It's more than just a really warm beanie.
Smartwool designed its Cuffed Beanie specifically for very cold-weather endeavors like skiing or running in the middle of winter. Its merino wool fabric regulates your head's temperature so you're neither too warm nor too cold, and it's naturally antimicrobial to keep odor to a minimum. A roll cuff earband brings even more toasty warmth to your ears, and clean finish seams make sure you stay comfy all day.
- Merino wool
- Naturally antimicrobial
- Roll cuff earband
- Clean finish seams
Share your thoughts
Favorite beanie... EVAR!!!!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Grabbed this on a whim, because. SmartWool. (Do I have a merino addiction? Perhaps.) It quickly replaced a Wigwam wool beanie. It is stretchy and softer texture. It is quite possibly my favorite piece of cold weather kit.
It is surprisingly thin, yet I find it to be perfectly warm in all but the most extreme conditions--and it breathes like nothing is there at all. It is pretty effective at cutting the wind, but not so much that my head gets overly hot high-intensity activity. (I usually layer down in the core and keep this on to prevent my ears from getting a chill.)
It also does a good job repelling a bit of water, and even when it does get a bit wet, the Merino fabric still keeps my head feeling pretty comfortable.
I really like pairing this with the SmartWool Neck Gaiter: http://www.backcountry.com/smartwool-neck-gaiter
It's a dynamite combo.