Team capes are wilderness capes that can be purchased for 50 coins from various merchants. Another player with the same team cape equipped will show up on the minimap as a blue dot rather than white, and the left-click "Attack" option will be moved to a right-click, as if the other player is of higher level than the player. If two players are wearing different team capes, then the "Attack" option for each other will both be left-click, regardless if one player has a higher combat level.
Team capes are popular in Wilderness Warbands to prevent accidentally attacking allied players. After the 10 December 2007 update, all team capes became non-member items and available for first hand purchase by all players. Team capes have since become the most popular choice of wear for nearly all free players, due to its affordability, better looks compared to single-coloured capes, and better bonuses.
If you take all the first letters from the wilderness cape merchants' names it will spell the word "WILDERNESS".
Cape number 22 used to resemble the Saltire (St. Andrew's Cross), which made it popular among Scottish players. The worn model was changed to one which looked less like it, but the inventory image still matches the original worn model, and more closely matches the Saltire.
Initially, grey team capes also existed, but were removed due to their likeness to the Cape of legends. They were later replaced by pink.
Team capes are one of the few items that used to be members only, but later became available to free players.
Some team cape merchants were moved to make them accessible on F2P worlds when the capes became available to free players.