Outdoor Hats, Gloves & Mitts
About Hats / Gloves / Mitts
Outer extremities are the first to get cold, and can become the most prescient concern when one is under dressed. While the old adage that one loses 45% of their body heat through their head turns out to be false ( it’s actually the same percentage as the head’s surface area compared to our bodies: 10%), good head cover will prevent frostbite on ear tips and lobes, and help to keep one comfortable in windy conditions. The same goes for gloves and mitts - cold, stiff hands are no fun, and keeping them well insulated goes a long way to keeping things fun in cold conditions. Like with clothing, we suggest a layering system - using a leather mitt as a shell (windproof and waterproof when waxed or oiled) and then a liner or two underneath to provide adequate insulation depending on outside temperatures.