d30, which hardens when you take a tumble. It’s also good for après ski – not that we expect you to get plastered and stack it.
Stockists: quiksilver.com
Best for… cycling

2. Rapha cap, £25

In this classic Rapha cap you’ll look like a pro, even if your legs feel decidedly amateurish. It’s UV resistant and fast-drying for cycling in the hot sun. And its 3XDry cotton makes it water- and wind-resistant – ideal for more typically British weather.
Stockists: 08000 856756, rapha.cc
Best for… mountain trekking

3. 1000 mile MaxDry, £9.99

This striped thermal hat’s two layers will keep your head warm and dry while still allowing it to breathe, enabling you to face all weather conditions as you climb to the summit.
Stockists: 01923 242233, 1000mile.co.uk
Best for… running

4. Ronhill Elite Beanie hat, £10

Keep your lugholes warm with this 100 per cent acrylic beanie. The fabric is soft, light and stretchy enough to fit any head. It also has a reflective silver band for evening running or for those dedicated enough to run before the sun comes up.
Stockists: ronhill.com
Best for… swimming

5. Speedo moulded silicone cap, £4.99

Designed for superior comfort and made from 100 per cent silicone, this seamless cap will fit your head neatly and won’t pull your hair out even if your coach does.
stockists: speedo.co.uk