Apr 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm #1288560
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?
– DaveApr 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm #1865922
@ken_bennettLocale: southeastern usa
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?Apr 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm #1865942
Tom KirchnerBPL Member
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"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.Apr 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm #1865945
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
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.Apr 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm #1865954
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.Apr 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm #1865965
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
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).Apr 11, 2012 at 4:21 am #1866040
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!
– DaveApr 11, 2012 at 7:15 am #1866065
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