Columbia Kazoo Hat

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

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I didn’t buy much winter camping gear this year…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fabric: fleece lined nylon
Price Paid: $12

I didn’t buy much winter camping gear this year but the one purchase I made has been a pleasant surprise. The Columbia Kazoo Hat has become my regular snowshoeing and camping hat.

The fleece lined hat provides a baseball cap style brim with long ear flaps. Since I routinely wear glasses the brim is useful not only for shade but also to help keep snow and moisture off my glasses. It has to be a serious wind blast to make me employ the hook and loop closure. I usually wear the ear flaps loose as the hat fits securely. The long ear flaps keep my ears and neck warm even in a strong wind.

The feature I like the most is the ability to temperature control. Unlike a beanie or watch cap the hat can be adjusted to provide more ventilation. As things warm up the ear flaps can be fastened across the back of the hat and gradually raised towards the top of the hat exposing my neck and head as it morphs into a baseball cap. The hat easily packs in a coat pocket, and it is surprisingly light weight for being so warm.

I got my hat at the local sporting goods store but a web search revealed a variety of sources including Campmor, Cabelas, Dicks Sporting Goods, Amazon with cost ranging from $12-15. Worthwhile at the price.

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I didn't buy much winter camping gear this year but…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars

I didn't buy much winter camping gear this year but the one purchase I made has been a pleasant surprise. The Columbia Kazoo Hat has become my regular snowshoeing winter camping hat.

The fleece lined hat provides a baseball cap style brim with long ear flaps. Since I routinely wear glasses the brim is useful not only for shade but also to help keep snow and moisture off my glasses. It has to be a serious wind blast to make me employ the hook and loop closure. I usually wear the ear flaps loose as the hat fits securely. The long ear flaps keep my ears and neck warm even in a strong wind.

The feature I like the most is the ability to temperature control. Unlike a beanie or watch cap the hat can be adjusted to provide more ventilation. As things warm up the ear flaps can be fastened across the back of the hat and gradually raised towards the top of the hat exposing my neck and head as it morphs into a baseball cap.

The hat easily packs in a coat pocket, and it is surprisingly light weight for being so warm. Worthwhile at the price.
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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

100% nylon Hydra Cloth 3K II shell fabric.100% polyester MTR fleece lining.Extra long ear flaps with hook & loop tab.Import.

- Campmor refers to the unisex version

CLOSEOUTS . Say goodbye to chilly ears with Columbia Sportswear's Kazoo hat, made of durable windproof nylon and warm polyester lining with soft ear protectors. Slight brim to shield eyes from overhead sun Exterior resists wind, water and abrasion Extra long ear flaps with a chin hook-and-loop tab Bill: 2” 100% nylon with polyester lining Hand wash, hang dry CLOSEOUTS . Vietnam. Size: S/M (6-5/8 to 7) L/XL (6- to 7- )

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the unisex version

Columbia Kazoo Hat

Discontinued

The Kazoo Hat has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$11.21 - $19.95

The Columbia Kazoo Hat is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 20, 2010 at Campmor.

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