Caps aren’t something I usually get sent, but given the increasing temperatures of summer and wetter winters, they are something I wear more and more on the run. They provided shade for eyes, where direct sunlight is still blinding despite sunglasses and keeps rain from eyes when raining (that extra peak can make a big difference when added to a wire peaked hood such as the inov-8 150 Stormshell).
I received the cap when I went out and shot UTMB for inov-8 and after purchasing several caps before, this has become my current go to. I have a Race Elite Peak and Ultra Peak, Compressport Trucker and others, yet this is the one I opt for. As you can imagine, unlike a jacket or shoes, its a simple review. Theres a brim and peak. Its hard, keeps the sun and rain out of my eyes and does the job. Tick.
The top keeps the sun off my noggin and has limited water resistance (I presume a DWR treatment). Of more significance is the mesh sides. They let a lot of air in and perspiration out, in tandem with the comfy microfibre headband, which has done well to absorb sweat….. and boy do I!To finish things off, the All Terrain Peak has a simple rear clip and adjustable strap to fine tune your fit. It’s yet to come loose when on the run and since putting it on, I’ve never had to reset my preferred fit. On the run or casually on the trail it holds position and keeps this lightweight cap where it should be.
At £18 retail, it’s not a bad price at all and though there is an influx of Ciele caps in the previous couple of years into the UK trail scene, at 30-40% cheaper, the inov-8 All Terrain Peak offers performance for a very good price. Understated never looked so good.
To find out more about the All Terrain Peak click HERE.