Dec 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm #1266268
Can someone recommend me a lightweight warm beanie that has those longer ear covers at the sides, not the typical straight cut ones.
I've found that when it gets colder, the wind can get to my ears with those as they are not fully covered properly.
I've seen a thinsulate one that is a plain knitted beanie with longer sides. Anyone has any comments on thinsulate?
Thanks.Dec 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm #1671161
@jebstevens84Locale: New England
Highly recommended, many styles available and eco-friendly too. My 100 wt beanie is all I ever need below treeline here in the NE.Dec 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm #1671186
@diplodocusLocale: Ontario, Canada
Thanks for the link the themouseworks.com … I had never heard of them but was considering a new hat. They look like a nice alternative to some of the big manufacturers.Dec 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm #1671193
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper. A+++++Dec 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm #1671200
Thanks for the mouseworks too.
It looks like a really nice environmentally friendly alternative to the big brand names.
I've contacted him and waiting for his reply.Dec 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm #1671208
Greg MihalikBPL Member
You know a beanie Will mess with your hair…Dec 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm #1671215
Steofan MBPL Member
@simauliusLocale: Bohemian Alps
Mouseworks beanie mussed hair? A dab of mousse works!Dec 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm #1671216
@rcowmanLocale: Canadian Rockies
they have a hat with lower earsDec 5, 2010 at 8:06 pm #1671235
Ken T.BPL Member
Montbell and Filson make some too.Dec 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm #1671499
Steven McAllisterBPL Member
@brooklynkayakLocale: South West US
"Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper"
Does more than cover the ears. Extends to the color of your upper layers. Doesn't blow off in winds and has a high warmth to weight ratio in wind as well.
May favorite compared to the other hundred hats I have used:-)Dec 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm #1671506
Alex HBPL Member
@abhittLocale: southern appalachians or desert SW
I have been using a Seirus Quick Draw Hat for a number of years. It is 200 wt. fleece with a lighter fleece pull down face mask that hides in the top of the hat until you need it. Nice ear flaps too.Dec 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm #1671531
Jeremy PlattBPL Member
Black Rock Gear's down beanies don't come with specific ear covers however I believe they will custom make them for you. My large beanie comes over my ears and is super warm
cheers,Dec 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm #1671534
Brian CampriniBPL Member
@bcampriniLocale: Southern Appalachians
Smartwool cuffed beanie is cut straight but very stretchy so it covers your ears completely and doesn't ride up. It can be folded up when you need less protection and it's not too warm to wear when you are moving in cold weather. Very versatile.Dec 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm #1671541
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
The kind of hat you're describing is a mainstay of cyclists: light, thin (has to fit under a helmet), often wind-resistant (or wind-proof) and cut to cover ears.
Like this Sugoi wool cap (although many are micro-fleece or a wind-stopper-like material):Dec 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm #1671641
i have the Outdoor Research Peruvian hat as well. it is exactly what you're looking for. the only place it falls a little short is that it doesn't cover the back of the neck too well…Dec 6, 2010 at 9:14 pm #1671647
Daniel AllenBPL Member
@dan_quixoteLocale: below the mountains (AK)
"Mouseworks beanie mussed hair? A dab of mousse works!"
hahahaha, well played good sir!
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