Having used the Giro merino winter cap for years,
I've given this a try, & it's working well.
Covers the ears, but you can uncover them on the fly for temperature control.
Not overly warm- I used a 2nd thin skull cap for a 40 ride, fits under helmet well.
Get the large size- tight fit cuts circulation.
The best part is the brim, which is enough to keep rain out of the eyes, but doesn't obstruct vision
when in a low position- a problem with many caps including the merino one.
Wind proof great. Ear coverage great. There is nothing to dislike about this product. Material is great. Just got it rode about 5 rides in pretty cold temps. Love it. Great under my ski helment also.
This cap is really good - I use it everyday on my winter commuting rides. I covers my ears and the small brim is good as well. It conforms well to my head and fits snug, but not too tight.
I had an initial concern that it would be either too bulky or not warm enough. Neither was the case. I am surprised at home warm it is for being so thin, but when the temperature drops below 15 F, I put a balaclava over it and I am still able to get my helmet on.
This hat rocks. It was a replacement for a PI thermal hat that was out of stock. I love the the way the hat wicks away moisture and the brim keeps the rain off of my face. I rode 40 miles this past Sunday in a cold rain and my head stayed dry and warm. If only it could protect me from the spray off the wheel in front of me.