Product Type: Westbeach Winter Sport
Newest Review: ... to stop you using it as such. **Price and Availability** The hat costs between £10 - £12 and can be found online and also in speciali... more
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Westbeach Pommer Toque
Member Name: northernlovely
Westbeach Pommer Toque
Advantages: Warm, looks good
Disadvantages: No neck tie
I bought the Westbeach Pommer Toque hat only a few months ago as I'm learning to ski in a local real snow skiing place (and yes it's as cold as the real thing in there!!) but I've also used it in the recent speight of bad weather we've had. Here is my 6 month review.
**What is it?**
The Westbeach Pommer Toque is a long, slouchy sort of style of hat, which I much prefer as it gives you room to tuck your hair into if you have long hair as I do. It's primarily a cold weather sports hat rather than a standard every day hat but of course, if you like the style there's nothing to stop you using it as such.
**Price and Availability**
The hat costs between £10 - £12 and can be found online and also in specialist sports shops - where there are plenty of at the place I'm learning to ski!
It's a nice looking hat, a good cuff around it, with a huge pom pom detail on the top. Mine is a navy colour chosen purely because it has a bright pink pom pom on top but it is available in other colours - black and white base colours and a range of pom poms including a turquoise blue and a forest green colour, basically it's down to what the shop stocks but it's the navy / pink combo I see most of all.
It's a well made hat, very strong with no loose threads or possibility of the pom pom coming loose as I've had happen with cheaper hats. It's certainly built to last.
Well, I can vouch for it's warmth, it's a lovely warm hat and it's protected my bonce (including ears!) from the cold many times both skiing and out and about.
It washes well, I turn it inside out when washing so it doesn't bobble and I've washed it about three times, it's still as new, held it's colour well and no colour bleed between the blue hat and pink pom pom.
It's a bit pricier than your average hat, but if you're into winter sports, or say hiking, outdoor sports and the like it is a lovely, hard wearing warm hat, which you can then use in your day to day life. You won't need a range of cheap hats becuase this one does the job on all occasions, will last you, and is a good fit which is nice to look at, too.
It's not for everyone - if you're not particularly outdoorsy and a more fashion sort of hat is your thing, fine but for £10 it's a great multi purpose hat which keeps you warm. Job done. I give it four stars out of five (I would have preferred it to have a tie for under the chin as it's come off a few times when I've fallen over!!)
Summary: A good sport hat