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Outdoor Research - Transcendent Down Beanie

Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Beanie

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$24.98 - $29.98 Original price:$45.95
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    Tech Specs

    [outer] ultralight 20D ripstop polyester, [insulation] 650-fill down
    Recommended Use:
    skiing, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Transcendent Down Beanie

    When the mercury won't leave its cozy home in the bulb of the thermometer, pull on the Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Beanie. The 650-fill down traps your head's heat to help you avoid brain freeze.

    • Puffy style beanie that boosts warmth around the campsite
    • Ripstop polyester outer is abrasion-resistant for rugged environments
    • Ultralight construction is barely noticeable when every ounce counts
    • 650-fill down insulation traps warmth when frigid temperatures persist

    Life saver

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This thing saved my life! I took it on a week long backpacking trip in the Great Smoky mountains this past January. Happened to be the coldest week of the winter with night time temps reaching -5 f and day time highs in the single digits. When I stopped for munchies and to catch my breath I instantly threw this on and my head stayed toasty warm. It’s like a sleeping bag for your dome. Btw, I never saw myself in it so I can’t speak to how it looks. Who cares???

    Hey Henry!

    Thanks for the great review! Glad the hat worked out so well for you.


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Super comfortable and WARM! My head is small and this thing fits like a Glove pulls down far enough and covers my ears as well. Best hat I have ever purchased.

    Awesome! Glad its worked out so well for you.

    Looks funny, can’t get over it.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Really dig this hat if I was using it for say…winter camping. I think people who are looking for a hat for the coldest of cold days are really gonna dig it. I don’t. It looks pretty funny. I thought it would hug my head a little closer and round out a bit. It doesn’t and I feel like I should be in a Devo video. It’s toatally warm and, like all OR products it’s very well constructed. A real winner in a tent or something else static. A little too warm for aerobic activities. It also really interferes with hearing, (muffles sounds), which again is great…in a tent and sleeping bag. Call me vain but for an everyday hat, it looks funny.

    I wanted to love this

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The concept is great, the fit is just not good - I got the largest size and the elastic band is too sharp around the ears.

    Super warm but not wild about the fit...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I don't have a large head (a swelled head perhaps, but that a different story!) - however I couldn't get the beanie to fit comfortably. I had tried the small/medium and that definitely didn't fit, so I gave it to a friend and ordered the Large/XLarge, but compared to other beanies I've worn which were wool - so heavier and maybe conforms better to the shape of my head - the down beanie, despite being super light and super warm, just didn't warm its way into my heart...

    Adorable and functional

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Does it resemble cupcake frosting? Maybe a bit, and that's only one reason why I love this adorable down beanie! It's light, packable, warm and unique. I wear it everywhere. Its so light and comfortable that I often forget it's on my head.

    Looks funny, but get over it.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    This beanie is straight up awesome. I was very skeptical, but it ridiculously warm and comfortable. Weave of the fabric is tight enough that it actually muffles outdoor noise quite a bit. Compacts down like your favorite down jacket, so its good to go on your head, or in your pocket. Sorry Merino beanies, there's a new king in town.

    Looks funny, but get over it.

    Word! Thanks for the great review!

    OR Rep

    Word!  Thanks for the great review!

OR Rep


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: L/XL

    I bought a L/XL based off of the size chart. Unfortunately it's ginormous. The fabric all bunches in the back leaving a layer effect. It almost resembles a turbin, thats how much fabric im talking here. I wrote OR and am awaiting response. Hat is warm enough and will be taking on backwoods outing in a few days.

    Hi Hunter - thanks for letting OR know. It's so hard to gauge size on elastic headbands! Still, it's good you let them know so they could look at their sizing moving forward.

    OR Rep

    I have the small/medium and it's too small for me. Want to trade?

    Incredible hat!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large

    Very light weight, comfortable and warm as can be. I even wear it when I sleep outside and don't even notice it.

    Thanks for the great review, Darren!

    OR Rep

    perfect hat! SUPER warm

      this hat is amazing, it looks good on and folds up small enough to fit in your pocket. it is so incredibly warm, i'm so glad i bought it!

      Never short on warmth

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I bought this product for my wife since she is naturally cold blooded. It is now her favorite dog walking hat for 0 - 30 degree weather. She also brings it on all back country expeditions for guaranteed warmth when ever she needs it.

      apex beanie !

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      look no farther for the warmest beanie. this is a must beanie.... I can even wear this in the sleeping bag without readjusting it .stays put.

      well worth it !

      Outstanding hat

        Blocks wind and extremely warm in the coldest temperatures. A must for anyone who lives in the extreme cold.

        love mine and my wife loves hers !

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        i love my down beanie its very warm and it packs down so small ! i got a big nugget so i had to get a lg xlg and it fits well i have a 7 3/8 in head

        Thank you for your review. Id like to ask this question: Is this beanie only sit above the ears or does it easily and comfortably pull fully over the ears and lobes if desired?
        Its hard to tell from the photos. Photos on the OR website make the beanie look small and some of the photos on the Backcountry website make the beanies look small. Thanks for any help you can lend on this.

        Great for winter base camp

          I got this just to keep my head warm when stopping on the winter trail for a break and of around base camp on climbs. Well worth the money! Incredibly warm of course and very soft. Not as breathable as I would like, but you can't have everything you want.

          Outdoor Research

           SS / MMLL / XLXLOne Size
          Hat Size 6 3/4 - 7 6 3/4 - 7 1/4 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 7 3/8 - 7 5/8 7 5/8 - 7 7/8 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
          Head Circumference

          21.5 - 22in

          (54.6 - 55.8cm)

          21.5 - 22.9in

          (54.6 - 58.1cm)

          22.25 - 22.9in

          (56.2 - 58.1cm)

          23 - 23.6in

          (58.4 - 60cm)

          23 - 24in

          (58.4 - 61cm)

          23.9 - 24in

          (60.6 - 61cm)

          21.5 - 24in

          (56.2 - 61cm)

          Age 0 - 1Y 1 - 3Y 3 - 6Y 6 - 12Y
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          How to Measure:
          Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.