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Wear Hat Under Helmet?

Philadelphia, PA
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425 posts
16 reviews
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Wear Hat Under Helmet?

I will be renting skis and a helmet in March. It'll be the first time wearing a helmet. Do folks normally wear a hat under the helmet or does the helmet provide enough warmth from the cold and wind? Thank you!

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
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1. Re: Wear Hat Under Helmet?

I've been told by friends and Loveland personnel that the helmet is enough warmth and protection from wind. Also, if you do wear a hat AND a helmet, depending on the thickness of the hat, it may obscure the effectiveness of the helmet (not being perfectly on your head/ moving around/ etc.); or so I've been told by instructors and such.

Have fun.

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17,551 posts
66 reviews
63 helpful votes
2. Re: Wear Hat Under Helmet?

I wear thin fleece hat under my helmet without problems. I am a thermal wimp and need all the warmth I can get. Most all of my female friends do the same. Guys seem to get to warm with a hat and helmet.

Monument, Colorado
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3,285 posts
12 reviews
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3. Re: Wear Hat Under Helmet?

You could wear a thin beanie underneath but I've never had any problems with warmth with just my helmet alone. In fact, some days it's too warm! Thank goodness for the vents on those things!

Manitou Springs...
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249 posts
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4. Re: Wear Hat Under Helmet?

I like wearing my headband with my helmet for two reasons. It keeps my ears warmer and my hair is not so flat when I take it off for lunch. It's a fashion thing, don't ya know. :-)

5. Re: Wear Hat Under Helmet?

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