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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Byron Hat Thin reviewed Jun 13, 2019
$35
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Black Rock Gear The Original reviewed Apr 27, 2019
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat reviewed Dec 24, 2018
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Docklands Reversible Beanie reviewed Sep 9, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin Stormlock Shapka reviewed Mar 30, 2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Chaos CTR Adrenaline Combo Skully reviewed Mar 26, 2017
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Meru Hat reviewed Mar 20, 2017
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Pocket 200 Hat reviewed Mar 2, 2017
$20 - $35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Turtle Fur Brain Shroud reviewed Jan 31, 2017
$17
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Seirus Quick Draw Hat reviewed Dec 21, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stormy Kromer The Original Cap reviewed Nov 26, 2016
$45 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Loki Fleece 3 in 1 Hat reviewed Nov 16, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Phase AR Beanie reviewed Oct 7, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Mogul Hat reviewed Jul 19, 2016
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Thinsulate Beanie reviewed Jun 2, 2016
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Frostline Hat reviewed Jan 10, 2016
$42 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Dome Meritage reviewed Jan 10, 2016
$30 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UGQ Down Skully reviewed Dec 20, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Training Beanie reviewed May 20, 2014
$26
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Lost Horizon Junta Earflap Hat reviewed May 2, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Zepher Skull Cap reviewed Apr 6, 2014
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome reviewed Mar 18, 2014
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Lightweight Alpine Beanie reviewed Feb 27, 2014
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Cuffed Beanie reviewed Feb 27, 2014
$20 - $30
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Fleece Storm Beanie reviewed Feb 27, 2014
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mad Bomber Wool Bomber reviewed Nov 30, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Reversible Training Beanie reviewed Oct 10, 2013
$28 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tilley TTC2 Tec-Cork Hat reviewed Oct 7, 2013
$105 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
66°North Surtsey Hat reviewed May 22, 2013
$40 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Terramar Thermawool Beanie reviewed May 11, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Windbrake Beanie reviewed May 7, 2013
$27 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Liner Hat reviewed Feb 4, 2013
$15 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Revelcloud hat reviewed Jan 17, 2013
$33 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The North Face Logo Beanie reviewed Jan 8, 2013
$18 MSRP
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Stoic Conversion Beanie reviewed Jan 7, 2013
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon reviewed Dec 28, 2012
$20 - $38
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolpower Helmet Cap 400 reviewed Nov 13, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Wintertrek Hat reviewed Oct 3, 2012
$32 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Prismatic Cap reviewed Feb 13, 2012
$35 - $45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Rock Gear Hadron Hat reviewed Aug 2, 2011
$75 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Everest Designs Snowflake Earflap Hat reviewed Mar 23, 2011
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI Winter Storm Hat reviewed Feb 19, 2011
$37 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Ridge 2 Run Earflap Hat reviewed Jan 22, 2011
$45 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Nut Beret reviewed Nov 1, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool The Striped Lid reviewed Aug 21, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Run Don't Walk Beanie reviewed Apr 10, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Peruvian Hat reviewed Mar 12, 2010
$26 - $34
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Compressor Dome reviewed Feb 4, 2010
$35 MSRP
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Merino Wool Beanie reviewed Jan 6, 2010
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Odd Job Hat reviewed Dec 23, 2009
$46 MSRP