Winter Hat?

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13/10/2012 at 07:50

This may seem like a stupid question but does anybody use a winter hat that keeps their head warm but not TOO warm?!

I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to cold weather and i like to stay warm.....the other problem i have is that i don't like to stay so warm that i'm soaked in sweat!

I used to run with a wool type beany hat but that made me sweat too much and always came back soaking....i then went and bought a stretchy running cap but it  was fitted and totally crushed my massive head! 

any ideas?

13/10/2012 at 15:36

Not that warm, but I like my Lowe Alpine goretex baseball cap. Waterproof and thin and keeps the rain off my glasses.

An alternative option is a buff, can be used in various permutations and if it gets too warm take it off and use as a wristband. Also makes a good neck baffle to stop rain running inside a waterproof top.

13/10/2012 at 16:42
I've been looking at Lowe alpine hats but not the baseball cap types, are they made of breathable material? I'm not a fan of buffs unfortunately! Too tight as a hat and seem to soak up all the sweat. Thanks for your reply!
13/10/2012 at 16:56

Link to the one I wear. Stupidly expensive but as the top is so thin it folds up small and fits in my jacket pocket

13/10/2012 at 17:00
I use an Asics headband that keeps the chill off ears and forehead, but still lets excess heat out off the top of the head.
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13/10/2012 at 17:14
I thought about a headband...I wear one for winter sports but was thinking about something to keep the top of my nugget warm and dry!
13/10/2012 at 17:16
Lowe alpine one looks know if they do it in more of a 'beany' version?
13/10/2012 at 19:02

Or look for a larger stretchy thin running hat? Some of the makes do them in different sizes.

14/10/2012 at 20:45
I've got a Nike beanie hat made of quite thin Lycra type material. Seems to do the trick although it's not cold enough where I am to wear it yet, I usually wait until the a winter. Seems to so the trick ans was just a few quid from Sports Direct.
14/10/2012 at 22:45

Debra, i did think of that..the one i have is a 'one size' fit but was hoping somebody may have one similar that comes in different sizes 


15/10/2012 at 07:08

My dear brother gave me two under armour HG hex beanies as an Xmas prezzy a couple of years ago and there fantastic....


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15/10/2012 at 11:10

Lidl did S, M, L hats last year when they brought out their winter running range. Not sure whether this year's has been and gone or not. Aldi just did theirs but the hats were one size fits all.

15/10/2012 at 11:13

try a buff.  it's made of thin cotton material and comes as a tube, fold it so that it forms a skullcap.  sorted

instructions of how to fold a buff here -


15/10/2012 at 11:51

I wear a buff - as a beanie but not closed at the top. A kind of adjustable "cooling tower" effect, keeps head warm and sweat out of eyes while allowing heat to dissipate.

On really cold days it used to hugely amuse Muttley Jnr to see me standing outside the house with a plume of steam rising from my head.

15/10/2012 at 12:40

I use a buff unless its properly cold.  The Helly Hansen beanies are good, not too thick and you can pull it down over your ears too.  OMM Beanie is another good one I've used all year round for night runs and the like.

15/10/2012 at 13:04

I'm another buff user - and there are loads of ways to wear them that mean you can vary the amount of heat you allow to escape.

Pirate style is my favourite  

15/10/2012 at 13:13

I use the inov-8 winter peak cap. Has a fleece lining so nice and warm and keeps most of the rain/snow off your face.

but if find that too warm try the rain peak

or as an alterantive to a buff

21/10/2012 at 20:20

grow your hair in the shape of a bob style,that should keep your head and ears warm.

21/10/2012 at 21:44

+1 for buffs

Trogs    pirate
21/10/2012 at 22:27

You can never have too many buffs

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