Hiking Headwear

Below you will find reviews of hiking headwear. In cold weather a hat reduces the body heat loss (studies claim that 10% of all body heat is lost from the head) while headwear such as a baseball cap or boonie hat protects your head against UV rays in warm weather. Hiking headwear is made of different materials which have different characteristics.

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Reviews of Hiking Headwear


Best Sun Hats for Hiking

As the temperatures rise and you store your warm hiking hat or beanie at the back of your closet, you might consider bringing a sun hat for your outdoor adventures instead. Even if you are not old enough to remember the iconic Slip-Slop-Slap sun protection campaign from 1980s, you can probably recall from various other… Read More »

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The Best Hiking Hats

Hiking in cold weather is no fun unless you have appropriate equipment such as warm hiking boots, softshell pants, insulated jacket, gloves and hat. A hat is one of the most important pieces of hiking gear as it significantly reduces the overall heat loss. Once US Army studies claimed that 40 to 45 % of body… Read More »

SmartWool Cuffed Beanie - Hiking Hat