Gear Review: MontBell Neige Down Cap

A winter ball cap that's filled with down.

[winter ballcap]

With 650-fill down and a weather-resistant polyester shell, this is the hat to pack for an all-conditions heater that will also block sun glare. It’s perfect for chilly ascents, camp days, and casual hikes.

A pull-down fleece band covers the ears and the lower back of the head for extra warmth (band tucked up in photo). It kept our tester toasty even during subzero nights at 12,000 feet in Colorado’s Mosquito Range. $39; 1.9 oz.; M, L;