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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Winter hiking hat on 12/16/2013 20:33:08 MST Print View

Bought me a new winter hiking hat. Really like this thing. All merino, quite comfy, ear flaps actually cover my ears, but my favorite part is that it has a brim, so my glasses are somewhat shaded and protected from falling snow or light rain.

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Dan Geiger
(strat) - M
Hat on 12/16/2013 20:34:39 MST Print View

Looks nice who is the manufacturer?

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Winter hiking hat on 12/16/2013 20:36:02 MST Print View

Is that the Storm Trooper version? :) Oh, that's right, out in the shop. :) I tried a Goosefeet down cap this weekend. Sure notice the temp difference with it off. Where did you get this? My wool cap is not wind resistant, just good for weekends around the house.
Duane

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Winter hiking hat on 12/16/2013 20:59:34 MST Print View

"Bought me a new winter hiking hat."

Aren't you going to get a matching one for the dog?

--B.G.--

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Hat on 12/16/2013 21:13:03 MST Print View

"Looks nice who is the manufacturer?"

45NRTH. It's actually a cycling cap. But I won't tell anyone if you don't. Not wind resistant, since it's just merino wool, but a nice fit. Weighs a touch over 2 oz. And I really like the brim, in case I forgot to mention that.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Winter hiking hat on 12/16/2013 21:14:09 MST Print View

"Aren't you going to get a matching one for the dog?"

I did. Fits her great, and goes well with her Orvis fleece jacket.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Hat on 12/16/2013 21:15:00 MST Print View

"And I really like the brim, in case I forgot to mention that."

That is a very interesting adapter hanging down from the brim.

--B.G.--

Sharon J.
(squark) - F

Locale: SF Bay area
Re: Winter hiking hat on 12/16/2013 21:16:16 MST Print View

nice! I've been looking for something that will cover my ears without simultaneously covering my eyes.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Hat on 12/16/2013 21:16:41 MST Print View

"That is a very interesting adapter hanging down from the brim."

It's a snot hose, of course. I can direct my snot spray anywhere, keeps it off my shoes.

James Cahill
(DMATB) - M

Locale: SOCAL
Re: Winter hiking hat on 12/16/2013 22:24:10 MST Print View

A comfortable hat that has earflaps AND has a brim to keep my pesky hoods in place AND is made of merino AND fits my dog AND has a built in snot-tube? Sign me up.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Winter hiking hat on 12/16/2013 22:26:18 MST Print View

Louis Garneau makes a similar hat in a microfleece:

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1053569_-1_400093__400093

Also, Walz Caps here in Portland makes winter caps:

http://www.walzcaps.com/caps_winter.html

Edited by saparisor on 12/16/2013 22:28:14 MST.

Richard Fischel
(RICKO) - F
"Not wind resistant" that's not a bad feature on 12/16/2013 22:38:38 MST Print View

i find that windstopper or the like fleece hats don't breath sufficently for my taste if i am exerting myself at any level. if wind is an issue, i put on the hood of my wind shirt. I find that my body needs wind protection (putting on wind shirt) before my head does.

hwc 1954
(wcollings) - M
RE on 12/17/2013 00:43:24 MST Print View

It's generally not cold enough for this, but I carry one of these insulated caps:
Marmot Insulated PreCip Ball Cap

Ripstop nylon with a PU coating, soft DriClime lining, thin layer of PrimaLoft insulation. Draw cord adjustment in the back to cinch it down in the wind.

Most days, I just wear a synthetic baseball-style hiking cap and flip a hoody up for a little extra warmth or wind protection as needed.

Edited by wcollings on 12/17/2013 00:47:29 MST.

Angelo Radano
(zalmen_mlotek)

Locale: New England
Re: Winter hiking hat on 12/17/2013 07:00:48 MST Print View

Winter cycling caps are great. I am a fan of the standard "mountain cap" and most outdoor brands offer one (like the hat "hwc 1954" mentioned).

Some options:
- AQ2 Mountain Cap by Berghaus
- Mountain Cap by Lowe Alpine
- Featherlite Mountain Cap by Montane
- Mountain Cap by Rab
- Highpoint Cap by Outdoor Research
- Alpine II Cap by Haglofs