Thursday, January 19, 2012

MOUNTAIN CAPS

Photo by .anderson

One of my favorite pieces of outdoor clothing is the venerable mountain cap.  Typically characterized by a weather-resistant shell, light insulation, brim and ear flaps.  I personally own three -- Lowe Alpine's Mountain Cap (I also bought one for my son) and two vintage caps by Wilderness Experience and Because It's There.  I suggest trying one out if you haven't already.  Finding one that fits your needs/style should be easy since most outdoor clothing companies produce a version of the mountain cap.  Here's a handful to check out:

  • AQ2 Mountain Cap by Berghaus (Berghaus carries a couple different models.)
  • Mountain Cap by Lowe Alpine (Can be had for cheap.)
  • Featherlite Mountain Cap by Montane (2.1oz and primaloft insulation...nice.)
  • Mountain Cap by Rab (eVent shell, enough said.)
  • Highpoint Cap by Outdoor Research (Great company, bomber gear, sweet guarantee.)
  • Alpine II Cap by Haglofs (lightweight, well-made.)

7 comments:

  1. Go with something made in the good ole USA and has some style
    http://www.stormykromer.com/mens/caps/original-stormy-kromer-cap

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    1. Hi Michael. I purposefully left out the classic hunting caps. Although similar, I feel the kromers and wildfowl-esque caps are in a group all their own.

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  2. I love the Because It's There hat, how can I get one?

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  3. Ive seen the "because It's there' hat in the valhalla film, does anyone know where to get it?

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  4. Because It's There is no longer in business. I picked up mine second hand for next to nothing.

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  5. Any chance you're willing to part ways with that cap?? I've got an old because its there daypack and think the pair would be great together.

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