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Re: Warm Hats

Postby overheadx2 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:29 pm

Uh oh!
Yeah nice place but crowded and a long way from the sierras. If it wasn't for the love of surfing and calico bass fishing, a move would probably be in order.



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Re: Warm Hats

Postby maverick » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:15 pm

Sorry was referring to Humphrey's Basin, but would prefer Laguna Beach if we are
going to talk about SoCal.
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Postby Bluewater » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:57 pm

Hi Maverick, Evan at Blackrock makes real nice gear. I like his 0 degree down mitts and vests too. If you're interested there is a similar cottage type shop in the US that makes down booties called Goosefeet (https://goosefeetgear.com/products).

BTW, Laguna Beach is the only place to live in SoCal.
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Re: Warm Hats

Postby overheadx2 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:10 pm

My bad Mav, around here HB has a whole different meaning. I'm with you regarding Laguna, beautiful place. I used to love fishing the kelp down there for C&R calicos till the city and the state closed the entire area to recreational fishing.
We think things are bad that they want to close some non sustainable lakes in the sierras. Imagine if they did what they did along the coast and shut down the most productive areas in the sierras to recreational fishing. Sorry for the rant, I'm still a lot bitter, Phil
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Re: Warm Hats

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:13 pm

I am blessed with abundant natural insulation- hair! But long hair can be a pain in the wind so while hiking I keep it under a kerchief and baseball cap over the kerchief. Yes, it looks quite dorky but works. I sleep in a 200 wt fleece hat that I have had forever- it is long enough that I can roll it down over my eyes for darkness when the moon is full. I always take a 3-oz fleece balaclava and sometimes it does not get used, but many times it goes on in the wee hours of the morning. For late fall I also have a detachable hood from an old down jacket - I agree it is just like a jacket for the head. In addition, my rain jacket has a hood that I use when it rains. That seems like a lot of gear for the noggin, but a hat is really light and well worth its weight.
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Re: Warm Hats

Postby fishmonger » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:44 pm

don't have much hair left, and what is there is usually very short. I ride my bicycle year round here in Wisconsin (14F and 20mph wind this morning, balmy 19F on the way home, 27 miles of that each day), and to keep warm I wear a think fleece hat plus a "buff" over the top of that covering most of the face and neck. In the mountains I use the combination as well, and I even sleep with the fleece hat when its below 40F. For really cold stuff I have a full face balaclava, but I have yet to get to a day that's so cold that I would actually wear it.

Most of the rest of my cold weather clothing is merino, and I'm about to find me a merino hat - the fleece gets stinky too quickly when you're sweating. I just haven't found a really thin merino beanie yet. I don't like super warm hats, since when it is really cold I usually have a warm hood on a down jacket to pull over the hat, and then there's usually a helmet or a shell jacket with hood involved, too.

I'm also starting to let my hair "grow out" for an April Whitney climb and a back country ski tour - just to add a little more natural insulation. :unibrow:
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Re: Warm Hats

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Fish,

Try some beanies from Icebreaker, just got one a few weeks back and it is thinner
and works great! :thumbsup: Also have several short sleeve shirts that are used
for gym,running and hiking/backpacking and they are really quality products.
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Re: Warm Hats

Postby fishmonger » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:41 am

maverick wrote:Fish,

Try some beanies from Icebreaker, just got one a few weeks back and it is thinner
and works great! :thumbsup: Also have several short sleeve shirts that are used
for gym,running and hiking/backpacking and they are really quality products.


never thought of just searching by that brand - the local REI seems to believe that everyone needs a thick wool cap when it is 31F outside

This one looks thin enough to go under helmets - http://www.backcountry.com/icebreaker-pocket-200-beanie
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Re: Warm Hats

Postby fishmonger » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:40 am

scored some merino longjohns and two hats at the Patagonia.com sale - $15 for a thin merino beanie, can't be beat :nod: , so I added a warm merino hat as well.

Sale goes thorugh Feb 19, but already on day 1, some of the higher end items that were discounted a lot were sold out in my size (large).
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