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Winter Hats and Gloves
protecting the extremities

Clothing to make you proof against the elements
There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes

 are worth an extra layer of clothing

686 Badge New Era Snapback Hat
On sale - now $24
- was $30


686 Grim & Grit New Era Trucker Hat
On sale - now $24
- was $30


686 Icon New Era Baseball Hat
On sale - now $24
- was $30


686 Maiden Facemask - Women's
On sale - now $20
- was $25


686 Outsider Beanie
On sale - now $12
- was $24


686 Roku Facemask - Women's
On sale - now $16
- was $20

 

Hats and Gloves - The Extremities

When your feet are cold, cover your head." - Inuit saying.

The brain is one of the most metabolically active parts of our bodies. About 15% - 20% of body heat is lost through the head, so wearing a hat is one of the quickest and easiest ways of keeping warm. If you are wearing quite a lot of clothing but still feel cold, particularly at the extremities, putting on a hat is the simplest way to deal with it.

Many outer shell garments, and also insulating layers have hoods built in which are exceptionally useful, particularly in conditions of rain or snow. They are also excellent ways of keeping the wind and precipitation of any kind out of the neck region. In less extreme conditions however when it is cold, but there is no rain or snow a hood can be an encumbrance, hats become much more convenient. In fact in many situations I actually prefer an insulated and elasticized headband that covers the ears so keeping the wind off them and gives me a little more control over my temperature. I also tend to find traditional woolly hats quite itchy. My personal choice is of a headband with a synthetic fleece balaclava that can be rolled up into a hat. Along with a hood on the shell layer this gives the maximum flexibility and the ability to deal with extremes of cold and wind.

Glove Liners and Lightweight Gloves

Gloves are essential in cold conditions and indispensable unless you walk around all of the time with hands in pockets or just being miserable. Summer conditions in much of coastal and maritime Antarctica (where most visitors go) don't really call for much beyond light weight gloves. If you suffer particularly from cold hands, I'd recommend a lighter pair of gloves for use most of the time with good warm mittens that will go over them when necessary.

If you're in the Arctic or Antarctic as a tourist, the chances are you'll be spending a lot of time taking photographs or filming using a video camera so good quality fairly thin gloves are the best choice. Cheaper gloves just don't deliver the same insulation levels for thickness as more expensive ones and extra thickness means less manual dexterity. Fingerless gloves are available and I even once had a pair of mittens with a slit in the palm and thumb allowing me to put my fingers out for a while and then, back inside again to warm up. Unless you know you like them, don't bother giving them a go, the great majority find them next to useless - I hated them!

In selecting clothing for cold and extreme weather the priorities are:

  • keep the body warm, particularly fingers and toes
  • allow for free removal of perspiration
  • allow free movement
  • be comfortable at all times, whatever the weather

Men's Hats
Men's Balaclavas - Neck Gaiters
Men's Bandanas and Ninja Masks
Men's Baseball Caps
Men's Beanies
Men's Fedoras Drivers Caps
Men's Flat Brim Caps

Men's Headbands - Scarves
Men's Military Hats
Men's Pom Beanies
Men's Sun Rain Safari Hats

Men's Trucker Hats
Men's Visor Beanies
Men's Visors

Men's Gloves
Men's Casual Gloves and Mittens
Men's Fleece Gloves
Men's Glove Liners
Men's Lightweight Gloves

Men's Mittens
Men's Park and Pipe Gloves
Men's Ski Gloves
Men's Snowboard Gloves

Women's Gloves
Women's Mittens
Women's Ski Gloves
Women's Snowboard Gloves
Women's Visor Beanies

Women's Hats
Women's Beanies
Women's Caps


Kids

Toddler and Infant Gloves
Toddler and Infant Hats

Gloves and Mittens
Hats

Glove Liners

Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Glove - Women's
On sale - now $25.56

- was $31.95




Outdoor Research BioSensor Glove Liner - Women's $25.95




The North Face Power Stretch Glove - Women's $34.95



Lightweight Gloves


Arc'teryx Delta AR Glove $34.95




Arc'teryx Venta LT Glove $59.95




Black Diamond Pilot Softshell Glove
On sale - now $41.97

- was $59.95




Black Diamond StormWeight Glove
On sale - now $34.97

- was $49.95




Black Diamond Welterweight Glove
On sale - now $17.47

- was $24.95




Black Diamond WindWeight Glove - Men's
On sale - now $30.07

- was $42.95



Mittens


686 Cozy Insulated Glove - Women's
On sale - now $48

- was $60




686 Echo Pipe Glove - Men's
On sale - now $36

- was $45




Analog Avatar Glove
On sale - now $31.46

- was $44.95




Arc'teryx Beta AR Glove - Women's $234.95




Arc'teryx Beta AR Mitten - Women's $198.95




Arc'teryx Delta AR Glove $34.95



Fleece Gloves


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