The Dakota Beanie is designed to keep you warm during moderate to late season conditions in the Marsh.
The Dakota Beanie will stop any breeze in its tracks with its WINDSTOPPER® membrane. The Dakota offers light insulation. Wear it is as a stand alone on milder duck days. Layer it with another Sitka beanie in the late season.
I´ve tested this beanie for three seasons now and absolutely love it. It´s in my pack all year and comes out whenever the ears get chilly. Putting this hat on has an immediate effect of comfort. It´s cut and fleece lining feel great on the head and the GORE Windstopper does the rest. I test products for GORE and haven't come across a better hat for everything above 0 degrees.
I wear this hat almost every day: work, hunting, walking the dog, etc. Super warm and they mean it when they say "windproof". This is the real deal. I think the best feature is that it has a "slick" feel to it. It will not inhibit you looking around or make it uncomfortable when wearing a hooded sweatshirt like some other beanies. Highly recommend this headwear and I believe it's worth it to have a nice, comfortable and warm beanie.
A great beanie that has just the right amount of insulation. I had to lose the pantanal cap for this beanie. My neck was killing me from looking up past the bill in a pit blind. I know its going to work perfect.
This beanie is absolutely the best on the market. Period. From duck hunting in mid-November in the slough or layout blind, to late season deer hunting in subzero temps in south Dakota, to simply shoveling snow on wind howling days, it keeps my bald head and ears warm and have never had any wind penetrate the wind stopper, including some of the gnarliest blizzard conditions you can imagine. My only wish is I could get this in moss or lead color so I could have one for every day use too. Don't waste your time on any other beanie if you want to keep your dome warm and cozy. I know it'll be on my head this coming weekend tracking down sheds and skiing.
Minnesota duck/grouse/muskie hunter. It gets cold up here. This is the best beanie I have ever owned. It's incredible. Slept in it multiple times. I have nothing but good things to say. Another buddy has one as well and he agrees. Duck hunting, ice fishing, snow blowing, zombie apocalypse, whatever. This is my go-to beanie from Sept-April. No complaints.
This is a must for windy days in the blind. I have had this beanie for two seasons. I usually wear it in combination with a balaclava, and my bald head stays very warm on the coldest of days and the heaviest of winds. I like it so much I bought another for everyday wear in the winter. If there is a small downside it's that the material makes it a little harder to hear, but that is somewhat typical of Windstopper material.
I love most aspects of this beanie except it needs to be little longer for ear coverage. If you have a large head and i do, then there is very little ear coverage. This beanie is designed for cold weather so the ears being covered would be nice. Otherwise, this is a good product.
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