Gear Review: Head Sweats Alpine Reversible Beanie

Get sweaty and stay warm–this is the ideal hat for cold weather climbing.


This lid is built for working hard in cold weather. It's made with fleece on one side and a smooth, waffle-knit Cocona (a fast-drying, odor-fighting coconut-shell byproduct) on the other.

"The Cocona side wicks sweat away lightning fast," reports one tester. "It's ideal for cold-weather climbing. When I reach the top of a peak, I flip it inside out to let Cocona dry, and the fleece keeps me warm." Gripe: The seams are a bit bulky under a helmet. $26; 1.7 oz.;