Cold out? Why you need to wear a hat!

What's going on with the weather in the US right now!? My mom and dad in Grand Marais, MN recently reported it was -11 degrees below zero with a -30 to -40 below zero windchill. Those are some crazy temps, but we are used to it in Minnesota. It would be great if the weather would stay around 68 degrees fahrenheit which according to many sources is the best temperature for sleeping at as it keeps us cool and increases our chances of achieving a deep sleep and decreases our chances of waking up in the middle of the night. 

We can certainly raise or lower our thermostats to ensure the best sleeping conditions, but how do we keep warm when we go outside? I live in Cuenca, Ecuador where average highs hover around 68 degrees year round. I actually love the cold weather and miss the US winters and snow, but the weather in Cuenca is nice. Message me via https://www.facebook.com/ChimboraHats/ if you have questions about Cuenca or Ecuador or if you plan on making a visit to this wonderful destination, especially for nature lovers! 

Winter hats come in a variety of fabrics. While wool is a popular choice, some people find it too itchy to wear on their head compared to other non-itchy more versatile materials such as high-quality Alpaca fleece that is warm and breathable and wool/acrylic, nylon/wool and wood/cotton/nylon blends. Soft shell winter hats are made from soft stretch woven fabrics that are water-resistant and lightweight to fit comfortably under a helmet when skiing, snowboarding or sledding, but are also extremely warm and can be stuffed easily inside a jacket pocket when not in use. Look for a hat with a circular knit pattern designed to hug the contours of your head in a style large enough to cover over temples and protect sensitive earlobes. Fleece-lined wool hats or caps with ear flaps that tie under-the-chin provide excellent protection against below-zero wind chill temperatures.

So how do you deal with freezing cold temperatures? You need to keep your head warm more than anything else. According to the Harvard Medical School, if your head is uncovered you'll lose lots of body heat - potentially up to 50% of it - in certain cold-weather conditions, so wear a hat! 

Our hats are incredibly warm and 30% warmer than Sheep's Wool, non-itchy and water repellent! You can check out our hats or buy them at https://chimbora.com/. Make sure you enter your email, so you are notified when our website is launched! Our Premium Hats Collection is perfect for all your winter hat needs and excursions. 

Stay Warm - Nick 

 


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