Best cold weather hat????

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mrmike

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Sep 22, 2010
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Hexham, Northumberland
My preference is to carry 2x merino Buffs. 1 as a hat, 1 as a scarf/headover/balaclava. Using both together in proper cold.

I do have an army issue fleece lined gortex cap, but it is usually to warm for use when working
 

tiger stacker

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Dec 30, 2009
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Glasgow
Picked up a black BART ushanka? for £20.
Great for cold days, although the issue tissue ECW MVP Deputy Dawg hat is just as good.
 

Recon369

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Nov 26, 2011
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Western Canada
I wear a cheap ($4.00) double knit watch cap with 40 gr Thinsulate between the knit layers. Keeps my bean warm at -40F of course when its that cold I also add a Military Arctic face mask.
 

SCOMAN

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Dec 31, 2005
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Perthshire
I use a mountain cap from Lowe Alpine, the brim is stiffer than the Berghaus one. Certaintly warm enough for the last few winters up here if it's been particularly bad I've augmented it with a merkalon headover from Penrith survival. On it's own the headover can be used as a balaclava, scarf(of sorts) or rolled up to a be a hat.
 

spandit

Bushcrafter through and through
Jul 6, 2011
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East Sussex, UK
I inherited a Peruvian style woolly hat with Thinsulate lining from my late mother. It's in rather feminine colours (lilac & light blue) but jolly warm - keeps my jug ears cosy!
 

Toddy

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Jan 21, 2005
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I like the Lowe Alpine Mountain caps. I have two of them....well I did, Himself's nicked the grey one :rolleyes:

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, cover the ears comfortably, all good :)

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daveO

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Jun 22, 2009
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South Wales
Wow this is an old thread :eek: back from when we had those couple of bad winters by the looks of it.

but anyway I like to layer up. Merino Buff and a Fjallraven beanie. Chop and change as weather and activity require. I am after something more rain proof though. Despite the general practically of being a baldie, sun and cold are equally annoying. I have saved thousands of pounds in haircuts and shampoo though so I can justify a few hats :p

These new smilies are crap by the way :(
 

John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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Recently I have transferred my affections to a Repro WW2 German M43 hat...or a home made sheepskin hat
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