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Essential Mountain Gear
This hat has been with me all over the mountains of the U.S. and volcanoes of Mexico. It is awesome. Fits under my helmet (pretty well)and keeps out wind while managing to breathe. Buy it.
This is my favorite hat for cold temperatures. It blocks the wind well and has full ear coverage. I haven't found another hat that works better in cold conditions. The only downside, if you can call it that, the temps have to be low or this hat will be too warm.
This is by far the best winter hat on the market. I've been in freezing cold temps with the snow blowing sideways, and my ears have stayed warm. The Wind stopper membrane in the outer band is awesome. Please note that it cuts down noise significantly, so if you really need to listen for something, take it off. The top of the hat looks a little funny kind of a cone head look, but Im not out to look all GQ on the mountain. If you need a nice winter warm hat, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
Whitney Mountaineering, Route late spring climb, 12,500 feet at Iceberg Lake.
MH Dome Perignon
My wife and son both wearing them.
Little expensive for a hat but well worth it. I wear it all of the time for outdoor "stuff", nothing exotic such as skiing or mountain climbing. Blocks the wind and drops below my ears and around the back of my neck. Also seems to be virtually water proof.
At Sipsey Wilderness in AL, January 2011
Best All Around Hat
This hat is great for six reasons: it's windproof, it's warm, it's not bulky or heavy, it's comfortable, its durable, and it looks good. It's such a good insulator, it muffles sound a little. It's a also slightly pointy, depending on the shape of your head and how you wear it. These two minor drawbacks are a small price to pay for such a well designed hat.
Aconcagua around 17000 ft
Best warm hat I've ever had
Best warm hat I've ever had! I had one of these for a few years, lost it, and bought a new one. It is made with WindStopper, which prevents cold gusts from getting in. The ear warmers are perfect and it's tight enough that I can wedge my cell phone inside to go hands-free.
Lightweight shirt + warm hat = comfortable day at the crag if it's a bit chilly out
This hat + winter jacket = good to go for just about any condition
The only negative thing I can say about this hat is that it is sewn so that it's kinda pointy on top of your head. Still though, I wear this hat everyday around town (when it's chilly-cold out) and on just about every trip.
awsome but not awsome looking
well it looks funny but thats ok. this hat is definitely windproof and highly water resistant. I wore it for about seven hours of poring rain but my head remained dry. it is very thin but it also is very warm and provides good ear coverage. the only thing i didn't like was how the top fit it was a bit pointy which left a gap between your head and the top of the hat. it didn't effect the performance but it looked funny.
This is a fantastic hiking hat. I'd recommend wearing it if temperatures are below 30F or slightly warmer if you are hiking where there is a very strong wind. The hat is very warm and will isolate you from the wind. I usually find that it becomes too warm and end up removing it or replacing it with a lighter hat when going on longer hikes.
Some reviewers complain about a cone head look to the hat. Judge for yourself the extent of the cone in the picture. I think it is present, but fairly minor and it doesn't bother me.
Best Winter Hat on the Market
Own 2 of these hats. It is great for walking the dog, shoveling snow, or the Ski slopes. My noggin always stays warm. Definitely worth every penny.
Worth the splurge
Bought this for my b/f as one of his Christmas gifts as it matches perfectly his Mountain Hardwear ski jacket. The beanie looked great, fit well and kept his head and ears warm and dry... well worth the price (we all know we can get cheaper beanies out there).
Although you will look a bit like a conehead and many people will make fun of you for it, this hat keeps you warm in almost all weather. The windstopper over the ears does make it hard to hear sometimes, but there is a solution, just flip the little ear flaps up when you need to talk to someone or whatever, and then flip them back down when you're done. This will make you look exactly like an elf in addition to a conehead, but it works none the less. Mine has been beaten and abused for over a year now and it's still holding strong keeping my head as warm as ever even when mother nature has other plans.
I need your advice: what colour would be...
I need your advice: what colour would be suitable for my black Downhill Parka: Titanium or Black? Remember that I'm going to wear it both in mountain and town..
I'd recommend black. My hat is titanium, but I picked it up at an outlet store and it was the only color they had. Both are nice colors, but it depends upon your preference.
Hi, my head circumference is 57 cm, which...
Hi, my head circumference is 57 cm, which size will fit me?
steela. According to the sizing chart... you would be a medium. Unfortunately, all Backcountry has left is size small. I am sure they will be getting more in but I am not sure when. The best way to check would be to contact the customer service department! I hope this info helps!
Perfect winter hat
I will never buy another hat. Most hats make my head itch after a while, but I can comfortably wear this all day. Warm, wind proof and small enough to keep in my jacket pocket. At high winds it started to feel loose so I took it off. A hooded jacket would have kept it on though.
I haven't worn it in the mountains yet so I can't give it 5 stars but so far its the best ever. Keeps all the wind out plus its soft and warm.
I picked this bad boy up a couple weeks ago and I LOVE it. I have a big head, like, not big enough for children to stare but lets face it, its not small, and as much as I dig my other beanies, sometimes I like when the lobes of my ears are well covered. super warm, a high quality brand, and I love following my friends around in public with this thing making funny faces. They don't so much.