Winter Hats

Recent Winter Hat Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fjallraven Byron Hat Thin

A great looking hat made from natural fibre that is just that little bit thinner for when you need to warm your head without cooking it. Provides just the right amount of warmth and wicks well to keep you from feeling too clammy I have worn my Fjallraven Byron Thin at various times when the temperature has dropped but I am still active and working up a sweat. I run really hot so some hats are actually too warm and I soon feel hot and bothered. Not so with this hat. I can walk comfortably, attend… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Rock Gear The Original

A super lightweight, comfort-focused winter beanie that goes with me on every cold-weather excursion. My favorite use has become as a sleeping hat in the tent when the overnight temps are chilly. Fit and Comfort:I have a big, bald head, measuring 24 1/4 inches or 61.6 cm or 7 3/4, depending on which measurement you use, so hats can be a bit tricky for me. The Original BlackRock Hat, size Large fits pretty well and is very comfortable on the head. No itching, no readjusting. This was a freebie,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat

An extremely well made beanie that excels in cold conditions. If you live in the mountains, or walk in the mountains, there's about a 104% chance you've got a substantial stash of beanies. Some are probably for function and others might be for style. For me, the Renzing (and most Sherpa beanies) hits on both. I have an older version and I believe they come with just one band now. I like the look. More 'working' than "relaxing." And while I'm not big into logos I like this one. Subtle. SAG beanies… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mountain Hardwear Docklands Reversible Beanie

100% Merino wool is the SHIZ!!! Comfort across a wide range of temperatures, merino wool is my first choice for what's next to my skin—caps, sweaters and base layers. Mountain Hardwear is my favorite apparel line and I've many, from down jackets to pants, shirts, and sweaters to prove it. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Rock Gear The Original

The comfort, weight, and warmth have me grabbing this hat before any of my others. I'm starting to miss my old head covers; I don't see them much any more. Don’t let the price tag deter you. It has become my go-to hat for all sorts of outings. Because this is a cottage company out of Seattle, you will pay a few extra bucks to keep things made in America. That said, I use my down hat so much that I’ve gotten the price tag's worth of use out of it and then some. I can’t say that for all of my… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Jack Wolfskin Stormlock Shapka

Heavy winter hat made for extremely cold weather. Offers circular protection from the wind. While this hat has the traditional design, the materials are modern and top-tier. Has limited use due to its warmth. I purchased this hat about five years ago for use on occasions when the temperature drops far below -10°C (14°F), and my other hats offer very little protection against cold wind. I wear a black head band beneath the hat for better protection The name of this model means simply “a hat”… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Rock Gear The Original

This place is great. Very unique high quality items you will not find anywhere else. Had one of their down hats for a few years, and it is by far the warmest hat I've owned. I ripped it two years ago (my own fault), and the owner of the shop was nice enough to repair it for me free of charge. Really stands behind his products. I also have cold hands during winter, and so I got the Foldback Mitts. No more cold hands! And it's a great design. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Rock Gear The Original

The Black Rock Gear Original is a simple, functional, quality down beanie, deserving a place on everyone’s head. It gets my highest honors by being a part of my ultralight equipment for multiple thru-hikes/section-hikes this year. Testing Conditions: When I first received my Trailspace 2016 Top Reviewer beanie, I marveled at what a nice garment it is but also wondered when I would first have a chance to use it (being that I live in Florida). Turns out, I have worn it over 40 nights this past year… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Rock Gear The Original

At 3/4 of an ounce and ridiculously warm, how can you go wrong? I was lucky enough to get my Black Rock Gear The Original hat as part of the package of goodies I received from being one of the Top Reviewers of 2016 from the good people at Trailspace.com. I knew instantly this flyweight 3/4 ounce genuine goose down hat would have a permanent place in my backpack.  It wasn't until my recent Tahoe to Yosemite through hike that I got to try this baby out. For 16 straight days the minute we would hit… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Docklands Reversible Beanie added Sep 9, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin Stormlock Shapka added Apr 2, 2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Chaos CTR Adrenaline Combo Skully added Mar 26, 2017
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Turtle Fur Brain Shroud added Jan 31, 2017
$24 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stormy Kromer The Original Cap added Nov 26, 2016
$45 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UGQ Down Skully added Dec 20, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Byron Hat Thin added Nov 10, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Lost Horizon Junta Earflap Hat added May 2, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Fleece Storm Beanie added Feb 27, 2014
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mad Bomber Wool Bomber added Nov 30, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tilley TTC2 Tec-Cork Hat added Oct 7, 2013
$105 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Revelcloud hat added Jan 17, 2013
$33 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolpower Helmet Cap 400 added Nov 13, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Phase AR Beanie added Jul 25, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Stoic Conversion Beanie added Jan 14, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Rock Gear Hadron Hat added Aug 2, 2011
$75 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Windbrake Beanie added Oct 4, 2010
$27 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
66°North Surtsey Hat added Sep 20, 2010
$40 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Frostline Hat added Aug 17, 2010
$31 - $56
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Ridge 2 Run Earflap Hat added Aug 13, 2010
$45 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Seirus Quick Draw Hat added Jan 11, 2010
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Merino Wool Beanie added Jan 6, 2010
$30 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Thinsulate Beanie added Dec 31, 2009
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lost Horizon Hat added Dec 22, 2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Odd Job Hat added Dec 2, 2009
$46 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Everest Designs Snowflake Earflap Hat added Nov 24, 2009
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Everest Designs Head Sock added Nov 22, 2009
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Meru Hat added Nov 2, 2009
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Reversible Training Beanie added Oct 15, 2009
$28 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Terramar Thermawool Beanie added Oct 9, 2009
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Loki Fleece 3 in 1 Hat added Oct 7, 2009
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Mogul Hat added Oct 1, 2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Zepher Skull Cap added Sep 26, 2009
$25 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Compressor Dome added Sep 25, 2009
$35 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lowe Alpine Mountain Cap GTX added Aug 17, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Black Rock Gear The Original added Nov 26, 2008
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Prismatic Cap added Sep 11, 2008
$46
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Wintertrek Hat added Sep 11, 2008
$32 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Liner Hat added Nov 27, 2007
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat added Nov 5, 2007
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Microfleece Beanie added Oct 29, 2007
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool The Striped Lid added Oct 22, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Ear Flap Helmet Beanie added Oct 10, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Pocket 200 Hat added Sep 7, 2007
$20 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Flurry Beanie added Aug 16, 2007
$28
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Expedition WindStopper Hat added Oct 21, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Rayzar Hat added Oct 20, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Run Don't Walk Beanie added Oct 20, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Siwwy Wabbit added Oct 18, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Cuffed Beanie added Oct 9, 2006
$20 - $30