Gear Review

5 5

Solid Buy for Moderate Conditions

Although this beanie is at the bottom of the Mountain Hardwear price range, it is an great buy. The Polartec fleece is very warm down to about 30-35 degrees and is extremely lightweight and soft. It is perfect for stuffing in your back pocket on cool/somewhat cold days. It fits well, but in windy conditions gusts can sneak up under the edges although the fabric does cut a bit of the wind. However, it is not designed to be windproof, and for that I would recommend a MH windstopper beanie or something similar. For the price, and for fulfilling its duty, i'd give it a solid 4.5-5 stars. Yes there are nicer, but they cost more. Overall, the Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome is a solid piece of gear for the money. I've already taken it on one excursion and plan on several more.