Is the 7Mesh HDcap your new favorite game-changing winter riding accessory?

Details on the 7Mesh HDcap x Ciele Athletics winter riding cap
The HD Cap from 7Mesh is aimed to be a cosy cap perfect for winter riding (Image credit: 7Mesh)

Canadian brand, 7Mesh was born in 2013 with one aim, to create the best mountain bike apparel and the best gravel bike specific clothing around. Delivering the same highest quality cycling clothing thats often found in the best technical outdoor gear. We have tested numerous products from the Canadian brands impressive range, and they always scored highly in reviews like the 7Mesh Seton Vest and the 7mesh Chilco Anorak, and their recently launched 7Mesh Stash System range.

7Mesh are now launching their first ever collaboration with another brand from Canada - Ciele Athletics to launch the 7Mesh HDcap x Ciele Winter Riding Cap. Ready for those crisp winter morning commutes and the best winter gravel adventures

Details on the HDcap 7Mesh x Ciele Athletics winter riding cap

The 7Mesh HDcap is a collaboration with Ciele Athletics (Image credit: 7Mesh)

7Mesh HDcap features

The 7Mesh HDcap features innovative 7Mesh fabric technologies and Ciele Athletics modern design thinking. Made around the 7Mesh Wind Thermal Ventilation (WTV) material, which they say is an advanced, lightweight loft fabric that dynamically retains or releases heat as your ride. Along with the WTV lightweight loft fabric, the HDcap is paired with a woven wind protective outer face fabric, making this cosy cap a perfect looking winter riding accessory.

WTV fabric is also Bluesign approved, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, and PFC and PFAS-free, ensuring the fabric is made to the topmost levels of safety and has reduced footprint. 

The Ciele Athletics design input blends modern styling cues, and features classic winter cap details, like a long drop tail to cover the neck, articulated ear coverage, a built-in visor to keep rain and winter glare out of the eyes, and a rear reflective strip to help keep riders visible.

Rear view details on the HDcap 7Mesh x Ciele Athletics winter riding cap

The 7Mesh HDcap features a long drop tail and ear coverage  (Image credit: 7Mesh)

Jeremy Bresnen, co-founder of Ciele Athletics spoke about the HDcap, "It gets cold in Canada, and we enjoy the process of creating products that allow our community to continue moving outside throughout the winter. In this case, we got to share the problem solving with another Canadian brand that we really look up to. We share a love for R&D on technical products, fabrics and technologies, and this joint adventure felt special as we were able to work together outside of the lines to create something exceptional.”

Side view details on the HDcap 7Mesh x Ciele Athletics winter riding cap

The HDcap utilizes the 7Mesh WTV thermal lightweight loft fabric (Image credit: 7Mesh)

Aidan Oliver, 7mesh Marketing Manager added, "We’re excited to join Ciele for a joint adventure, as two Canadian brands working towards helping people get outside all year long, utilizing our WTV fabric for a winter cap was a no brainer. We could see ourselves a lot in the Ciele product team and it’s a pleasure to work with a prestigious brand to make something special."

Pricing and availability

The HDcap is availble now at 7mesh.com and Cieleathletics.com, and through 7Mesh and Ciele Athletics’ retailers. Priced at $70 / £70 / $75 CAD / €75. It comes in color choices of Black, Raisin and Ultra Green, and sizes S/M and L/XL.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm