Outdoor Research Frostline Hat

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This hat has great features and genius to the design,…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $37 on Amazon


This hat has great features and genius to the design, but the velcro straps are so bad as to outweigh all the other good features. I suggest DON'T buy it.


  • Fold down forehead magnetic piece
  • Interior fleece
  • Windstopper or equivalent
  • Good head coverage with which no scarf needed


  • Velcro stops working in 1 month
  • Velcro hooks damaged my nice jacket in 1 month

The hat is light years ahead of a Dome Perignon, but alas I am 1 or 2 years too soon for this fancy new hat technology because they used velcro instead of high quality metal snap buttons, which would be ideal. I hope they revise it to eliminate the velcro and put on metal snap buttons.


Welcome to Trailspace, Aaron. Could you share some pics in your review of the velcro and its damage?

5 months ago

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