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MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or?
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David Affleck
(UtCoyote)
MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or? on 04/10/2012 18:26:54 MDT Print View

For a light weight, all purpose - camp, sleep, whenever, 3 season hat.

Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome vs. Smart Wool Cuffed Beanie? Any opinions? Other/better options?

Thanks!

- Dave

Ken Bennett
(ken_bennett) - F

Locale: southeastern usa
Re: MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or? on 04/10/2012 18:49:24 MDT Print View

I have a couple of Microdomes and LOVE them. Light, warm, small, and awesome.

I've not used the SW hat, but my wife knit me a merino wool hat from sock yarn, and it's also very nice. But for backcountry use I'll take the microdome. Did I mention how much I LOVE it?

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or? on 04/10/2012 19:38:38 MDT Print View

"Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome vs. Smart Wool Cuffed Beanie? Any opinions? Other/better options?"

We may be talking about the same thing here but, just in case we're not, you might want to take a look at the MH Airshield Micro Dome. 1.6 oz, windproof, and VERY warm.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or? on 04/10/2012 19:49:22 MDT Print View

Kat (a member here) makes handmade beanies of various style and yarns. I own one. Her site: http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/cottage-industries/mountaingoatgear/mountaingoat-hats-goods-store/

Also for spares, in the car, or just a cheap but great option is an acrylic beanie from Walmart. I prefer ones w/a cuff so I can "unroll" it to cover my nose when sleeping for warmth.

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: Re: MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or? on 04/10/2012 20:07:44 MDT Print View

I have the Smartwool beanie. It rocks. It's long enough to cover your face for sleeping, not too bulky, not too terrible in warmish weather, a life saver when it gets downright cold.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or? on 04/10/2012 20:55:59 MDT Print View

The MH Power Stretch Beanie is another good option, maybe a little more wind-resistant than a straight 100-wt fleece.

Btw, several of the MH hats are on sale at sierra trading post, including the Airshield Micro Dome Beanie, the Power Stretch Beanie and the Micro Dome Beanie (colors can be limited, though).

David Affleck
(UtCoyote)
Thanks on 04/11/2012 05:21:31 MDT Print View

I had noticed the STP sale, kind of nudged me to make a decision and get a hat ordered. I'm now leaning towards one of the wind resistant MH Micros that have been mentioned. Although, I'm a big fan of wool too, so having a hard time deciding still.

Appreciate the feedback!

- Dave

Marcus Strohm
(afterburner2020)

Locale: SE Texas
Zpacks Hat on 04/11/2012 08:15:10 MDT Print View

I've been using one of the fleece hats Joe over at Zpacks makes for a while now and have been very happy with it, very warm for the weight (0.9oz)

http://zpacks.com/accessories/fleecehat.shtml