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The Marmot Spike Hat was one of the many products I discovered during the bitterly cold winter months towards the back end of 2010. The beanie hat comes in a large range of colour combinations and each design has the word 'Marmot' written across it in large letters. The main attraction to this beanie hat was the fact that it is so very warm and comfy! I tried it on in the shop and knew it would adequately keep my head warm in the cold weather. It is very important to keep your head warm and covered in the cold as most of your body heat escapes through your head so wearing a thick padded winter coat without a warm hat on is rather unwise.
The Marmot Spike beanie hat is made from a blend of acrylic and wool, with a polyester microfleece lining to keep you extra warm. This lining also ensures my head doesn't become itchy after wearing it for long periods of time, but most important is the fact that it keeps my cranium toastie!
The style and design of the beanie hat is such that it is generally worn by the skateboarders, rollerbladers and snowboarders but it can also be worn by anyone to keep their head warm. At around £10-£20 the price variation depends upon where you buy your hat, but I would strongly advise you shop around for the best deal. The hat is very well constructed and the lining is thick enough to be of benefit to the wearer.
There are a large number of online retailers that sell these beanie hats and you will find many other manufacturers make similar versions also. Personally, I bought mine from a camping store, though i cannot recall which one I would expect places like Blacks and Milletts to stock them. Due to the one-size-fits-all approach by Marmot, the beanie hat will fit most head sizes. If you have a smaller than average head though, I would suggest you look elsewhere as this hat may not give you sufficient coverage in the cold due to its 58cm size.
Overall I am impressed by the quality of this beanie hat and think that during the cold periods outside I will definately be using it more often.
The Marmot Spike Hat is a beanie.
It is made of a 100% wool shell and has a micro fleece band on the inside.
I love my spike hat especially at this time of year. Normally I would not wear a hat made of wool because I find that it makes me itch but not my spike hat. The micro fleece head band is lovely and soft acting as a sweatband but also keeping the wool off your brow. This band also takes the moisture from your brow leaving you dry and comfy.
My head stays lovely and warm and seeing as this is where you lose most of your body heat its important to keep it covered. Young or old this ha suits everyone and comes in the one size.
The design features the Marmot logo and is available in 5 different colours and costs around £14:
- Tempest (Blue)
- Cayanne (Orange)
- Furnace (Red)
This hat looks at home on the mountain or in the town, go on try one on your crown!