Turtle Fur: What to Look for in a Ski Hat

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Not all ski hats are created alike. Slap on the wrong hat and skier beware - you could end up with frostbitten ears or stuck with a sweaty, stinky situation on your head.

If you're not sure what to look for in a ski hat, it can be overwhelming to sift through dozens upon dozens of choices. That's why we made this guide: to help you find the perfect hat to meet your unique needs.

If you're reading this guide, chances are good that in the past, you've had a tough time finding the perfect ski hat for your needs. It's time to reflect on exactly where your previous hats have fallen short.

For instance, maybe your ears are eternally cold and chapped and you struggle to find a hat that provides adequate coverage. If this sounds like you, then you should consider hats that feature earflaps, which provide extra warmth and insulation.

Perhaps you have the opposite problem and tend to overheat while you're sliding down the slopes. If that's the case, look for breathable, moisture-wicking materials (like Polartec® Thermal Pro® Stria Fleece) that will prevent you from burning up.

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Amarin Cannon