Most people who spend a lot of time outdoors, focus on keeping their body, legs, and feet dry and warm. While doing this is essential to maintain a good body heat your head is often overlooked. There is nothing special about your head, contrary to popular belief you lose the same proportion of heat through your head as you would from any other exposed part of your body. If you are covered from neck to toe, why wouldn't you want to keep the additional body heat a hat can retain?
The amount of heat you lose from your head depends on a number of factors, including how thick your hair is and how much energy you are using. so when heading out this winter, wearing a hat is the smart thing to do, especially for the follically challenged.
Popular Types of Winter Hats
Before you determine which type of hat is best for you, it's helpful to be familiar the most common hat styles available. Whether it's to offer warmth, reduce sun glare or simply add aesthetic appeal to your country wardrobe.
A rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front, flat caps are traditional in style and design. Providing warmth, and protection from the sun and glare, flat caps have proven popular among field sport enthusiasts, often worn with a full three-piece tweed suit. flat caps are available in an array of fabrics such as tweed, moleskin and wax.
The wide brim style hat has been the anchor to country outfits of all seasons for many years now, a must-have for both style credentials and protection from the elements. Fashion conscious ladies and stylish gents love the distinct appeal of this country classic!
These caps are a modern take on the Russian "Ushanka" hat - often referred to as a "trooper hat". These caps are built with warmth in mind thanks to their fur lined earflaps that can be worn down for the really cold days. They help to keep the sun out of your eyes at the same time thanks to the long, stiff peak.
A beanie is a hat usually knitted from wool, that fits the head closely. With a variety of colour choices, and fabric options available, a beanie can match any customer's needs. Being quite small and made of fabric means the beanie can be stored easily in pockets.
Whether you are out walking the dog, on a shoot or just popping to the shop, make sure you have a good hat on your head this Winter!