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Ski Hats

SKI HATS

Ski hats have evolved from old fashioned woolen headwear worn by people enjoying winter sports such as alpine skiing, cross contry skiing and snow shoeing, etc into a piece of practical, technical headwear that is essential for the safety and comfort of your alpine adventures. If the science is to be believed, 30% of your body heat is emitted from from your head and as a consequence, in cold alpine conditions it is imperative that that heat is retained by the body. Wearing a practical ski hat is the solution to that issue.

Ski hats are now designed to ensure complete warmth and have microfleece, artificial fur or pile linings to ensure heat retention. For serious skiers who are constantly on the move and want to avoid perspiration building up inside the hat, there are breathable, wickable ski hats such as the Helly Hansen Dry Beanie http://www.outdoormegastore.co.uk/helly-hansen-men-s-dry-beanie.html which provide a combination of warmth but also allow your head to breath so it will stay dry.

Ski hats have also become a fashion item because people also want to look good as well as keeping warm. They now come in a multitude of styles and colours, designs and fits. The recent trend is for people to wear ski hats that cover their ears; these hats are know as Drop Ear hats, Bomber or Trapper hats of which the Manbi Pinbomb Hat is a prime example http://www.outdoormegastore.co.uk/helly-hansen-men-s-dry-beanie.html. Conversely, some people choose not to have their ears covered so they can hear what is going on and have their view completely unresistricted and they tend to prefer the more conventional beanie hat of which the Rab Logo Beanie is a prime example http://www.outdoormegastore.co.uk/helly-hansen-men-s-dry-beanie.html.

There are also peaked ski hats which are very useful in very snowy or rainy conditions as the peak will protect your eyes and ensure your vision isn't obstructed too much by water or snow running down your face. Addditionally, some ski hats are reversable so you get two colours for the price of one which is great when you are trying to co ordinate with a particular outfit.

As mentioned earlier most ski hats are now made from a fast drying, man made wickable fabric, so heat is retained but moisture is allowed to wick through the fabric into the atmosphere. Wool is still used but is now mixed with made made fibres to ensure it does not get soaked and sodden.

Many ski hats come in One Size option only but you will find that a combination of the tight or elasticated man made fabrics, internal fleece liners (and occassionally an under chin fastening) will ensure that your ski hat is not blown off in high winds.

In summary, ski hats are 1. an essential piece of skiwear, 2. need to be worn by all the family as part of their skiwear package, 3. will provide you with necessary warmth and comfort 4. come in a variety of styles and colours to match your taste and preferences.

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