Gear Review: Chaos Spruce Recycled Cashemere Hat

An 80-percent recycled cashmere hat delivers a bit of backcountry luxury.

When hat hair becomes overwhelming and the thought of snuggling into another layer of “performance” fabric is unbearable, this 80-percent recycled cashmere hat delivers a bit of backcountry luxury.

As soft and supple as any high-end sweater, the slouchy cap kept one fashion-conscious and wool-adverse tester happy during 20°F overnights just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. “No itchy forehead syndrome with this hat!” she reports. While not intended for high-aerobic activities, the Spruce handled more moderate snowshoe outings without causing overheating.

$42

1.9 oz.

one size

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