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PossumDown Beanie (BPL Gear Shop) Beanie

in Clothing - Headwear, Handwear

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3.80 / 5 (5 reviews)

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George Matthews
( gmatthews - M )
PossumDown Beanie (BPL Gear Shop) Beanie on 01/31/2008 11:21:42 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Comfortable and warm. The less hair you have on your scalp, the more you'll love this beanie. I give it a 5.

I've worn it in mostly cool-cold dry, but a few raining and one sleet/snowy. It kept my noggin toasty and is pretty light weight.

James Loy
( jimbluz - M )

Pacific NW
Possum Down Beanie on 02/06/2008 12:23:45 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

Because of all the hype about this product being so warm, I decided to order one in spite of the price. The beanie is well-made and a good fit, however I was extremely disappointed after wearing it in the Northwestern part of Nevada during Christmas. With a rather mild breeze and the temperature at about 25 degrees, I found the cold wind going right through the loose weave of the hat. Without a hood on my down jacket, it only made me wish I'd brought by Icebreaker beanie instead.

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Lynn Tramper
( retropump )

The Antipodes of La Coruna
agree with James on 02/14/2008 14:51:16 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

I tried the beanie (and gloves and socks) when they first came out in NZ. They are a nice, soft novelty item, but not worth the weight in my pack when it comes to warmth. My fleece windstopper beanie is far superior for the weight.

Richard Schnetzer
( RCS )

Southern California
Warm, but not windproof nor the lightest on 02/29/2008 17:06:06 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

I don't think that a possum down beanie is worth it's weight. The best hat out there for warmth, weight and wind proof is the Integral Designs's my hat of choice.

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Art Sandt
( artsandt )
good hat on 04/07/2008 10:53:19 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

The one complaint I have about the Possumdown beanie is that it is heavier than advertized. Mine is 2.1 ounces. The reason I love it is because it's so large and very warm, The extra coverage, and the ability to layer this over the tight fitting hood of my Nomad hoodie makes this an essential part of my cold weather kit. Another reviewer brought up the Integral Designs Primalid, which weighs the same amount, but for my part, I'm not a big fan of Primaloft. The slightest bit of pressure is enough to reduce its loft to zero and then you just have a windproof hat. With a wool beanie, you can lay on it, get it wet, put as much pressure on it as possible, and it will still retain its loft and ability to warm.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Integral Designs Primalid - Men's priced at: $12.98
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