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Smartwool Beanie

in Clothing - Headwear, Handwear

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4.78 / 5 (9 reviews)

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John Chan
( ouroboros )
Smartwool Beanie on 08/21/2005 07:01:33 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

This light (53 g) and warm headwear is part of my sleeping system and its so comfortable that I consider it a camp luxury as well (since I don't pack in camp shoes). The best thing about the beanie is you can get a loose, draped fit over the ears that keeps your skull warm (double layered wool) but feels as light as a feather because it articulates with you during the night.

Edited by ouroboros on 08/21/2005 07:02:07 MDT.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: SmartWool Beanie - Kid's priced at: $17.49 - $24.95
Caleab Spencer
( caleab )

New Hampshire
smartwool beanie on 12/15/2005 15:03:06 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

soft, it also breathes very well. but after a summit try on mt washington in the white mtns in late Dec, i need a windproof hat. the wind that day above treeline was 40-70mph with stronger gusts. i now wear it under a mountain hardware windstopper beanie

Edited by caleab on 12/29/2005 18:57:33 MST.

christopher witter
( cwitter )

Mid Atlantic
Warm and light.... on 04/16/2007 21:23:03 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Warm and versatile. Dries quickly, blocks light wind, and warm into the twenties. My only complaint is that it doesn't maintain its shape after prolonged use it becomes loose fitting.

John Adams
( scsjohn )

Great little hat on 04/17/2007 19:44:34 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I really like this little hat. I can use it in the winter to stay warm during the day and night.

In the summer, it can be used with a quilt or light sleeping bag to stay warm at night.

Light. Warm. Smart Wool.

Dave DePodwin
( davedepo )
Smartwool beanie almost smart enough on 02/13/2008 05:54:38 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Almost perfect woolen skull cap, have multiple colors but most definitely needs 5-10% lycra spandex to prevent the sag after multi-day use. Folding the edge up makes for warmer ear coverage. Seam in back could be a bit flatter for smoother fit. If the wool wasn't so darn nice and light, sans the other comments I'd give the Smarwool Cuffed Beanie (actual style name)a 5, but instead 4.75.

Edited by davedepo on 02/13/2008 05:58:57 MST.

Price comparison from GearBuyer:
SmartWool Cuffed Beanie - Men's priced at: $13.74 - $25.00
SmartWool Cuffed Beanie - Women's priced at: $17.98 - $25.00
SmartWool Beanie - Kid's priced at: $17.49 - $24.95
Sean Walashek
( caraz )

bay area
Its what I use on 06/09/2008 00:40:29 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

So it is not the warmest, most weatherproof hat there is. I do not want it to be. It fits great, has a very nice stretch and provides great coverage. It is worn a lot of the time and gives me that extra warmth that I like. It is not too heavey and thats why I love it. Its the beanie I use the majority of my time outside.

David Chenault
( DaveC - M )

Crown of the Continent
Ideal hat on 05/19/2009 19:57:52 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I've yet to experience any stretch or sag with mine.

It's warm but not too warm, tight (but not too) on my big head, and most importantly long enough to cover my ears. It wicks very well and dries pretty fast for wool.

It's my go-to deep winter ski hat and year-round sleeping and camp hat.

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Mike M
( mtwarden )

great cap on 11/20/2010 20:47:06 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it

going on two years and it still looks/fits great

Price comparison from GearBuyer: SmartWool Beanie - Kid's priced at: $17.49 - $24.95
Chris Hanson
( ChrisHanson )

Eastern Wyoming
Does the Job on 12/13/2010 15:58:48 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I have worn this beanie a ton. Unlike so many "one size fits all", this one actually fits my somewhat large head. Is it wind proof, no. Is it for extreme cold, no. But, it does fill the gap between no hat and a seriously warm one. It does stretch out a bit with use but since I wear it so much I wash it every couple months and it looks and fits just like new. Great little hat!

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