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  • Asking on behalf of my wife:
    Her future commute is likely to be 20-30mins cycling, then 1hr on a train.
    Preference is to therefore stay dry and warm- and we've got the upper/lower waterproofing worked out (probably a cape/ maybe a bodysuit for the really crappy days), but she was hoping for a good solution for attempting to keep hair dry?
    My only input was shower cap over helmet?

    Many thanks for recommendations.

  • For commuting I have found paramo or other mountaineering style jackets have hoods big enough to go over helmets when weather is disgusting. While this looks a bit special it is the solution I use as also protects the neckline. I mostly use a paramo windproof which is sufficiently robust to keep pretty heavy rain at bay for the 25 mins of my commute and more breathable/lighter than a waterproof. If really foul I have a Patagonia waterproof (torrentshell).

    As a year round commuter (until covid) it surprises me how infrequent it is very bad (worth being prepared for when it is though). Don't know the job, but I would recommend having emergency dry stuff at work (and a travel hairdryer?) Knowing you don't have to sit in wet pants all day makes getting wet a lot less miserable.


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