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Outdoor Research - Wind Warrior Fleece Hat

Outdoor Research Wind Warrior Fleece Hat

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$24.67 Original price:$37.95
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    Tech Specs

    [body] WindStopper fleece, [ear panels] Polartech Wind Pro
    Recommended Use:
    hiking & camping, running, nordic skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Wind Warrior Fleece Hat

    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.

    • A cozy winter har for braving cold weather
    • GORE INFINIUM with Windstopper blocks harsh winds
    • Polartec Wind Pro ear panels add comfortable warmth
    • Stretch panels in the rear accommodate a variety of head sizes

    Not as warm as I had hoped

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

    I asked the Backcountry expert to help me find a winter beanie that would work for a cold and snowy Packers game sitting outside for 4 hours. She was very patient and helpful finding options for me. Still, I am going to give this hat only three stars for the following reasons. I’d return it if I did not have to pay postage.
    1. The top of my head had a very cold spot ten minutes into a walk in 20 degrees with very little wind. I was wearing light boots, wool socks, jeans, a wool shirt and a gore Tex jacket shell. And only the top of my head was cold. I would not recommend this beanie for very cold weather unless you also have a hood you can put over it as I had to today.
    2. The L/XL hat is very snug, on the border of being too tight despite the description saying it ran true to size. My other beanies fit well as larger, but I cant imagine being this beanie fitting if you ordinarily wear an XL.

    The benefit of the snug fit is that it keeps all the wind out and fits well under the hoodies on my running jackets. I have had a number of cold runs with this hat covered with my hood. This soft hat is much more comfortable than a wool beanie and looks good in the blue and black combination.

    I don’t have any experience in the rain or snow so I cant comment on how water proof this hat is.

    Great hat, but sizes can’t be correct

    • Fit: Runs small

    The XL fits only our kids. It’s not like we’re coneheads so disappointed in sizing. Again, must be a defect in the labels we received as surprised it barely fit our 5th grader.

    Keeps my ears warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I really like this hat. Warm, lightweight, pretty breathable, and covers my ears. Though the look of this hat screams outdoorsy and looks a bit dorky, but the highly engineered construction and the earflaps makes it such a technical and useful piece

    Great quality and style

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

    Gave this as a gift and they love it! My friend has a small head but still needed a l/xl size. Keeps you warm and dry but doesn't overheat you. Great quality and design. Highly recommend.

    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.

    Thank you for the review, Kelly!

    OR Rep

    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.

    Hey Kari - thank you for passing on the review!

    OR Rep

    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.

    Thank you Peter! So true. Great hat!

    OR Rep

    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 !!

    I remember those hats, they were amazing! The best hat on the market. Agree that the wind warrior and peruvian are OK but just not the same


    • 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


    • 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.

          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)

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