- Four-Panel Crown Construction
- Ear Flaps
- Chin Cord
Fabric WINDSTOPPER® Technical Fleece , 100% polyester
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 1.9oz / 55g (L)
- Make sure you get the right size (Review by Rainydayrunner)
Anyone who has ever used Gore Windstopper material will know that this material is not the soft high pile snuggly fleece. It is fairly thin and does not provide a tremendous amount of insulation. However, with the right fit and during a workout, it does an amazing job of keeping the wind from cutting into you. I used this hat for the first time today on a short climb (4,000 vertical). It was about 15 degrees at the trailhead and 6 degrees on top. I used a beanie for the ascent and didn't use this hat until I reached the top. While I will say that my head was not really cold, it wasn't super warm either. It think this is because it is a little loose on my head. Had I sat around for long, it would have gotten colder. If I put a small fleece beanie underneath, it will be bombproof and totally warm. It is very well made with comfortable seams and it is shaped perfectly for a good fit to cover the ears and forehead.
(Posted on 12/7/13)
- Peruvian Hat™ (Review by By thementalcoach)
This is a great hat when hiking in cold and windy conditions. It keeps my head and ears warm, which is what I want it to do. If there is light to medium rain (or it's sunny) than I cover it with my OR Drifter Gore Tex hat. If it's heavy rain than I add my rain jacket hood. It's not really stylish (to me) but a warm head when hiking is what I want and this hat delivers.
(Posted on 3/19/11)
- Peruvian Hat™ (Review by By ba)
For years, I wore a similar Gore-Tex Wind Stopper hat from another manufacturer. The cord lock on that hat was a large, barrel style, unlike the smaller & flatter cord lock on the OR Peruvian Hat. This may not seem like a deal breaker, but a large cord lock that puts pressure against the neck is not desirable. This hat is worn at least 90 minutes every day during cool & cold weather - roughly 4-5 months each year. For such a lightweight & thin hat, the wind protection is incredible. During blizzard conditions, a knit sock cap can be layered over the Peruvian Hat for additional warmth.Folded up, it stores in a tiny space. And it looks great while being worn.
(Posted on 2/11/11)