Dec 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm #1311088
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.
.Dec 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm #2054982
Looks nice who is the manufacturer?Dec 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm #2054983
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@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Is that the Storm Trooper version? :) 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.
DuaneDec 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm #2054995
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
"Bought me a new winter hiking hat."
Aren't you going to get a matching one for the dog?
–B.G.–Dec 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm #2055004
"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.Dec 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm #2055006
"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.Dec 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm #2055007
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
"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.–Dec 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm #2055008
@squarkLocale: SF Bay area
nice! I've been looking for something that will cover my ears without simultaneously covering my eyes.Dec 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm #2055009
"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.Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm #2055042
@dmatbLocale: Suthern Carl
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.Dec 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm #2055043
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
Louis Garneau makes a similar hat in a microfleece:
Also, Walz Caps here in Portland makes winter caps:Dec 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm #2055045
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.Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm #2055086
It's generally not cold enough for this, but I carry one of these insulated caps:
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.Dec 17, 2013 at 6:00 am #2055112
@zalmen_mlotekLocale: Northwest CT
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).
– 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
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