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Scott Simcox
(Simco) - F

Locale: Nashville
1 oz hat? on 03/08/2012 23:22:52 MST Print View

Current thrift store trucker hat is 2.25. Surely there's a 1oz out there, right?

Tom Lyons
(towaly) - F

Locale: Smoky Mtns.
Black Rock Gear on 03/09/2012 06:36:09 MST Print View

Black Rock Gear has a down beanie that is 1 oz or less, depending on the model you choose. Not cheap, but well-made and warm.
They have a good reputation on this forum.

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
warm or sun? on 03/09/2012 06:51:32 MST Print View

my BPL Headsweats ball cap is 1.80 ounces and dries super fast. the BPL screen printing actually uses antigravity ink, so it saves 0.2 ounces :)

my Headsweats beanie is 1.35 ounces.

Edited by asciibaron on 03/09/2012 06:52:09 MST.

Scott Simcox
(Simco) - F

Locale: Nashville
Re: warm or sun? on 03/09/2012 07:14:13 MST Print View

Ah, I should have specified. I use it for rain, actually. So beanies wouldn't work.

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
rain hat on 03/09/2012 07:23:47 MST Print View

my shell has a hood.

Scott Simcox
(Simco) - F

Locale: Nashville
adf on 03/09/2012 11:16:51 MST Print View

I just use a baseball hat and a poncho. Trying to lighten by an ounce, though.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: adf on 03/09/2012 11:19:58 MST Print View

Take the baseball cap and add features. Add a piece of plastic over the top if you want to make it rainproof. You can tuck the bottom corners under the headband. Add a bandana inside it if you want warmth.

--B.G.--

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: rain hat on 03/09/2012 11:37:22 MST Print View

Shower cap.

Amy Bithiah
(plantedbystreams) - F
re on 03/09/2012 12:05:05 MST Print View

re: "James L" -- Love the shower cap idea. ^_^

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/09/2012 12:06:55 MST Print View

Obsessing much lately? :)

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/09/2012 12:27:09 MST Print View

Headsweats visor ~1.5oz
MYOG out of some thin plastic could probably easily be sub 1 oz

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/09/2012 14:08:34 MST Print View

Mountain Hardwear Geist

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Geist-Running-Cap/OM4683,default,pd.html

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/09/2012 14:22:08 MST Print View

My REI Runners Hat is 1.6oz

Scott Simcox
(Simco) - F

Locale: Nashville
Re: Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/10/2012 01:14:32 MST Print View

The Geist is exactly what I'm looking for, thank you!

Now it's just a matter of finding a good deal.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/10/2012 05:08:58 MST Print View

The Geist is stretch fit and last years model was described as big for the size. Limited built in adjustability so make sure you can return it easily. A safety pin or other method could be used to help size it if a little large for the given noggin.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/10/2012 05:17:28 MST Print View

Look for a Tyvek painter's cap from Home Depot, etc.

Scott Simcox
(Simco) - F

Locale: Nashville
1.1 on 03/12/2012 14:51:34 MDT Print View

Montbell Mesh Crusher is 1.1oz, for future reference.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
look for on 03/12/2012 21:51:32 MDT Print View

Brice's thread. It has some good options. Most are about 1.5 oz or heavier. The one you just mentioned is a bit lighter and a painters hat is too.

Robert Kelly
(QiWiz) - MLife

Locale: UL gear @ QiWiz.net
Light hat is light, but less warm than some other options on 03/13/2012 12:04:17 MDT Print View

The warmest hat I've found for the weight would be a down hood like Jacks R Better's. Two ounces and amazingly warm. But for most trips and hiking on trail, my favorite is a BPL Possumdown beanie that is 1.8 oz. I have a DIY fleece hat I made that's only an ounce, but I never bring it because its not as warm as the Possumdown. Worth the extra 0.8 oz IMO. Just sayin.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: 1 oz hat? on 03/19/2012 19:28:07 MDT Print View

REI Sahara River Cap weighs 31 grams (1.09 ounces).

Edited by jshann on 03/19/2012 19:28:37 MDT.