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Brayton H.

Brayton H.

Shaftsbury, VT

Brayton H.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping

Brayton H.'s Bio

Ex- ice climber (getting older!) into cross country skiing and hiking and the occasional climb. Live in the country because the city was killing me; mountain air saved my life. Cold weather and deep snow rules. -20 is perfect night time weather and days at 20 or less make for a perfect Winter. No bugs, no dirt, no softies whining about how cold it is! But always friendly to anyone I meet out there and will do anything to help. Love the land and the critters unless they are in my food stash!

Brayton H.

Brayton H.wrote a review of on October 30, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

This hat keeps my head temp just right without getting sweaty when working outside in winter. On colder fall nights, it is nice for walks, too. Old-school styling makes it fit right in in rural vermont... not too flashy and has an almost hand-made look to it. The quality is typical OR, solid. I'd expect it to last many years and it will be worn often.



Brayton H.

Brayton H.wrote a review of on October 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The build quality is great with superb leather quality and stitchwork to match. The cuff is ample so fitting over expedition weight shell wrist-closures is easy and secure. They are well suited for 10 degrees F and colder and I have been satisfied easily to -26 degrees so far. A bit too warm at 20 degrees F and warmer unless your just sitting around, such as belaying a fellow climber or observing wildlife or astronomy on a clear, crisp Winter night.

I am very pleased and would buy Hestra brand again when the need arises. Toasty fingers!