If you're always having difficulty keeping your ears…
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Trailspace.com and Terramar giveaway)
If you're always having difficulty keeping your ears covered, this hat is for you! Soft, stretchy merino wool keeps your head warm... and cool!
- Great cut/covers ears and back of neck
- Well insulated, but thin
- Highly breathable
- Very stretchy
- Logo has split
Thank you, Trailspace, this beanie is it! It is very comfortable, stretchy, and keeps my ears warm/covered! I was initially concerned because the hat was itchy, but after one wash this went away. I wear this hat around the house all of the time because of its comfort. The hat tends to stay the way you adjust it, whether you want it loose at the top of your head, hunkered down, etc. The biggest plus for me is that it FULLY covers my big ears!
Online images make this hat look like it is lower in the back, however it is even all of the way around.It also covers that top of the neck as well, which is a plus if you're trying to hide from sunshine (50+UPF) or bugs. I would swear this hat has a little poly or lycra because of its stretchiness, but is 100% merino wool.
I wear a heavy knit hat on top if it's very cold (I happen to love layering to caps in the winter), and have been happy since receiving it late winter. It is a rather thin hat, which makes it excellent for year-round use. Being merino wool, this hat will not keep you dry in the rain... I guess that's why we use the hood of our shell.
It has performed admirably with wicking moisture and breathability. After sweating, it does dry quickly and keep the stink down. The hat is reversible black/heather gray. I've only used this hat on two trips outside of regular daily use, no tears or holes to speak of yet... The logo has split, its just not as stretchy as the hat itself.
If you are looking for a hat with sufficient length to cover you up, and the advantages of merino wool, I highly recommend this hat.