When a BACKPACKER editor eschews the latest hot new thing to use the same piece of apparel for an entire year, you know it’s a winner. This classic Norwegian wool topper with a fleecy Windstopper interior was the primo combo for a tester who used it for a season of skiing in Colorado and on hikes from Utah to Wyoming. “With the Teflon-treated yarn for enhanced water resistance and the windproof Gore liner, this hat combines new-tech performance with old-school style.” Bonus: The design extends coverage over the ears and the back of the head for extra warmth. $65; 3.6 oz.; (M-L); dale.no
Gear Review: Dale of Norway Weatherproof HatA classic Norwegian wool hat with Teflon-treated yarn for enhanced water resistance and the windproof Gore liner.