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#256025 - 01/30/13 06:39 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Finn Offline

Registered: 08/04/11
Posts: 173
Loc: Colonial Heights, VA
To keep rain/snow off my glasses, I wear a ballcap. For additional warmth I wear an army-issue Polartec fleece beanie. If more warmth is needed, I'll raise the hood on my jacket/parka or hoodie. I bicycle to & from work every day, regardless of weather. I'm from the Chicago 'burbs and learned early how to dress for winter.
People don't like to be meddled with.
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#257157 - 03/04/13 10:36 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: Finn]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
Layers, layers, layers...

Merion wool buff. Most of the time around my neck or in my pocket, but will sometimes be pulled over my head. Either to augment my other hat or as my sole hat.

Wool cap.

And a good hood on my outer shell jacket.

These three go on and off all the time, alone or in combination, responding to changes in wind, temperature, precipitation/snow drift and if I need to cool down a little.

#257167 - 03/05/13 12:58 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3078

i) Laksen Knitted CTX wool hat.


ii) Secolux Ventile® All Weather Cap.


iii) Berghaus Goretex XCR Mountain Cap.


Depending on the weather and conditions.

#257170 - 03/05/13 02:19 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1004
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
+ 1 on the Tilley winter hat. To get longer life out of it, add a set of the behind the head earmuffs to the ear flaps.

#257194 - 03/05/13 03:04 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2399
EMS fleece watch cap, double layer.

Edited by TeacherRO (03/06/13 09:17 PM)

#257316 - 03/08/13 04:28 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
comms Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
I have been doing really well with just basic and cheap poly beanies. Nothing fancy except for the ones I buy with brands logos i desire. But in all honesty I am only using them in the teen temps and I am generally highly active outdoors. Very little standing around or walking.
Don't just survive. Thrive.

#283512 - 01/24/17 03:36 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5329
Bringing this old thread to life just to keep the Tilley hats all in one place.

Just in -- TBC1 Tec-wool Ball Cap
Black - 71% wool; 18% polyester; 12% polyurethane
Leather peak ...
Dry Clean Only...

It's a typical ball cap but the material is mostly wool and it has ear flaps. I take a walk each morning with the dog and on days like we've had recently I wear a ball cap under a fleece hoodie (If it's raining, the rain coat hood is over that. The ball cap keeps the hoodie up where it belongs rather than covering my eyes. When I saw the Tilley ball cap it was instinctive and automatic. Next thing I knew Tilley had sent me an email confirming the order; they ship very fast.

Needless to say, it's on my head and very comfortable. I haven't tried the ear flaps yet, but I'm sure they work.

PS: Edit to add that I wore the Tilley ball cap on my morning walk, cold and wet from a T-storm last night. It's definitely warmer than the poly-cotton cap I have been wearing. Not as warm as one of my OR Wind Warrior (pg 1 of this thread), but warm for a ball cap. I still haven't used the ear flaps though and those may bring it closer to the OR WW beanie, but that's built for much colder climates than SOCAL.

Edited by Russ (01/24/17 02:59 PM)
Edit Reason: Added a PS

#283513 - 01/24/17 01:03 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Herman30 Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 353
Loc: Finland
Here is my cold weather hat:



Outer fabric 70/30 polyester/cotton. Fleece-lining.

#283526 - 01/24/17 11:05 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: Herman30]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7260
Loc: southern Cal
That's virtually the same hat I wore in Korea ("frozen Chosen") when I was in the military a looong time ago. Really good headgear for low temps...
Geezer in Chief

#283539 - 01/25/17 05:08 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1415
The "frozen Chosen" hat looks a lot like the Russian ushanka fur hat. The ushanka may be big, but it's definitely warm. There is a reason that people in such a cold country wear it!

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