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View Poll Results: Do you wear a hat as part of your cold weather sleeping gear?
Yes 45 88.24%
No 6 11.76%
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:32 AM
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Hat to Augment Sleeping Gear

Do you wear a hat (or headgear other than sleeping bag hood) as part of your cold weather sleeping gear? If so, please share the particulars.

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Old 10-26-2011, 12:59 AM
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I'll wear a beanie to bed when the temperature is down below zero; but half the time I find I'll push it off if I warm up during the night (even out on the snow) - then wake up with a cold scalp and have to find that beanie again...

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:05 AM
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I have often worn a comfortable beanie on very cold nights. And I've also used a thin balaclava as a hat with facial coverage.

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:22 AM
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I wear a balaclava any time it gets below 40F or so. For mid-20s and below I add another layer, like a stocking cap. I've also used a beanie, headband, or second balaclava.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:33 AM
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Simple watch cap, either fleece or wool depending on the temperature. I like it because it keeps me from having to get completely mummified in my bag unless it's really cold. (I'm a very active side sleeper.)
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:50 AM
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Cap for sleeping

I usually wear a fleece cap, and augment with my buff if it's really chilly or my nose gets cold.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:24 AM
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I wear a beanie when temps dip below 40 deg as I use a quilt so no built in hood

I do have a down bomber style hat I made but I have not needed it yet as it is very warm but after I make a 0 deg quilt I am sure I will use it.

I toss and turn so it comes off some times and I will get chilly and wake up and put it back on, now cold weather to me is below 20 deg and I use my 0 deg bag that does have a hood and I will still use my beanie when temps get below 5 deg.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:13 PM
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I wear a fleece hat that fits close and covers my eyes when rolled down. Even in not extremely cool weather a hat helps stretch the comfort zone of a sleeping bag. I have one with me anytime the weather will dip below 60 degrees.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:22 PM
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Fleece beanie if cold and move to a balaclava if really cold. Since I use a quilt, that's all there is to keep my head warm. I'm hoping for a Blackrock for Christmas.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:14 PM
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The balaclava has been a good addition to my sleeping gear; it has helped me to avoid putting my face under my quilt.

It has to be very cold for me to use it. My tolerance of wearing such things is higher when it's bitter cold.

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