Product review

August 31, 2019

Berghaus Windstopper

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

GBP

Weight:

g

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

Replacements

Review

Keep those ears and your noggin toasty at hardly any extra weight with the Berghaus Windstopper fleece hat. There’s no need for big, bulky bobble hats out in the field and I’ve used this hat on all my thru-hikes such as the Pacific Crest Trail and the Everest Base Camp Trek so why the Windstopper?

 

Why the Berghaus Windstopper?

This lightweight, highly packable beanie is quite thin, but if you’ve got your layering system right you shouldn’t require a big puffy hat on the trail. The Windstopper is just the right amount of insulation because it fits close to your head and ears, limiting draft and keeping you warmer. As it’s thin, it’ll also dry super fast if it gets wet and synthetic is better in humid conditions than wool because it doesn’t soak up as much moisture from the air.

 

What’s there not to like?

The only thing to watch out for is that the synthetic fleece acts like velcro when in contact with dust, hair or animal fur and it’s difficult to remove.

 

Value for money

£15 and I’ve never replaced it and it’s withstood the test of time. Good value.

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Overview

  • Durability 90% 90%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Warmth to weight ratio 80% 80%
  • Value for money 80% 80%

BPros

  • Lightweight
  • Warm
  • Comfortable
  • Dries fast

CCons

  • Picks up dust and hair easily

Specs

Price:

£14.99 on Amazon

Weight:

34g (119oz)

Material:

Syntheti fleece

Features

  • Close-fitting
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Dries fast
  • Fleece outer material

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