Rho LTW Beanie
- Beanie built for ski touring, mountaineering, and running
- Merino wool blend excels at thermal regulation and odor control
- Under-the-helmet fit
- Item #ARC0352
What do you think about this product?
February 7, 2020
I have owned the RHO beanie in Coyote and Black for about 3 years now. Only one has been stretched out due too my large melon and extreme use. The Merino wool blend regulates temperature and moisture phenomenally and does not hold smell like some of the poly blend beanies. The thing amazes me with how thin and lightweight it is while maintaining phenomenal heat retention.
January 2, 2019
Functional for Touring
I gave this as a gift and here is what they have to say. I received this hat as a gift to be used for alpine touring and other cold weather aerobic activities. I like to be able to have my head breathe but keep my ears covered. I usually go with a buff or headband and it works ok, but the sweat in my hair ends up freezing and then the cold sets in. This beanie does a great job of keeping my ears warm and wicking the sweat from hair while also letting my head breathe. To mirror some of the other reviews, it does look like a swim cap so I’ll give it 5 stars for function and 3 stars for form.
Lisa McNett - Gearhead
February 17, 2018
Light and Comfy
All around great piece of gear for active pursuits. I initially thought I was going to hate it because it's very light and thin. I was wrong. By itself or under a helmet it was a wonderful piece of gear whether AT, snowshoeing, or in the mummy bag. Go heavier for more extreme conditions. It worked excellent in the changing weather conditions of the Sierra Nevada a couple weeks ago.
February 6, 2018
love these...so versitile
these are great and can be used in so many different ways--as a wear around cap when not exercising; they are also great under the helmet while skiing or cycling in cold weather. They keep your head warm!
January 8, 2018
The Rho is a light, breathable standalone cap, and makes an excellent liner for bike, ski, or climbing helmets. You won't get an itchy forehead when you work up a sweat thanks to the merino wool, and the odor-resistance is unparalleled. This was a Christmas gift for my father-in-law, who loves using it for hiking or nordic skiing.
January 3, 2018
the one quiver job
this beanie is great, gave it to my dad for christmas and he wears it for everything. Skiing under his helmet because of the thin profile, and also out to shovel the walks and in the cold evenings. very low key on the design and logo, making it ideal for any occasion.
September 30, 2017
most versatile beanie
I bought this thing back in 2015 and have been using it ever since. I usually throw it on whenever it dips below 65 degrees. Even if its a little warm I'll wear it up in the mountains just to keep the sun off my head. Amazing and comfortable material. Fits great under helmets too. Its held up exceptionally well and prob won't ever have to replace it. It's always an essential piece of gear and I take it everywhere i go.
January 2, 2017
Best lil skully ever!
This beanie rocks. Its super thin but really packs the heat and keeps your noggin toasty warm in any kind of weather. It breaths so well I wear it running, hiking and other high output activities and never return home with a soggy hat. Its seriously soft and cozy and I would for sure bring it on a backpacking trip to wear to sleep or under a hat on a cold day. The fit is nice and form fitting and covers my ears without any bulk. I got just the "one size fits all" and it fits my medium-ish size head and it also fits my boyfriends head which is much bigger than mine with a lot of hair so this beanie is pretty versatile as far as sizing. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to do some high output activity this winter! here's a pic of my bf rocking the skully under his hat before a backcountry skiing mission. We both love this hat!
June 6, 2016
Arc'teryx Rho LTW Beanie
I use this as a helmet liner or lightweight hat for around town or hiking. Quality made, love it.
March 29, 2015
Perfect for a helmet liner
I bought this strictly to wear under my snowboarding helmet. It's thin, keeps my head warm, and isn't too itchy. Perfect! Only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because I don't really like the look--it's sort of like you're wearing a swim cap. That said, it's pretty much what I expected from the photos and description, so if that's the look you're going for, no problem. But for me give it 5 stars I would have to have been pleasantly surprised that I didn't mind wearing it around after I take my helmet off.
February 25, 2015
Great under helmet, or worn on its own
Light enough to fit under a helmet. Stretchy enough that it fits comfortably over my over-sized noggin. Warm enough for days when you just need something to keep the cold air off your head
January 4, 2015
Great, but very thin.
If you have a small-to-medium-sized head and need a technical/active/under-the-helmet beanie, read no further, because this thing is perfect. It's a bit thin and tight, though (my head is 56cm), so it creates an aesthetic I'm not a fan of. I'll be returning it, because I wanted more of an all-around/casual beanie with the Arc logo, but don't let my tale dissuade you; merino makes the ideal beanie material (warm, breathable, non-itchy, antimicrobial, etc.), so grab this thing if you're active and not too large-skulled.
November 22, 2014
No cap like it
Best hat I own. Serious comfort, covers ears and looks great. Don't over think it, get one.
February 18, 2014
My DO-ALL beanie!
Good fit, light, mid-warm, merino benefits. I use it under my helmet for skiing/ around town / Trekking. Very versatile and breathable. Can store in a pocket. Easy to forget on your head, it's the best do all beanie. Good for aerobic activities and dry fast. Satisfied guy here!
February 4, 2014
Perfect beanie for cool temperatures
I just tried this out for the first time. I used it in a strenuous, rainy and windy hike. Under the hood of the rain jacket, it was perfect in keeping me warm but not hot. I never felt the need to take it off unlike what I often experience with a thicker Icebreaker beanie. Unless you're working out really hard I don't see this beanie being warm enough for cold weather though, but that's very subjective. Like all Arc'teryx product, it is expensive. I'm not sure I would pay full price for this.
January 26, 2014
Great lightweight beanie for Touring
This beanie is perfect for ski / splitboard touring. It's lightweight so your fat (well mine's fat!) head won't sweat buckets breaking trail in bottomless powder. For colder tours (e.g. this photo!) you'll definitely need a warmer beanie on the way down (if you're not wearing a helmet). Being super light and thin,it can be stuffed in the smallest pocket. I keep it in my pocket on inbounds days so I can put it on under my helmet when needed. It's 'merino' style wool, so it doesn't clunk and dries quickly.
January 9, 2014
I own a bunch of beanies for variety. But since i have purchased this one I don't wear the others nearly as often. I love this beanie because it is light and comfy. I like have a beanie that doesn't cook you if you pop inside for a bit. It is now my favorite.
January 7, 2014
Good lightweight beanie.
Good soft hat nice to have under my hood or helmet.
November 5, 2013
for a great beanie
November 5, 2013
My all time favorite beanie. Wore one 24/7 through months of chemo and rad. Funky use but greta beanie to have. Comfortable and warm with almost zero weight.
January 10, 2014
Right on brother.
November 4, 2018
What is the weight of this hat (Rho Beanie)? Is it heavier or lighter than the Phase AR? Thanks
November 5, 2018
This beanie weighs about 1.3 oz and is slightly heavier than the Phase AR at .9 oz.
November 29, 2013
Wool weight, 200, 260, 320?? Thanks
Wool weight, 200, 260, 320?? Thanks