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#283653 - 02/04/17 11:51 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: Herman30]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
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Loc: NE Illinois
Originally Posted By: Herman30
Here is my cold weather hat:

https://www.varusteleka.fi/pictures/3381357d7e6c14d154.jpg

https://www.varusteleka.fi/pictures/3381357d7e6c0de395.jpg

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


I think the Fin's know how to keep their heads warm!! That hat is awesome. Wish I could find one large enough for my big ol' mellon head.

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#283661 - 02/05/17 02:56 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: Bingley]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Bingley
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!


A good friend of mine is going to St.Petersburg this summer, and a ushanka was the one thing I requested when she asked if there was anything she wants us to bring home. wink I've got a decent knock-off that I wear on particularly frigid days, but given the opportunity, I'm going for the real thing!
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#283664 - 02/05/17 10:56 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
I just ordered an M43 Feld Mutze hat which should be perfect for cold Louisiana winter days!!
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#283667 - 02/06/17 12:59 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: wildman800]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 271
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: wildman800
I just ordered an M43 Feld Mutze hat which should be perfect for cold Louisiana winter days!!


I have a similar wool hat for not-so-cold weather. https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/sarma-classic-sky-m27-field-cap/34330
uploading pictures

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#283669 - 02/06/17 07:52 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2817
Loc: La-USA
Exactly what I ordered. I also have the Swiss Garrisoncap/jeep cap/ski cap, also made of wool.
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#283676 - 02/07/17 03:54 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2747
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Yeah, accommodating my giant noodle is a challenge also. If my brow is exposed to the wind, the hat is no good to me.

Interesting to see the old style trapper hats come around again. Below -20C, fashion be damned. Interestingly, you can still get the old style wool hats in some country supply stores, so they never exactly went away. Somebody out there still knows what works in the field.

I also found an oversize trapper-style hat made of polyester fleece at such a store. They breathe so well, and pass moisture through. It's in my car for howling cold windy parking lots where I need to walk a few blocks and arrive without toque-head but with ears (frost never sleeps).

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#283677 - 02/07/17 05:14 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: dougwalkabout]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2068
Loc: Colorado
I have this one and it works pretty well:

http://www.carhartt.com/products/carhart...1-Headwear-A202

I have a larger head and it is a tad on the tight side, but works. The pull down face mask is nice when things get really cold, although it does fog up the glasses when in use. I'd call it a compromise hat. It's small enough to easily fit in a coat pocket so you always have it with you, yet still warm enough for all but the worst days.

Sometimes, I also pull out this one:

http://www.carhartt.com/products/carhartt-winter-layering/Acrylic-Watch-Hat-A18

This hat is much bigger than the one above. Pretty gigantic, actually. But it pulls down really low past the ears, it is thick, and keeps you warm.

If it is really really cold, I have an old Woolrich hat (no longer made). It's a trapper style hat, insulated with down and fur edges. The ear flaps wrap way down under your chin, and the back comes down to your shoulders. Can't beat it for warmth and comfort. None of that freezing snow blows down the back of your neck with this style hat.

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#283696 - 02/09/17 06:24 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Quietly_Learning Offline
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Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 164
I like the omni heat material in some of the Columbia hats. I can feel the difference in similar weight hats I own with and without the material.

http://www.columbia.com/search?q=Omni+heat+hat


I don't find the omni heat gloves to be warm enough.

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#283699 - 02/09/17 07:33 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: Quietly_Learning]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 271
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Quietly_Learning
I like the omni heat material in some of the Columbia hats.


http://bring-the-kids.com/does-columbia%E2%80%99s-omniheat-technology-really-work/

Quote:
The base layers are made out of a thin polyester, almost spandex like material. The funny thing is that as soon as I put them on, rather than getting warmth, I feel cold. When I get a base layer, I think of insulation, or if I put it on, I expect that I will feel warmer

The bolded text= that is what I think the writer get it wrong. Baselayer is supposed to be the sweat wicking layer, not warming layer. A warming insulating layer goes on top of baselayer.

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