Established by professional cyclist Yanto Barker - currently riding for Team Raleigh - Le Col produces a range of clothing that is firmly aimed at the performance end of the scale. It's unapologetically high-end kit but thankfully their cycling cap is one of their more affordable items in their wardrobe, beaten to their lowest priced piece of clothing only by their chaussettes, by £2.
The Le Col cap is pretty much your standard issue cycling cap: cotton, with a four panel construction, elasticated rear and a peak. You know what a cycling cap is don't you? However the Le Col cap is made of a heavier cotton than your normal cheapo item, and it's also far better made. After quite some heavy ride rotation it hasn't started to dishevel like some other, more 'pocket-money' casquettes in the collection.
Like most cycling casquettes it only comes in the one size but unlike a lot of casquettes it hasn't shrunk a size or two after several washes to crush a brow and leave a café-embarrassing red line across the forehead. The elastic section out the back hasn't lost its grip either, which can happen on a more cursory cap.
Your Le Col cap coloris options are in the cliché of Henry Ford, mostly noir, but you do get to choose the coloris of the stripe down the centre from blue, red, white or yellow. When it comes to further decoration the Le Col logo adorns each side of the cap and the underside of the peak.