Outdoor Research Wind Warrior Fleece Hat
Outdoor ResearchWind Warrior Fleece Hat

Battle the wind with the Wind Warrior.

Enjoy even those blustery cold winter days with the Outdoor Research Wind Warrior Fleece Hat. WindStopper Technical Fleece keeps out the gusts of old man winter, while Polartec Wind Pro ear panels let you hear the yells of your fellow wind warriors as they beg you to slow down on your evening run . Four-panel crown construction and a contoured ear band give an ergonomic fit and round out this comfy hat.

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Great function and style

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

My husband is on the smaller size and the small fit his head great. We went snow showing and he said it blocked the wind great, breathed well and he could hear well. He lost the one he bought about 4 years ago, and it was still going strong, even after several washes. We always air dried it.

Winter Run Must-Have

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

Bought as a gift for my brother and my dad for winter running in Wisconsin and Boston. The fit is nice and snug without being too tight and keeps you warm on the coldest days.

A hat that actually covers the ears

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Finally a hat that covers the ears without making you feel like you've lost all hearing.

Super Warm

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My wife and I live at 7200 feet in Park City. I have to snowblow 300 inches a year and this is my go too hat. On the coldest windy days this hat keeps my ears nice and toasty. Also because its made of windstopper you can wash and dry it and not worry about melting the windproof/water resistant membrane.

Superb Hat !!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Just received two Wind Warrier hats. They fit well after stretching out a bit and are super warm & wind proof, plus they are comfortable to wear !!

Now if you would please kindly make a classic envelope ski hat of this same thick wind-stopper material in XL size !!

Thanking you in advance, Steve

Hey Steve, check out our Peruvian... is that the style you are referring to when you say "envelope?" Without the flaps, right? Happy to pass on the suggestion to the designers at OR. Please let me know if I understand what you are saying.


OR Rep

Thanks for the message, no it's not like the Peruvian. It is the original wind stopper fleece hats you began making about twenty years ago(not a beanie style like the warrier), but instead of the paper thin fleece used in last years design, please use a double thickness (just like the warrier) & keep the ear flaps built in !!


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L/XL

I bought this in L/XL and it fits my big head very well. This hat is really warm and light. I also like that it doesn't muffle sounds like most WindStopper hats do because it has WindPro over the ears.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My second best investment for Wisconsin winter.

Fit Is an issue

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My 23" head is too big for the smaller size, and too small for the larger size to fit comfortably. Maybe OR makes a medium sold elsewhere. It is warm and well shaped, though the ones with contrasting colors look a little goofy to me.

Super warm and windproof

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Very warm and proven to be windproof - I was on an open vehicle at high speeds and this kept me warm! Fits nicely over the ears to keep them snug.

I like that it comes it sizes as I have a small head, the small/medium size fit just right

I'm am between sizes. Does this mean that...

I'm am between sizes. Does this mean that the smaller version will be too tight and the larger too loose?

It is not a real stretchy kind of hat so fit is important. I have a 22.5" head circumference and the L/XL is loose on me. Not enough to make it useless, but it doesn't fit tight and the earflaps are a bit loose. Great fabric, not a great fit so not the first cap I look for in the closet.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This a great one. The wind can be blowing 40+ mph and my head cant feel a thing! Highly recommend!

Great beanie!!

    This thing is amazing!!! super soft fleece inside and has kept my head nice and toasty for multiple hours in around 10 degree weather. I love the ear flaps as well.

    A lovely hat!

      It always be the first to remember when I feel cold.

      A lovely hat!

      Anoying flips

        I looked forward to use this hat under harsh and cold condition.
        The 'ear-flips' flips outwards and it is annoyin, when they do that. It looks silly and the protection is thus not adequate.
        This hat is so-so and I was medium disapointed when I realized that what was surposed to protect me and my ears/chins, did not.