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Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome

rated 5 of 5 stars
photo: Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome winter hat

This beanie is super soft and really warm. I have owned it for two years and absolutely love it. It is lightweight and can stuff into a pocket on your jacket or bag very easily!


  • Soft
  • Warm
  • Fits well
  • Lightweight
  • Packs down small
  • Comfortable


  • Not windproof
  • Not waterproof

I have had this hat for two years now and it is one of my favorite pieces of gear. It fits well and is super comfortable! If it's chilly weather, it would be a safe assumption that I will have this hat with me. 

I love this particular hat because it's so lightweight and can stuff down into just about any pocket. If it's not on my head on a cooler day, it's normally in my back pocket. The good thing about it is that I don't even notice that it's in my pocket when it's in there (and I'm one of those guys that doesn't like a lot of stuff in my pockets). 

This is very warm (though its not windproof) and will keep your head nice and comfortable on cold days or nights. When camping in cooler weather I always wear this hat to sleep in and I'm comfortable all night long. And even when I am staying really warm, enough to sweat, the fleece helps to wick the moisture away from your head. 

Over the two years that I have owned this product I have put it through some pretty rigorous activities and it has held up wonderfully! It still looks pretty new and I have worn it A LOT! 

Hats that don't fit well really bother me, but this one is so comfortable (at least for my head) and it is pretty cheap. 

Mountain Hardwear has never let me down and this hat is no exception to that. I highly recommend it! 

I snapped this picture after a night in my ENO hammock that temperatures dipped to about 30 degrees. I slept in the MH Micro Dome all night long and it helped to keep me comfortable and warm. 


This is a shot of wearing the beanie around the campsite. Here I was cooking breakfast and the temperature had risen to about 40. I was still comfortable wearing the hat and it kind of helped cut the edge off the cool morning wind.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $18

This hat is perhaps my most beloved piece of gear. It has saved me from many a cold night. This hat is lightweight, super warm, and soft. I wear it to sleep at night in my down sleeping bag and I feel like I'm sleeping in an oven.

More than once the temperature has dipped below freezing and I stay comfortable enough to sleep because of this hat. It has kept me warm in a continued freezing rain in the Sangres in Colorado under my Precip Jacket.

I love this hat. It is the piece of gear that is always with me whether I am driving to work in the winter or climbing up a mountain trail in 30 degree weather. It is also small enough to be worn comfortably under a hat or a climbing helmet.

A great product. I would definitely buy one again.

Fabric: Polartec Classic 100 Micro Fleece
Fill: N/A
Price Paid: $15

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Weight 1 oz / 29 g
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