Stay warm without a bunch of bulkiness by donning the Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon hat. It features AirShield™ windproof fleece for warmth on breezy summits.
|Body:||Jacquard Sweater Fleece (100% polyester)|
|Fabric:||(Body) jacquard polyester fleece / (panel) 96% polyester/4% elastane|
|Hat style:||Winter hat|
|Lining:||AirShield Fleece (100% polyester fleece)|
|Lining fabric:||Windproof polyester|
|Panel:||Stretch Fleece for Baselayer 285 gm|
|Weight:||2.8 oz. / 80 g.|
|Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon||$19.94 - $36.00|
This hat is insanely warm. I've found I can only really use it in very cold temperatures or very windy temperatures, maybe around 15 degrees F or below.
I may be weird, but my ears don't like to be covered up unless the weather is really intense. I always end up flipping the earflaps up, making me feel like Robin Hood... Which could really be a pro or a con depending on the situation (it's a pretty big con if you happen to be dealing with the Sheriff of Nottingham).
That being said, this hat is one of the warmest I've ever worn and if you have trouble keeping your head warm then look no further. It's also great if you need a bit of sound muffling in a cold crowded climbing hut. My hearing drops about 25% with the ear flaps down, they kind of make me feel like I'm wearing headphones.
I need to declare that I am a member of the Gore Mountaintechs product testing community, therefore I sometimes have the privilege of testing and reviewing sweet swag from W.L. Gore and Associates. Regardless, my words stand for this hat, I have a pretty deep love/hate relationship with it, love shines through most often though.
Full disclosure, I test and review some products for GORE-TEX. This beanie has been with me on countless winter climbing trips, several 14ers, and around town on cold days. I have never had cold ears while wearing it! The hat does a great job of blocking the wind which helps keep the warmth next to your head. That also means that it can sometimes be hard to hear your partner, especially if they're soft spoken. The hat fits great under a hood and under a helmet (the picture shows both). It also fits well around my head; some other beanies I have can get a little loose and sloppy, but this one fits snugly all the time. Highly recommended!
I've been using this hat for about a year now and am quite satisfied with its quality, construction and comfort.
It blocks wind perfectly and is warm and comfortable. It's not the kind of hat I would wear around town, but in the outdoors it is the go-to cover for my "dome".
If you'd like a hat that's warm, comfortable and windproof then I'd recommend this one.
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes, though this item I purchased on my own.
I used this hat for a couple trips until my son absconded with it (for proof of former ownership, see pic associated with my MH Power Stretch Gloves review). Hat was comfortable and warm. I'll get another someday.
Pic shows girlfriend sporting my Dome!
Hat was nice, but the unbearably large logo made me return it. Companies, stop forcing me to be an advertisement! If you want to brand your stuff, at least do it tastefully or quietly.