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Pamela Peng
(WuffRuff) - F
Light beanie with ear covers on 12/05/2010 17:23:12 MST Print View

Can someone recommend me a lightweight warm beanie that has those longer ear covers at the sides, not the typical straight cut ones.
I've found that when it gets colder, the wind can get to my ears with those as they are not fully covered properly.

I've seen a thinsulate one that is a plain knitted beanie with longer sides. Anyone has any comments on thinsulate?

Thanks.

Jebediah Stevens
(jebstevens84) - F

Locale: New England
Re: Light beanie with ear covers on 12/05/2010 17:31:49 MST Print View

http://www.themouseworks.com/hats-and-clothing.htm

Highly recommended, many styles available and eco-friendly too. My 100 wt beanie is all I ever need below treeline here in the NE.

Dave Gordon
(diplodocus) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
mouseworks on 12/05/2010 18:26:59 MST Print View

Thanks for the link the themouseworks.com ... I had never heard of them but was considering a new hat. They look like a nice alternative to some of the big manufacturers.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Light beanie with ear covers on 12/05/2010 18:38:42 MST Print View

Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper. A+++++

Pamela Peng
(WuffRuff) - F
Re: Re: Light beanie with ear covers on 12/05/2010 18:52:09 MST Print View

Thanks for the mouseworks too.
It looks like a really nice environmentally friendly alternative to the big brand names.
I've contacted him and waiting for his reply.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: Light beanie with ear covers on 12/05/2010 19:38:06 MST Print View

Pamela,
You know a beanie Will mess with your hair...

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
Sorry, couldn't help it! on 12/05/2010 20:13:24 MST Print View

Mouseworks beanie mussed hair? A dab of mousse works!

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
headsweats on 12/05/2010 20:19:08 MST Print View

they have a hat with lower ears

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Light beanie with ear covers on 12/05/2010 21:06:00 MST Print View

Montbell and Filson make some too.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
"Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper" on 12/06/2010 16:36:05 MST Print View

"Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper"
Does more than cover the ears. Extends to the color of your upper layers. Doesn't blow off in winds and has a high warmth to weight ratio in wind as well.

May favorite compared to the other hundred hats I have used:-)

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
Re: Light beanie with ear covers on 12/06/2010 16:58:01 MST Print View

I have been using a Seirus Quick Draw Hat for a number of years. It is 200 wt. fleece with a lighter fleece pull down face mask that hides in the top of the hat until you need it. Nice ear flaps too.

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Black Rock Down Beanie on 12/06/2010 18:03:42 MST Print View

Hey,
Black Rock Gear's down beanies don't come with specific ear covers however I believe they will custom make them for you. My large beanie comes over my ears and is super warm

http://www.blackrockgear.com/index.html

cheers,

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: Light beanie with ear covers on 12/06/2010 18:07:16 MST Print View

Smartwool cuffed beanie is cut straight but very stretchy so it covers your ears completely and doesn't ride up. It can be folded up when you need less protection and it's not too warm to wear when you are moving in cold weather. Very versatile.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Light beanie with ear covers on 12/06/2010 18:21:14 MST Print View

The kind of hat you're describing is a mainstay of cyclists: light, thin (has to fit under a helmet), often wind-resistant (or wind-proof) and cut to cover ears.

Like this Sugoi wool cap (although many are micro-fleece or a wind-stopper-like material):

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1090278_-1_400041_400000_400041

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
+3 OR on 12/06/2010 21:50:26 MST Print View

i have the Outdoor Research Peruvian hat as well. it is exactly what you're looking for. the only place it falls a little short is that it doesn't cover the back of the neck too well...

Daniel Allen
(Dan_Quixote) - F

Locale: below the mountains (AK)
Re: Sorry, couldn't help it! on 12/06/2010 22:14:25 MST Print View

"Mouseworks beanie mussed hair? A dab of mousse works!"

hahahaha, well played good sir!