Velous Micro™ Fleece is extremely lightweight and warm
Windproof and breathable
AirShield Core garments are made for outdoor enthusiasts whose needs don’t require the elite levels of performance offered by AirShield Elite. AirShield Core offers state-of-the-art windproof protection with durability and breathability metrics that meet or exceed industry standards. Unlike most outdoor apparel manufacturers, we don’t source pre-finished fabrics. We engineer each AirShield Core fabric layer by layer, combining face and backing materials with different benefits to best meet the needs of the intended user, climate and activity.
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Airshield Micro Dome
AirShield Micro Dome
I have a previous windstopper hat from Mountain Hardware that I love. However this hat the sizing is all off.
The circumference around (and I ordered the large) is very small. Circumference wise the hat fit my wife who is 5'2" just fine but for me being a 6'1" male it was really tight. However, that was just the beginning of the sizing oddity. The depth of the hat is huge. On my wife you could pretty much fit her whole head into the hat. If she pulled it down all the way it went to her mouth. For me it would come down to the tip of my nose if pulled on all the way. If I left it perched on my forehead right at my eyebrows (like most people wear hats) it left this huge air pocket up top and my wife remarked that it made me look like one of those conehead people from SNL. Wanted to love it as the quality/color combo seemed nice just the size/fit was extremely odd. Would recommend trying one on in a store before buying online and spending $15 in shipped there and back on a $25 item to which I still have not received a refund (been about two weeks since I sent it back as it went back before Christmas). Giving the hat two stars as the quality seemed good, the sizing seems awful.
January 4, 2014
Airshield Micro Dome
This cap is not as useful for me as the earlier model with Windstopper. The earlier model was not as stiff, would stretch and with the smooth outer surface could be used under helmets. It was also useable as a top while sleeping. This version is too stiff for me to use sleeping.
December 11, 2013
I bought this hat thinking it would be a good layer hat for cold weather use. The quality of the hat is excellent. The fit was what I didn't like. I bought the large and it is just to small. The material doesn't stretch at all. I gave it to my wife and she likes it. I guess I have a big head. Overall it's a nice hat.
February 10, 2013
Great Hat! But not for my big head - XL Please!
Super nice hat! Was hoping I could squeeze my big head (7 7/8") into a size Large. Not a chance, the lower band does not stretch. It's a true fit, but a Large is just too small.
Unable to rate "Function", I was unable to wear it.
I need an XL, but only M & L are offered here :(
I'm having trouble finding a good warm BIG hat for winter hiking. Great hat, but never had a chance to wear it, had to return :(
December 15, 2012
A lean, mean windblocking/warmth machine
It was a tough choice between this hat and the slightly more expensive Dome Ruinart. I would have to say that this hat is slightly "poofy" on the top compared to the Dome Ruinart.
They both fit nice, anyhow, the Air Shield Dome blocks wind, to the point I realized that putting it over my ears affects my hearing slightly. Sounds sound more muted when the hat is on, just from my experience.
It also has kept me very warm, especially in a winter backpacking trek test in temps of mid-20s and had no discomfort from the cold. It's a good hat.
March 21, 2012
Very good product. I don't like the extra loose material on top. Does not fit under a helmet very well. Seems a little silly. I have a single layer Mtn Hardware windstopper hat which I have worn four to five months a year for four or five years that I have been extremely happy with. It is very durable! I work outside regardless of the weather ranching, wrenching, and doing heavy construction work.
February 6, 2012
Nice for those cold nights
I like this Bernie however the lining fits nice and tight and the outer part is a bit loose. I wish it was all snug on the head.
December 28, 2011
This hat is warm as it gets. It works as advertised with the air shield.
December 23, 2011
Search and Rescue
Stands up a little tall. Fit around my head is a bit tight. Blocks the wind completetly and kept my head warm in the snow.
November 26, 2011
I really dont like how it looks in me. I looks funny. I think that this hat was made for people with very big head. Im gonna buy another one.
October 3, 2011