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Olympia Cycle & Ski, 1813 Portage Ave

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Toques for under the helmet

We all have our favourite toques, the ones that keep us the warmest, fit the best, and look good, but sometimes our favourites have a serious shortcoming: The don't fit under our helmets.  A big and bulky toque can feel just awful underneath the pads, strapping, and especially the rear cradle on most modern bike helmets.

On the other hand (or head, as it were) we have the CTR Chaos Fits All Collection of toques in store, like the one pictured above.  They're very warm, and have ample ear and forehead coverage, but they're quite thin and fit nicely under your helmet.  It helps that they don't bunch up either - to mix metaphors and body parts again they fit like a glove owing at least in part to their unique 'yarn wrapped over spandex threads' design.

They also happen to look pretty good, and cost just $23.  Not bad.  It ain't getting any warmer out there so get your bare head down to the shop while you can and check 'em out.