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The best hats & headwear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 12, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Rho LTW Neck Gaiter Neck Gaiter
$39
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Peruvian Hat Winter
$34
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat Sun
$27 - $46
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Kavu Chillba Sun
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Buff Lightweight Merino Wool Buff Neck Gaiter
$22 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Merino Flexi Chute Neck Gaiter
$20 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Rain
$17 - $65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat Sun
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava Balaclava
$31 - $43
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat Sun
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Seirus Combo Clava Balaclava
$30 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Neck Gaiter Neck Gaiter
$15 - $35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$24 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stormy Kromer The Original Cap Winter
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Headsweats Race Hat Cap
$7 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Headsweats ProTech Hat Sun
$26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Seirus Ultra Clava Balaclava
$36 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Filson Tin Cloth Bush Hat Rain
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Flurry Beanie Winter
$9 - $28
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear Neck Gaiter
$13 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Sarek Balaclava Cap Balaclava
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap Cap
$26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Byron Hat Thin Winter
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Pocket 200 Hat Winter
$28 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap Sun
$11 - $38
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat Sun
$32 - $42
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Cuffed Beanie Winter
$28 - $30
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Nomad Sun Hat Sun
$30 - $42
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon Winter
$17 - $38
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Oasis Balaclava Balaclava
$28
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Filson Tin Packer Hat Rain
$60 - $75
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Kavu Fisherman's Chillba Sun
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap Cap
$18 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Black Rock Gear The Original Winter
$70 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Meru Hat Winter
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Training Beanie Winter
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Revel Cap Cap
$26 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome Winter
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat Sun
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Zepher Skull Cap Winter
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Tilley LTM2 Airflow Hat Sun
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buff UV Half Buff Neck Gaiter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Frogg Toggs Waterproof Breathable Boonie Hat
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Neck Pipe
$23 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Hardface Stretch Convertible Balaclava Balaclava
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Backcountry Ride Neck Gaiter Neck Gaiter
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sunday Afternoons Eclipse Cap Cap
$32 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolpower Helmet Cap 400 Winter
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rated 4 of 5 stars
Arctic Lynx High-Performance Infinity Scarf

This scarf is best used as a nursing cover, as it’s a perfect size, fabric, and is easily washable. It’s also a fantastic scarf for all types of outdoor physical activities, as it’s composed of a midweight fabric, is comfortable, and wicks moisture. This product is best for coverage during nursing, and for added warmth during outdoor activities in moderately cold temperatures. I would absolutely recommend it for physical activity in the outdoors and for nursing mothers alike. Conditions: … Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Neck Pipe

This is a simple neck gaiter, serving a basic but essential part of my various outdoor activities. Alpaca wool performs superior over synthetic and cotton, plus even slightly better than merino wool. Breathability makes it much more tolerable in hot conditions, while it works very well for thermal protection in the cold. It also helps keep the sun off my neck, face, and head.   Background & Conditions: Please see my review of merino wool Buffs for a full discussion of why I like and use neck… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Buff Lightweight Merino Wool Buff

An accessory that earns its keep—whatever you do, outdoors. It's a scarf, a head or wristband, a hat, balaclava, towel, pot gripper...It may be the loose neck covering you want, or tight draught excluder you need—depending on how you wear it. Wash it in the sink, with mild soap, and wear it again tomorrow. I read Twig's detailed (outstanding) review and immediately upgraded my £3 polyester neck gaiter clone. The wool Buff can warm you up, or cool you down, so quickly supersedes cotton bandanas… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Icebreaker Merino Flexi Chute

This small, lightweight bit of clothing makes an amazing difference in warmth and comfort in all outdoor situations. High quality merino and versatility of use make this a great dependable item. I wear  an Icebreaker merino neck gaiter in many outdoor pursuits—backpacking, skiing, trekking, biking, and post cold water swimming. I have used it in the BC Coast range, the Yukon, the Himalayas, and around town when it’s cold, It provides an almost miraculous level of warmth. It is versatile; can… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Nomad Sun Hat

A very solid option for warm weather treks and keeping the sun off your face. Generous vents and lightweight fabrics also make it a very cool option due to lots of air flow on top. I also like how robust the cord and cord lock are. Primary gripe is limited sizing options. The Outdoor Research Nomad is a hat made for sun protection and warm weather. It sports a three-inch brim, generous mesh ventilation panels, a cord and cord-lock to keep it from flying off your head, and only weighs about three… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Jöttnar Vorn

Extremely light, adjustable, vented, and sweat resistant—color is slightly muted—but it has a trick up its sleeve when it comes to getting rid of water. I wear hats. I wear them everyday and have a go-to collection of baseball hats that number in the 20's. All have a purpose, I've discovered. Some are good for mowing; some for gardening; winter ones, spring ones, fishing ones, the list goes on. Purchasing the Vorn was an attempt to find the right hat for my reclining hairstyle and to ward off… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat

The best hat you will ever own. And they stand 100% behind their products. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat

Don't be like me...get a T3! Quality and attention to detail throughout. Buy one excellent hat—instead of a cheap disposable one, every year. Even as a younger man, I accepted the need for a hat in the mountains or on the trail. Sun protection reduced the risk of burning, or more serious skin ailments. It reduced fatigue and eye strain. A hat kept your head warmer, or cooled you down when you dunked it in a river, waterfall, or stream. I never packed an outdoor bag which didn't contain at least… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
NativesOutdoors White Shell Mountain Beanie

I'm a sucker for mountain ridges, topo lines, and the color blue—so this reversible mountain beanie from NativesOutdoors hits a whole lot of high points for me. I bought the White Shell Mountain Beanie six months ago, and despite getting it at the start of summer, I've managed to wear it camping, skate skiing, and hiking in the snow, rain, and wind so far. And it's not even winter yet. This beanie was an easy addition to my hat roster. Plus, $10 of my purchase went to charity. I wear beanies whenever… Full review