Gear Review: SmartWool Lupine Hat

A merino wool beanie for temps down to 25°.

[best fit]

This merino beanie’s natural stretch and double-bed jersey knit (which yields a soft interior with no yarn tails) make for a perfect, head-hugging fit.

The 22-micron wool fibers provide warmth even when wet, and never felt clammy. Alone, the Lupine is good for temps down to about 25°F. Colder than that, and you’ll want to add a puffy hood. $35; 2.3 oz.; one size;