From the slopes at Aspen to the backwaters of Minnesota, if you need a lightweight and seriously warm, toboggan, toque or watchcap, this will keep you nice and warm.
Fiber content 90% Bison down / 10% nylon
Made in the U.S.A (like everything we do)
Still not sure how your product is sourced but the buffalo and and the original Americans were closest to the land before we started poisoning everything
to make it better. Did we really improve the land or just rearrange it to make dollars?
Have been wearing it for several weeks now in the late fall and Wisconsin winter season.
I have a big round head and the hat is very stretchy so it's not tight and very comfortable. It is a long or tall hat. I wear mine tight to the top of my head so when I fold it in half for a double layer it still covers the top 1/3 of my ears. If I want to wear it above my ears I have to fold it twice which is sort of annoying. Two to three inches shorter would be ideal for the way I like to wear it. I tried higher heat in the dryer to make is a little smaller and it does not shrink at all, not at all like sheep wool. It's so soft and stretchy that I'm starting to not mind it touching my ears when I wear it all day.
Smaller fibers and far less itchy than sheep wool. When I first got the hat it was just slightly itchy. After washing and drying a couple times it has "bloomed" so the fibers against the skin are smaller now. It is now very soft and not itchy at all.
Wind does get through the knit to some extent even with it doubled up. The only way to prevent that is to have a windproof shell. It does breath nicely and does not seem to become sweaty. Seems to wick or dry fairly quickly.
For Wisconsin a single layer seems decent for spring and fall or going in and out of heated places during the winter. For winter I pretty much wear it doubled over all the time now and seems decent for moderately cold temps. Recently the daily highs have been around zero degrees fahrenheit and getting into the single digits on some days. Works well if you wear a hood over the hat and stay fairly active. I wish they made thicker heavier version for the colder days and extended time in the outdoors.
I'm really really loving this hat and hoping someday they will make an Extreme Bison Beanie for the coldest windiest days.
Finally a few cold days to test the benie - warm!
I put this to use right away where i live on the Canadian border in NW Minnesota. Its been -30F the last few days and this has out performed anything I have owned to date. I ordered the socks once i tried out the beanie. Good job Buffalo Wool Company.
I love my new Bison Beanie. It's very light and comfortable to wear and keeps me toastie warm. Highly recommend.
I was doing some side by side testing on a hike with the Bison beanie and a wool beanie I had bought a few years ago. I hiked with the wool beanie first to my destination and then I hiked back with the Bison beanie. I could instantly tell a difference in the way it kept my head warm from the weather when I put it on. I have a group that I do an annual winter camp with and this is going to be perfect for that outing! I’m very happy I found this beanie!
Warmest beanie I’ve ever had. Great for kayaking as its warm when even wet. Good job!