- Sunglass Arm Ports
- Flat-Seam Construction
Fabric 50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex doubleweave, stretch-woven fabric // Micro-fleecelined earband
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 1.2oz / 35g (L/XL)
- Tough, comfy, a lil' deafening. (Review by Chris "The Goat" )
This hat is my go-to when heading up peaks--it breathes nicely and prevents overheating on the way up, but the windblocking/water resistance paired with fleece ear cover keeps me nice and warm high up or in bad weather. Paired with a thin balaclava and/or face mask, and you got an unstoppable piece for tackling blustering conditions. It's served me well on some particularly cold/windy/wet runs, although it's definitely reserved for the coldest conditions for high-exertion.
That perfect balance of warmth/breathing comes at the price of crystal clear hearing: when wearing this hat, I definitely noticed my surroundings sounding a little muted, almost like I was wearing earbuds; maybe some holes drilled in the fleece/a vent in the shell would remedy that problem. So, if you're doing communication-intense sports, enjoy listening to the gentle noises in the woods, there might be some options that will ring truer. Definitely a good piece to have on the ol' hat rack.
(Posted on 1/7/14)